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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 3


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

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

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

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

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

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 03, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Garnerville

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

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
October 03, 2011 - Wilton

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

Monty's Music - Scarsdale Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Scarsdale

Interactive entertainment and musical theatre for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

ABA Training: Behavior problems and treatment - Quality Services for the Autistic Community
October 03, 2011 - Baldwin

The presentation will be delivered by Anne Denning, Director of Training.

Long Island Parent Support Group, Sibling Group, and ABA Training Series - Quality Services for the Autistic Community
October 03, 2011 - Baldwin

ABA Training on behavior problems and treatment will be directed by Anne Denning.

Anime Club - Somers Library
October 03, 2011 - Somers

Watch and discuss Japanese Anime. This club is open to all new members.

I Can Draw--Art Classes for Kids - Kid Esteem Montessori
October 03, 2011 - Lindenhurst

Ms. Amy show step-by-step how to draw and color animals, master artists works, landscapes and more using oil pastels, markers and watercolor paints. Check the website for updated class schedule.

New Mother's Discussion Group - Huntington Public Libary
October 03, 2011 - Huntington

New moms gather for discussions led by a certifed and licensed councelor. Topics include infant development and growth, the changing family dynamics and adjusting to new motherhood. Bring your baby and take advantage of this opportunity to meet other new mothers.

Understanding Modern Art - Somers Library
October 03, 2011 - Somers

A look at the state of contemporary art and how it impacts society. Artist Jim Sparks presents an illustrated lecture in clear and understandable language. Register online at or call 914-232-5717.

Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Safety - Birthing Wisdom
October 03, 2011 - Blauvelt

This class presents age-appropriate home-proofing and safety concerns inside and outside the home from infancy to toddlerhood. Parents and caregivers will also learn how to deal with an emergency situation. Infant/Child CPR and choking will be presented and reviewed by participants with hands-on return demonstration on sanitary/sterilized individual face shield CPR Manikins.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 03, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children 2-5 meet a museum animal, hear a story and do a craft or nature game. A portion of each class is spent outdoors.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Second Grade Book Club - Scarsdale Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Scarsdale

Books and talk for 2nd graders.

Fourth Grade Book Club - Scarsdale Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Scarsdale

Books and talk for 4th graders.

Computer Classes - Ossining Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Ossining

Improve your skills, ongoing Mondays, on the 2nd Floor.

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Ossining

Teen Room librarian Catherine Riedel leads a weekly Hatha Yoga class. For ages 12 and up. In the Budarz Theater. Call the Teen Room to register.

Mother Goose Story Time - Ossining Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Ossining

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music, for children ages 1 to 2-1/2 years old with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Baby Laptime - Ossining Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Ossining

Finger plays and lap games in a small group setting, for babies who are not yet walking. In the Children's Room.

Deafness Research Foundation's Annual "Celebrating the Senses" Reception - New York Academy of Medicine
October 03, 2011 - Manhattan

The Deafness Research Foundation will host its annual fundraising reception, "Celebrating the Senses." This exclusive event brings together 250 of New York's most influential socialites, opinion leaders, professional athletes, titans of industry, and brilliant scientific minds for an evening of culinary delights, live entertainment, and a silent auction with one-of-a-kind items and experiences. This year's reception will feature the premiere of a multimedia art installation by composer and artist Jay Alan Zimmerman, whose work utilizes rhythmic video projections, visual music, and synesthesia to truly celebrate the senses. Proceeds from the event will benefit DRF, whose mission is to attain a lifetime of healthy hearing and balance through quality research, education, and advocacy. Since its founding in 1958, DRF has awarded approximately 2,000 research grants, totaling over $26 million. The reception follows DRF's Hearing Restoration Initiative Summit, which will bring together the leaders in the field of cell regeneration research in the ear to discuss current research and potential therapies to restore hearing.

Toddler Morning - Jill's Ceramics
October 03, 2011 - West Nyack

Young artists can paint a seasonal item for the Fall. Choose from pumpkins, witches, ghosts, goblins, and more. Pieces can be painted and taken home the same day or glazed. Fee includes instruction. Please call to RSVP.

Stories & More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity. For grades K-2.

Free Monthly Drop-In Creative Ballet Dance Class - Fleur de Lis Academy
October 03, 2011 - Wilton

Children aged 3-5 can join this storybook dance class that combines an introduction to traditional ballet concepts with uninhibited creative movement. Each class incorporates stories, thematic costumes and special props while introducing classical ballet technique.

Nature Nursery---Fantastic Fall Frolic - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
October 03, 2011 - Fairfield

Activities include singing songs and dancing like a falling leaf, turning over logs and using crayons and paintbrushes to capture scenes of the season. Advance registration required.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-4 are invited with a parent or caregiver to listen to stories and make a fun craft together. Registration begins one week before program for HKDPL cardholders and the day before the program for everyone else.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear a story then make a craft to take home. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Blooming Babies: Circles, Circles, Everywhere! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 03, 2011 - Crown Heights

Children ages 18 months-2.5 years practice shape recognition and discover why circles are one of a kind. Investigate circles in special objects and decorate a colorful Mandala to take home.

I Wanna Be the Artist - Queens Library: Arverne Branch
October 03, 2011 - Arverne

With the tough economy, finding a job can be tough for parents and teens alike. Be prepared to tackle a tricky market by coming to the library. Get free job training from any computer with an Internet connection using NY Wired. Then, learn how to register and customize a job training program based on your own needs.

Healthy Eating Workshop for Youth - Queens Library: Lefrak City Branch
October 03, 2011 - Corona

Teens and tweens ages 11-14 will explore the digestive system, read food labels, and learn about the importance of water, fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. This interactive workshop will teach the science of nutrition with eye-popping illustrations. Preregistration for the class is required.

Young Adult College Admissions 101: How to Pursue Your Higher Education, Part 1 of 4 - Queens Library: Broadway Branch
October 03, 2011 - Flushing

If getting into college weren't stressful enough, teens also have to worry about picking the right one. Whether you always had dreams of med school or are still undecided, the library's 4-part seminar will help put your mind at ease. In this session, the instructor will cover assessing your interests to find the schools that fit you best.

Author Talk--College Grad Seeks Future: Turning Your Talents, Strengths, & Passions into the Perfect Career - Westport Public Library
October 03, 2011 - Westport

Career and college consultant Matthew Greene talks about t the highly individualistic nature of choosing a career.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
October 03, 2011 -

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

Il Volo - Beacon Theatre
October 03, 2011 - New York

Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble joined together to form Il Volo (Italian for 'flight') after appearing together in a popular Italian talent show "Ti Lascio Una Canzone". The three dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard "O Sole Mio."

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
October 03, 2011 - Brooklyn

Babies and children (birth-5 years) explore toys and hear stories. A nice social opportunity for toddlers and pre-K children.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
October 03, 2011 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Kids (Age Six and older) play classic and new board games from the past.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
October 03, 2011 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Kids (Age Six and older) play classic and new board games from the past.

Preschool Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library Windsor Terrace Branch
October 03, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children enjoy stories and songs while socializing.

Information Literacy for Kids - Queens Library: Windsor Park Branch
October 03, 2011 - Bayside

Join the Windsor Park librarians for the first ever information literacy class for children (grades 3-5) and their parents. Give your kids the tools to navigate the library. In four sessions, learn how to find books in the library and use the many wonderful resources for school projects.

Tiny Tots: Leaves - Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL)
October 03, 2011 - Rockville Centre

This activity is perfect for a parent or caretaker and your 18-36 month old. Each week a different theme is featured. Kids will enjoy a story,an activity, and more.

Babycize - Suffolk Y JCC
October 03, 2011 - Commack

Come join other moms and their infants in a soft, colorful environment. Help your baby develop motor skills through tactile and visual stimulation. This is a six week class.

Yoga on the Farm - Benner's Farm
October 03, 2011 - East Setauket

One hour sessions of eclectic Hatha Yoga for teens and adults.

The Bedtime Routine: Feeding & Sleep Strategies for Moms of Two - Prenatal Yoga Center
October 03, 2011 - Manhattan

New moms of two can ask questions, discuss ways to streamline their bedtime routine, and find out how to actually enjoy that time of the day with their children.

Book Signing: 'The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse' - Barnes & Noble Union Square
October 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrated children's author Eric Carle will sign copies of his new picture book in which an artist paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox, and a polka-dotted donkey. This book is filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career and celebrates the power of art.

The Bangles - Highline Ballroom
October 03, 2011 -

It was 30 years ago that guitarists Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson and drummer Debbi Peterson formed the Bangles in a Brentwood, California, garage. They did so based on two crucial elements: their common love for rock's golden age and the crystalline sound they quite naturally created when they blended their voices. These intertwined epiphanies sent them off together on a long and winding road that continues to this special moment: the appearance of Sweetheart of the Sun, an album filled with a fresh batch of definitive Bangles songs. The release reveals The Bangles at their equally beguiling extremes, as soaring folk-rock harmonies coexist with adrenalized rave-ups inspired by the band's roots in Nuggets-era garage rock. After a long and storied career that has included numerous smash hits (including 1986's "Walk Like an Egyptian" and 1988's "Eternal Flame") and one split at the end of the '80s, why is this trio still making music together? "I feel like I do have to do it," says Vicki, "but more importantly, I want to do it - we all do. The writing and recording have become more enjoyable than ever." Remarkably, the Bangles' second time around has lasted longer than the first, as the three longtime partners harmoniously coexist with their respective husbands and children; making music together is now another familiar, rewarding part of their lives. Much has changed in the lives and careers of Vicki, Debbi, and Susanna since that first time they played and sang together in the Hoffs' family garage 30 years ago. But one fundamental element remains unchanged from that magical day. "Within two hours," Vicki fondly remembers, "we were a band, the three of us. And we still are."

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 03, 2011 - Yonkers

Twice-monthly meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A.

David Jon Kassan live at The Ritz Plaza in NYC - The Ritz Plaza
October 03, 2011 - New York

What happens when technology becomes your canvas… David Jon Kassan live at The Ritz Plaza in NYC. Witness an iPad masterpiece created before your very eyes. Featuring a live musical performance by Jasmine Commerce. Refreshments to be served. Live creatively. Space is limited, RSVP now to Kassan Live at The Ritz Plaza - Watch David Jon Kassan’s viral iPad art on YouTube Stream the event live on the Stonehenge Facebook Page Follow #KassanLive on Twitter

American Museum of Natural History's Strange New Worlds with Ray Jayawardhana - American Museum of Natural History
October 03, 2011 - New York City

Soon astronomers expect to find alien “Earths” by the dozens in orbit around distant suns. Before the decade is out, telltale signs that these planets harbor life may be found. If they are, the ramifications for all areas of human thought—from religion and philosophy to art and biology—will be breathtaking. In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets—and alien life—beyond our solar system. A book signing will follow. The event will take place in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater (Enter at 81st Street).

American Museum of Natural History's 35th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival - American Museum of Natural History
October 03, 2011 - New York City

Celebrate 35 years of innovative nonfiction filmmaking at the annual Margaret Mead Film Festival. From observational documentaries to animated and archival works, the festival features films that illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world. The Mead sets itself apart with an exceptional program that includes intimate discussions with filmmakers and film subjects throughout the weekend. On closing night, join Darren Aronofsky for the announcement of this year's recipient of the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award.

Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition and The Rhythm of Color - Agora Gallery
Through October 04, 2011 - New York

Kick off the new season with Agora Gallery’s all new exhibitions. Bursting with creativity, the artists in Masters of the Imagination: the Latin American Fine Art Exhibition and The Rhythm of Color will present various aspects of our world in ways that will gift the audience with a new appreciation for the wonder that surrounds us. Everyone is encouraged to visit the gallery for this exciting exhibition and learn about different cultures from around the world. Exhibition Dates: September 13, 2011 – October 4, 2011. Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City. Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: Masters of the Imagination - María Eugenia Akel, Cristina Arnedo, Paloma Bernaldo de Quirós, Alessandra Busanelli, Marcela Cadena, Raul Cantu, Omar Diaz-Morales, María Susana Dos Santos, Carmen Erazo, Fausto, Maca Fernandez, Cecilia Fernandez Q, Ignacio Hábrika, kBlanchard, Karin Himmelman, Alberto Montoreano, Andre Netto, Rosa Olivo, Diego Quintavalle, Juan G. Restrepo, Gabriela Robin, Gabriela Robin, Wladimir Tasoff, Jimena Vilchez. The Rhythm of Color - John Stevenson, Madeleine Arnett, Mireille Ligterink, Christian Perez de Carvasal, Fred Mou, Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo"), Weeda Hamdan. About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Art Exhibit: 'Warhol: Paintings for Children' - 92nd Street Y
Through October 04, 2011 - Manhattan

About 80 original Warhol paintings intended to appeal to children will be hung low so that kids can see them and get up close to them. From 12-4pm on weekends in September (starting September 10), kids can participate in art workshops (preregister online) that allow them to link the paintings in the gallery with work they create themselves. Workshops include a drop-in Silkscreen studio; those that explore Warhol's practice of transforming everyday objects into art by presenting them in new ways; creating images with rubber stamps and repetition; modeling and glazing a ceramic shoe inspired by Warhol's shoe drawings; and creating a metal fish bookmark that draws on Warhol's fish wallpaper design.

Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil - Radio City Music Hall
Through October 08, 2011 -

In the latest from Cirque du Soleil, dive into a fantastically bizarre world and follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports you into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary. Call or visit website for tickets and show times. $52-$300.

Tim Okamura 'Bronx Brooklyn Queens' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through October 08, 2011 - New York

Artist's Reception: Thursday, Sept 8th, 2011 6-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11am-6pm. Nearest Subway: C, E @ 23rd & 8th Ave. Tim Okamura will exhibit a collection of his most recent work in “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens”, his first solo exhibition in New York in more than five years. The show, which runs September 8 - October 8, 2011 at Lyons Wier Gallery, will feature the signature realism of Okamura’s portraits painted in conjunction with graffiti-infused urban motifs. “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens” is a collection of primarily life-sized works that take the viewer through an exploration of the beauty and complexity of the soulful New York City woman while envisioning her transcendence to “royal” status. Each subject is captured in reverential detail, and juxtaposed against the raw, coarse reality of New York City facades. The title of each piece in the exhibition is a nod to royal culture and the “queens” of the boroughs present in each painting. Titles include "The Ascension”, "The Coronation”, “The Scepter”, "Three Queens (from King’s County)”, “Diadems”, and "The Royal Guard (Bronx)” - the only piece in the collection that includes male subjects in the background. Okamura draws inspiration from the emotionally expressive power of the human face, the rich cultural identity of New York, and the evocative urban landscapes found outside his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As in “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens”, most of his work is large in scale with oil manipulated into highly textured layers so that curly afros and shirt cuffs jump from the canvas. Okamura’s paintings live in two artistic worlds; one that includes a nine time selection for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards Exhibition at London´s National Portrait Gallery, and one that he shares with hip-hop artist and Okamura enthusiast Swizz Beatz. Celebrity collectors include musician John Mellencamp, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of hip-hop group The Roots, actress Uma Thurman and actors Bryan Greenberg and Ethan Hawke. His paintings (and hands in some scenes) were featured in the Hollywood film "Prime" starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman. Other film features include "Pieces of April" (InDiGent), "School of Rock" (Paramount), "Jersey Girl" (Miramax) and Ethan Hawke's "The Hottest State." Though he can still be considered an artist on the rise, Okamura has been recognized by institutions such as the New York Foundation for the Arts, which awarded him a Fellowship in Painting, and British royalty; Okamura was short-listed as a candidate to paint Queen Elizabeth by the Royal Surveyor of the Queen’s Picture Collection. His paintings have been chosen for inclusion in several prominent group exhibitions including “After Matisse/Picasso” at the Museum of Modern Art-affiliated P.S.1 in Queens, New York and “The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks” at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn. His work is also on display in the permanent collections of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Toronto Congress Center, the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Canada and Standard Chartered Bank in London, England.

Dally with the Devil @ Theater Row's Beckett Thtr - Theater Row
Through October 08, 2011 - new york

VICTOR L. CAHN's DALLY WITH THE DEVIL TO GET WORLD PREMIERE THIS SEPTEMBER. Directed by ERIC PARNESS. Beginning performances September 10. Opening September 14, 2011 At Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre 3 women, 2 campaigns, 1 election New York: Rachel Reiner Productions is proud to present the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn’s Dally With The Devil, directed by Eric Parness. Dally With The Devil will begin performances on Saturday, September 10 and will open on September 14 running thru October 8, 2011 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200. Just in time for election season, Victor L. Cahn’s Dally With The Devil focuses on three women immersed in political intrigue: two officials from opposing campaigns compete to use a powerful blogger to influence the outcome of a Senatorial election. As charges escalate, tactics shift, and the battle swerves in unexpected directions. Dally With The Devil is filled with power plays, blackmail, and plenty of media spin…it’s politics as usual. Dally With The Devil stars Elizabeth A. Davis (The 39 Steps, The Misanthrope), Elizabeth Norment (Broadway: High, Blithe Spirit, Plenty) and Erika Rolfsrud (Exit the King, The Coast of Utopia, Rabbit Hole). The design team includes Jisun Kim (Set Designer), Michelle Eden Humphrey (Costume Designer), Pamela Kupper (Lighting Designer), and Nick Moore (Sound Designer). Dally With The Devil Written by Victor L. Cahn and directed by Eric Parness Begins Saturday, September 10 and will open on September 14 running thru October 8, 2011 Performance Schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday – Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM; Sunday at 3PM (Added performance on Monday, September 12; No show on Tuesday September 13) Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information please visit 90 minutes no intermission Press performances: Saturday, September 10 at 8PM; Sunday, September 11 at 3PM; Monday, September 12 at 7PM; Wednesday, September 14 at 8PM (opening night). VICTOR L. CAHN (Playwright) has written several plays that have been presented Off-Broadway/Regional: Embraceable Me, Fit To Kill, Roses In December (all published by Samuel French), and Sherlock Solo a one-man show performed by Mr. Cahn. His other produced scripts include Getting The Business, Of My Father’s House, Fits Like A Glove, By Any Other Name, and Romantic Trapezoid. He has acted with theater companies throughout the Capital Region of New York, playing such roles as Wendice in Dial M For Murder, Elyot in Private Lives, Garry in Present Laughter and Felix in The Odd Couple. Victor received his AB from Columbia College, where he was Concertmaster of the University Orchestra, and his MA and PhD from New York University. He has taught at Mercersburg Academy, Pomfret School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Bowdoin College, and, for the past thirty years, at Skidmore College, where he is Professor of English. He has written five books on Shakespeare, as well as volumes on Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter; Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates; the memoir Classroom Virtuoso, and Romantic Trapezoid, a novel. His articles and reviews have appeared in such varied publications as The Literary Review, Modern Drama, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and Variety. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc. ERIC PARNESS (Director) is the Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble where he has most recently directed the production of Shakespeare’s Slave by Steven Fechter. Other productions include Ibsen’s The Master Builder, Reflections: An Evening of Short Plays, Sophocles' Antigone, Gorky's The Lower Depths, Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and world premiere productions of Christopher Boal’s 23 Knives, Strange Bedfellows by Bruce Cohen, La Tempestad by Larry Loebell, The Mail Order Bride by Charles L. Mee, and Sherlock Solo by Victor L. Cahn. Other directing credits include world premieres of Embraceable Me (Theatre Row and Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, NC), Fit to Kill (Theatre Row), Kryptonite City (Hypothetical Theatre Company), and Finding Louise (Oberon Theatre Ensemble), as well as revivals of Measure for Measure, Blood Wedding, Of Mice and Men and Michael Weller’s Ghosts on Fire, and other new work with adobe theatre company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Vital Theater Company. He has also directed educational theatre for Marist College, Stern College and Brandeis University. Eric served as Assistant to Artistic Director Curt Dempster of Ensemble Studio Theatre and four seasons as Associate to Artistic Director Jeff Horowitz of Theatre for a New Audience. Eric is an alumnus of Brandeis University and the Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

'Night Sky Tonight' Series - The Discovery Museum & Planetarium
Through October 08, 2011 - Bridgeport

Series of evening planetarium presentations of the night sky followed by actual viewing of the night sky through large aperture telescopes

John Ritter 'Worked Up' - Lyons Wier Gallery Project Space
Through October 09, 2011 - New York

Artist's Reception: Friday, Sept 9th, 2011 6-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11-7pm / Sun 12- 6pm. Nearest Subway: C, E @ 23rd & 8th Ave / 1 @ 23rd St. Lyons Wier Project Space is proud to present a series of new original artwork and limited edition prints by award-winning illustrator John Ritter. Ritter's politically and emotionally charged works utilize the vernacular of the information age to create vibrant images of politics, celebrity, crime, and catastrophe. By exposing the inherent anxiety of today's world, these subversive works fashion unseen relationships and contexts through humor and clever juxtaposition. Ritter's works are simultaneously complex and accessible, offering new political as well as artistic possibilities. Ritter studies and sources potential subjects from found photographs then manufactures compositional elements by layering and combining his own original photography to make a fabricated context in which the subject matter exists. His work exists in its purest form, as a digital configuration, that has been appropriated, reconfigured and recycled into a form that is humanly expressive, provocative and consumable. Ritter’s animated and concise illustrations of celebrities and popular culture have consistently graced the pages and covers of mainstream publications such as The New Yorker, Time, GQ, The New York Times and Harpers, to name a few. John Ritter received his BFA in Fine Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Art Institute. He founded John Ritter Illustration, a full-service illustration studio specializing in electronic and traditional media, producing original artwork for editorial publication, advertising and software interface design. Clients include Adobe Systems in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the design team that created and marketed Adobe Photoshop in the early 1990's. Ritter has exhibited at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco, the California College of Art and has participated in shows in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His work will be featured in a group show of international artists in 2012 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Ritter is the recipient of several awards from prominent entities such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, The New York Society of Illustrators and Gawker. The artist lives and works in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Kayaking On the Hudson - Riverside Park South
Through October 10, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20 minutes of instruction, then explore the Hudson River first-hand. Participants must wear proper attire and know how to swim.

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 10, 2011 -

The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. This exhibition will present thirteen paintings by Hals, including two lent from private collections, and several works by other Netherlandish masters. Several of the Museum's paintings by Hals are famous, especially the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide (ca. 1616) and the so-called Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart (1623), both bequeathed to the Museum by Benjamin Altman in 1913. Also included in the exhibition will be two loans from private collections in New York—the small, exquisite Portrait of Samuel Ampzing (1630), on copper, and the well-known Fisher Girl (1630–32). A selection of other Dutch paintings from the Museum's collection and a few engravings will set Hals's work in the context of his native Haarlem and will help clarify how exceptional his animated poses and virtuoso brushwork were at the time. A portrait by Manet, inspired by Hals, will also demonstrate how strongly Hals anticipated Impressionist effects. Accompanied by a Bulletin. The exhibition is generously made possible by Bernard and Louise Palitz.

'Reflections' Exhibition - fordPROJECT
Through October 14, 2011 - Manhattan

A group exhibition showcasing three young Japanese artists: Hideaki Kawashima, Makiko Kudo, and Toru Kuwakubo. The exhibition inaugurates a collaboration with the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, widely recognized as a leading gallery in the representation of contemporary Japanese artists.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

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Picasso’s Vollard Suite-The Sculptor’s Studio - Bruce Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibition features key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.

'Newsies The Musical' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through October 16, 2011 - Millburn

Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, this new musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

New York, New York Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city is celebrated in a selection of prints and photographs that record the transformation of New York over the decades and capture the common experiences of the city’s inhabitants.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - The Theatre at St. Peter's
Through October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina Mouseling and her friends perform all types of dance - including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet - to impress a famous visitor.

The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York - 3LD Art & Technology Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

With a 51-member ensemble performing in the street while the audience looks on from inside a theatre, Jonathan Solari’s “The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York,” is far from an open book. The elaborate multi-media street spectacle’s world premiere plays a 4-week engagement from Wednesday September 21 through Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The opening is set for Saturday September 24 at 9pm. Combining video, movement, puppetry, live music and scripted performance, “Love Letter” uses 3LD’s floor-to-ceiling windows to frame the proceedings and to invert the play-going perspective. Thanks to sensitive audio and video equipment, audience members experience the interior world of the play as it unfolds outside in the real world. Conceived and directed by Jonathan Solari (“Green Sneakers”), “Love Letter” introduces us to a disillusioned young man, played by Arnaud Spanos, on the day he has decided to leave New York for good. He’s hit rock bottom and is ready to go, but as he tries to leave, an eclectic array of colorful and wonderful New Yorkers show him he has much, much further to go. "The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York" performs 28 times in a limited four-week run from Wednesday September 21 to Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9pm, and Sunday at 5pm. For tickets, which are $15, call OvationTix at 212/352-3101, or online at

The BMW Guggenheim Lab - First Park
Through October 16, 2011 -

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life. Over the Lab's six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab's first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility. The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches in New York from August 3 to October 16, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016. Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities. The public is invited to attend and to participate in free programs and experiments at the Lab. In addition, the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and social communities provide opportunities for participants around the world to engage with and to contribute to the ideas and experiments generated by the Lab.

Kelley Suttenfield: Mondays With the Masters - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 19, 2011 - New York

The Metropolitan Room welcomes jazz singer Kelley Suttenfield this fall on four consecutive Mondays at 7pm: 9/19, 9/26/ 10/3 and 10/10, in a series called “Mondays with the Masters.” Each Monday, Suttenfield will pair her offbeat, jazz-storytelling style with a different guitar master, including Howard Alden on 10/10. The complete lineup is below. Suttenfield released her debut CD, "Where is Love?" in 2009. "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland, way back when. It’s got the same feel...Give me more!" George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly. Suttenfield, New York based with Southern roots, is known internationally for her unusual spin on American music, the Beatles, Brazilian and beyond. She expanded her fan base recently to London, where she debuted at Ronnie Scott's in January 2011. The guitarist lineup is strong and eclectic: Joe Carbone (9/19): Carbone is known as a singers' accompanist, he counts Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Laine and 60's idol Bobby Rydell among his favorite gigs; Tony Romano (9/26): prolific NYC player who has toured worldwide and played with many Latin, Jazz and Pop artists including Stanley Jordan and Randy Brecker: Vic Juris (10/3): Vic has traveled far and wide with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole and Mel Torme, to name only a few greats; and Howard Alden (10/10): Alden needs little intro, but has been described as "may be the best of his generation" by JazzTimes. Bassist Matt Aronoff, whose credits include gigs with Luciana Souza at the Kennedy Center and Birdland with Peter Eldridge, joins every Monday every Monday.

Fall Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock - Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Through October 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Visitors will listen to live music, sip wine and champagne provided by Rock Center Cafe, and enjoy the 360-degree panorama of New York City at sunset. The series will feature a variety of performances, including, keyboardist and pianist Lincoln Cleary, guitarist Billy White, blues band Universal Funk Order, and local New York funk-rock band Tactylics.

Earth Matters - The Heckscher Museum
Through October 23, 2011 - Huntington

On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Island’s fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man-made materials.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Tots will plant seeds, water the garden, and pick (and eat!) fresh greens and vegetables that are all organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Picture books and simple crafts help celebrate the marvelous sensory experience of being in a garden.

Stories with Kelsey - The Dolphin Bookshop
Through October 25, 2011 - Port Washington

Inner Art Creations founder, Kelsey Fox Bennett, will be sharing the delight of stories with infants, toddlers, and caregivers each week. Kids will be invited to engage in the process of story telling through rhythm, movement, and words.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

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

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

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SeaStreak Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain - SeaStreak
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Sail aboard the SeaStreak from NYC to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain in Rockland County. Once you arrive at Bear Mountain, there is about a 10-minute nature walk along a paved trail with beautiful views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. You can also stop along the way at the Trailside Museum & Zoo or take a ride on the Merry Go Round. The festival will feature authentic German food, beer, live entertainment, and craft vendors. Reservations required; call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit for more information.

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

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

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's weekly Farmer's Market returns this year, bigger and better according to organizers. In addition to attracting new vendors this year, the market will feature special children's activities, demonstrations, and live music each week. The first Sunday of each month will also include a flea market. Rain or shine.

The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara - Asia Society and Museum
Through October 30, 2011 -

An exhibition of spectacular Buddhist sculptures, architectural reliefs and works of gold and bronze from the Gandhara region of Pakistan, most never exhibited before in the United States. The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara reveals the complex cultural influences -- from Scytho-Parthian to Greco-Roman traditions -- that fed the extraordinary artistic production of this region from the first century B.C.E. through fifth century C.E.

Fall Walks and Talks - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 30, 2011 - Stony Point

Families can get a living history lesson this fall with guided walks, talks, and demonstrations at this local site, where an important battle took place during the American Revolution. 45-minute tours start at 2pm on weekends, with interpreters leading visitors through the story of the Storming of Stony Point. At 3pm, re-enactors present an artillery demonstration, weather permitting. Finally, visitors can try making a hand-forged nail at a blacksmith shop in the Battlefields soldier's camp.

Halloween Parades - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for weekend parades through the Adventure Garden. Saturdays and Sundays (and Columbus Day Monday) through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello greet visitors at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Kids can play inside a Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a "hoot" finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log.

KiddieCruise - Pier #40
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise sails into its 5th season with fabulous parties like Princesses & Pirates, Super Heroes and Fairy Princesses and the famous HALLOWEEN event. The cruise boards from 12:00-12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm.While aboard, children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more. A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

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

CHIX 6 - Queens Theatre in the Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Flushing

The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation-and Queens native, Lourds Lane, tells the story of a comic book artist whose super-heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself. Featuring a dynamic cast and a dazzling original score, the touching story, multimedia wizardry and electrifying music will captivate the eye, ear and heart in this world premiere event.

Art Exhibit - 'Autumn Colors' - Muscoot Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Pottery and ceramic show by Hudson River Potters in the Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

LAST FRONTIERS: Anthony Fiala and the Race to the North Pole - Stamford Museum & Nature Center--Bendel Mansion
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

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