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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 29

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

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

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

Second Annual Haunted House to benefit United Hospice of Rockland - Cedar Brooks Sheds and Brookside Garden Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Tomkins Cove

Come get the thrill of your life at our live Haunted house and help raise money for Hospice of Rockland.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Creepy Crawly Halloween - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Flatbush

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Spiders and worms are just a few nature's wonders that we would have tough time without. Explore these creepy-crawlies with crafts and fun activities.

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

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

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
October 29, 2011 - Larchmont

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

Farmer's Market - Tarrytown
October 29, 2011 - Tarrytown

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

Farmer's Market - Pelham
October 29, 2011 - Pelham

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

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 29, 2011 - White Plains

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

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 29, 2011 - Norwalk

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

Seeing Stories - Jacob Burns Film Center
October 29, 2011 - Pleasantville

Young children (6-7 years) listen to stories from around the world and use their imaginations to create, tell, and act out their own tales. Advance registration required.

A Taste of Animation - Jacob Burns Film Center
October 29, 2011 - Pleasantville

Young children (4-5 years) create stop-motion animated films using clay, paper, sand, and other fun materials. Parents or caregivers are expected to attend. Advance registration required.

Day of the Dead Art Workshop & Dance Performance - Pelham Art Center
October 29, 2011 - Pelham

An all-age art workshop celebrating the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, or El Dia de los Muertos. Participate in a workshop led by folk artists to create your own vibrant paper memorial altar. Following the art workshop will be a folkloric dance performance by Telpochcalli Traditional Mexican Performing Art and Theater.

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

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

Day of the Dead Workshop - Pelham Art Center
October 29, 2011 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center presents a free all-age art workshop celebrating the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, or El Dia de los Muertos. Participate in a fun and FREE workshop to create your own vibrant paper memorial alter; workshop will be led by folk artists Aurelia Fernandez and Zafiro Romero-Acevedo. Following the art workshop will be a folkloric dance performance by Telpochcalli Traditional Mexican Performing Art and Theater.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 29, 2011 - Garden City

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

Hudson Terrace Halloween - Hudson Terrace
October 29, 2011 - New york

This Halloween, Party Like a Rockstar at Hudson Terrace! Saturday, October 29th from 9:00pm-4:00am. For one night only Hudson Terrace rolls out the red carpet and offers VIP passes to all Rockstars. Book a table for you and your groupies to receive an All Access Backstage VIP Pass or come mingle with the stars with a General Admission Concert Ticket. A Halloween Night full of live performances, special effects & stardom. Complimentary Vision Vodka Open Bar from 9:00-10:00pm.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 29, 2011 -

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

16th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Stop by the library for an afternoon of storytelling, including professional storytellers, student storytellers, and stories with crafts for children. Free refreshments.

Boo! Who? - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 29, 2011 - Ossining

When darkness falls who comes out? Find out in this program for families with children over age 7. RSVP required at x110.

'Sylvester & the Magic Pebble' - Emelin Theater
October 29, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Adapted for the stage by Enchantment Theatre Company, drawn from the much-loved children's book. When Sylvester, a winsome donkey, picks up a shiny red pebble, its magic spins a story that reveals the true importance of family and friends.

Howl-O-Ween - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 29, 2011 - Bridgeport

October 21, 22, 28 & 29: Howl-O-Ween, 6pm - 9pm. Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring a "Fairy Tales Gone Wrong" Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Biohazard 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. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the "scarier" activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8 and up.

'I Spy' Halloween Nature Trail - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 29, 2011 - Cornwall

Children are encouraged to find objects cleverly hidden along a Halloween trail. Participants will sharpen their observation skills while searching for animal artifacts, like bones and skulls, and amusing things that don't belong in nature. Find everything and earn a prize. Stop by trailside learning stations for even more fun and adventure. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

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

Halloween Celebration - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
October 29, 2011 - West Nyack

Children are invited to come in costume for a special Halloween celebration. Little ghosts, goblins, and ghouls can enjoy yummy treats, a costume parade, and a special Halloween story-time featuring Goodnight, Goon by Michael Rex as well as other holiday favorites.

Halloween Celebration - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
October 29, 2011 - Nanuet

Children are invited to come in costume for a special Halloween celebration. Little ghosts, goblins, and ghouls can enjoy a costume parade and a special Halloween story-time featuring Goodnight, Goon by Michael Rex as well as other holiday favorites.

Local Author/Illustrator Festival - Chappaqua Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Chappaqua

Panel discussion with Sujean Rim, Matt Van Fleet, Mara Van Fleet, Jacqueline Weitzman, and Ed Young. Book sales and signing. All ages. Registration requested.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 29, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 29, 2011 - Tarrytown

Spend a haunt-filled day at the homestead of Washington Irving, creator of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." There will be ghost stories, live musicians, magicians, puppeteers, a spooky mime scarecrow, old-fashioned games, tasty treats, house tours and hands-on activities like make-your-own scarecrow. Jonathan Ellers will offer his special one-man adaptations of Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Devil and Tom Walker." Performances take place throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 29, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic reading of Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes. Performances on the hour. Admission for this 45-minute performance are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

Horseman's Hollow - Philipsburg Manor
October 29, 2011 - 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. This event is NOT suitable for small children or the faint of heart. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 29, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

HALLOWEEN JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
October 29, 2011 - Larchmont

Get some use out of those new Halloween costumes! Dance the Monster Mash with your favorite Purple People Eater while the Werewolves of London howl! Live music and fun for ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration strongly suggested.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
October 29, 2011 - White Plains

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

Family Workshop: "Lady Liberty: A Biography" - Museum of the City of New York
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty with Doreen Rappaport, the award-winning author of "Lady Liberty: A Biography" (Candlewick Press, 2008). Families will discover the history of the Statue of Liberty and learn about its role as a monument to New York City and then create their own monuments to the city they call home.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 29, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code left in the victim’s appointment calendar. Can you figure out who dunnit? Be prepared for our most challenging hunt. The darkened and less crowded galleries in the evening make a setting perfect for...murder. (Cue sinister laugh.) Prices, which include museum admission: Adult $42.50; College Student (w/ valid ID) $34.50. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts in the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. This hunt is offered numerous times throughout the year. Visit http://www.watsonadventures.com for a complete list of dates.

Watson Adventures' Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 29, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a ghostly scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Starring secret cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry Potter’s nemesis and a gorilla in a window. Not recommended for children under the age of 7. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Price: Ages 7 to 17, $18; Ages 13 and up, $22. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers adult and family scavenger hunts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages birthday parties and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Watson Adventures' Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 29, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a haunted scavenger hunt for adults this Halloween! Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, Thomas Paine, artist John LaFarge, The Shadow, Clement Clarke Moore, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Lee Chumley, Patrolman Schwartz, a few skeletons and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings and knockings. Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. This event is held on multiple dates. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html and click on Calendar for the full schedule. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Watson Adventures' Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 29, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a haunted scavenger hunt for adults this Halloween! Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, Thomas Paine, artist John LaFarge, The Shadow, Clement Clarke Moore, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Lee Chumley, Patrolman Schwartz, a few skeletons and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings and knockings. Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. This event is held on multiple dates. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html and click on Calendar for the full schedule. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Ben Rudnick and Friends in Concert - Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

The adventurous, high-energy band will perform its original upbeat acoustic music that has roots in everything from bluegrass to rock 'n roll and is full of fun-to-sing lyrics. The show will also include some non-scary Halloween songs.

Pirates and Pumpkins - The Orchards of Concklin
October 29, 2011 - Pomona

Bring your little pirates, princesses, and other Halloween revelers to the orchard to pick their own pumpkins. Afterward, let them play on an inflatable slide, explore an inflatable haunted house, get lost in a corn husk maze, and - back by popular demand - bounce around the Jurassic Adventure.

Fall Westchester County Home Show - Westchester County Center
October 29, 2011 - White Plains

Home products and services, featuring over 150 displays of top local, state, and national home improvement companies.

Make Origami with Origami Bob - Ossining Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Ossining

Children will learn how to create art out of paper with library volunteer Bob "Origami Bob" Voelker, who will lead a workshop in creating origami birds and Halloween bats. In the Children's Room.

Ghouls and Gourds - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
October 29, 2011 -

One of Brooklyn's favorite, wackiest Halloween parties happens in BBG's Cherry Esplande as kids and grownups show off their costumes and carouse with colossal puppets. Ghouls and Gourds also features workshops, activities, and a program of celebrated children's book authors and illustrators

Nature Crafts - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 29, 2011 - Yonkers

Join a naturalist for an afternoon of fun nature crafts that kids can take home and share. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required.

Hawk Watch - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 29, 2011 - Yonkers

Join members of Hudson River Audubon Society on the great lawn in front of the mansion to look for migrating hawks.

Spooky Nighttime Adventure - The New York Botanical Garden
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

Kids can grab a flashlight and explore the spooky sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark, trick or treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend - The New York Botanical Garden
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

Watch master carver Michael Natiello transform pumpkins into amazing sculptures and monsters!

National Acrobatics of the People's Republic of China - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
October 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Founded in 1950 as the first National Performing Arts Troupe established by the government of The People's Republic of China, this ensemble of more than 40 gymnasts, contortionists, jugglers, and dancers combine centuries-old tradition with modern-day showmanship in their very first North American tour.

Nethermead/Lookout Hill - Prospect Park
October 29, 2011 - Windsor Terrace

Deep in the Park lies Lookout Hill, home of the annual Prospect Park Haunted Walk. Ghouls and goblins lurk within the trees ready to scare you silly! A carnival on the Nethermead lawn features games, activities, and seasonal fun. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

Haunted Carousel - Prospect Park Carousel
October 29, 2011 - Flatbush

Take a spooky spin on the Carousel. Creepy bats, scary cats, and spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music! $2 per ride.

Halloween at Historic Lefferts House - Lefferts Historic House
October 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

The creepy, old Lefferts Historic House plays host to some great Halloween festivities. From 1-4pm children can make Halloween headbands using the traditional Scharen-Knippen paper-cutting art form. Now that's scary! Even scarier are the spooky stories read by master storyteller Tammy Hall at 2pm and 3pm. Mwahhahaha.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
October 29, 2011 - South Salem

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

Halloween Howl - Boo! - Wolf Conservation Center
October 29, 2011 - South Salem

Join ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr for the WCC's Halloween Howl. The wolves don't do tricks, but sharing a sunset howl is always a treat. Holiday appropriate goodies will be offered. Guests will also visit the WCC's endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Pre-registration required.

Family Art Project - The Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects - Wave Hill
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

Use materials of all shapes and sizes to create funny, fuzzy insect masks. Then take your ladybug, worker ant, or daddy long-legs for a stroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Ecology Building.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack
October 29, 2011 - Upper Nyack

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

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
October 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

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

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
October 29, 2011 - Centerport

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

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
October 29, 2011 - Flatbush

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

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
October 29, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
October 29, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company.

Halloween Scary Snacks - Taste Buds
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Participants will make spider pretzels and eerie dirt pudding in honor of this spooky holiday.

Not Too Scary Halloween Celebration - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 29, 2011 - Staten Island

The Not Too Scary Halloween celebration includes crafts, games, bounces, and lots more.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 29, 2011 - Floral Park

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

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 29, 2011 - Floral Park

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

Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
October 29, 2011 - Floral Park

Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills. Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins, and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too.

Catapults! - NY Hall of Science
October 29, 2011 - Queens

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

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

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

Canine Costume Carnival - Rockaway Freeway/Beach 84
October 29, 2011 - Rockaway Park

Your furry friends can participant in a costume contest, with prizes for most creative costumes in large and small dog categories. Treat bags will be handed out to the first 50 people. Enjoy music, games, and consider taking home one of the adorable animals for adoption from North Shore Animal League. Free/low cost spay/neutering by ASPCA will also be available.

Howl-O-Ween Open House & Adoption Day - New Rochelle Humane Society
October 29, 2011 - New Rochelle

Meet the adoptable dogs & cats, tour the shelter, enjoy complimentary baked goods, shop for shelter merchandise, or have your pet microchipped.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
October 29, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

Saturday Night Grooves - Playland Ice Casino
October 29, 2011 - Rye

Skate to the sounds of the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today.

Fall Foliage Hike - Trailside Nature Museum
October 29, 2011 - Cross River

Hike through the reservation to observe the fall colors and visit some of the best scenic views the park has to offer. Sturdy shoes and plenty of water are recommended, dress appropriately for weather.

The Sixth Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry - First Street Recreation Center of PS 372
October 29, 2011 - Park Slope

Meet R2 D2, Snoopy, and other celebrity non-humans at this "haunted" Halloween carnival. There'll be an aquarium, a petting zoo, $1 games and rides, a costume contest (at 3pm) and other scary stuff!

Nature Toddler Walk - Cranberry Lake Preserve
October 29, 2011 - North White Plains

Toddlers and their grown-ups will make their way slowly down the trails in search of fascinating worms, sticks, and acorns. Bring a picnic lunch for afterwards, and let your child play with newfound friends.

Halloween Hair Raiser! - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
October 29, 2011 - Somers

Kids and adults of all ages can get spooked during the annual Halloween Hair-Raiser at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers during October and November. Themed "The Nightmare Before Christmas," the main house will be transformed into a haunted house featuring a two-tiered Lionel train that traverses the countryside from Halloween Town to Christmas Town via the polar express. In the main dining room, visitors can view the town's own Pumpkin King, along other scary characters. The younger set can get a feel for model trains by trying out a special children's train layout designed just for them. The train show and Halloween displays will be on view Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 3:30pm each day: October 22 and 23, 29 and 30, and November 5 and 6.

Dig-a-Tree Weekend - Marshlands Conservancy
October 29, 2011 - Rye

Be a part of an effort to help preserve the meadow habitat at Marshlands. Dig out native tree seedlings and saplings from the meadow and take them home. Please bring work gloves and shovels, if you have them. No power tools allowed. Meet at the visitor center for orientation.

Live Birds of Prey - Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary
October 29, 2011 - Rye

Join master falconer James Eyring and his birds of prey. Have a close encounter with hawks and owls and see them in action. Learn about the natural history of falconry and native raptors' habitats and adaptations.

Scared by the Sound Hardly Haunted Matinee - Playland Amusement Park
October 29, 2011 - Rye

The G-rated version of the walk-through style, interactive haunted house.

Young Chefs – Halloween Delights - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 29, 2011 - Douglaston

Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky and delicious snacks. This Halloween young APEC chefs will prepare a ghoulish meal of hot cocoa with floating eyeballs and a "Sloppy Joe Goblin" sandwich. All materials included, and the cooking class is limited to eight participants.

Harvest Hay Ride - Beardsley Zoo
October 29, 2011 - Bridgeport

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

Howl-O-Ween - Beardsley Zoo
October 29, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come and spend a frightful evening at the Zoo featuring a "Fairy Tales Gone Wrong" Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets include face painting and candy.

Marvel Super Heroes--Operation Green Show - Maritime Aquarium
October 29, 2011 - Norwalk

Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and the Green Goblin teach kids about the dangers of pollution and how to help the environment in this interactive live event. Reserve tickets by calling 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 29, 2011 - Rye

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

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
October 29, 2011 - Norwalk

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

Halloween at the A-Scarium - New York Aquarium
October 29, 2011 - Coney Island

At the Aquarium's annual Halloween celebration, meet all our sea monsters, and enjoy magic shows, live music, storytelling, and crafts activities. Don't miss our special Halloween 4-D feature, The Curse of Skull Rock. Collect treats at our treat stations, and venture into our Spooky Shipwreck!

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 29, 2011 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 29, 2011 -

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

The Fab Faux - Beacon Theatre
October 29, 2011 - New York

The Fab Faux, described by Rolling Stone as "the greatest Beatles cover band", return to The Beacon Theatre with the Hogshead Horns & The Creme Tangerine Strings performing Magical Mystery Tour in its entirety & other hits!

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 29, 2011 -

András Schiff completes the cycle of Bartók's three piano concertos that he began two nights before. These two concerts are a sort of reunion: Schiff was born in Budapest and attended school there with conductor Iván Fischer, and in 1997 they recorded Bartók's concertos together. Those performances were widely acclaimed, and you can hear them together again with the Budapest Festival Orchestra here at Carnegie Hall.

Musical BOO-Fest - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
October 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

The whole family can enjoy an energetic variety show of ghoulish music performed by costumed characters with strange and haunting instruments! The show will be interactive with movement, face painting, a costume contest and candy for those who dare attend!

Necessary Weather - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 29, 2011 -

Necessary Weather is a silent study in movement and light, a miraculously immersive collaboration between two iconoclastic artists, both working beyond the usual boundaries of their fields: choreographer and dancer Dana Reitz and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton. Danced by Reitz along with the celebrated Sara Rudner, Necessary Weather finely weaves a subtle new medium of its own.

The Passion of Joan of Arc - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 29, 2011 -

In this rare screening, a powerful film is reimagined through a beautiful, plangent world of sound. A masterpiece of silent cinema that shaped generations of filmmaking, the 1928 French film The Passion of Joan of Arc chronicles Joan's trial, imprisonment, torture, and execution. Here, the film is paired with a U.S. premiere live performance of a new score composed and performed by Adrian Utley, of the trip-hop group Portishead, and Will Gregory, of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp, along with a choir, percussion, horns, and keyboards.

Maple Grove’s Great Halloween Festival & Carved Pumpkin Contest - Maple Grove Cemetery
October 29, 2011 - Kew Gardens

Adults and children of all ages are invited to Maple Grove’s Great Halloween Festival & Carved Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 29. Beginning at 2:00pm sharp until 3:30pm, the day's program will be launched with The Strange and Unusual with a Touch of the Paranormal Walking Tour. Carl Ballenas, Maple Grove's historian will lead the tour and share some true tales that should only be told at Halloween (tour is not for those under 12 years of age). Following, a 15-minute Children’s Costume Parade is scheduled for 3:45pm. At 4pm, there will be expert storytelling, face painting, holiday crafts, and lots of carved pumpkins to admire. For those who would like to participate in the Carved Pumpkin Contest, please bring along your pre-carved pumpkin with a candle inside. Pumpkin drop off is between 2pm-5pm and viewing from 5pm-6pm, almost sundown at the cemetery. Judging and prizes will be awarded. Judges will consider alternative vegetables such as eggplant, water chestnuts, endive, or any carved vegetable. Anything goes so be creative. For more information, call (917) 881-3358 or email friendsofmgc@aol.com

Masur Conducts Shostakovich and Schubert - New York Philharmonic
Through October 29, 2011 -

The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience - Burr Homestead
October 29, 2011 - Fairfield

Expolore theme-rooms and meet characters from stories such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Wizard of Oz. Proceeds benefit the patient care programs of Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program brings therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. Children must read independently to participate. Registration required.

Thrill the World Simultaneous Dance Event - Wilton Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Wilton

Come in costume and participates with countries around the world dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Each participant must attend at least one of 4 rehearsals before the dance night. See the library's website for details. Registration required.

John Kelly - Find My Way Home - New York Live Arts
Through October 29, 2011 -

Performance artist John Kelly remounts his Bessie Award winning Find My Way Home, based on the ancient Greek Myth of Orpheus & Eurydice. Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988 (revised in 1998) and set in the Great Depression, Find My Way Home recasts Orpheus as a famous 30's radio crooner who makes a pact with the gods and descends into hell to bring Eurydice back to life. Created during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Find My Way Home deconstructs genres of opera, period dance, and cinematic acting, and includes scenes and arias from Gluck's baroque opera Orfeo Ed Eurydice, (sung in Kelly's countertenor voice), together with film sequences, set and costume design, and a company of 11 singers and dancers.

Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) - The Town Hall
October 29, 2011 -

Musician best known for being the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist of the band Neutral Milk Hotel.

After Dark: The Haunting - Madame Tussauds New York
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Tread the wax museum's corridors in unnerving darkness and feel chills run up your spine as hundreds of sinister eyes follow your every move. See why Madame Tussauds is notorious for terrifying paranormal activity, especially at night.

2011 Annual Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
October 29, 2011 - New York

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

Madame Tussauds After Dark: The Haunting - Madame Tussauds New York
October 29, 2011 - New York

For eight nights only, Madame Tussauds After Dark awakens Times Square's restless souls for THE HAUNTING. Tread the wax museum's corridors in unnerving darkness and feel chills run up your spine as hundreds of sinister eyes follow your every move. Hear the horrifying screams that never end, but no one seems to be around. See why Madame Tussauds is notorious for terrifying paranormal activity, especially at night. Is there life after dark? You be the judge. 9pm-midnight.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

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

MONSTER MASH: PIRATES! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through October 29, 2011 - Norwalk

This year's Monster Mash is a Pirate Party. Make your own ghost ship to sail down the rapids in the Energy Lab, get a pirate name, play pirate games and move to the seafaring sounds of Rolie Polie Guacamole of Brooklyn, NY.

Bees, Bees, Bees - Benner's Farm
October 29, 2011 - East Setauket

The farm's bee-man explains the life and times of the honey bee.

Pumpkin Fun Workshop - Benner's Farm
October 29, 2011 - East Setauket

Try pumpkins practically every way. Decorate them, eat them, play pumpkin games and help carve them. Children leave with a decorated pumpkin.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop - Benner's Farm
October 29, 2011 - East Setauket

Kids seven and up carve pumpkins. Pre-registration required.

Divalicious Halloween Party - Darlings & Divas of Amityville
October 29, 2011 - Amityville

Bring your divas in costume for ghoulish games, prizes, face painting, pizza dinner, ice cream sundaes and candy. Children receive a picture of themselves sitting on a decorated chair and stage. Reservations required.

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER & GRACE - MMAC THEATER
Through October 29, 2011 - NYC

Featuring two World Premieres, THE ADVENTURES of TOM SAWYER by Leonard AJKUN, and GRACE by Royce ZACKERY, AjkunBT presents ACT 1 with some robust humor and high-spirited adventures pointing at social values of central South of 1840, and ACT 2 with the beauty, elegance and strength of women of any age. Contemporary ballet is defined by some of the best dancers from the outstanding Company's roster.

Ripley's Boo-lievable It or Not! Slumber Fest - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

This Halloween, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is turning its 18,000-square-foot Odditorium into a haunted playground with Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest. A spooky twist on Ripley's Times Square's famed "Extreme Sleepover," this outrageous overnight experience offered on October 28 and October 29, featuring outrageous performances with a Ripley's edge – where seeing is believing, plus trick or treating, a costume contest, flashlight scavenger hunt, and even the thrill of a late night haunted house. Upon arrival, guests will witness show-stopping acrobats by famed entertainer Bubble Boy along with dare-devil stunts by Professor Danger. Kids will trick-or-treat while exploring oddities from around the globe such as the world's largest display of shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit and eight-foot tall Transformer statue made completely of used car parts. At the stroke of midnight, the lights turn out for a thrilling haunted scavenger hunt. "We've upped the ante on our popular Extreme Sleepover to create the ultimate Halloween celebration," said Michael Hirsch, President/General Manager of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square. "And if a scavenger hunt in the dark doesn't thrill scare-seeking youngsters …there's always a sleeping bag next to our hissing cockroaches." Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest includes admission to Ripley's Odditoriom; Halloween themed scavenger hunt; late-night haunted house; access to Ripley's Impossible LaseRace™; dinner, breakfast and snacks; a screening of a Halloween themed family movie; costume contest with prizes; live entertainment; and a souvenir goody bag featuring bug candy and an exclusive 'I Survived Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest' t-shirt. All guests need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, flashlight, costume and their curiosity. Available on October 28 and 29, 2011, Slumber Fest begins at 7pm, ends at 8am the next morning and is suitable for children ages 6 and up. One adult (over age 21) is required for every four children attending. Admission to Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest is $129 per person. Advance tickets are offered with the reduced price just $116 a person when purchased by September 9, 2011. For more information about Slumber Fest or to book, call 212.398.3133.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Grace" - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

This contemporary ballet company presents the world premiere of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Leonard Ajkun, a humorous and high-spirited piece that points to the social values of the U.S. South in 1840. The second premiere, "Grace" by Royce Zackery, is an elegant piece that explores the strength of women at any age.

Watson Adventures' The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them in this hunt that stars secret cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian doorknockers, Harry Potter's nemesis, and a gorilla in a window. Not recommended for children younger than 7.

Pumpkin Fling - Suffolk County Farm
October 29, 2011 - Yaphank

Teams in the youth and adult divisions build a catapult or other propulsion device to fling pumpkins into an open field. Competitors call 631-852-4602 for application and fee information. Spectator's admission is by donation. Rain date is November 6.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
October 29, 2011 - Centerport

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

Halloween Murder Mystery - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

In this fictional mystery game, an unidentified skeleton has been discovered in the Mount Vernon Mansion, hidden for 100 years under the floorboards. Who was killed? Was it an accident? It's up to you to crack this cold case. Solve puzzles, collect clues, and explore the museum by candlelight as you play detective. Recommended for families with children ages 8 and older.

Costume Party at The Castle - The Castle at Westhampton
October 29, 2011 - Westhampton

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and prepare to play festive games as well as themed crafts, facepainting, sweet treats and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Madame Alexander's Spooky Halloween Party - Alexander Doll Company
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Children are invited to dress in their favorite costumes, enter raffles to win a Madame Alexander doll, and see Madame Alexander's Halloween doll collection. Tours of the historic factory will be given every hour and a half. Guests will have the opportunity to see the entire current Madame Alexander collection, as well as more than 600 dolls from throughout Madame Alexander's 88-year history. Candy and refreshments will be served.

Dia de los Muertos- Day of the Dead - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 29, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

Celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries, this holiday is fun for everyone. Children and their families can enjoy a day of interactive tours, arts and crafts, music and a parade that starts at 1pm. Wear your costume.

Hansel and Gretel - Theatre Three
October 29, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Go into the woods for an outrageous adventure with the world's most famous brother and sister team, Hansel and Gretel. A feeble father, a wicked stepmother, and a well-meaning if misguided witch add up to hilarious hijinx.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
October 29, 2011 - Plainview

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

Halloween Spooktacular - Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
October 29, 2011 - Oyster Bay

Have an up-close encounter with some spooky animals, find and decorate your perfect pumpkin from the patch, and go on a Halloween adventure walk. Each session ends with Halloween stories around the campfire and prizes for the best costumes.

Children’s Halloween Costume Breakfast - The Garden City Hotel
October 29, 2011 - Garden City

Visit this spook-tacular playhouse for a trick and treat costume breakfast. Guests will be treated to scary ghost pancakes, spider punch, pumpkin bread and spookily inspired cupcakes served along with traditional breakfast offerings.

Halloween Move-A-Thon - New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital’s Wintergarden
October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

This "spooktacular" event, featuring carnival games, Halloween craft making, a costume contest, a magic

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