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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 25


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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 25, 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 25. 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!

Open Mic - East Elmhurst Library
October 25, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Poets,writers, musicians, and comedians come share your creative talents at this evening of entertainment. All are welcome.

Gabriel Kahane: Don't Even Listen - Carnegie Hall
October 25, 2012 -

Living a double-life as a composer by day and a singer-songwriter by night, Gabriel Kahane explores connections between classical and popular song forms to explode the notion that these bodies of work should be treated differently. Kahane's program in Zankel Hall combines his own works -- Come on All You Ghosts, selections from Where are the Arms, and the world premiere of a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall -- with songs by composers who range from Barber, Ives, and Schumann, to Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Norman, and Cee Lo Green.

Rap Sessions - Laurelton Library
October 25, 2012 - Laurelton

In this "rap" session, led by Dr. Hall, participants can discover how to deal with the many issues that confront young people today so that they can enjoy their teen years now. Teens are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings.

RESERVEDnyc - Studio 450
October 25, 2012 - New York

An elegant evening featuring traditional and modern Caribbean cuisine prepared by five different chefs from top restaurants and hotels in the Caribbean. Join us for a memorable culinary experience tailored for an audience with an appreciation for fine living and exquisite food. An intimate affair, guests will have the opportunity to feast on over 12 different dishes and interact directly with the Chefs. Our Silent Auction will benefit designer Anya Ayoung-Chee’s TallMan Foundation ( Anya is the winner of Project Runway Season 9 ( Some of the auction items include limited edition autographed prints from Marc Baptiste and Johnny Vincent, Broadway tickets and Zumba class passes, and garments from Catherine Malandrino, Calvin Klein and Anya’s own collection. We will also have live music on hand for your listening pleasure. Visit for further details.

Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing! - Westchester County Center
October 25, 2012 - White Plains

When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby's magic wand, there's something in the air - and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out! Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" offers a fun-filled learning experience packed with the razzle-dazzle of interactive live performance, including up-close and personal interactions on the audience floor! Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as fun new parodies of "Shout" and "You Can't Stop the Beat."

October 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

In this musical, buried treasure and danger abound as young Jim Hawkins sets sail in search of fortune, little knowing he has boarded a pirate ship with Long John Silver.

Laurie Rubin - Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight - Barge Music
October 25, 2012 - Brooklyn

Blind mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin will sing and share moving excerpts from her upcoming memoir Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight, at Barge Music on Thursday, October 25 at 8 pm. Laurie, joined by pianist Marija Stroke, will perform selections from her recent Do You Dream in Color? album, along with Broadway and opera favorites. Making a special guest appearance will be composer, author, educator and performer Bruce Adolphe, who composed the title track of Rubin's CD, featuring original lyrics by Rubin. Rubin will autograph copies of her book and CDs following the performance.

Lez Zeppelin - Highline Ballroom
October 25, 2012 - New York

The world's first she-incarnation and leading purveyor of the music, power and magic of legendary British rock group, Led Zeppelin. They will be performing Led Zeppelin II in its entirety and other Zep classics!

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Halloween Spooktacular - New Jersey Children's Museum
October 25, 2012 - Paramus

The museum is totally transformed for festive Halloween celebration. Children can come in costume to trick-or-treat with costumed staff, decorate a pumpkin to take home, watch a Halloween puppet show, hear Halloween stories, and get their hands and face painted. Pre-registration is required.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
October 25, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center hosts a weekly walking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. Thursdays through November 15.

Peekskill Tale Waggers - The Field Library
October 25, 2012 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with spooky Halloween tales. Or tell your own tale - or a ghostly joke. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages.

Artist Talk for 'Anywhere But Here' - Pelham Art Center
October 25, 2012 - Pelham

A very special opportunity to meet artists featured in the concurrent exhibition "Anywhere But Here," as well as the curators. Understand more about the artists' ideas and processes as they talk about their work.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 25, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Caldecott Club - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

What makes a picture book a work of art? Kids in grades 3-5 discuss. Registration required.

Halloween Fun - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and songs for Halloween. Costumes welcome (but not required). Ages 4-5. Registration required.

Horseman's Hollow - Philipsburg Manor
October 25, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow's unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify the unsuspecting while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Note: This event is NOT suitable for small children, or for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).

Wicked Bridgeport - Fairfield Museum and History Center
October 25, 2012 - Fairfield

Author and Historian Michael Bielawa explores Bridgeport's sinister past which is littered with tales of pirates, mobsters, bizarre Victorian murders and even rumors of a doctor's attempts to reanimate the dead. Discover bizarre crimes such as the unsolved murder of philanthropist James Beardsley and the grisly discovery in Yellow Mill Pond. Resgister online.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 25, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 22 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! Tens of thousands of visitors saw last year's sold out Blaze. The elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love, and emerge to the incredible sight of a gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around. Flying pumpkin ghosts soar above the lantern-lit path. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 25, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Hunger Games - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

In the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the annual Hunger Games.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Come with ideas for the evening's content. Register online.

Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard's Characters - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 25, 2012 - Danbury

Children are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard's to go trick or treating throughout the store. Each department in the store will have a candy station for kids to stop at. Children can come with their own bags or Stew Leonard's will provide one for them. Stew Leonard's famous characters, including mascot Wow the Cow, will be available for taking photos with the children.

The Enchanted Castle - Burr Homestead
October 25, 2012 - Fairfield

The Enchanted Castle is a Halloween event with colorful storybook-themed rooms and friendly costumed characters that provides a non-threatening experience for children and adults to tour and receive a treat in each room. The theme rooms include Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Wizard of Oz, the Little Mermaid, Candyland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Aladdin. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ahlbin Centers for Rehabilitation to help with special programs, equipment, therapy, and scholarships for the therapists.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
October 25, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew - Wilton Library
October 25, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 6 months-2 years-old with their caregivers are invited to this music program with Dawny Dew. Miss Dawn sings nursery songs, uses puppets, and performs finger plays for children. Children will have a chance to dance, sing, move and play. Registration required.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children in grades 6 and under are invited to come to the library and be creative. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Toytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Manhasset

Children ages 6 months - 2� years(with caregiver) can enjoy playtime, songs, and stories. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9 am.

Internet Coupon Club - Lakeview Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Here's a great way for moms or teens to stretch their dollars. Check out how e-coupons can boost your spending power. It's fun to see the dollars add up.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Oily Cart's 'Ring A Ding Ding' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
October 25, 2012 - Times Square

Alice and her dog are having a "wuff" day. When she demands that her furry friend stop chasing his tail "right now," he runs away, sending her into a tricycle-riding tizzy. From London's acclaimed Oily Cart, creators of innovative, multi-sensory and interactive productions for the very young, "Ring A Ding Ding" is a colorful, creative, and energetic work of participatory theater. With their fingers on the set and their noses in the action, audiences whirl an eye-popping table top 'round and 'round as Alice and her pals Milkie, Mermaid, and Captain search high and low for the rascally pooch. Accompanying the action is George the Music Man, who fills the air with jingles of joy and makes "Ring A Ding Ding" sing with zing.

Yoga at the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
October 25, 2012 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing in the beautiful and relaxing setting of the South Terrace lawn.

Eid-ul-Fitr Story Hour - Bank Street Bookstore
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

A special storyhour to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

KEB MO - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 25, 2012 - New York

Grammy-winning blues guitarist and singer Keb Mo's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America - informing all of its musical roots - before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles to parents originally from the deep South, he adopted his better-known stage name when he was a young player who became inspired by the force of this essential African-American legacy.

Origami Made Easy 101 - Bank Street Bookstore
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join NCTM presenter, Barbara Pearl, an award winning educator, storyteller and author for the Origami in the Classroom book signing event. Origami made easy...fold, crease, tuck. Enter the fold and create one of a kind paper manipulatives guaranteed to engage every child. Discover how to support Common Core State Standards across the curriculum and recycle paper into a resource that children will never forget. Learn more about Math in Motion at

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Who-ville Halloween Hats - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make a hat for Cindy-Lou Who, Max, the Grinch or any Who from Who-ville.

Baby 'Biophilia' Circle Time - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Listen to stories about the moon and sun, which inspired Bjork's album, "Biophilia." Use colorful scarves and musical instruments to play and move along with her songs.

A Parent's Guide to Cold Weather Ailments - St. Charles Hospital
October 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Lauren Byrne, MD, pediatrician, speaks about common seasonal ailments and symptoms, such as fever, cold, allergies and flu. The question and answer session following the presentation will cover general baby care. This seminar is ideal for couples planning pregnancy, expectant parents, parents of infants and young children, and grandparents. Call to reserve a seat 631-474-3700.

Book Launch: Atrium, by Hala Alyan - Alwan for the Arts
October 25, 2012 - New York

Atrium (2012, Three Rooms Press) is a phenomenal collection of poems by an inspired and original emerging poetic voice. Hala Alyan's deeply passionate and engaging writing blurs the line between global issues and personal spaces. Atrium, her latest work, is formidable in it's irreverence, erudition, and humor.

October 25, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

NY Kids Club Preschool Open House - Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
October 25, 2012 - Brooklyn

Open house for the New York Kids Club Early Enrichment Center, which offers intellectually, physically, and socially enriching preschool programs for children 2, 3 and 4 years old.

DENIZ KOYU | Thursday October 25 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
October 25, 2012 - New York

Thursday October 25 Pacha NYC & RPM present… A Special Thursday Night Event with DENIZ KOYU GET TICKETS Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Ages 18+ Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St.

Artist Talk for 'Anywhere But Here' - Pelham Art Center
October 25, 2012 - Pelham

A very special opportunity to meet Katarina Jerinic and Sarah G. Sharp, two of the artists featured in the concurrent exhibition "Anywhere But Here." Through discussion moderated by the curators, understand more about the artists’ ideas and processes as they talk about their work. A chance to meet fellow art enthusiasts, as well!

CODEBREAKER NYC Premiere - AMC Empire 25
October 25, 2012 - New York

This feature length drama-documentary records the brilliance — and the destruction — of one of the 20th century's greatest minds. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

La Grande Decoration/French Art de Vivre - Consulate General of France in NY
Through October 25, 2012 - New York

Comite Bellecour of Lyon and Prestige et Tradition of Paris present a three day exhibit of French luxury goods makers working in fields as diverse as Interior Design, Interior Decorative Arts, Interior Fabrics, Landscape Design, Couture, Wedding Couture and Jewelry among others. Artisans such as Joel Orgiazzi, Laurence Oppermann, Ateliers Charles Jouffre, Max Chaoul and eighteen others will exhibit masterworks especially made for this event. This is French savoir-faire at its finest.

Calling All Witches & Goblins - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through October 25, 2012 - Norwalk

Spooktacular time at our 4th Annual "Not So Scary Jump", where a "Bounce House meets a "Haunted House". Admssion includes: games, inflatable play, Halloween craft, 1 slice of pizza & beverage. Goodie bag and FREE raffle for those in costume

October 25, 2012 - New York

The Collegiate Chorale announces its encore performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre and Israeli composer Noam Sheriff's Mechaye Hametim (Revival of the Dead), which they performed this summer at the Salzburg Festival. The October 25 performance will be the New York premiere of Mechaye Hametim. Along with Grammy Award-winning baritone Thomas Hampson, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Yuja Wang and The Collegiate Chorale, tenor Carl Hieger joins the roster of participating artists in a unique program with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on October 25, 2012 at 7pm. The concert recently saw a program change: after the heartfelt response the IPO received for its performance at the Salzburg Festival in July, and front-page coverage of the concert in The New York Times, the Orchestra quickly restructured the October 25 program for Carnegie Hall. Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre and the New York premiere of Noam Sheriff's Mechaye Hametim (Revival of the Dead)—two works performed in Salzburg—will bookend a concert that also features internationally celebrated pianist Yuja Wang performing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1. This benefit concert is being generously underwritten by Adrienne Arsht. Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will travel across the country with Yuja Wang, performing in New York, Palm Desert, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Benefit tickets may be purchased by contacting American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra online or by phone at 212-697-2949 or at Concert tickets may be purchased through Carnegie Hall's box office, website or by phone at 212-247-7800. (Tickets starting from $21.) "Abetted by Mr. Hampson's tour de force, in which he also served as narrator in the Schoenberg and spoke and sang in the Sheriff, the evening's performances were everywhere excellent...The concert was greeted warmly, even clamorously..." — The New York Times

Luxury Design Exhibit: La Grande Decoration/French Art de Vivre - Consulate General of France in New York
Through October 25, 2012 - New York

Comite Bellecour of Lyon and Prestige et Tradition of Paris present: La Grande Decoration/French Art de Vivre, a French Luxury design Exhibit featuring twenty-two designers and craftsman from the fields of Jewelry design, Fashion and Interior design and decoration. Each artisan will show masterworks especially created for the event. See why France is synonymous with "LUXURY."

Giant Corn Maze - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 25, 2012 - New York Harbor

Make your way through a family-friendly maze which leads to the museum's very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is not required.

Halloween Party - Party Gym
October 25, 2012 - Gravesend

Kids will enjoy a pre-Halloween party at the Party Gym.

NY Kids Club Preschool Open House - Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
October 25, 2012 - Park Slope

The New York Kids Club Early Enrichment Center offers intellectually, physically, and socially enriching preschool programs for children 2-4 years old. Learn about its programs and meet its staff at this open house.

Power of the Purse - Life: The Place to Be
October 25, 2012 - Ardsley

Westchester's most dynamic female "Purse-o-nalities" from the worlds of fashion, politics, entertainment, business, and science will walk the runway with Westchester girls on Thursday, October 25th at Girls Inc. Westchester's Power of the Purse, an annual event to raise funds for local programs. Caroline Clarke, Executive Editor and Host of The Black Enterprise Business Report, will serve as emcee for the evening's festivities. Among the prominent women who will be honored at the event are: US Congressional Representative Nita Lowey; co-anchor of WNBC's Today in New York, Darlene Rodriguez; actress LaChanze Fordjour; Executive Director of USTA Serves, Deborah Slaner Larkin; Dr. Jane L. Snowdon, Worldwide Technical Research, IBM; Kathleen Tierney, Executive Vice President, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Barbara L. Edwards, Senior Partner at Weinburger, Kaplan, Wilson and Edwards; and Ruth Mahoney, President, KeyBank Hudson Valley/Metro NY District. The fun-filled event celebrates the achievements of these role models while affording Girls, Inc. girls from New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, White Plains, and Yonkers a platform to share their dreams and aspirations. Proceeds from the evening, which features a live auction of designer handbags inspired by the honorees, exclusive shopping boutiques, and a raffle of fine wines, will enhance Girls, Inc., Westchester girls-only after-school programs, conferences, and workshops throughout the county.

Thursday, October 25th You Are Cordially Invited to Adante Ace's *R&B LOVE JONZ* Official 'Sing The Vote' Event @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE in SoHo, NYC - Santos Party House
October 25, 2012 - New York

Thursday, October 25th You Are Cordially Invited to Adante Ace's *R&B LOVE JONZ* Official "Sing The Vote" Event @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE in SoHo, NYC R&B LOVE JONZ A SINGING & SPOKEN WORD LIVE SHOW @ Santos Party House NYC Thursday October 25th, 7PM-12AM DOORS OPEN @ 7PM SHOWTIME 9:30 SHARP EVERYONE FREE BEFORE 8:30PM w/RSVP You Must be on the GuestList for FREE Entry! Log onto to view all of this month's performers RSVP:

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.

AjkunBT Presents Hamlet - MMAC Theater
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE! Perhaps the most influential tragedy by William Shakespeare, Hamlet speaks of the betrayal, revenge and madness of the wretched Prince of Denmark. The powerful choreography by Leonard Ajkun mixes dynamic contemporary dance with the commanding emotions of stellar performers. Not to be missed.

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.

Ballet Next - The Joyce Theater
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

After last season's sold out gala performance, Ballet Next?the new classical ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet luminaries Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard?returns to The Joyce for its first week-long run. The acclaimed dancers perform two programs that feature classical works by Petipa and Balanchine and highly-anticipated contemporary premieres by choreographers Margo Sappington and Brian Reeder. Another highlight is Ballet Next's original work La Follia, created by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, with performances by renowned dancers from major companies, including New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. The Ballet Next Ensemble will accompany the dancers with live music led by acclaimed Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio. Company website: performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Opening Night Benefit: Tue, Oct 23 For benefit tickets, call 212-203-0409 Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 24 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

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.

Soaked by The Todd Henry Movement - Triskelion Arts
Through October 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Todd Henry Movement will present a new show called "Soaked" at Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 25-28, at 8 pm. Eclectic and innovative, Henry's choreography engages audiences in a unique theatrical experience. Movement bursts off walls and floors, unfolding in staccato pacing and spacing, asking as many questions as it answers. Narratives and themes are tender and dark, exploring human sexuality and spiritual bankruptcy with fearless candor. Live stage performance intertwines with visual projections, text, and films. Influences include the raw emotion of Miguel Gutierrez, the sly comedy of Douglas Coupland and the inclusive immediacy of Keith Haring.Todd Henry on his work: "I'm using nine talented performers to explore how we live among each other. It's a journal in motion. This show is about the boundaries we set; don't set; learn to set. It's about obsession. It's about addiction. It's about falling in love. It's about sex. It's about emotional vampires. It's about falling on your face. It's about loving yourself. It's about hope. It's about being human." The soundtrack for "Soaked" includes TV on the Radio, The Mountain Goats, DJ Shadow, NIN, Perfume Genius, Nicholas Jaar, Stacey Q, live vocals and original text. Tickets for the show are $15 and seating is limited. Order from Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006,

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.

Giant Corn Maze Invades Pier 86 At Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

A giant corn maze and pumpkin patch will take over Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from October 25th- October 28th. The maze will be open to the public from 10a.m. – 5p.m. daily. Guests are invited to make their way through the family-friendly maze which leads to Intrepid’s very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on October 27th & October 28th, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is NOT required.

Intrepid Museum Fall Festival 2012 - Intrepid Museum
Through October 28, 2012 -

Celebrate fall at Intrepid Museum! Make your way through a giant, family-friendly corn maze and exit into Intrepid's very own pumpkin patch! On Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28 children of all ages can also decorate their pumpkin with a fun (or spooky) face!

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

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