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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 30

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

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

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

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

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

'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.

Long Island Live Steamers Public Run Day - Southaven County Park
October 30, 2011 - Brookhaven

Long Island Live Steamers was founded in 1966 to preserve the fine art of precision steam model making. The railroad operates on 8.5 acres of land, and on Public Run Days, children and adults can ride the many trains. Picnic area and snack bar available. You can come early to watch the trains "steaming up."

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.

Fall Foliage Cruise - New York Water Taxi
October 30, 2011 - New York

New York Water Taxis boast spectacular autumn day trips north up through the serene Hudson Valley, a terrific way to sneak a peek at the vibrant red, orange and yellow bursts of leaf color as the trees go through their world-famous seasonal change. Sail by sights like Grant's Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse, and the George Washington Bridge, all set against fall colors as diverse as the people of New York. Enjoy this panoramic wonder of spectacular colors as you sip on hot cider while cruising up the Hudson Valley River to the Palisades.

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.

Halloween Magic Pumpkins & Jack-O-Lanterns - The Science Barge
October 30, 2011 - Yonkers

Kids ages 5-10 will carve their own pumpkins on The Science Barge!

Farmer's Market - Rye
October 30, 2011 - Rye

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

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 30, 2011 - Garden City

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

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 30, 2011 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

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.

11th Annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run - Brady Park
October 30, 2011 - Massapequa Park

The whole family can participate in this event. Sign kids up for the Fun Run. Proceeds raised from the Walk benefits The Hagedorn Little Village School which provides therapeutic and educational services for children with special needs.

Future Stars Recital: A Day of Culture at Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Future Stars Recital: A Day of Culture at Carnegie Hall - The greatest singers from the East, embracing the West’s most demanding vocal art form – Opera! NTD Television’s 5th Annual Chinese International Vocal Competition and Future Stars Recital is bringing together the world’s finest Bel Canto singers of Chinese descent. The male and female winner of this year’s competition will receive $10,000 and earn a place on stage next to previous winners at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium this Sunday, October 30. About New Tang Dynasty Television - Established in December 2001, New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television is a nonprofit television broadcaster headquartered in Manhattan. NTD is committed to bringing viewers programs of the highest quality that not only entertain, but also meaningfully impact people's lives and the world around us. It is the only independent Chinese-language television that broadcasts uncensored programming into China. Beyond its television programming, NTD has distinguished itself as the largest Chinese culture event producer outside of China. Every year NTD organizes and sponsors a range of performances, competitions, and outreach programs to promote China's traditional arts and culture. When: 2:30 pm, Sunday, October 30 - Where: Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan NY 10019. Ticketing website: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Event.aspx?id=4294976152

Scarecrows on Parade - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come check out our scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites! FREE with admission to the Zoo.

Boo at the Zoo - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

This spooktacular afternoon includes music, harvest hayrides, face painters, and we will announce the winners of our Scarecrow competition, plus many other seasonal enjoyments. Guaranteed to delight and fright all those who pass through! If you're under 12, in costume and are accompanied by a paying adult, you get in to the Zoo for FREE!

'I Spy' Halloween Nature Trail - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 30, 2011 - Cornwall

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

Garden Tours and Demonstration - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County
October 30, 2011 - Stony Point

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County invite the public to see the demonstration gardens at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Visitors can learn which plants grow best in Rockland County. Gardens included are: The Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Ornamental Grass Garden; Cutting Garden; Container Gardens; Native Plants; and the Rain Garden. Rain or shine.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 30, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 30, 2011 - Tarrytown

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

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 30, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

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

Horseman's Hollow - Philipsburg Manor
October 30, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow's unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify the unsuspecting while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. This event is NOT suitable for small children or the faint of heart. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 30, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 30, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk-through of the current exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Watson Adventures' Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 30, 2011 - New York

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

Watson Adventures' Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 30, 2011 - New York

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

Screamin' Green Halloween - World Financial Center Winter Garden
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Join artist-educators for mask and costume making with recycled and repurposed household materials, compete with other witches and warlocks in "Toss a Spider in the Brew" and a twist on the traditional "Bobbing for Apples," and enjoy organic and fair-trade candy treats. Exchange last year's gently used costumes for a new one at the Costume Swap. Marching band-led costume parades will take place on the Plaza at 1pm and 2pm, ending with a 3pm Ghosts & Goblins Parade around Battery Park City. Free bike valet provided.

Pirates and Pumpkins - The Orchards of Concklin
October 30, 2011 - Pomona

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

Scholastic Book Fair - JCC Rockland
October 30, 2011 - West Nyack

Shop for children's books and games. Procedes from the sale benefit the JCC.

CREATURES THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

It's the day for all things spooky, so join Naturalist Educator Greg Wechgelaer to get a peek at some of the Nature Center's spookiest animals.

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.

Weekend Family Program: Masks - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 30, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

What better day to make a mask than Halloween? We'll help you transform in animals, super heroes, and princesses!

Autism: Let's Talk About Your Child - Mount Pleasant Public Library
October 30, 2011 - Pleasantville

Presented by Robert Bernstein. In the Community Room.

Fall Westchester County Home Show - Westchester County Center
October 30, 2011 - White Plains

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

Hawk Watch - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 30, 2011 - Yonkers

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

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend - The New York Botanical Garden
October 30, 2011 - Bronx

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

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.

Who's Scaring Who? Scarecrow Fun! - Wolf Conservation Center
October 30, 2011 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will work together to customize a scarecrow for Atka to enjoy or destroy, then visit Ambassador wolves Alawa and Zephyr, as well as the WCC's endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration required.

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
October 30, 2011 - Bronx

An hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Family Art Project - The Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects - Wave Hill
October 30, 2011 - Bronx

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

Boo at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Go batty for Halloween at the Prospect Park Zoo with activities like face painting, craft making, encounters with "spooky" creatures, and a trip through the Zoo's legendary haunted barn.

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.

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

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

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
October 30, 2011 - Centerport

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

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
October 30, 2011 - Pleasantville

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

'Mysterious Ladies' - New City Library
October 30, 2011 - New City

Two one-act plays, one mystery, one thriller, performed by M&M Productions Acting Company, Inc.

Halloween Scary Snacks - Taste Buds
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

Learn ink printing techniques.

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.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 30, 2011 - Floral Park

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

Children's Fall Festival - Queens County Farm Museum
October 30, 2011 - Floral Park

Come enjoy some old fashioned Halloween fun for children of all ages. Kids are invited to wear their costumes. Visit our haunted house, and enjoy traditional games, including sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, plus pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors will display and sell fall items, food, and country western music and dancing will make this event fun for people of all ages. Admission includes: Pig Racing 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm Bounces and games for kids Halloween Characters (photos with characters welcome) Country Western Band – Savannah Sky Con Edison Ecology Booth which offers a craft activity for kids Additional paid activities include: Animal Feeding $2 Pony Ride $2 Hayride $2 Haunted House $4 (receive a $1 discount with paid fall fest admission sticker) Amazing Maize Maze $9; $5 children ages 4-11 (receive a $1 discount with paid fall fest admission sticker)

Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
October 30, 2011 - Floral Park

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

Catapults! - NY Hall of Science
October 30, 2011 - Queens

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

Haunted Lantern Tours - Fort Totten Park
October 30, 2011 - Bayside

Are your kids ready for some spooky fall fun? Bring the whole family out to join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.

Shadow Puppet Stories - New York Transit Museum
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Transport your imagination by creating silhouette puppets and a night-time city landscape for your own travel tale.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
October 30, 2011 - Garden City

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

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.

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market. Sundays through October 30.

Boo Walk - Muscoot Farm
October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Come dressed for Halloween for this scavenger hunt. Participants will be rewarded with a sweet treat.

Day of the Dead Celebration - Hudson River Museum
October 30, 2011 - Yonkers

Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday, honors deceased loved ones. Celebrate with Mexican and Ecuadorian food, live Mariachi music, face painting, traditional dancing, and craft workshops throughout the day like Day of the Dead flowers, sugar skulls, and a tin sun relief.

Family Skate Day - Playland Ice Casino
October 30, 2011 - Rye

Fee includes admission, skate rentals, and a large pizza.

A Chinese Harvest Moon Celebration - Merestead
October 30, 2011 - Mount Kisco

Featuring 'Dragon Blue' by Derek Bermel, and music by Bright Sheng, Huang Ruo, Lou Harrison, and others. Ticket includes meet-the-artists reception.

Halloween Hair Raiser! - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
October 30, 2011 - Somers

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

Dig-a-Tree Weekend - Marshlands Conservancy
October 30, 2011 - Rye

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

Survival at the Sanctuary - Marshlands Conservancy
October 30, 2011 - Rye

The naturalist will show some hands-on techniques for what to do if you get "stuck in the woods."

Scared by the Sound Hardly Haunted Matinee - Playland Amusement Park
October 30, 2011 - Rye

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

Animal Care Trainee - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 30, 2011 - Douglaston

Would your kids like to help us care for APEC's animals? This program for ages 8-12 teaches children about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning, and learning all about the needs of APEC's animals. A snack and animal care trainee certificate are included. The class is limited to eight participants, so sign up today.

Spencers Theatre of Illusion - Quick Center for the Arts
October 30, 2011 - Fairfield

The Spencers were recently named International Magicians of the Year, the top honor given by the International Magicians Society, joining the ranks of Doug Henning, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Penn & Teller, David Copperfield and Criss Angel. There will be a costume contest and treats in honor of Halloween.

Harvest Hay Ride - Beardsley Zoo
October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

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

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Check out a scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

Boo at the Zoo - Beardsley Zoo
October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Enjoy music, harvest hayrides and face painters. Find out the winners of the Scarecrow competition. Children under 12 who come in costume get into the zoo free with a paying adults.

Billy Kelly in Concert - 92YTribeca
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Kelly and his band will perform a variety of songs and sing-a-longs featuring their signature oddball humor, including tunes from "Thank You for Joining the Happy Club."

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 30, 2011 - Rye

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

Little Club Heads Family Dance Party and Halloween Costume Party - Broad Street Ballroom
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Party with the whole family and enjoy a live DJ and entertainment, lots of dancing, face painting, clowns, a balloon twister, cartoon characters, games, and special performances. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, so don't forget to dress up!

Spooky Skeletons - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 30, 2011 - Crown Heights

Ready to bone up on bones? Come find out all about human skeletons, x-rays, and (craziest of all) animals that wear their skeletons on the outside!

Meet and Greet: Creepy Crawly Creatures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 30, 2011 - Crown Heights

Worms, cockroaches, beetles! Ewwww. Meet Mother Nature's little helper's up close and personal. Give them a pet, and learn the many reasons why they're so important.

Sleeping Beauty - Ridgefield Playhouse
October 30, 2011 - Ridgefield

The Connecticut Ballet performs in this production that is suited to introducing children to ballet. Children are welcome to come in their Halloween costume.

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

Rare artifacts and letters including one from president Roosevelt, chronicle Anthony Faila's attempt to reach the North Pole from 1903-1905. On view are Arctic photographs, sledges, hand-carved skis, a rifle and original correspondence.

Trick or Treat on the Heckscher Farm - STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER
October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Wear your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with the farm animals. Grab a map and head off in search of different treats at stations around the farm. Visit the slime table, live reptiles and bugs and create crafts around some of our favorite Halloween critters.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission.

Animal Meet and Greet - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy a quick "meet and greet" with one of the residents from the Nature Center or Heckscher Farm. This program meets at Outdoor classroom by the otters.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town's Decker Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a farmhouse guided tour, free admission to the Historic Richmondtown Museum, a hayride, and a pumpkin (not included in ticket price. Shuttle buses leave to Decker Farms from the Historic Richmondtown Museum.

AIMS, HOPES, AND ENDEAVORS: An Art Installation by Heddi Vaughan Siebel, - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

As a companion exhibit to Last Frontiers, Siebel pairs etchings on paper with moving images to evoke the interior life of the men - their dreams and frustrations, their divergent views of leadership, and the nature of their interpersonal conflict.

Kids' Halloween Party - Powerhouse Arena
October 30, 2011 - DUMBO

Show off your costumes at The powerHouse Arena Kids' Halloween Party, featuring readings by Cambria Evans (Bone Soup) and Mike Rex (Runaway Mummy).

Halloween at the A-Scarium - New York Aquarium
October 30, 2011 - Coney Island

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

Morphoses - Bacchae - Joyce Theater
Through October 30, 2011 -

The company makes its Joyce debut with the world premiere of Bacchae, a stunning work that delves into the balance between order and chaos. For this evening-length production, Resident Artistic Director Luca Veggetti collaborates with a cast of twelve dancers, composer Paolo Aralla, a flautist, and a puppeteer to create a dynamic new staging of the dance-driven classic Greek play. With this contemporary interpretation of Euripides' timeless tale, the company, applauded by the Los Angeles Times for "its willingness to soften the very edges of radicalism, to make peace between modernity and traditionalism," demonstrates its commitment to bringing exceptional artists and dancers together in performance.

Jonas Kaufmann Recital - Metropolitan Opera
October 30, 2011 -

The Met is proud to present the New York recital debut of one of opera's great new stars.

Beyond This Place - Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 30, 2011 -

The documentary Beyond This Place screens with live accompaniment by Sufjan Stevens and Raymond Raposa.

Sacred and ecstatic music from Morocco and Pakistan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Discover the mysterious power of call-and-response Gnaoua trance music and the rich history of Sufi devotional music as Hassan Hakmoun, one of Morocco's leading musicians, and Pakistan's renowned Qawwali troupe, Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers, share the stage in this celebratory evening to inaugurate the Museum's new galleries. The two groups will come together for a rare joint finale. It's an evening of impassioned voices, driving choral refrains and syncopated rhythms you won't want to miss.

Spooky Skeletons - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 30, 2011 - Crown Heights

Ready to bone up on bones? Come find out all about human skeletons, x-rays, and (craziest of all) animals that wear their skeletons on the outside!

The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience - Burr Homestead
October 30, 2011 - Fairfield

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

SAFA- Social Acceptance for All! - Wilton Public Library
October 30, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades K-3 are invited to learn about how we are the same and how we are different by listening to stories and participating in interactive discussions and activities presented by school psychologist, Barry Wasserman. This session focuses on autism.

After Dark: The Haunting - Madame Tussauds New York
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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

2011 Annual Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
October 30, 2011 - New York

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

Madame Tussauds After Dark: The Haunting - Madame Tussauds New York
October 30, 2011 - New York

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

Fall Flowers of Japan - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Through October 30.

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

Halloween fun every day and hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins return once again to the Adventure Garden. On five spooky weekends, experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of bugs, bats, parties, and parades. It's so much fun, it's scary!

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 30, 2011 - Bronx

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

Legends and Hauntings - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Fairfield

Get chilled to the bone on this walking tour that explores haunting legends and folklore as night descends. Hear about body snatching in the cemetery, ghost legends at the Sun Tavern and stand on the site where wary townsfolk tested alleged witches in the 17th century.

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall-flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku-Japanese chrysanthemums-trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. Through October 30.

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance Performances - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

The Tomofuji-kai Company employs the shamisen (three-stringed instrument), hand drums, and vocals, for a classical musical performance with dance evocative of traditional Japanese culture. Through October 30.

Bonsai Q & A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Ask experts from the Yama Ki Bonsai Society and Shanti Bithi Nursery as well as Garden docents all about the art of bonsai, miniaturizing mature shrubs and trees to create living sculptures. Through October 30.

Meet Japan's Mystical Folktale Creatures & Ghosts - Japan Society
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This child-friendly theatrical performance with song and dance introduces children to mystical creatures from Japan's folklore. Afterward, participants will create their own masks of the folktale characters featured in the stories. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.

Watson Adventures' The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
October 30, 2011 - Centerport

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

Egg Stripping - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through October 30, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn about the centuries old process of hatchery trout reproduction with live demonstrations.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Jr. - CM Performing Arts
Through October 30, 2011 - Oakdale

To break a spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching & Learning (CSTL)
Through October 30, 2011 - Rockville Centre

The wooded paths on the preserve are transformed with eerie lighting, special effects and characters along the way. Perfectly spooky and a little scary. A Not-so-Spooky Walk through the Friendly Forest is also available for younger children. Crafts and animal visits are part of the fun.

Wee/Mighty Warriors Combo Class - Superior Martial Arts
October 30, 2011 - Saint James

A Mommy-n-Me Classs for children up to four years old. Grandparents and caregivers welcome. Games, music and simple yoga poses are used to stimulate the imagination, develop coordination and increase body awareness. Songs, puppets and stories develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Registration required.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
October 30, 2011 - St. James

Children aged 3-6 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility. Registration Required.

Bold/Fierce Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
October 30, 2011 - St. James

With music, games, stories and art children age 6-10 learn how to focus and release energy and to do more challenging yoga poses.

Annual Halloween Party - Plasterkraze
October 30, 2011 - Selden

Kids paint a plaster pumpkin, decorate a cupcake, have pizza and participate in a costume parade, games and dancing. Call to register.

Halloween Crafts - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

During the month of October, all visitors to the museum are invited to stop in the Tavern Room and make a complimentary luminary in honor of Halloween. Decorate your home and keep the ghosts and goblins at bay with its light.

Halloween Monster Brunch - The Garden City Hotel
October 30, 2011 - Garden City

Guests will be greeted by classic characters and costumed servers. Spook-tacular food extravaganza and tantalizing candy wonderland to satisfy every sweet tooth. Reservations are encouraged.

Haunted 1880 Halloween - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
October 30, 2011 - Old Bethpage

Celebrate Halloween as it was done over 130 years ago on Long Island, with ghost stories, jack-o-lantern carvings, tours of the haunted buildings, 19th century monster hunt and personalities such as the local grave digger at the cemetery.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
October 30, 2011 - Oakdale

Belle lives with her father who is captured by a horrible beast. Belle trades her freedom for his, and this "tale as old as time" begins. How Belle tames the beast continues to delight audiences young and old.

Scarecrows in the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 30, 2011 - Old Westbury

This fun and creative outdoor exhibition, created by individuals, families, community groups, and corporations, will be on display through October 30, 2011.

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 15th Annual Fall Festival! - Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
Through October 30, 2011 - Mattituck

Enjoy pumpking picking, apple picking, themed corn maze, pony and hay rides and live music.

Galli's 'Rapunzel' - National Comedy Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this adaptation of the classic fairytale, kids get engaged by helping Rapunzel and her prince find each other again. In a one-hour acting workshop that follows each Saturday performance, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairytale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

Take a Trip with Keats - The Jewish Museum
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this art workshop and gallery tour, you'll journey into the world of your imagination to create a fantastical diorama with costumed characters inspired by the book "The Trip" and tour the Ezra Jack Keats exhibit.

Bash the Trash 'N Thundering Taiko Drums - 92nd Street Y
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Bash the Trash and guest artist Alan Nunez give a thundering, rolling, rollicking concert with the amazing Taiko drums of Japan. Everyone gets to make his or her own drum and create music for a spooky story.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including the Haunted Safari, Hess Hayride, Costume Parade, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, and craft workshops. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals.

Ghastly Goblins - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Make a grisly, ghastly goblin with model magic, fabric, and glitter.

Healthy Halloween Pumpkin Wraps - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Join children's cookbook author Cricket Azima for a hands-on cooking class to make healthy and goolishly delicious Halloween Pumpkin Wraps.

Bats Alive with Rob Mies - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

See live bats and discover how bats are important to the ecosystem.

Second Halloween Hi-Jinks on the High Line - The High Line
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Families are invited to dress in costume and join Friends of the High Line for an afternoon filled with tricks and treats on the High Line. The first-ever Halloween parade on the High Line will begin promptly at noon at the Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street. Led by Puppet Master Ralph Lee, students from local public schools, and a giant train car puppet created by the kids, the parade will travel south toward The Porch, the new open-air cafe on the High Line at West 15th Street.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

October Weekends & Columbus Day, 11 AM – 4 PM. Get ready for autumn at NYC’s oldest continually farmed site! Pumpkins & Refreshments available for purchase. $5 per person; $16 for a family of 4. Parking at Historic Richmond Town – FREE shuttle service to farm.

SPOOKtacular Events at FunFuzion - FunFuzion at New Roc City
October 30, 2011 - New Rochelle

Join the "spirited" celebration of Halloween at FunFuzion's 5 Fun Zones (Bowling, Mini-Golf, Billiards, Indoor Go-Karts, and the Funhouse, with over 300 arcade games, a state-of-the-art Lazer Tag arena, rides and snack bars). Children ages 12 and younger in costume will receive a FREE Fuze Card for games* and rides (*non-redemption games only). Halloween Party from 11am-12:30pm with fun holiday activities, candy, and more. Kids Only Halloween Lunch Special from 11am to 5pm.

Kiddie Cruise - Pier 40
October 30, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event this FALL with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Join us for the famous Halloween Kiddie Cruise. Our boat, The Queen of Hearts, boards between 10:30pm – 11:00pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 1:00pm. While aboard the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and much more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price. Don’t worry – we sail rain or shine and we are climate controlled and enclosed! Looking to host a birthday party? Call for details or log onto www.KiddieCruise.com www.KiddieCruise.com 212-987-9200 Mention Code: FRIEND for $5 off per ticket (Discount cannot be combined with any other discount)

Halloween Goulish Goodies - KITCHEN TIME
October 30, 2011 - Massapequa

The ghouls are eager to help in the kitchen. Call for more information and to register your child, 4-11 years, for this hands-on pretzel baking, candy making, cupcake decorating dessert party.

Haunted House - Poppenhusen Institute
October 30, 2011 - College Point

Visit the Poppenhusen for a spine-tingling, goose-bump experience. Dare to walk the darkened hallways of this 143 year old structure as goblins hover all around and the sounds of the night echo throughout the facility. Children and Adults are invited to wear their costumes. Refreshments, souvenirs, and pumpkins will be sold at the end of the experience. This event is not recommended for children under 8 or for the faint-hearted.

Evnin Rising Stars II - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Presented in the Music Room of the Rosen Hou


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