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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 22


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

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
October 22, 2012 -

The young musicians of Ensemble ACJW--all of whom are fellows or alumni of The Academy's postgraduate program--open their Weill Recital Hall series this season with a concert that includes a chamber-music favorite by Tchaikovsky. While at work in Florence on his opera Queen of Spades in 1890, Tchaikovsky wrote out a melody and put it aside; back in St. Petersburg, he used that tune in the splendid slow movement of his sextet Souvenir de Florence.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
October 22, 2012 - Paramus

Children can play with animal-themed toys and meet a live animal.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 22, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Westchester-Putnam College Conference - The Westchester County Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

An opportunity for students and their parents to gather information and material as they begin to explore their post-secondary opportunities. Colleges and universities from across the nation join with representatives from the armed services and financial institutions meet with participating students and offer them information about their institutions or programs. Held twice a year, the fall conference aims to provide 12th-grade students with relevant and timely information. The spring conference, held in May, is targeted at 11th-grade students. For further information, visit

Live Jazz at The Rose Hunt Lounge - The Rose Hunt Restaurant & Lounge at Fox Hollow Long Island Hotel
October 22, 2012 - Woodbury

Enjoy free live jazz in the Piano Lounge. Features talented artist and a great ambience. You may also enjoy a prix fixe dinner menu for just $28 per person.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
October 22, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 22, 2012 - Kensington

Children ages 0-5 years are welcome at this story/play gathering. It's nice to see 4-year-olds interacting with infants and recognize that they, too, were once toothless and drooling bundles of love.

The Little Artist - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 22, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and preschoolers hear a story and follow-up with arts and crafts.

Toddler Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
October 22, 2012 - West Nyack

Young artists are welcome to paint a piece of pottery for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or other upcoming holidays. Pick from pumpkin dishes, tree dishes, dreidel dishes, hand-print plates, menorahs, and more. Pieces can be painted and taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instructions.

Fond Memories of the Old Put - Somers Library
October 22, 2012 - Somers

Author Joe Shiavone, author of several books, discusses his fondest memories of the Old Put. Joe will show over 80 color slides of this historic train as it traveled through our area, all of which have will have their very first showing ever. Register online at or call 914-232-5717.

Fundraiser: An Evening At Crawford Park Mansion - A Gourmet Tasting Event and Silent Auction to Benefit Forever Families Through Adoption - Crawford Park Mansion
Through October 22, 2012 - Rye Brook

To RSVP and purchase tickets, call FFTA at 914-939-1180, email or visit the website.

Nature Bugs - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 22, 2012 - Scarsdale

An hour of nature fun for children ages 2-5 years and parents/caregivers. Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft, or nature game. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. No pre-registration or pre-payment required.

Storytelling with Movement - Stepping Stones Museum
October 22, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy a story accompanied by yoga-based movement in the Performance Gallery.

Mutt-i-grees - Stepping Stones Museum
October 22, 2012 - Norwalk

Meet a real dog from PAWS, The Pet Animal Welfare Society, and learn about the uniqueness and desirability of shelter dogs. Make a pet-themed craft. Space is limited.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 22, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this program designed for families with children affected by autism, participants will learn to use an iPad to enhance their problem solving skills by telling stories. iPads will be provided for exploration during the sessions. This program provides Spanish language support. Email to register.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 22, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

Monday Morning Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore
October 22, 2012 - Bayside

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
October 22, 2012 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer this mommy / daddy and me play group each Monday. Each week features a different theme and activity as well as coupons for mall promotions.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - Beacon Theatre
October 22, 2012 - New York

For their tour-closing set on October 22, CSN will perform its classic 1969 debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash, in its entirety-with songs including "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Marrakesh Express" and "Guinnevere." It's the first time the band has ever performed a full album on stage. Final night.

American Brass Quintet in Recital - Paul Hall
October 22, 2012 - New York

The American Brass Quintet performs works from the ever-evolving brass chamber music repertoire. Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb, trumpets David Wakefield, horn Michael Powell, trombone John D. Rojak, bass trombone FREE tickets available 10/8

IS READ A FOUR-LETTER WORD? Reluctant Readers & Those Who Love Them - Westport Library
October 22, 2012 - Westport

Join a discussion about reluctant readers with author Tommy Greenwald, publisher Simon Boughton, WPL children's librarian Deborah White, and reformed reluctant reader Jack Greenwald. Register online.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 22, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy weekly story times with a children's librarian, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
October 22, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Oceanus Bone-Diggers Club - Seaside Library
October 22, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Oceanus was the early postal address for the west end of Rockaway Peninsula. Families can discover some skeletons in Rockaway's closet,and read more about its history.

Adoption and Teens - Spence-Chapin Services
October 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Adoption adds a layer of complexity to the already confounding adolescent stages. As your adopted child becomes a teen, they may need more support and understanding from you. Learn to recognize your child's changing needs as they explore their feelings around identity and origin, peers, and their relationship with you, their parent.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, October 1 at 9am.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
October 22, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. Children bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the group discusses the book Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Preschoolers 3 1/2 -5 years old will enjoy a storytime just for them. This is a drop-off class for children enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

ORQUESTA ARAGON - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 22, 2012 - New York

A pillar of Cuban music for much of the last 80 years, Orquesta Aragon got its start when double bass man Orestes Aragon Cantero debuted his charanga group in Cinefuegos. With violins, piano, flute, percussion, and vocals, the basic sound that has served the band ever since was already in place. But the group's name would evolve, from Ritmica de 39 to Ritmica Aragon, and finally, by the end of 1940, to Orquesta Aragon.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 5 1/2-8 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
October 22, 2012 - Bayshore

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Hempstead

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Middle School Madness - JCC Rockland
October 22, 2012 - West Nyack

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to hang out with their peers for an evening of dinner and fun.

High Speed Networking NYC - Fasten Your Seatbelts - Sidebar
October 22, 2012 - New York

*OVERVIEW* 6.00pm - 6.25pm Registration and mingling. Light hors d'oeuvres served. 6.25pm - 8.00pm Introduction and High Speed Networking. * With HIGH SPEED NETWORKING you can make more new business contacts in one evening than most people will make in 6 months! * Network with other professionals, one on one, a few minutes at a time. * Leave with a pocket full of business cards and a ton of new business connections! * Chances are you'll meet lots of people you wish you had more time with. After the event we will email you the list of attendees and what they're looking for so that you can follow up with your new contacts. Our High Speed Networking Event was featured on ABC NEWS. Click More Info to view the video. *Links:* BOOK NOW: MORE INFO: INVITE YOUR FRIENDS:

RUSH - Barclays Center
October 22, 2012 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Spookiest Scariest Essay Contest - Sweeties Candy Cottage
Through October 22, 2012 - Port Washington

Sweeties Candy Cottage is sponsoring its 4th annual Spookiest, Scariest Essay Contest which is open to all kids pre-K to 8th grade. Write your spookiest, scariest Halloween story and drop it off at Sweeties by October 22nd - get a free treat just for entering. Five winners will receive a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be announced Halloween week in the local papers and online.

DEE HOTY - 54 Below
October 22, 2012 - New York

Dee Hoty has distinguished herself as one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies. She has earned Tony Award nominations for her starring roles in The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose. She starred on Broadway and in eight major U.S. cities as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! and most recently, she appeared as Mrs. MacAfee in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Bye, Bye Birdie. Other Broadway shows include City of Angels (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Me and My Girl and Big River but this October, Dee takes an often funny, sometimes poignant and occasionally downright irreverent look at her life and loves, on and off stage. With direction by Lee Tannen and music direction by John McDaniel, Dee explores what it's like to live alone... and like it!

October 22, 2012 - New York

Well known for compositions such as We Can Be Kind, Listen to My Heart, We Live on Borrowed Time and Help is on the Way, David wrote much of the music and produced all of the celebrated recordings of the late Nancy Lamott. His music has also been recorded by the likes of Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Petula Clark, Lucie Arnaz and Leslie Uggams, among many others.

Spookiest Scariest Essay Contest - Sweeties Candy Cottage
Through October 22, 2012 - Huntington

Sweeties Candy Cottage is sponsoring its 4th annual Spookiest, Scariest Essay Contest. Free Contest open to all kids pre-K to 8th grade. Write your spookiest, scariest Halloween story and drop it off at Sweeties by October 22nd - get a free treat just for entering! 5 winners will receive a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be announced Halloween week in the local papers and online.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
October 22, 2012 - 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.

GIVE ME A DAMN STAGE! – 10/22 - Repertorio Español
October 22, 2012 - New York

Give Me a Damn Stage: Staged Readings from Spanish Authors, a series of monthly staged readings, will introduce New Yorkers to some of the emerging playwrights from Spain and their most successful plays. Each reading will be presented by professional actors and directors from AENY - Spanish Artists in New York and Repertorio Español. Mi problema con Los Hombres (My Problem with Men) by Emilio Williams, the first reading of the series, will take place at Repertorio Español, 138 East 27th Street, NYC, on October 22, 2012 at 7 PM. Free, general admission tickets are available online at or by phone at 212-225-9999. Future readings include Cifras (Numbers) by Mar Gómez Glez and Typing by Cristina Colmena on November 5, 2012; Dias Estupendos (Wonderful Days) by Alfredo Sanzol on December 3, 2012; and Marburg by Guillem Clua on January 7, 2013. ABOUT EMILIO WILLIAMS Emilio Williams is a playwright and stage director. He is widely regarded in Spain as one of the most promising new voices of the stage. In 2010, his alternative hit comedy “Tables and Beds” was selected among 80 plays from 12 countries as the winner of the IV Premio El Espectaculo Teatral. This year his comedy, “Smartphones- a Pocket Size Farce” received its world premiere at Trap Door Theater in Chicago, the city where he currently resides. His next world premiere “Your Problem with Men” is currently under-development at Teatro Luna, the all Latina theater assemble from Chicago.

Love & Serve Haiti Project - The Gramercy Theatre
October 22, 2012 - New York

Love & Serve Haiti Project ; A concert and VIP cocktail reception to raise funds for empowering Haitian youth through music and art. Hosted by winner of America’s Next Top Model, Season 6, Dani Evans, and Ford Model/ Founder of Art in Motion Featured performers include: DJ-GetLive, Ro James, Bridget Kelly and Wynter Gordon. The Gramercy Theatre 127 East 23rd Street New York City Monday October 22nd, 2012 VIP cocktail reception, 6:30-8:30 Concert; 9pm – Midnight For more information, go to For tickets, go to

Support Obama/Biden Campaign at B. Smith's NYC During Final Presidential Debate - B. Smith's
October 22, 2012 - New York

To pay homage to the 47% of hard working Americans who are the backbone of our society, B. Smith's on Restaurant Row will be hosting a special dinner/fundraiser on Monday, October 22 to coincide with the third and final presidential debate. For one night only, B. Smith's will offer a three course, $100 prix fixe meal served with wine pairings, donating 53% of each check to the reelect Obama/Biden campaign. In addition, the restaurant will have additional 47% happy hour specials at the bar only. $100 Prix Fixe Menu – Includes one selection from each course, with wine pairings Appetizers: -Mushroom bisque -Field green salad w/heirloom tomatoes and blood orange vinaigrette -Seafood platter of shrimp, clams and oysters on the half shell Entrées: -Surf and turf - 8oz bacon wrapped filet and 6oz lobster tail creamed spinach and hash browns -Crab stuffed halibut - 8oz halibut stuffed w/jumbo lump crabmeat potato puree & asparagus seafood hollandaise -Truffle vegetable risotto - baby seasonal vegetables with shaved winter truffle Dessert: -Bourbon street bread pudding -Red velvet cake -Chocolate lava cake DETAILS: For reservations, please call B. Smith's on Restaurant Row at 212-315-1100. Additional information about the restaurant can be found at

Coat and Boot Drive for Children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in S. Dakota - Lakota Pine Ridge Children's Enrichment Project, Ltd. - Scarsdale Congregational Church
Through October 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

Through the months of September and October, LPRCEP will be running its 5th Annual Drive to Benefit the children of Pine Ridge Reservation. Donations can be dropped off at Scarsdale Congregational Church, in designated bins in the lobby. Donations will be sent to arrive on the Reservation by Saturday October 27, USA Weekend's designated "Make a Difference Day." Toy donations will be set aside for holiday parties. Call Cindy Dunne for information, or go to

Spice It Up: Add a Little LaLa to Your Life - Adelphi University
Through October 23, 2012 - Garden City

In celebration of World Food Day, Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation will host celebrity chef and motivational speaker, Chef LaLa on Tuesday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is free and open to the public.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Exhibition - "Anywhere But Here" - Pelham Art Center
Through October 27, 2012 - Pelham

Sixteen artists interpret their experiences in and of the world through the metaphorical potential of maps and cartography. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop on Friday, September 14, 6:30-8pm. Exhibition runs through October 27.

Friday Cheese Sale - Rainbeau Ridge
Through October 27, 2012 - Bedford Hills

Rainbeau Ridge Goat Cheese will be available for sale. Enter the driveway, park in the semi-circle and walk to the cheesehouse.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 27, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in Paintings - First Street Gallery
Through October 27, 2012 - Chelsea

Mozart's classic opera, "The Magic Flute," has been reinterpreted by painter Lisa Zwerling. This family friendly, colorful presentation of 38 paintings is an ideal way to introduce children to the story behind Mozart's masterpiece.

Tarragona - WorkShop Theater Company
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

Greg has a miserable existence in New York City. He’s unappreciated at work, unlucky in love, and he’s never fully gotten over his brother’s premature death. But one day he receives an e-mail from a mysterious Spanish woman and his life turns upside down! A story that ranges from The Big Apple to the Mediterranean coast, Tarragona serves as a passport to romance, fun, and the unexpected! Tarragona is a comedy about the joys, heartbreaks, and risks of living in an increasingly interconnected world.

Howl-O-Ween - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 27, 2012 - Bridgeport

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring an “Urban Legends” Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include FREE face painting, and of course, CANDY! Don’t miss this frighteningly good time! Admission is $8 per person in advance, $10 per person at the gate. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the “scarier” activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+.

The Chekhov Dreams - WorkShop Theater Company
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

What do a melancholic writer, his deceased fiancee, his party animal brother, a young acting student, and Anton Chekhov have in common? You'd be surprised. In this new romance by John McKinney, true love never dies. And that's the problem. Thursday, October 11 @ 7PM Friday and Saturday, October 12-13 @ 8pm Sunday, October 14 @ 3pm Thursday, October 18 @ 7PM Friday and Saturday, October 19-20 @ 8pm Sunday, October 21 @ 3pm Monday, October 22 @ 7pm Thursday, October 25 @ 7PM Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 @ 8pm

Spooky Walk - Camp Paquatuck
Through October 27, 2012 - Center Moriches

Take a walk on the spooky side!

Spooky Walk - Camp Paquatuck
Through October 27, 2012 - Center Moriches

Take a Walk on the Spooky side!

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Signs & Symbols - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Drawn from the Museum's deep holdings of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs, Signs & Symbols sheds new light on the development of American abstraction during the critical postwar period of the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s. Many artists active in this period who are often overlooked -- Will Barnet, Forrest Bess, Charles Seliger, and Mark Tobey, among others -- developed abstract work that remains distinct from many of the concerns associated with the canonized Abstract Expressionists, including large-scale canvases and gestural brushwork. Instead, the exhibition presents a more nuanced narrative, focused on the figurative and calligraphic "signs and symbols" present in much of the highly controlled work from this period and included in this show. In many cases, this work drew inspiration from specifically American sources and sought to foster a national aesthetic distinct from European Surrealism and Cubism. These investigations formed an important foundation for a future generation of artists--including Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein--who later incorporated highly individualized systems of signs into their own work while embracing distinctly American subject matter.

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art - A Film Environment - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, "an intoxication by light from a thousand sources."

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2012 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit "Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens," an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals. The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival Weekend in September. Through October 28.

Louis CK - New York City Center
Through October 28, 2012 -

Emmy and Grammy Award?winning comedian Louis C.K., creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network's critically acclaimed series "Louie" , will perform a special engagement at New York City Center.

Vote For Me Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through October 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Find election-related objects big and small, from the balustrade George Washington stood behind at Federal Hall, to one of John F. Kennedy’s election buttons, in this scavenger hunt for families.

Teens Come Free - Shop Gotham
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Teens come free on Shop Gotham's Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tours in September and October 2012 (1 Free Teen ticket for each paying adult). Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning for 2.5 hours. Chic fashion and store discounts in the shopping capital of the world. For details and to book: Booking code: Freeteen

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through October 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. This month includes "One Thousand Tracings," a story about WWII by Lita Judge, "Stable," a history of horses in New York City by Ted Lewin, "A Glorious Day," a sweet tale about a young New Yorker named Henry by Amy Schwartz, and "Sleepy Hollow and the Road You'd Better Not Follow," a creepy Halloween story by Donna Davies.

Tours with a Halloween Twist - Lyndhurst
Through October 28, 2012 - Tarrytown

Historic Tours with a Twist are approximately 50 minutes, and present the history of the stunning Gothic Revival Lyndhurst mansion and its inhabitants over a period of 120 years. In celebration of the season, some rarely seen historical objects are on display, as well as some quite unusual items for a typical historic tour. After all, the "Dark Shadows" movies were filmed at the mansion. Not recommended for children younger than age 6. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Proof of age may be required. This event has timed entry. Please arrive 20 minutes before the entry time stamped on your ticket in order to have time to park and check in. Check-in for Historic Tours with a Halloween Twist takes place in the tent by the parking area. You will be escorted down the path to the Mansion in time to enter.

Through October 28, 2012 - NY

The Riverside Church presents a Riverside Theatre production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" staged on its historic rooftop terrace under the stars. Starring real-life brother and sister Mark and Monique St. Cyr in the lead roles of Sebastian and Viola.

Halloween at the Ascarium - New York Aquarium
Through October 28, 2012 - Coney Island

This year's Ascarium is a swashbuckling pirate adventure with nautical and pirate-themed activities. Explore the Haunted Seafari, where you can peer through portholes, glimpsing life in the sea, and make your way through the haunted Captain's Quarters and Briny Brig. While you explore, learn what you can do to help save beaches and oceans from pollution. Animal exhibits are also woven into the adventure. There are also performances throughout the day, including "Pirate School!" with Billy Bones and various musical and dance shows; workshops; arts and crafts; and trick-or-treating. "The Curse of Skull Rock," a family-friendly animated adventure, is playing Oct. 1-31 in the 4-D movie theater ($7 additional per person).

Big Screen Politics 2012: Political Film Classics at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through October 29, 2012 - Garden City

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development bring you this film series showcasing a variety of political-themed movies this Presidential election season. From comedy, drama, and thriller, the selected films feature all-star casts that don’t disappoint. All screenings are free and are shown in the AUPAC Concert Hall on the brand new high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound. A post screening discussion is planned for each film with a special guest. The first in this six-part series is the movie Election (1999), director Alexander Payne’s satirical look at high school politics revolving around a three-way race for student body President. Reese Witherspoon stars as Tracy Flick, the overachieving candidate who enters the race unopposed. Matthew Broderick is Flick’s nemesis and student council advisor who enacts a plan to ruin her plans to run the school by finding a more popular candidate as her rival. As the election season unfolds it is Broderick’s character whose life begins to fall apart. This cult favorite will be shown on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. Tim Robbins took on writing, directing, starring and even songwriting for his 1992 mock documentary, Bob Roberts. This is a fictional look at a rightwing folksinger’s run for U.S. Senate and featured the tagline, “Vote first. Ask questions later.” Bob Roberts will be screened on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. Barry Levinson tries to figure out whether it’s the ‘tail that wags the dog’ or ‘the dog that wags the tail’ in a political black comedy about campaign professionals covering up a Presidential candidate’s sexual indiscretions. Wag the Dog was released in 1997 with an all-star cast including Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and Willie Nelson, moviegoers can see this on Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. In Bulworth (1998) Warren Beatty plays the title character, a politician who has arranged for his own assassination. After hiring a hit man he begins to campaign for reelection with a tell-it-like-it-is style, he is at peace with being honest to the voters knowing that he’ll die soon. But as the new approach gains popularity, his feelings on impending death change and he tries to cancel the contract on his life. Beatty is joined by Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and Don Cheadle for this film we will show on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. The Oscar-winning film, All The President’s Men (1976), is the story of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein investigating the Watergate scandal. What begins as an unimportant story of a simple robbery eventually leads to the real-life downfall of President Richard Nixon. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford star in the movie showing on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. Recount is a 2008 made for HBO movie chronicling the vote tally process for the 2000 election between presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush. The film mixes real news footage in telling the story that begins on Election Day and leads to a recount of Florida votes due to voting irregularities. The story ends with the Supreme Court putting a stop to the process. Kevin Spacey, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson and Laura Dern portraying real-life characters co-starring with “hanging chads” on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for this film series are free. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or For more about all the events at AUPAC, visit For more on the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, see About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Big Screen Politics 2012: Political Film Classics at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through October 29, 2012 - Garden City

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development showcases six political-themed movies this Presidential election season. From comedy, drama, and thriller, the selected films feature all-star casts that don’t disappoint. The films include Election(9/24), Bob Roberts(10/1), Wag the Dog (10/8), Bulworth (10/15), All The President’s Men(10/22), and Recount (10/29). All screenings are at 7pm and are shown in the AUPAC Concert Hall on the brand new high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound. A post screening discussion is planned for each film with a special guest.

Discovery Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2012 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem while enjoying the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and the untouched landscape of Long Island's North Shore in this 90-minute sightseeing tour aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat.A naturalist is on board to explain ecology, geology and history of the area. Seating is first come, first served. June 16-October 30, 2012.

Outstanding Art at Agora this October - Agora Gallery
Through October 30, 2012 - New York

We've got a lovely, lively set of shows for you this October, with something to delight every taste. In Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, talented Canadian artists display their integrity, ingenuity and artistic excellence with artworks that seem to sparkle on the walls. Elements of Form: Kozo Takano / a solo exhibition presents the mesmerizing art of a Japanese artist who specializes in bringing out the wonder in the rhythm of ordinary life, and Portals of Perception features the work of artists who can translate their inimitable perspective and inspiring ideas into physical forms that we can all appreciate and enjoy. The exhibitions will open on October 9, 2012 and continue until October 30, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of October 11, 2012, and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for these alluring artworks. Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2012 – October 30, 2012 Reception: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6-8 pm 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 Bernice Sorge | Tania Doucet | Lone Tratt | Katie Brennan | Gladys Gonzalez | Jérôme Scullino | Donna Bonin | Jacques Descoteaux | Marla Freedman | Patrice Carmichael | Sylvie Drolet | Jane Richardson | Maya Vinokurov Elements of Form: Kozo Takano / a solo exhibition Kozo Takano Portals of Perception Bharati Sagar | Teddy Wayne Brown | Debra Lohrere | Roberta Dixon | Berenice Michelow | Cristina Popovici | Brady Steward | Barbara Bilotta | Antonio De Santis | Mark Salevitz | Samar Albader | Katherine Jenkins 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.

Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring Universal Pulse by Brazilian public artist Bel Borba, along with acclaimed filmmakers Burt Sun and Andre Costantini - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through October 30, 2012 - New York

On October 1st 2012, Brazilian public artist Bel Borba, along with acclaimed filmmakers Burt Sun and Andre Costantini, will premiere their new, site-specific work entitled Universal Pulse as part of the Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery - the largest coordinated effort by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content at the same time every day. The piece is the first in the program's history to be created specifically for use on the Times Square screens, and it will run every night counting down the three minutes to midnight. The film is a central element in Borba’s creative journey to New York City this fall, where he intends to transform the City into his newest studio and make Times Square his base. The Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery is presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts and features dynamic contemporary video works each month, with screenings every evening just before midnight. For more information: TSAC: “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery”:

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through October 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Historic Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the mill, c. 1751, offers an authentic experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

School's out and On Location Tours is leading outdoors tours of the most filmed location in New York City: Central Park. During the month of June, children can tour free with the purchase of one adult ticket on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour. Experience your favorites come to life as you tour Central Park and see where the movie-magic happened. You and your kids will have the opportunity to dance and sing where the cast of Glee did in their rendition of "I Love New York," feed the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin did in "Home Alone 2," be like the Smurfs when they realized they certainly weren't in the Smurf Village anymore, and see where the final scene in "The Avengers" took place. Mention "School's Out!" during the month of June when purchasing an adult ticket to receive one free child ticket.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through October 31, 2012 - Congers

This family-run farm, popular with local school groups, grows nearly 20 varieties of apples. Stop by on weekends for hay rides. And starting the third week of October, pick your own pumpkin. Call ahead to see what apple varieties are available on a particular weekend. Apple picking available daily through Halloween.

START (Story+Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen to a different story each week that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project in response to the story. Program runs through October 31.

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at

Downtown Ghost Walking Tour with Wall Street Walks - Wall Street, NYC
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Explore New York City’s most haunted neighborhood with your very own guide to the Underworld of the Financial District. Explore the cemetery at Trinity Church and unearth legends of the ghost world like George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton. Exercise your feet as well as the restless spirits of those driven to madness after the Great Stock Market crash. Don’t lose your head as you try to spot the famous horseman of Kipp’s Bay. Finally, to prove you “aren’t afraid of no ghosts,” drop into one of the filming sites of Ghost Busters 2. Tours run every Fri. and Sat. in October at 5:30 and 7:30 pm and there is a special tour on Wed. 31, also at 5:30 and 7:30. To purchase tickets, please visit our ticket seller at: For more information about this or any other tour, please visit our website at:

Cat Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
Through October 31, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Take a funny picture of your cat and enter it in the Library's Cat Photo Contest. Winners receive an assortment of cat goodies--toys, food, fun things for cat lovers. The winning photo will be announced October 29. Contact the Library for further details.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. The haunted world of pumpkin sculptures offers plenty of hands-on fun each day - play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a 'hoot' learning about owls. On October 20-21, master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transforms humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. There's plenty of hands-on fun each day--play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a 'hoot' learning about owls. Special events run throughout the month. Through Oct. 31 in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Bronx Haunted Warehouse (formerly Nightmare: Z-Day) - Commerce Avenue
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

This dynamic, modern version of a classic zombie haunted house is bigger, badder, and scarier than before! With multiple new rooms and added scares and effects, this Haunted Warehouse promises to amp up the terrifying fear factor from last year's horrifying and much-raved-about debut. There will be plenty of screams as zombies chase you from every angle and surprise you in the most unexpected places. It's the Zombie Apocalypse, and it's time to put your survival skills to the test. Will you survive? Or will they eat your...braaaaaaiiiiiins?! Parents are strongly cautioned. This is an intense experience, not recommended for children younger than age 12. No children under age 10 will be admitted. Ages 14 and younger will be admitted only with a parent or guardian. Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 25, and 28 from 7-10pm; Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, and 31 from 7-11pm; October 7, 14, and 21 from 7-9pm.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House & The Terror Trail - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Rye

For the 2012 season, Scared by the Sound, a walk-through style, interactive haunted house, is expanding with two new Halloween-themed attractions combined on one additional ticket. Both are located outdoors in the area next to the original haunt. These are also walking experiences, but totally outdoors, unprotected from the elements (and lost wandering souls!). In The Demented Pumpkin Patch, intricately carved and lit gourds adorn a walking path which is closely guarded by its demented inhabitants. The Terror Trail sends visitors to wander through dark farmland, amongst the corn stalks. Approaching the entrance to the Slaughter House, one has no choice but to enter and witness in person the horror within. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Note: Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card; tickets purchased at the ticket booth located in the Playland Courtyard are cash only. An ATM is located a few steps from the ticket booth. Through October 31.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including The Haunting at Habitat Mansion, Creepy Hollows Hayride, Hay Maze, Costume Parade, Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations and Display, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, craft workshops, and treat stations. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals. Note: some activities require an additional fee. Children 12 and under wearing a Halloween costume will receive free admission.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids get in the kitchen and create some eats that will have their taste buds tingling.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
Through October 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Take a 15-minute family-friendly hayride through a course of more than twenty vignettes, including scenes of popular movie and television characters, traditional holiday settings, and a musical light show.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
Through October 31, 2012 - Danbury

This is a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch.

Shadow Box Theater presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin - The Bedford Village School
Through October 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story conveys a message that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it.

Autumn Open Village - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin; enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride and corn field. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm. Additional cost for pumpkins.

The Migrant Project - Chelsea Market
Through October 31, 2012 - Chelsea

LA-based photographer Rick Nahmias has dedicated over a decade to creating awareness-raising art and food-centric projects. The Migrant Project photo exhibit explores California's agricultural workforce which provides approximately fifty percent of the produce consumed in the United States. Nahmias' social justice-themed media work has been shown across North America, Europe, and Asia, was presented on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, and is shown in several other private and public collections across the country. This marks the first time that The Migrant Project is showcased in New York City and also the first time it is exhibited in a food environment. The exhibition is free and on view through October in the market concourse.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 31, 2012 - Massapequa

There has been a zombie outbreak in Massapequa. Come to Darkness Rising and ride down to the 3rd sub-basement of Gentec Labs. Will you have the nerve to venture through the labs and various areas that have been overrun by the zombie horde? Bring your friends and your courage and see if you can make out alive.

Fall Flyers - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Join in the fun as you design your own autumn-themed wind spinner using fun fall materials.

Lyndhurst After Dark - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

Dare to enter the dark shadows of the Lyndhurst mansion as grey day turns into black night. Spooky as a mansion standing alone in a large property may be at any time, after dark Lyndhurst bears additional psychic residue as the site of the first two Dark Shadows movies, wherein vampires, succubae, and assorted ghosts held sway. Besides Barnabas Collins and his relatives, Lyndhurst was the home of three additional families over a period of 120 years, including that of Robber Baron Jay Gould. So who knows what modern visitors may discover in the flickering shadows and evocative sounds of Lyndhurst After Dark? Visit in the shadows or in darkest night, beginning October 4 and continuing throughout the month. Costumes are encouraged. For the complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit Historic Tours with a Halloween twist will be offered in the light of day Thursdays through Sundays, on variable schedules. Hitherto unseen objects will be on display to reflect the season. Space is limited. Advanced ticketing is recommended: Open Thursdays-Sundays in October, and Columbus Day (Oct. 8), and every day from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31. Please note: all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicapped-accessible.

Truck or Treat for City Harvest - Throughout New York City
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Truck or Treat is City Harvest's Halloween initiative that allows children to partake in the fight against hunger in New York City by collecting donations while trick-or-treating. Although it seems like children only just dusted off their backpacks to head back to school, Halloween is right around the corner. Each year, participating children take along collection boxes shaped like City Harvest trucks as they go trick or treating. Every 25 cents collected will enable City Harvest to rescue one pound of food for a hungry New Yorker, so every coin really does count. To learn more, go to,

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