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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 29

October 29, 2014   |    

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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.

The Death of Klinghoffer - Metropolitan Opera
October 29, 2014 - New York

In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Klinghoffer overwhelmed audiences when it premiered just a few years after the tragic incident; now it finally arrives at the Met - the third work by Adams (Doctor Atomic, Nixon in China) to be staged here in the last seven years. The dreamlike production of director Tom Morris (War Horse) balances the opera's poetic libretto and intense dramatic narrative. Paulo Szot stars in the leading role, and David Robertson conducts.

Mother Goose Rhymes at Night - Rose Memorial Library
October 29, 2014 - Stony Point

Walkers up to age 3 are invited to the library for fun and pretend with feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet - Carnegie Hall
October 29, 2014 - New York

Presented by The Sphinx Organization in partnership with Carnegie Hall, Sphinx Virtuosi is joined by Catalyst Quartet and soloists for Copland's Two Pieces for String Orchestra, Jessie Montgomery's Banner!, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Blues Forms for Solo Violin, John Corigliano's Voyage for String Orchestra, Philip Glass's Company, and selected arrangements for strings by Duke Ellington.

Colin Currie, Daniel Druckman, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Philip Moore - Carnegie Hall
October 29, 2014 - New York

Percussionists Colin Currie and Daniel Druckman collaborate with pianists Simon Crawford-Phillips and Philip Moore and students from The Juilliard School on an all-Steve Reich program featuring the US premiere of a new quartet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, in addition to the seminal Reich works Clapping Music and Drumming. A pre-concert talk starts at 7pm in Zankel Hall with Steve Reich and Colin Currie in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Julliard School.

Animal Drawing - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 29, 2014 - New York

Eight Wednesdays. The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as settings for this series of intensive after-hours drawing classes with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. Learn about the gifted artists who created these world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their "natural" environments. All experience levels welcome.

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 29, 2014 - Old Westbury

Lighting up the night once again this October on Long Island is a unique all-ages Halloween extravaganza, The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns! More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o'lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/4-mile scenic trail. The entire family-friendly stroll is a multi-sensory experience that is sure to be a lasting annual family tradition.

Imagine seeing thousands of carved jack o'lanterns arranged within a variety of exciting themes. Visitors will see a re-creation of the New York City Skyline, favorite sports stars from all of New York's professional teams, amazingly carved images of famous TV stars, a giant graveyard made of jack o'lanterns, and a pre-historic arrangement of life-sized dinosaurs made entirely out of lit jack o'lanterns! The variety of themes is sure to impress visitors of all ages.

The event is held for 14 nights, Oct. 16-Nov. 2, during evening hours. The RISE is a rain or shine event. Refreshments and merchandise are available for purchase at the event. The surface of the trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Tickets are available for advance purchase exclusively online at

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 29, 2014 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for 11 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
October 29, 2014 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee.

Who Was Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
October 29, 2014 - Stony Point

Young readers in grades 3 and up are invited to this monthly book club. After a brief book discussion, enjoy trivia games, prizes, a craft, and a snack. This month kids will read Who Was Milton Hershey by James Buckley, Jr. Pick up a copy of the book at registration; registration is required.

Haunted Halloween Hike - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 29, 2014 - Douglaston

Kids can try out their Halloween customs when the haunted walk returns! Don't miss all the fun haunted activities--a spooky trail walk, hot chocolate, and ghost stories. Bring lots of courage and leave the flashlights home - a spooky guide will lead the way. Registration required. Note this is a drop-off hike.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
October 29, 2014 - Forest Hills

Reading makes life fun. Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories that are appropriate for all ages, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Gaming For Kids - New York Public Library, George Bruce branch
October 29, 2014 - Harlem

Children ages 5-12 can play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the library.

Fall Storytime - Peninsula Library
October 29, 2014 - Rockaway Beach

Little ones and their caregivers will enjoy a morning of stories, music, fingerplays, and a simple craft.

Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 29, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited to the library for stories, crafts, songs, fingerplays and more. Registration is required. begins 9/15 for HKDPL cardholders and 9/25 for everyone else.

Spook Fest - Palisades Center Mall
October 29, 2014 - West Nyack

The mall hosts this pre-Halloween celebration with candy, music, and games. Come in costume!

Open Mic-Homestead - The Homestead
October 29, 2014 - Old Bethpage

Here's your chance to strut your stuff. Poetry, music, show off your creativity for the benefit of others.

Musical Tots @ The Field - The Field Library
October 29, 2014 - Peekskill

Children ages 5 and younger who are walking are invited to join Lori Cohen for an interactive program of music and movement. Kids and caregivers, be prepared to sing 'n shake! No sign-up required. Sponsored by the Friends of The Field Library.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 29, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 28 nights in 2014! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! Walk through a covered bridge adorned with jack o' lanterns on all sides - even the ceiling! - and emerge to the sight of Sleepy Hollow Country's most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman! Oooh and ahh at intricate pumpkin portraits of characters from Washington Irving's famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tumbling acrobats and circus characters will put a smile on your face, and a special 10th anniversary pumpkin cake will whet your appetite for...more pumpkins! Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex! Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's Blaze', which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. Recommended for all ages. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at or call 914-366-6900. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and 14-16.

Open Gym at JW Tumbles Rye Brook - JW Tumbles Rye Brook
October 29, 2014 - Rye Brook

Open play time in the gym. Kids ages 4 months-9 years get a chance to play in the gym - a safe and clean environment free from the cold or heat. Continuous supervision by a parent or caregiver is required.

Knitting at the Mount Kisco Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
October 29, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Learn to knit at the library! If you already know how to knit (or crochet) bring your current project and enjoy a visit with other knitters and crocheters. Beginners: bring a pair of size 8 or 10 straight knitting needles and a skein of yarn. This program is free and open to knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, ages 10 and older. Registration is not required. For more information call 914-666-8041. Knitting will meet upstairs in the small meeting room.

Science Lab - Cambria Heights Library
October 29, 2014 - Cambria Heights

Children in grades 1-6 enjoy fun, interactive science activities.

The Enchanted Castle - Burr Homestead
October 29, 2014 - Fairfield

Parents and their children can tour seven fantasy theme rooms: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Candy land, The Pirates of the Carribean and Aladdin. This event is designed for children 2-10 years of age. Funds raised at the Castle benefit The Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers at Bridgeport Hospital supporting specialized programs such as Cancer Therapy, Fit and Healthy Kids Program, Women's Health program, Music Therapy, specialized equipment and scholarships.

Evening Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library Mill Basin branch
October 29, 2014 - Brooklyn

Enjoy an evening story time for kids.

Game On! - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
October 29, 2014 - Park Slope

Come play classic board games and meet new friends!

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
October 29, 2014 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

Pump It Up's Witch's Brew! - Pump It Up Norwalk
October 29, 2014 - Norwalk

Have Halloween fun playing in giant inflatables. Get your fortune told. Taste delicious Witch's Brew drink and play witchy games and win prizes. Includes one free slice of pizza and a beverage.

Haunted House - Grandma's Kitchen
October 29, 2014 - Northvale

Kids can bake and decorate Halloween cookie lollipops. Afterward, they will take them home in a Jack O'Lantern luminary that they can use at home (tealight included). Registration is required.

Halloween Celebration - 74th St. MAGIC
October 29, 2014 - Upper East Side

Enjoy not-so-spooky shenanigans in this special Halloween edition of MAGIC Makers Clubhouse where art, music, dramatic play, cooking and science meet for a ton of collaborative fun.

Parent Tour of Ready, Set, Go Preschoolers Program - Rutgers Community Programs
October 29, 2014 - Upper West Side

Parents are invited to a tour of the Ready, Set, Go! preschoolers program for children ages 2.9-5. The program is dedicated to nurturing children’s curiosity and creativity in a flexible and warm environment where children learn through play. Tours are for parents only: RSVP to Jennifer Moore at or by phone.

The 4th Annual Stephanie O's Halloween Ball - Carlyle on the Green
October 29, 2014 - Farmingdale

This annual event attracts over 1,000 Long Islanders and a portion of the proceeds from this event will be given to Autism Speaks. You'll enjoy live entertainment, Halloween Buffet, cash bar, costume parade and contest, prizes, raffles, silent auction and Meet & Greet with Stephanie O! and many other surprises! For tickets go to the website.

Halloween Family Fun - The Voelker Orth Museum
October 29, 2014 - Flushing

The Halloween spooky spirits extend and invitation to join them for some haunted merriment at the Museum. Enjoy ghoulish art projects, terrarium-making complete with hungry Venus fly traps, not-too-scary stories, treats, and surprises. Come in costume and join the fun!

Christian Finnegan, Chris DiStefano, Yannis Pappas, Zainab Johnson, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 29, 2014 - New York

The Lemonade Stand Variety Show w/Chris DiStefano, Jessica Delfino, Sam Haft, and Much More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 29, 2014 - New York

The Lemonade Stand: an old school NYC comedy variety show, hosted by Sam Haft, starring national headlining comedians and featuring dirty folk rock by Jessica Delfino ("NYC's Queen of Obscene"--Village Voice), comedy, music, stand-up, burlesque, raffles and more with special guests and a new line up every other Wednesday at 10pm.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David Finkel - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
October 29, 2014 - Garden City

David Finkel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Thank You for Your Service will be speaking at the Ruth S. Harley University Center. The lecture, co-sponsored by the Collaboration Project, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Thank You for Your Service, a gripping portrayal of the effects of the Iraq war on veterans, their families and our country, was selected as this year’s Adelphi Community Reads (AU Reads) book as it relates to the year-long series of events exploring the Changing Nature of War and Peace. Finkel had a strong background in journalistic writing and reporting before authoring his two critically acclaimed books, The Good Soldiers and Thank You for Your Service. While writing for the Washington Post, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for his three-part piece on US-backed program to encourage democracy in Yemen. He has also reported from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and all over the United States. Furthermore, he has directly covered and reported on wars in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq. His first book, The Good Soldiers, was drawn from his reporting of the front lines of the 2007 troop surge in Iraq. The book was praised for its journalistic way of looking at the direct effects of war on the soldiers in the midst of it. The book follows a commander as he begins to experience the realities of war without any romanticism that typically is associated with accounts of war. Widespread acclaim came from the realism which Finkel viewed the war and his book ended up as one of the 10 best books of the year according to the New York Times Book Review. Finkel followed his first book up with Thank You for Your Service, a touching account of the return home and the struggle of readapting to civilian life for the same men in his previous book. Finkel addressed the problems that war creates outside the realm of the battle field in a way that encourages discussion on how we can deal with the effects of war as a society. Elizabeth D. Samet noted, “This is not -nor should it be- an easy book. But it is an essential one.” Adelphi Community Reads (AU Reads) is a program designed to connect and engage our campus and broader community through a shared reading, book discussions and activities. All first-year students are given free copies of the AU Reads book in order to provide them with an intellectual link to each other and to our larger University community. For further information, please call the Adelphi Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555 or visit for ticketing information.

Rock or Treat? FunikiJam Halloween Party for Kids! - Ellie Herman Annex
October 29, 2014 - Brooklyn

Rock or Treat at the FunikiJam World Music Halloween Party for kids. Celebrate the spook-tacular season with high energy live music, costume parade, and treats for all. FunikiJam World Tours performs live weekly across the nation. Recommended for ages 0-5 with an adult companion.

The Addams Family Ball - The Box
October 29, 2014 - New York

"This party is dedicated to The Box Family, our staff, production team & our regulars. This theme parallels with the eccentricity of the performers, staff, and those like-minded guests who come to appreciate it. Minimums are not as high as the weekend as an appreciative gesture to our loyal clients. There will also be bottle specials for the bar crowd. The attire calls for goth ball chic. This is an opportunity for everyone to get fancied up in pinstripes, rounded collars, pompadours & fascinators, all in macabre Wednesday fashion. Just watch out for creepy cousin Hand & Uncle Fester flickering bulbs in our dimly lit bathrooms."

a/waken Open Mic - NY Writers Coalition
October 29, 2014 - Brooklyn

Join an evening of new writing from participants in a/waken, a workshop presented by NY Writers Coalition and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. Share your story at the open mic. Support the environment and share what you would hate to lose to climate chaos by participating in the Climate Ribbon Project. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Come early for music — and to sign up for the open mic.

American Horror Story Viewing Party at Slate - Slate
October 29, 2014 - New York

Wednesday nights at Slate just got a little freakier! Join the Freak Show at Slate’s weekly American Horror Story Viewing Party starting this Wednesday, October 22nd from 9PM-12AM. Enjoy Slate’s food and drink specials including $5 beers, $6 house wine/wells, $7 Candy Apple Martinis, carnival themed snacks, $5 cotton candy, $9 appetizers, ½ priced pizzas and FREE popcorn as you catch the latest developments unraveling under the big top. Customers decked out as their inner most freak will be entered to win special prizes throughout the night. Slate’s American Horror Story: Freak Show Viewing Party will continue weekly through the series finale. Slate is located on 54 West 21st Street. For reservations please call 212-989-0098.

Night Late with Nate Smith - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
October 29, 2014 - New York

Once a month, a team of late night writers selects one of the UCB's top performers and builds an entire late night talk show pilot around their distinct personality. It's Night Late! Each time, every part of the previous show is completely dismantled and the new host enters to inspire a new theme, new structure, bits, field pieces, graphics, music, guests, and stunts -- the new host rising from the previous show like a phoenix/Muse hybrid. For one late night, our performer is deified. Night Late: it's the UCB Theatre's Late Night Monster Machine. October Host: NATE SMITH (Inside Amy Schumer, Tail! Spin!) Nate is a wonderful blend of absurd & smutty and so is his talk show. Playing "Anthony Weiner" in the lauded off-Broadway play "Tail! Spin!", he's fully immersing himself in the world of politics and sex. It's gonna be crude and funny... but also touching. -------SPECIFICS------ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 307 W 26th St New York, NY (at 8th Ave) Take CE to 23rd St stop Wed. October 29th, 11PM $5 212.366.9176 Starring Nate Smith, Brandon Scott Jones, Achilles Stametelaky, Geoff Garlock, & Eric Cunningham Contact:

BalletCollective - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 30, 2014 - New York

BalletCollective presents two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration. The program will include the company's "The Impulse Wants Company" (2013). All pieces will be accompanied by live music and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. Artist David Salle will collaborate with director/choreographer Troy Schumacher and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone on a new work for five dancers. The new ballet, inspired by a painting by Salle generated specifically for this collaboration, will feature company members Taylor Stanley, Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, David Prottas and Meagan Mann. The program will also include "Dear and Blackbirds," a world premiere pas de deux for dancers Ashley Laracey and Harrison Coll, choreographed by Troy Schumacher with music by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, based on a poem by Cynthia Zarin. "The Impulse Wants Company" (2013) is a collaboration between Schumacher, Ludwig-Leone and Zarin. The piece premiered at The Joyce Theater in August, 2013.

Born To Play Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through October 30, 2014 - Syosset

Trial session for an activity class designed to introduce children to athletic movement, supervised exercise, and baseball!

Major League Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through October 30, 2014 - Syosset

Trial run for a class that will be fast paced and designed to prepare players for their upcoming Spring seasons. Topics include hitting, fielding, throwing techniques, positional play, and game strategies.

Holistic Moms Meet and Learn - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through October 30, 2014 - Mineola

Come and learn about natural ways to support your families. Learn about nutrition, essential oils, parenting tips and more. Come meet like-minded moms and share whats working for you! Classes are led by Certified Holistic Health & Parent Coaches. Children are welcome but must be supervised by parents.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2014 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster's imagination.

Worlding - Queens Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel Open Full-Time - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

The Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens) kicks off its full-season schedule! Come by for great thrills, fun, and adventure! Fantasy Forest has several great amusement rides, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper, the Corona Choo Choo, and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster! The amusement park and carousel are located right next to the Queens Zoo! Come celebrate Spring with us and enjoy the exciting rides of Fantasy Forest! Tickets, pricing, and hours are available on our website at! We also are home to the most thrilling birthday parties in Queens!

Artillery Drills, Soldier's Camp, and More - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 31, 2014 - Stony Point

Kids and their parents (and grandparents) can get a living history lesson and learn about the role Stony Point played in the American Revolution. Check out an 18th century Soldier's Camp with a resident blacksmith Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Hold your ears for an artillery drill featuring the battlefield's 6-pounder cannon Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. And visit online for a schedule of special summer events including evening tours by lantern light, holiday celebrations, and Lighthouse Day. Battlefield tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All events are weather and staffing permitting. Call before your visit to confirm.

Pearl River Farmers' Market - The River
Through October 31, 2014 - Pearl River

The market is open Friday's through October and features conventional and organic produce from Hudson Valley farmers, local honey and eggs, fresh baked goods, small batch ice cream, cut flowers, children's books, story times, prepared food from Rockland Roots, children's activities and entertainment, and more. For more information, email:

Worlding - Queens Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2014 - Flushing

An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through October 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Every Sunday from 2-4pm in October, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from Take-home gardening to fish printing. Oct. 5: The Bee's Knees Recycling Art; Oct. 12: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop and Blue Crab Catch; Oct. 29: Real Deal Fish Printing; Oct. 26: Jack-O-Lantern Painting. Space and supplies are limited, so please RSVP to Chelsea Garabito at For more info, visit, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through October 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each, it's fun! Parents can enjoy a three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids younger than age 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in October from 12pm to 4pm. Visit for details.

Day of the Dead Workshop - White Plains Public Library
Through October 31, 2014 - White Plains

Following ancient Day of the Dead traditions, children and their families will make an altar to honor the lives and times of beloved deceased family members. Workshop meets Oct. 14, 21, and 28 at 4:30pm. Registration begins Sept. 30.

Apple Picking - Closed for the Season - The Orchards of Concklin
Through October 31, 2014 - Pomona

The Orchards of Concklin has ended their pick-your-own apples for the 2014 season.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2014 - Bronx

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is open all day for exploration, with guided activities from 1:30-5:30pm weekdays and 10am-5:30pm weekends. Each day, children can play inside a "gourd-geous" Pumpkin House; go on a scavenger hunt for fall fruits; look for wiggly worms under a rotting log; put on their own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater; read spooky stories; and watch pumpkin seeds sprout in a germination chamber. On weekends, children can read spooky stories and enjoy Halloween parades that travel throughout the Children's Adventure Garden. Sept. 20 through Oct. 31.

Rookie Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through October 31, 2014 - Syosset

Have fun while you play and learn the right way! Trial run for a fun baseball class focusing on hitting, fielding, throwing, and developing an understanding of the game.

Shades of Color Characters - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2014 - Garden City

Create a seasonally-inspired little creature or character using paint chips and a variety of other materials. Through October 31.

24th ANNUAL SCARECROW COMPETITION - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through October 31, 2014 - Stony Brook

This will be the 24th year the spooky, silly, scary six-foot creations will adorn the pathways of Stony Brook Village Center for visitors to vote in their favorite. This year, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all scarecrows decorated with a majority of pink will receive 50 bonus points towards the competition. Entry Forms are available in most Stony Brook Village Center shops, at the offices of WMHO and online at Winners will receive cash prizes awarded at WMHO's Annual Halloween Festival,on October 31. Registration deadline is October 3.

Annual Halloween Model Train Show - Lasdon Park Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
Through October 31, 2014 - Katonah

Get ready to beam down to the Lasdon Park "Area 51" Train Show and Halloween Party! Aliens, flying saucers, mutants, and other extraterrestrial surprises will "invade" northern Westchester during the October "Area 51" Halloween festivities, including a themed train show and costume party, at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers. Throughout the season, the Lasdon main house will be decorated with an eerie alien/space theme of "Area 51," which is the Nevada desert Air Force complex famous in pop culture as home to secret extraterrestrials, UFOs, strange otherworldly experiments, and conspiracy theories that surround them. The annual Lasdon Halloween Model Train Show, also decked out in the alien theme, will be on view Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25 and 26, from 11am-3:30pm each day. On Halloween Friday, Oct. 31, viewing hours are 3pm-6pm. The display consists of Lionel trains chugging along on more than 300 feet of track, past tiny buildings and miniature deserts. To add to the fun, the Lasdon Hay Maze will return this year, bigger and better than ever. There will be a scavenger hunt for children, and costumed ET will be available for photo opportunities in or out of his space craft. The maze will be open daily from 8am-4pm.

The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 01, 2014 - Flushing

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Gisele Vienne - New York Live Arts Theater
Through November 01, 2014 - New York

Making her New York Live Arts debut, Gisele Vienne, in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and KTL - Stephen O'Malley & Peter Rehberg, takes audience members on an emotionally stirring journey that blurs the lines between reality and fiction. A true hybrid dance-theater work set in the visually arresting scenic landscape of a snowy winter night, Kindertotenlieder takes inspiration from the "uncanny" as presented by Sigmund Freud. The work examines the representation of horrifying dread as something both familiar and alien, triggering a cathartic, ceremonial experience.

Minor League Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through November 01, 2014 - Syosset

Have fun while you play and learn the right way! Trial run for a fun baseball class focusing on hitting, fielding, throwing, and developing an understanding of the game.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
Through November 01, 2014 - 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, Kruk's spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Event takes place at the Old Dutch Church, just across the street from Philipsburg Manor. Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. Admission for this 45-minute performance by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at Please note: Parking for this event is at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.

Horseman's Hollow 2014 - Philipsburg Manor
Through November 01, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman's Hollow returns for a third year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings. 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. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Heads will definitely roll...maybe even your own! Attracting widespread media attention including a feature on CBS national news, this event is NOT suitable for small children or the timid, but it is one of Westchester's premier haunted attractions, right in the heart of the village of Sleepy Hollow. WARNING: This event is NOT suitable for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at

THE BOY FROM OZ - Theatre Three
Through November 01, 2014 - Port Jefferson

The funny and heart-breaking true story of Australian entertainer Peter Allen from his humble beginnings through meteoric rise to international fame and celebrity. Features many of Allen's hit songs, including "I Go to Rio," "I Honestly Love You," and the Academy Award-winning "Arthur's Theme." September 20-November 1.

'Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through November 01, 2014 - Upper West Side

Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the pair's pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest. Now, safely at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The siblings once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Blood Manor - 163 Varick Street
Through November 01, 2014 - New York

BLOOD MANOR IS A FIRST CLASS HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labrinth of passageways designed to to maximize one's fears. *Not recommended for kids under 14 years. *Wheelchair accessible. Thursdays, 7:30pm-midnight Sundays, 6pm-11pm Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm-1am Saturdays, Oct. 18 & 25 7:30pm-2am Wednesday, Oct. 22 7:30pm-midnight Tuesday, Wed., & Thurs., Oct. 28-30 7:30pm-1am Halloween Night, 6pm-1am Saturday, Nov. 1 7:30pm-1am

The Turn of the Screw presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival - Boscobel House & Gardens
Through November 01, 2014 - Garrison

In The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, a young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children and begins to see ghosts...or does she? Sure to be an unforgettable evening of spine-tingling mystery and intrigue, the production is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. A reception will follow each performance. Tickets are $50 and available exclusively online at Oct. 29-Nov. 1, at 7pm. About the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Celebrating their 28th season, HVSF is the only resident Shakespeare company in the Hudson Valley region. HVSF's productions and education programs reach 75,000 people of all ages each year, and its performances are consistently acclaimed for their spontaneous, spare, and freewheeling playing style. HVSF makes its home under a specially designed, open-air theater tent perched high on the banks of the Hudson River on the grounds of historic Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, New York. Using the dramatic views of the Hudson Highlands as near-perfect stage scenery, HVSF presents unparalleled productions in a perfect marriage of theater and nature.

Gateway's Not So Scary Adventure for Kids - The Gateway Playhouse
Through November 01, 2014 - Bellport

Come one, come all – take a stroll through the batty maze, with giggles and squeals, as you meet goofy creatures, bewitching tricks, and ghoulish delights. A cheerful guide accompanies groups through this well-lit tour and introduces fun characters along the way. Family-friendly tunes complete the atmosphere… there may even be a treat at the end. Admission includes pumpkin bouncer, face painting, balloons and more. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Saturdays and Sundays, October 11-November 1.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House & The Terror Trail - Playland Amusement Park
Through November 01, 2014 - Rye

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Zombies, ghouls, ghosts and creeps eagerly await you when the "Scared by the Sound" Haunted House returns to Playland Park in Rye, beginning Saturday, Oct. 4. Visitors are invited into the 10,000-square-foot haunt, which features the Crypt Walk, Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, plus some all-new scenes. In addition, test your survival skills in the all new outdoor Black-Out Maze. From Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, hours for Scared by the Sound are Fridays: 8-11pm, Saturdays: 7-11pm, Sundays: 7-10pm, and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1: 7-11pm. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for sale each evening. Admission for "Scared by the Sound" is $16. Go to to purchase tickets online by credit card. In-park ticket purchases will be by cash only (ATM onsite). Call 914-906-0818 for general information and corporate and group sales. The event is not recommended for children younger than 10 alone or with an adult, nor is it advised that persons with medical conditions or those adversely affected by strobe lighting or fog attend. "Scared by the Sound" is held rain or shine, and parking for the attraction is free. Please note that the park's amusement rides will not be open. Enter the attraction area near the Fountain Plaza entrance. "Scared by the Sound" is presented by After Dark Attractions, LLC. Playland, a Westchester County Park, can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95), Playland Parkway exit 19. For more information, visit or call 1-877-SCARY-FUN.

Harmless Halloween Horrors - Hudson Valley Writers Center
Through November 01, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Harmless Halloween Horrors October isn't only for big kids and big scares! Join Storyteller David Neilsen for some ghoulish and silly Halloween tales, selected and prepared for our younger trick-or-treaters. Because even little kids can use a good spook every now and again! This reading will take place at 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Oct. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, and Nov. 1. Please specify choice of date and time upon registration.

Food Film Fest -
Through November 01, 2014 - New York City

TASTE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN! Presented in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival is a multi-sensory experience where guests taste the food they see on the screen. Description Taste What You See On the Screen! Presented in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival is a cinematic scratch n' sniff where guests taste the food they see on the screen in New York City, Chicago and Charleston, SC.

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, a major survey of one of the most influential artists working in the photographic medium, confirms Christopher Williams's (American, b. 1956) status as one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking artists of his generation, one whose interests in his generational elders is mirrored by the impact he is currently having on younger artists. In a career spanning nearly 30 years, Williams has explored the realms of photojournalism, picture archives, mass media, and commercial imaging, producing a concise oeuvre of photographs that carries an outsized impact on artists and cultural historians today. Deeply invested in the history of photography as a medium of art and intellectual inquiry, he is committed to furthering a critique of late capitalist society, in which images typically function as agents of consumer spectacle. Williams is currently professor of photography at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, a position previously held by Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall (fleetingly), and -- for 20 illustrious years -- Bernd Becher.

The Haunted House at Bayville Adventure Park - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 02, 2014 - Bayville

Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a spooky world of frights and surprises to become Bayville Scream Park. Featuring Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates, and Evil in the Woods.

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Br?tescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions structures for which he has been renowned since the early 1980s-set within a specially engineered landscape designed in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Gunther Vogt (born 1957, Balzers, Liechtenstein.) Constructed of hedge rows and curves of two-way mirrored glass, the pavilion will be both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment for visitors.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

World's Fair In Legos - Queens Theatre-Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through November 02, 2014 - Flushing

Didn't see the 1964 World's Fair? No worries, families can experience some of the highlights of the fair in this fun and unique display featuring 7 iconic symbols reimagined by expert Lego builder Cody Wells.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species-including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider-the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders' key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders.

In the Garden of Sonic Delights - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through November 02, 2014 - Katonah

"In the Garden of Sonic Delights" is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region's most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world's most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site's unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection. Open June 7 through Nov. 2.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 02, 2014 - Upper West Side

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species-including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider-the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders' key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders.

Kontakthof - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 02, 2014 - Brooklyn

Marking the 30th anniversary of its New York debut at BAM, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to Brooklyn with one of its beloved founder's seminal dance-theater works.

Sunset Wagon Rides - Suffolk County Farm
Through November 02, 2014 - Yaphank

Gather up 20 of your friends and family members and pick a date between September 19-November 2 to have your very own party on the farm which includes a wagon ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, and a campfire with marshmallows. Call 852-4609 to schedule.

Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities - Lyndhurst
Through November 02, 2014 - Tarrytown

There's a monster in every family! Lyndhurst was the home of three families over a period of 120 years, including that of Robber Baron Jay Gould. Visitors to the Halloween attraction, "Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities," will meet long-dead family members and be led on a spooky tour of the Lyndhurst mansion. Guests will be able to experience the spectacular gothic castle at night and in a way rarely seen. While the event will appeal to adults and teens, younger children can also participate as the performance is appropriate for all ages. 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 takes place in the Carriage House. You will be escorted down the path to the Mansion in time to enter. Costumes are encouraged. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Proof of age may be required. Accessibility: Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicapped accessible. Please alert Lyndhurst staff to any special needs in advance of your visit. Limited parking is available for guests with special needs. If necessary, a motorized cart (driven by a Lyndhurst staff member) will be made available for guests. Oct. 17-19, 24-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. For the complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Through November 02, 2014 - Irvington

During October, Sunnyside celebrates its connection to Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." A daytime visit to Sunnyside is the perfect prelude to an evening at the Blaze, Horseman's Hollow, or Irving's "Legend." Irving's fascinating home - a colorful blend of architectural styles - will showcase numerous objects related to Irving's famous story. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and experience one of Irving's spooky tales on a walk through the woods. Recommended for all ages. Admission is by timed tours which begin at 10am. Last tour at 3pm each day. Buy tickets in advance at Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities. Annual favorites include jack-o'-lantern illumination, Creatures of the Night walkthrough experience; 3-D pumpkin carving demos and displays, hay maze, broadway cast member appearances, costume parade, music, magic, crafts, and more, with some additional Halloween surprises! An eerie walk-through experience - Jack-O'-Lantern Illumination - Creatures of the Night will take over the exhibits in the former World of Darkness, creating a one-of-a-kind, illuminated Halloween display. Broadway cast members from plays including Pippin, Motown, Cinderella, On the Town, and the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe will make special appearances. Entertainment will include original musical revue Carnival of Extraordinary Animals and encore performances from magician David Levitan, and the musical group, Gigi and the Lend me a Hand Band All Boo at the Zoo activities are included with the price of admission with the exception of Dinosaur Safari and the Jack-O'-Lantern Illumination; both are included with the Total Experience Ticket. Visit for the full schedule.

Happy Haunts - Adventureland
Through November 02, 2014 - Farmingdale

Enjoy live entertainment, family-friendly frights, and the amusement park's regular attractions, including kiddie and thrill rides.

The Turn of the Screw - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Figures pass through the shadows and stare into windows, watching the children, waiting to take them away. Their young governess stands ready to protect them – but do they want to be saved? Everyday Inferno Theatre Company presents a haunting new adaptation of Henry James' classic novella of innocence, sensuality, and horror in a site-specific staging produced in partnership with The Morris-Jumel Mansion. Tickets are $18 per person and $13 for members. Tickets can be purchased online at . Members should call the Mansion at 212-923-8008 for the membership discount code before purchasing tickets. Thursday -Sat., shows 8pm Sunday shows, 6pm

See It Big! Horror - Museum of the Moving Image
Through November 02, 2014 - Astoria

At the Museum of the Moving Image, as part of the ongoing series programmed with the online film magazine Reverse Shot, See It Big! Horror will feature six timeless big-screen classics: The Exorcist (1973), featuring the work of makeup master Dick Smith, who died earlier this year; the silent classics Nosferatu (1922), in a new digital restoration, and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), presented with live musical accompaniment; James Whale's The Bride of Frankenstein (1935); Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968); and Poltergeist (1982). All films in this series will be shown in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater. Then, from 10/30-11/2, it's the Korean Horror Picture Show, will feature six contemporary films that showcase the resurgence of the Korean horror genre in recent years.

Gotham City Ghost Tour - NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Come on this walking tour of the historic, infamous, eerie and macabre of Greenwich Village history. You'll see the spooky cemetery at St Marks; the hanging elm, a 19th century execution site; the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; the home of Edgar Allan Poe; and the burial ground at Washington Square, just to name a few. And you thought only subways ran beneath the city streets! Call for reservations and meeting point.

EXHIBITION: The Smithsonian Institution's THE WAY WE WORKED - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 04, 2014 - Stamford

The Way We Worked is a fund and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in America. It draws from the rich photographic collections at the National Archives to illustrate the changes in the workforce and work environments. Interactive videos, audio features, graphics and work-related objects offer multiple interpretive opportunities for visitors within the colorful panels of photographs. Audio components share workers? stories about changes in their industries, coping with new tools and technologies, and confro

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