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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON OCTOBER 30

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by Daily Kids Events Editor

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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 House, but less formal than other concerts, Caramoor Classics are appropriate for families and include comments from the artists about the program. Distinguished artists and Rising Stars perform works by Mozart, Fauré, Schubert.

4th Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk - Kensico Dam Plaza
October 30, 2011 - Valhalla

The 5k VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, the program has raised over $18 million to fund sight-saving research.

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.

DARKNESS RISING: Goblins and Ghouls and Ghosts – Oh My! - Halloween Attraction
October 30, 2011 - Massapequa

Grab your proton pack, garlic wreath and silver bullets for a nocturnal walk down a winding labyrinth of chills and thrills at Darkness Rising. Payment in cash only. For more information, visit www.darknessrising.org or call 516-799-4747.

Not So Spooky Walk - Clark Botanic Garden
October 30, 2011 - Albertson

Boo. Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and witches and their gruesome buddies will prowl the grounds.

Nights of Horror at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Coney Island

Nights of Horror returns from the dead to terrify Coney Island visitors on weekends through October at Luna Park. This year, Nights of Horror promises twice the screams, with the return of Cudie Farm’s chilling haunted maze and the petrifying new funhouse at the Coney Carnival. Bloodthirsty scarecrows and nightmare-inducing clowns will be among the expanded cast of frightening figures that will have even the bravest souls sleeping with a nightlight. Tickets also include unlimited access to 12 of Luna Park’s thrill and family rides (Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not included). October 7th – 30th - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays + Monday, October 10. $25 in advance at www.nightsofhorrornyc.com $30 at the gate

A Concert with Amanda McBroom - Scarsdale Public Library
October 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Amanda McBroom first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song, "The Rose" hit #1 in 1979. But it was Amanda's performance of her own song on the Golden Globes, Grammys, and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer/songwriter.

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
October 30, 2011 - Uniondale

Teams of design and construction professionals as well as students compete in building creative, self-supporting structures using cans of food. The proceeds aid Long Island Cares, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Nights of Horror at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Nights of Horror returns from the dead to terrify Coney Island visitors on weekends through October at Luna Park. Bloodthirsty scarecrows and nightmare-inducing clowns will be among the expanded cast of frightening figures that will have even the bravest souls sleeping with a nightlight. Tickets also include unlimited access to 12 of Luna Park’s thrill and family rides (Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not included).

Halloween Spectacular - The Galleria at White Plains
October 30, 2011 - White Plains

Many interactive activies and a costume parade. Simon Kidgits members welcome, free of charge. Not a Kidgits Member? No problem, feel free to sign up the day of the event. For further information or to sign up, visit the Guest Services Booth located on the Garden Level.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
October 30, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
October 30, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Trick or Treat Trail - Camp Edey
October 30, 2011 - Bayport

Don't miss this day of fall fun for the entire family. Enjoy a maze, costume pageants, games, crafts and more. Great for kids in grades K-4

Halloween Parties - Gym-Azing/Kidz Yoga
October 30, 2011 - Astoria

Have a Halloween Party at Gym-Azing/Kidz Yoga. Each 90-minute kids party includes decorating your own Halloween goody tote, pizza and juice, and fun Halloween activities such as dancing. Bring your kids dressed up in their costumes. The party costs $20 per child with a discount available for siblings. Call to reserve a spot.

A Family Halloween Pirate Party - Hudson Terrace
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Guests can enjoy candy, food, and thrills, such as walking the plank, pin the parrot on the pirate, peg leg races, and face painting. Kids can get crafty by coloring a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and decorating their own trick-or-treat bag and filling it with goodies and hidden treasures. Guests are encouraged to arrive decked out in a Halloween costume and join in the Costume Parade. Please note: This event is geared towards children ages 2-6. To purchase tickets for the party, visit: http://iadventure.laughstub.com/show.cfm?id=101235.

Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden Vocalist) - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 30, 2011 - New York

World-known for being the lead singer of british metal band Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999. After that experience he built a solo careeer, recording 3 studio albums with "Blaze" and 2 with his self-titled band. He was also the lead singer of Wolfsbane from 1984 to 1994, and again from 2010. Blaze Bayley started his musical career as the lead vocalist of Tamworth heavy metal/hard rock band Wolfsbane, upon their formation in 1984. When Bruce Dickinson departed fellow English heavy metal band Iron Maiden in 1993, Bayley was chosen as his replacement in 1994 after hundreds of auditions. His departure from Wolfsbane led to their disbandment later on that year. After a bad motorcycle accident caused by losing control and clipping his knee on a catseye in the road, which put him out of action for a year, his first album with Maiden was The X Factor, released in 1995. Bayley went on to tour with the band in support of the album. Another Iron Maiden album with Bayley on vocals, Virtual XI was released in 1998. In February 1999, when Iron Maiden announced that vocalist Bruce Dickinson was returning to the band, Bayley departed by mutual consent, and he remains on good terms with his former bandmates. After that experience he built a solo careeer, recording 3 studio albums with "Blaze" and 2 with his self-titled band. In 2007, Wolfsbane reformed for a one-off performance, with Bayley again taking up vocal and frontman duties.

Dances of Vice & Shien Lee Creative Group Present: PhantasmaGorey 2011 An Edward Gorey Halloween Brunch Spectacular - Highline Ballroom
October 30, 2011 -

This Halloween Eve, Dances of Vice returns with another dazzling all-star cast in an ominous Edward Gorey Brunch Spectacular that promises to be most elegantly deranged. Featuring: MC MISS ASTRID True Weimar Fraulein BEAT CIRCUS Haunting Murder Ballads JOHANNA CONSTANTINE Mysterious Dark Muse CASSANDRA ROSEBEETLE The Twilight Enchantress MISS RUBY VALENTINE The Alabaster Beauty JENNIFER KOVACS Admonitory Aerial Ballet GIN MINSKY 1920s Tapping Sensation THE FLYING FOX The Voluptuous Vixen PUREVILE FASHION SHOW Macabre Fashions, Jewelry & Curiosities TICKETS: $20 Gen. Admission Advance $25 Gen. Admission Day Of Show $30 Reserved VIP Seating VIP RESERVED SEAT OPTIONS: VIP Side Wing Booths - Seat 6 Must Buy Entire Booth VIP Side Wing Tables - Seat 6 Must Buy Entire Table VIP Floor Seats In 1st 2 Rows All VIP Booths & Tables are first come, first seated Concert starts @ 1:00PM Doors open @ 12:00PM SPECIAL BRUNCH + DRINK MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE General Admission Seated Show First come, first seated $10 min per person at tables PhantasmaGorey 2011 features the haunting murder ballads of Beat Circus, admonitory aerial ballet by the captivating Jennifer Kovacs, beguiling burlesque by Miss Ruby Valentine and The Flying Fox, the fleeting footsteps of mischievous tap maven Gin Minsky of the infamous Minsky Sisters, and a special appearance by international sensation Johanna Constantine, with the devastatingly villainous vamp Miss Astrid as your mistress of ceremonies! PUREVILE! also returns with another Gorey-inspired funereal fashion show of jewelry and accoutrement! DRESS CODE: Neglected Murderesses, Doubtful Guests, Gashlycrumb Tinies, Hapless Children, Gilded Bats, Anguishing Artists, Restless Widows, Lonesome Mourners, etc. Prizes will be awarded to the best Gorey costumes!

Odyssey - The Epic Musical - Barrow Street Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Odyssey Theatrical, LLC is pleased to announce the cast of Odyssey – The Epic Musical, a thrilling new musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War, written by Matt Britten and Dimitri Landrain. Matt Britten directs a cast of twenty-seven, including Josh A. Davis*, Emma Zaks* (Hair, Legally Blond: The Search for Elle Woods), Janine DiVita* (Grease), Eddie Korbich* (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone), Colleen Zenk* (As The World Turns), Colleen Ballinger (YouTube’s Miranda Sings), Johnnie Moore, Tramaine Montell Ford, Otto Walberg, Lena Cigleris, Christian Leadley, Benjamin Slater, Jonathan Grunert, Henry Kaiser, Alex Krasser, Curry Whitmire, Isaac Elkiss, Jeff Smith, Ariana Scoggins, Emily Wilk, Erica Lustig, Lauren Luciano, Jay Paranada, Drew Moerlein, as well as aerialists Kristine Petrucione, Elizabeth Munn and Kimmy Suzuki. Performances will be held at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street from Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30th. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Odysseus dreams of the dawn of a new era, in which mortals have control over their own destinies. But when the evil lord Poseidon turns Odysseus’ dream into a nightmare, it will take every last ounce of a hero’s strength, courage, and wisdom to restore order to Ithaca. Based on the classic poem by Homer, Odyssey is a thrilling musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War. Join Odysseus as he encounters the lotus-eaters, outwits the Cyclops, resists the Sirens and battles the gods in a quest to return home to his wife and son. With an exciting original score and dazzling visual design, including an array of aerialists, this breakthrough production presents “the best story ever written” as it has never been told before. Matt Britten (Book / Lyrics / Director) is an entertainer and entrepreneur. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Syracuse University. He recently produced and directed BJ: A Musical Romp, which won Best Musical in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in NYC. Matt has worked in Los Angeles and London, and currently resides in New York City. His birthday is January 3. Dimitri Landrain (Music) is from Paris, France. After studying musicology at the Sorbonne University, he moved to the U.S. to study jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music. Dimitri then performed as a sideman and leader in jazz, pop and salsa bands and worked for five years as Music Director for various cruise lines. Mr. Landrain has been a songwriter for French pop singer Liane Foly (France Top 50). In 2008, he received his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the College Conservatory of Music (CCM/University of Cincinnati) and last May, a Master of Fine Arts from NYU in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Tickets for Odyssey are $18 and can be purchased 24/7 online at http://www.odysseythemusical.com/. Odyssey-The Epic Musical runs Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30st (11 performances) on the following schedule: Previews: Friday, October 21, 2011 (8pm) and Saturday, October 22, 2011 (2pm & 8pm); Opening Night: Sunday, October 23, 2011 (6pm); Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (8pm); Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (8pm); Thursday, October 27, 2011 (8pm); Friday, October 28, 2011 (8pm); Saturday, October 29, 2011 (2pm); Saturday, October 29, 2011 (8pm); Sunday, October, 30, 2011 (2pm). Odyssey-The Epic Musical is produced by Odyssey Theatrical, LLC and Peter Dagger. Choreographer: Joe Barros; Music Director: Daniel Sefik; Set Designer: Marianne Ward; Costume Designer: Megan Moriarty; Lighting Designer; Evan Gannon; Sound Designer: Zac Duax; Puppet Designer: T.V. Alexander; Props Designer: M.O. Geiger; Aerial Designer: Joshua Dean; Technical Director: Beth Bloomfield; Assistant Director: Amy Newall; Production Manager: Dana Li; Stage Manager: Katie Kavett; Casting Director: Daryl Eisenberg Casting; General Manager: Eddie Williams; Company Manager: Danny Gordon; Marketing Director: Megan Sass; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. The Araca Project is a partnership between The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked, Rock of Ages) and Syracuse University. The objective of The Araca Project is to foster the emerging artist’s entrepreneurial spirit by giving them an opportunity to produce their work. To donate to ODYSSEY and have your name etched in the history of this new production, visit www.odysseythemusical.com/heroes. The run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Infant Massage Weekend Workshop - Prenatal Yoga Center
October 30, 2011 - Upper West Side

Learn why, when, and how to do infant massage, so that you and your baby will immediately feel the benefits of this unique bonding experience. Therapeutic for both infant and caregiver, infant massage is easy to fit into your busy daily routine. Both partners are welcome (limit two adults per child) and written materials will be provided so that you can begin to soothe your baby at home on the first day. Preregistration required.

'The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)' - New Victory Theater
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Reduced Shakespeare Company, a comedy trio that reduces serious subjects to short and silly shows, presents the tale of Austin, Matt, and Reed, who take the field for a championship comedy in which no athletic activity is safe from spoof.

From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment - Merchant's House Museum
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

The parlors will be draped in black crape as costumed actors recreate the 1865 funeral of Seabury Tredwell. After the service, mourners are invited to follow the coffin to nearby New York City Marble Cemetery – rarely open to the public – for a tour. Attendees are encouraged to wear 19th-century mourning attire; black crape armbands will be provided.

Giant Pumpkins at The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

The top four winning pumpkins from regional weigh-offs across the United States and Canada, including one that broke the world record for heaviest pumpkin, will be on display for a limited time at The New York Botanical Garden. See the largest pumpkin in the world, weighing 1,818.5 pounds (a new world record), grown by Jim Bryson and his 12-year-old daughter Kelsey in Ormstown, Quebec, Canada, plus a 1,807.5 pounder from Pennsylvania, two gourds from California that both weigh in well over 1,600 pounds.

Spooktacular Halloween at Top of the Rock Observation Deck - Top of the Rock
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Children can enjoy face painting, magic tricks, sweet treats, and arts and crafts while the whole family will enjoy the stunning, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Activities are free with admission.

PhotoOp's Free Halloween Sitting - PhotoOp
October 30, 2011 - Upper West Side

To commemorate Halloween this year, schedule a free 15-minute sitting with your child(ren) dressed in his/her Halloween costume. Families will receive a photo booth print, along with the option to purchase more prints, if desired. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 212-362-1911.

Crypt Crawl - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
October 30, 2011 - Upper West Side

Creep into the Cathedral's crypt for a guided tour. Participants will learn the origins of Halloween as the Celtic New Year celebration and trace its transformation into All Hallows Eve. All Crypt Crawl tours meet for registration at the Visitor Center inside the Cathedral entrance. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. For kids ages 12 and older.

Rainforest Reptiles - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Rainforest Reptile Shows (www.rainforestreptileshows.com) features exotic crawlers, unusual slitherers, and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts, and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Rainforest Reptiles’ rare albino alligator, one of only 30 known in the world, will be on display in its own special exhibit during the four days the show is at Connecticut’s only zoo. Rainforest Reptiles is at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for a two-day limited engagement. Shows will be at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. All shows will be free with paid admission to the Zoo.

Free Introductory Class - Power Brain Education Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Bayside

Combining classical Asian mind-body techniques with the latest findings from neuroscience, classes and programs utilize physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises designed to help members realize their innate brain potential. Free introductory classes Saturday and Sunday. Ask for Alina.

7th Annual NYC Halloween Witches Masquerade Ball - Drom Club
October 30, 2011 - New York

Charmed By Starr And The NYC Wiccan Family Temple CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND 7th Annual NYC WITCHES’ MASQUERADE BALL A Night for all Vamps, Pagans, Witches, Druids, Goths, Faerie Folk, Magickal Folk, Indigos & Urbanites Sunday October 30th, 2011 From 8PM ‘til the Ghosts come home! Come join us for a Magickal Night WE’LL PUT A SPELL ON YOUuuuuuoooo!! Proceeds to benefit: (The American Red Cross) ***DJ Lost *** SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES by: ~Indian Pop Diva Shakti~ www.shaktionline.com ~The Kandake Dance Collective~ www.thekandake.com ~Witches In Bikinis~ www.witchesinbikinis.com ~The Instruments of Cor Leonis~ **RAFFLE featuring Fabulous Items!** ~NYC’s Best Psychics~ ~11:45 P.M. Ancestral Drum Circle~ with Kurt TalkingStone All Pagan Drummers & Instruments Welcomed! ~Midnight Samhain Ritual by The Wiccan Family Temple members ~ ~For The Lifting of the Veil & Dance of the Souls ~Costume Contest and Cash Prizes~ ****Once a year you are invited to cavort among real witches and enter an enchanted world of twilight mystery**** Tickets sold at: www.wiccanfamilytemple.org and www.wftacademyofpaganstudies.webs.com and at Halloween Adventure beginning September 15, 2011. Also sold at all of our events or classes. As a special bonus, purchasers of The 7th Annual NYC Witches Masquerade Ball ticket will receive a 15% discount on any purchases at Halloween Adventure: www.newyorkcostumes.com the worlds biggest Halloween shop which supplies movies, 104 4th Avenue / 11th Street $20.00 in person $22.00 online with paypal AT DOOR - $25.00 MUST BE 21 WITH I.D.!!! Thanks for your cooperation and participation (give with your heart, thank you) NAMES WILL THEN BE POSTED ON OUR DOOR LIST. SPONSORS NEEDED TO PLACE ADVERTISING IN THE PROGRAM FOR THE 7th ANNUAL WITCHES MASQUERADE BALL. Businesses- stores, restaurants, bands, groups, etc. will be given the opportunity to expose their businesses to over 300 people who will be gathered in Celebration of Samhain or Halloween. Advertise here for a nominal cost, starting at $10.00 and up. Due to the time of season and what our ritual for that time is about, we are announcing a MEMORIAL PAGE that would be in the WITCHES BALL PROGRAM for anyone who would like to place a one line ad in memory of a loved one, pet etc. each line is $5.00. All Ads will be payable via paypal at www.wiccanfamilytemple.org.

Nova Philharmonic Supports Youth - Merkin Concert Hall
October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

The Nova Philharmonic launches its Young Artists Festival at the famed Merkin Concert Hall by performing some legendary concertos by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and others. Aspiring young soloists will perform with one of Manhattan's finest orchestras, led by visionary conductor Dong-hyun Kim, and the public will be able to glimpse into the future of classical music. This event is sponsored by the Korea Times and profits from ticket sales will be donated to a handicapped youth center in New York.

Nova Philharmonic Young Artists Festival - Merkin Concert Hall
October 30, 2011 - New York

The Nova Philharmonic launches their Young Artists Festival at the famed Merkin Concert Hall by performing some legendary concertos by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and others. Aspiring young soloists will perform with one of Manhattan’s finest orchestras, led by visionary conductor Dong-hyun Kim, and the public will be able to glimpse into the future of classical music. This event is sponsored by the Korea Times and profits from ticket sales will be donated to a handicapped youth center in New York.

Join Save-A-Pet at Barkfest 2011 - Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook
October 30, 2011 - Stony Brook

Join Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. at Barkfest 2011, Long Island’s largest pet costume contest and parade. See some of the best-dressed animals on the planet strut their stuff for the Halloween season for a chance to win special prizes. Last year, 400 people came out for this festive event. Admission is free, with the option of making a donation to Save-A-Pet. All animals are welcome, but please make sure that all dogs are placed on a leash and all cats are brought in by a carrier. All animals must be current with their vaccinations. For those who wish to enter their pet into the contest, please RSVP via email to LIBarkfest@gmail.com. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are also available. For more information, call (631) 471-8000. For more information on Save-A-Pet, call (631) 473-6333 or visit www.saveapetli.org.

Rainforest Reptiles - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Rainforest Reptile Shows(www.rainforestreptileshows.com) features exotic crawlers, unusual slitherers, and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts, and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Rainforest Reptiles’ rare albino alligator, one of only 30 known in the world, will be on display in its own special exhibit during the four days the show is at Connecticut’s only zoo.

Guided Nature Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
October 30, 2011 - Bedford Corners

Fall scenery: join a guided hike led by a naturalist on the trails through the sanctuary. Hike will be 1-2 miles round trip, and the exact route will be determined by the naturalist the day of the hike. Please dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions. A bottle of water is suggested as well. For adults and children ages 12 and older.

Free Introductory Class - Power Brain Education Center
October 30, 2011 - Bayside

Enjoy a free introductory class at Power Brain Educations Center. These sessions are appointment only so call and as for Alina.

Haunted Halloween Obstacle Course - The Gym Park
October 30, 2011 - Greenpoint

The Gym Park is transformed into a fun, exciting, and scary haunted house. We combined a haunted advenure with an active obstacle course.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers and pre-k children investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller (aka Ulysses S. Dee) for this sing-along at the Moxie Spot. Get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and Deedle Deedle Dees staples such as "Major Deegan" and "Nellie Bly."

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through October 31, 2011 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2011 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students, and participate in a Scavenger Hunt. Daily through October 31.

Just Drop In - Guggenheim Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Families with children ages 3-10 will explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. Exhibit on view: "The Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann." To register, call 212-423-3587.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Imagine yourself in the past! Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

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

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

The nation’s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing. The playground is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. The course is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 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.

Live Animal Encounter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living exhibit.

LOOK AT ME! Kids in Portrait - Westport Public Library
Through October 31, 2011 - Westport

Ridgefield artist Elaine Clayton and Chappaqua artist Kim Travagliato exhibit their portraits of kids alongside self-portraits done by preschoolers.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through October 31, 2011 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical as well as imaginative play. Our indoor playspace is an air-conditioned oasis on those long hot summer days and a warm embrace on the cold and frosty ones. It provides most of the amenities of your local playground (slides, sandbox, tree house, and playhouse) in a fun, colorful, and inviting atmosphere. Parent or caregiver must supervise their child.

Child's Place for Children with Special Needs: Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with disabilities are accomodated during this story hour/playtime gathering. Kids without disabilities are welcome, too.

After School Stories at the Sunset Park Library - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Hear stories and make crafts. For kids with and without disabilities, ages 5-12.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Lloyd, Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads this lively sing along for tots.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
Through October 31, 2011 - Danbury

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
Through October 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Apple Festival - Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
Through October 31, 2011 - Sharon

Apple picking,raspberry picking,pumpkin & gourd picking, crossword puzzle corn maze.View a cider mill where cider is made fresh from our apples. Take a hay ride for mountain top views.

DECORATE A PUMPKIN COOKIE - Celebrations In The Kitchen
Through October 31, 2011 - Hicksville

Decorate a Pumpkin cookie in the exhibition kitchen when you purchase any coffee drinks, smoothies or other baked specialties.

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: www.theamazingmax.com.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include Choosing Childcare (10/5), Dad's Essential Role (10/12), Baby Blues (10/19), and Sleep (10/26).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Chelsea

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Chelsea

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Family Art Lab: Light and Darrrrrk - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Chelsea

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, many cultures celebrate light in different ways. In celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, families will explore light through art-making projects.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's
Through October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

At the end of this family-friendly hayride, children receive a candy "treat." Through Monday, October 31.

Olympus Bioscapes Exhibition - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Queens

View images from an international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.

St. John Sale - St. John
Through October 31, 2011 - New York

St. John invites customers to shop at the New York boutique for up to 60% off pre-fall merchandise throughout the month of October. Sale merchandise also available at St. John boutiques nationwide as well as online at www.sjk.com.

Halloween StoryWalk featuring 'Big Pumpkin' by Erica Silverman - Burden Preserve
Through October 31, 2011 - Mount Kisco

The Halloween StoryWalk will be on display until November 6, and features the story "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. With the rhythm and repetition that children love, "Big Pumpkin" tells a rollicking story about a witch who, through her encounter with a ghost and other spooky creatures, discovers both the value of cooperating and the joy of sharing. The book's pages will be posted among some of the huge trees and bridges at the Burden Preserve, where families will be able to explore the beautiful and shadowy trails from 9am-dusk each day.

Shared Journeys: Parent Support Groups - Clinton Hill Public Library
Through November 01, 2011 - Clinton Hill

Parenting is a wonderful experience of bonding, shaping and inspiring a young life but it’s not easy especially if you are single, raising a child with a special need, or experiencing personal difficulties. Shared Journeys is a forum that brings us together to meet, greet and experience in an environment that is safe, comfortable and private. Get support, give support and share your journey with us!

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 05, 2011 - Westport

William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, directed by Mark Lamos.

Literally Alive Children's Theatre Presents 'Stone Soup' the Musical - Players Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Set in Revolutionary War America, two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the villagers are not so willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal - Stone Soup. This classic fable, told with mirth and music, makes us realize that anything is possible if we all work together. The audience is asked to bring canned goods to place in a soup pot that will be given to local soup kitchens. In the interactive arts workshops prior to the performance, the audience learns how the story was turned into a musical and discusses the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Kids and families will also make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir.

Nightmare: Fairy Tales - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
Through November 05, 2011 - Manahttan

This year, the famous haunted house will stage the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Get lost in a dark forest and wander through the woods while becoming the characters and reliving the terrifying experiences extracted from more than a dozen twisted stories handed down by The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, and more. Try to stay on the path as you go from cottage to cottage, each intended to scare the wits out of you. Another component to this year's Nightmare will be a sensory-assaulting 5-D theatre experience called "The Experiment," where audience members are subjects in a case study for research on the threshold of fear. No children younger than 10 will be admitted. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through November 06, 2011 -

For ten exhilarating days each year, feel the rush...the exuberance...the sheer joy that is dance, from New York City, across the country, and around the globe! Experience the world-famous alongside the cutting-edge, treasured favorites surrounded by undiscovered gems. Multiple companies appear in each performance, offering audiences a sampling of the best that dance has to offer – from hip hop to ballet, contemporary to tap, and so much more. So bring your family, grab your friends, join us and fall in love...Fall for Dance!

LEGO Social Playgroup! - RoboMindTech Science & Learning Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Fresh Meadows

This playgroup meets for seven weeks and will allow your children to play together in a semi-structured environment while learning the inherent rules of social engagement. It is fun for siblings and friends. Playgroups have already begun, but registration is open on a rolling basis so bring your little one to engage in the fun.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at MoMA.org/talktome.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Family Clay Workshops - ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Through November 12, 2011 - White Plains

In collaboration with the exhibition "Earth." Five Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.

Martin Wittfooth: The Passions - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 12, 2011 - New York

“The Passions” - October 13 - November 12, 2011; Artist’s Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6-8pm. Lyons Wier Gallery - 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. “It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.” – Oscar Wilde The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain various states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ. Devotional paintings and sculptures from the last millennia have presented us with multitudes of examples in which “The Passions”, in both their original and more carnal manifestations, make simultaneous appearances. Wittfooth gleaned inspiration for The Passions from devotional artwork from different parts and eras in Europe, most notably the 17th & 18th century Flemish masters, from various versions of the Pieta and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Wittfooth successfully emulates the iconography of old but his meticulous paintings are laced with symbolism and allusions to contemporary themes, issues, and fears. The artist states, “a reflection on such beliefs as the Rapture or Islamic jihad will compel one to admit that this archaic combination is yet alive and well in our modern age. By exploring the double-meaning of intellectual desertion and fatal suffering still upheld and glorified by faith, The Passions offers a criticism of blind, destructive piety.” Although void of the human form, Wittfooth represents mankind via the man-made and/or manufactured landscapes that are so prevalent to the vocabulary of his work. Animals are the main subjects in Wittfooth’s paintings, serving as symbolic representatives or bystanders of the dangerous, destructive and sometime absurd ramifications of religious devotion. By engaging both the eye and the mind of the viewer, this “Conceptual Realism” sets forth an invitation to enjoy not only the aesthetic deftness of the work, but also the political and conceptual content of the composition. Martin Wittfooth received his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in books and magazines such as New American Paintings and Hi Fructose. Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - London Lennie's
Through November 13, 2011 - Rego Park

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - Queens’ King of Fish Travels to Alaska, Delivers 8LB FRESH Crabs From Crate to Plate - Scheduled to step fresh off the boat from Alaska this fall, London Lennie’s culinary team, led by seafood expert and restaurateur Leslie Barnes, is not coming home empty handed! Just like last year’s trip to Alaska, the London Lennie’s fishermen will transport eight pound tender crabs from crate to plate and serve up hand-picked, succulent crab on London Lennie’s 15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu which debuts on October 17th and available through November 13th. Over 1.5 million tons of crab is consumed across the world each year, however, most diners never get to savor the true flavor of fresh crabmeat straight from the sea. London Lennies’ specialty menu will carry the crabulous flavor of fresh Alaskan King Crab to Queens, so city diners don’t need to travel cross continent to get their fix. Guests can select from six different species of crab, including Live Blue Claw, Live Dungeness Crab, Fresh Alaskan Crab, Fresh Jonah Crab, Fresh Stone Crab and Canadian Snow Crab, on the extensive menu which offers over 20 crab-filled dishes such as Jonah crabmeat quesadilla, crabmeat stuffed mushrooms and steamed crab and shrimp dumplings. “Even though four million crabs per year are pulled from the ocean, it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on a fresh crab in New York City. All city seafood lovers have to do is crawl to Queens!” comments London Lennie’s owner, Leslie Barnes. Also back by popular demand is the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” cocktail. London Lennies’ twist on the traditional Bloody Mary combines their famous Bloody Mary mix and Stolichnaya Vodka and is garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. Offered throughout the crab season, the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” will be available at the bar and in the dining room for $11. Highlights from this year’s crabtastic menu include: Appetizers - Jonah Crabmeat Quesadilla, caramelized onions, monetary jack cheese, roasted poblano chiles and smokey guacamole; Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms Trio, Dungeness crab, Jonah crab & blue claw crab Steamed Crab and Shrimp Dumplings, two sauces. Entrees - East Coast “Maryland Style” Blue Crab, steamed with “Old Bay” seasoning or garlic Jumbo Lump Crabmeat “Au Gratin”, 8 oz. jumbo lump crabmeat, sautéed onions and reggiano cheese in a crab-infused béchamel sauce baked till golden brown - Steamed Mixed Grab Bag, for those who can’t decide-comes with Alaskan king crab, ½ Dungeness crab, & blue crab - Jumbo Florida Stone Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab Clusters 2#, steamed and served with drawn butter. Specialty Drinks - Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style”, Stolichnaya Vodka, London Lennie’s famous bloody mary mix, and garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. About London Lennie’s: Owned and operated by the Barnes Family for over 50 years, London Lennie’s has evolved from a quintessential fish n’ chips shop to Queens’ premier seafood restaurant. Famous for the best in fresh, local seafood, selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market, London Lennie’s hosts the area’s finest raw bar and has been featured in the New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and on the Food Network, FOX Business Network, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW, among others. Located at 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park, Queens, London Lennie’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays for Late Night live entertainment for 9:00 p.m. to midnight and for dinner Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Early openings can be arranged for private events. London Lennie’s has been awarded a letter grade of “A” by the New York City Health Department. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (718) 894-8084 or visit www.londonlennies.com

Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 14, 2011 - New York

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived Sum of Days as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material that hangs from ceiling to floor and takes the shape of an elliptical labyrinth. This structure hides, or interrupts, the defined limits of its surrounding architectural space, suspending visitors' spatial references and allowing an experience of total immersion. A system of microphones hangs from various heights and records the day's ambient noise, which is played back the following day through several speakers. Each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, gradually dimming the oldest sounds into a layer of whispers. Adding yet another element of sound will be periodic musical performances from within the installation. The accumulation of these recordings will constitute an immaterial layering of time—an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience. This marks the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Musical performances, each 60 to 90 minutes long, take place weekly within the installation between September 8 and November 10. The performers are Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, and Andrew Sterman. Times are announced via MoMA's Twitter account (@MuseumModernArt) on the day of the event.

Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression - Tibet House US
Through November 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an exhibition of visionary Tibetan contemporary art entitled "Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression.” The featured Tibetan artists have created remarkable modern works that merge their classical aesthetics with individual expressiveness, creating a new art that expands magnificently beyond their highly disciplined traditional artistic heritage. The exhibition will be on display at the Tibet House US gallery from September 14th – November 15th, 2011. There will be a special opening reception on September 14th from 6-8pm. Tibet House US is located at 22 West 15th Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12noon - 5 p.m.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

Weekly Infant Group - Westchester Reform Temple
Through November 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

A weekly group for infants and moms, led by the WRT Early Childhood Center's social worker, Brenda Stern. Topics will include formula, sleep, immunizations, siblings and nutrition, Learn something new, make new friends, and enjoy this special time.

'Seaside Steel' - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

The exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond. The exhibition will run through November 17th with a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture to benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park.

Opening Party for Sculpture Show - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

In addition to an art show opening, Rye Town Park in Westchester County, with a Long Island Sound beachfront and over 60 acres of landscape will be a great place for New Yorkers to view the fall foliage, predicted to be at its height the third week in October. The opening party will also feature free music with a jazz quarter, "The Pink & Green Cafe", and free admission, parking & refreshments. The park will open the exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond on Saturday afternoon, October 22nd from 2-4 p.m. The show will run through November 17th, and a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture will benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park. Photos and more information on the event can be found on the artist's web site at http://www.davidtobey.com.

Priceless New York Food Truck Feast - MasterCard Worldwide and popular NY Food Trucks
Through November 17, 2011 - New York

As part of Priceless New York, MasterCard is launching a four-week Food Truck program that will offer New Yorkers free lunch across Manhattan. By liking the MasterCard Facebook page, Tweeting #PricelessNY or flashing your MasterCard, New Yorkers can earn themselves a free lunch on Thursday’s at one of the 40 participating food trucks including Gorilla Cheese, Korilla BBQ, Eddies Pizza and more. Every Thursday from October 27 – November 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Below, are the locations for the Food Trucks taking part in week one of MasterCard’s Priceless NY Food Truck Fest • 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave. (Korilla BBQ / Cool Haus) • Varick St. and King St. (Taim / Eddie's Pizza ) • 55th St. bet 6th and 7th Ave. (Comme Ci, Comme Ca / Gorilla Cheese) • 18th St. and 5th Ave. (Mexicue / Bian Dang) • Washington Square Park area (Kelvin Slush / Rickshaw Dumplings) **For future truck locations, please visit the MasterCard Facebook page every Wednesday throughout the promotion

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Corona

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market runs every Friday, from 8:30AM-4:00PM, rain or shine, until November 18th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local fruits, vegetables and herbs, cut flowers and live plants, and certified organic nuts, nut butters, and fair-trade coffee.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit www.growNYC.org, and visit www.socratessculpturepark.org additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Art Gallery Opening: Photography of Jadina Lilien: BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND - The New York Open Center Gallery
Through November 19, 2011 - New York

Photography of JADINA LILIEN | BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND: Remembering the Spirit of the Lakota. Opening Reception - Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 5:30- 8PM. Exhibition Dates - October 15 - November 19, 2011. Butterfly Against the Wind is based on the artist/filmmaker, Jadina Lililen’s impressions of being in South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation. At the invitation of Tiokasin Ghosthorse, (WBAI Radio in NYC: First Voices). Lilien was invited to take photographs on this reservation where he grew up. The work made during this period, a series of digital pigment prints that utilize a multimedia photographic process, is a direct result from the artist’s time spent during these visits. The photographs incorporate the time bound documented images of the romanticized Indian and the present day conditions of the reservation. There are varying degrees of adding additional painting or “mark making” to the photographs. This process at times can be almost undetectable, enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times, selectively obscuring the image and creating a new narrative. www.opencenter.org/butterfly-against-the-wind-remembering-the-spirit-of-the-lakota/ www.jadinalilien.com

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
Through November 20, 2011 - Centerport

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

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
Through November 20, 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.

'Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes' - Looking Glass Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

You might have heard of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill, but what about Calamity Jane? Find out how little 12-year-old Jane got her name in this playful Old West-style show. Jane and her mother are on their way to California when they find themselves in the beleaguered town of Hoopersville where the townsfolk spend all day and night hiding from the hilarious, hair-raising Hoopsnakes. Will Calamity Jane be able to help the townspeople face the Hoopsnake Queen once and for all? And most importantly, will there be pie?

The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok - Castillo Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Four Jewish men meet on a ship crossing the Atlantic, fleeing the poverty and pogroms of Europe, hoping for a better life in the unknown cities and towns of America. On the long and difficult crossing, the four recall the oft-told stories of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok and perform them for one another. In time-honored fashion, they debate the stories' meaning and dispute the question "What is the responsibility of the Jew in this world?"

Three Carsons out of Texas - The Gershwin Hotel
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

Three Carsons out of Texas examines the creative output of the Dallas-born Carson brothers - actor and screenwriter L. M. Kit Carson (Paris Texas, Running on Empty, Bottle Rocket), the Grammy award winning lyricist Reverend Goat Carson and the iconic pop artist Neke Carson. The Opening reception will feature live performances by Reverend Goat and his band from their album, Jamestown to Jonestown, and Neke Carson playing his latest solo piano album, King of the “no note left behind musical sound.” Through November 20th, Kit Carson will premiere selections from Africa Diary, and screen the mockumentary David Holzman’s Diary. the other artworks being exhibited include screenplays and movie posters by Kit Carson, Goat’s latest outsider computer art, and the (in)famous portrait of Andy Warhol by Neke Carson, as well as a debut of his photography series, Things that Glow.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

THE DEAD LAPTOP SERIES by MICHAEL DINGES - TEKSERVE
Through November 22, 2011 - NYC

Artist Michael Dinges used discarded laptop computers as his canvas, etching them with dense images and commentary and warnings about web privacy, the state of the environment, and other 21st century concerns.

Quilt Making Class - Historic Richmond Town
Through November 24, 2011 - Staten Island

Make your own lap-sized quilt in the “True Lover’s Knot” pattern. 8 week session - $55/$50 SIHS Members. Pre-paid reservations required, please call 718-351-1611, ext. 281

Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 25, 2011 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Project Space, an extremely Important Theater located in an abandoned asbestos factory in Brooklyn's Chicken Plucking District. Project Space is devoted to Art, not entertainment. But we do need money, so we'll be presenting a preview of our upcoming season, complete with many Important Art Scenes, which are definitely not comedy sketches. Comedy sketches are not Art. Please join us for Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art, an excruciatingly important night at the theater. And please bring your checkbook. Starring D'Arcy Carden, Johnathan Fernandez, Fran Gillespie, Brandon Scott Jones, Molly Lloyd, John Murray, and Nate Smith. Written by Leila Cohan-Miccio, Evan Greenspoon, Brandon Gulya, Matt Hunziker, Owen Parsons, and Michael Trapp. Directed by Neil W. Casey.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through November 25, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

The Museum's popular weekly drop-in program for youngest transportation fans is free with admission. Adult companions must be present.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Finding Yggdrassil: Portraits of Trees by Anders Knutsson - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through November 27, 2011 -

Throughout history, the tree has played a central role in the imagination and spirituality of human culture, representing life, sustenance, beauty, strength, age, and nature itself. In this exhibit, artist Anders Knutsson pays tribute to this enduring symbol with his portraits of trees of the world, including gems among BBG's collections.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 27, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Specifically for children four to seven years old and their adult friends (no older or younger siblings, please), Arty Facts explores the Museum's galleries, focusing on a specific theme before returning to the studio to create art inspired by what was seen. The class meets in the Museum's Rubin Lobby exactly at designated times.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through November 30, 2011 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through November 30, 2011 - New York

Sammie & Tudie, a duo that specializes in magic and clowning, now offer an interactive class for toddlers (and their caregivers) that includes storytelling, songs, activity play, and a little bit of magic. There will be a new theme each week that encourages socialization, creativity, imagination, and learning.

“Piccolo Pizzaiolo” Kids Pizza Making Class - Donatella
Through December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Back by popular demand, Donatella restaurant in Chelsea has just announced their Fall/Winter 2011 schedule of Kid’s Pizza Making classes. The 3 fun-filled Pizza Making Classes will take place on select Saturdays from October – December and is a perfect indoor activity for kids during the chilly season! Children will relish as they learn how to make their own creative pizzas and watch pizza’s bubble to perfection in Donatella’s wood-fire pizza oven. After devouring their own creations, kids will be sent home with their own personalized pizza-making diploma, stickers and goodie bag of Donatella’s home-made cookies – YUM! Price of the class is $50 per child and parents are welcome to join! Class Schedule Saturday, October 8th 11am-12:30 Saturday, November 5th 11am-12:30 Saturday, December 3rd 11am-12:30 Class includes: - 1 pizza (for the child) - Fruit Punch or another beverage - A diploma stating that they graduated from Donatella’s pizza making class - Pizza sticker - A take home bag of 3 home-made cookies by Donatella Please call Michelle Owen at 212-493-5150 to reserve your seat for the class. Payment is cash only but a credit card number is required to hold the space.

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent and are available on Sundays, July 10, August 7, September 25, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Children's Self Esteem Workshop - Hofstra University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Through December 07, 2011 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children. Call for exact days. The sessions run through December 7, 2011.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Parent Support Group - Shining Mountain Children's Center
Through December 13, 2011 - Monsey

Parents of children ages 3 to 21 years old are invited to this weekly gathering to present reflections and ask questions. Participants will talk about school challenges, homework, boredom, discipline, and other topics. For more info, visit www.shiningmtnforkids.com, call 845-425-7243 or email shiningmtnny@aol.com.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs thorough December 16, 2011.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 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
Through December 16, 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.

Rap Guide to Evolution - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 -

Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, with DJ Mr Simmonds. Directed by Dodd Loomis. Projections by Wendall Harrington. "Astonishing and Brilliant!" - The New York Times. “Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed!" - The Scotsman. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again." Soho Playhouse - 15 Vandam St. (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) Performance Schedule: Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm | Sunday 5pm & 7:30pm SPECIAL OFFER! $29 (Reg. $39.50) Performances June 17- 25 $ 39 (Reg. $55) Beginning June 28 THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com and use code MARK11 PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK11 IN PERSON- Print out a copy of this offer and visit Soho Playhouse Box Office- 15 Vandam St (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com *Offer expires 9/5/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Offer includes $0.75 facility fee. Offer not valid 6/26/11. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Comfort Food Made Easy – Life's Work Cooking Classes - Life's Work
Through December 17, 2011 - East Rockaway

This weekly cooking class is for 13-19 year olds on the Autism Spectrum. The class meets every Saturday to teach teens how to effortlessly prepare their favorite comfort foods.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - Lindenhurst

This heart-warming tale of Annie's adventures, her escape from the orphanage, and the wicked Miss Hannigan to a new life with Daddy Warbucks will delight audiences of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays and run through December 17, 2011.

New Approaches in Latin American Art - GAGA Arts Center
Through December 18, 2011 - Garnerville

This group exhibit features works in all media including visual art, multimedia, sound, and landscape. The folks at GAGA tell us that the Latin American artists selected for the show express what it is to be alive today as shifting socio-political, cultural, and technological changes in Latin America influence contemporary life and expression.

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.). Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

Girls Night Out - Piece of My Art
Through December 23, 2011 - Port Washington

Girls ages 8-12 years can enjoy a special tween night every Friday of every month. The evening includes pizza, drink, and 2 pieces of select pottery. Parents drop the kids off and can enjoy a romantic dinner together.

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Through December 25, 2011 - New York, NY

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Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
Through December 27, 2011 - Port Washington

Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

IndiVisible--African-Native American Lives in the Americas - Pequot Museum
Through December 30, 2011 - Mashantucket

This Smithsonian traveling exhibition focuses on the lives of people with dual African American and Native American ancestry. The exhibition sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity and addresses the human desires of being and belonging.

You've Got Hate Mail - The Triad
Through December 30, 2011 - New York

Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore (Silent Laughter, Love, Sex, and the I.R.S., A Night at the Nutcracker) bring their e-mail comedy of errors, Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore’s You've Got Hate Mail, to the Triad after a three week hiatus. Hailed by critics (“The perfect bedroom farce…expertly directed…riotously enacted by a five-person ensemble!” –NY Post) (“LOL…The audience is guaranteed to do just that – Laugh Out loud!” -Star Ledger) (“It doesn’t get better than this!” –Show Business Weekly) (“A rapid-paced romp with a millennium twist! Hilarious!” –Curtainup.com), (“Behind this very funny theater piece lurk many surprises” –Huffington Post), You’ve Got Hate Mail is a hilarious look at online hook-up and break-ups. Love "bytes" all when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail left sitting on a desktop. The story is told entirely in e-mails from laptop computers, although the play does manage to have an unforgettable chase scene - thanks to Blackberries and iPhones. Tickets are: VIP $35.00 (Includes preferred seating); General Admission $30.00. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212 868 4444

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

Happy Feet 4D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through December 31, 2011 - New York

Happy Feet 4-D Experience Put on your dancing shoes and boogie with Mumble in Happy Feet 4-D Experience. Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony! Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy.

'Mother The Job' - Museum of Motherhood
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

A multimedia exploration of integrated art forms, including film, sculpture, photography, domestic artifacts, and original writings portraying the day-to-day life of the mother and her relationship with her child, raising questions regarding "human" capital and "economic" capital.

Cyberchase – The Chase is on! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through December 31, 2011 - Norwalk

This new temporary exhibit is based on the Emmy award-winning PBS Kids Go! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase and offers a hands-on, educational exhibit through which children and families are encouraged to explore problem-solving in a family-friendly environment.

Mystery at the Museum: An Accomplice Adventure - American Museum Of Natural History
Through December 31, 2011 - Upper West Side

On this exciting adventure through the museum - part game, part theater, part walking tour - you'll meet characters, follow clues, and solve puzzles as you unravel a tale that takes you to iconic museum locations and behind-the-scenes areas.

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York has long held special appeal for the illustrators and writers of children's books. Storied City, showcasing original art from more than 35 picture books, examines the city's iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and modes of transportation. Featured illustrators include seven Caldecott Medal winners (Richard Egielski, Mordicai Gerstein, Jerry Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Marc Simont, David Small, and David Wiesner); several artists long associated with The New Yorker magazine (Maira Kalman, James McMullan, Roxie Munro, Edward Sorel), and many other leading illustrators from the world of children's books. Through December 31.

New York, New York! The 20th Century - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York, New York! The 20th Century celebrates the city as muse to photographers, painters, and sculptors, encompassing the varied cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. The exhibition features over 50 works from the Norton collection, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Stuart Davis, Andreas Feininger, William Gropper, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Steichen, among others. Through December 31, 2011.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch.

First Day Free! - Aleph Bet Early Childhood Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Westport

Let your 18 month to 2.5 year toddler come and explore the fun and challenge of school in this warm and loving classroom environment. The curriculum for this age group is specialized for discovery and growth in a wide range of skills. Please contact us for more information, and check out the flyer on our website.

Split Second - Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Split Second invites the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that will result in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation will explore how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we're asked, and what we're told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum's collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants will be asked to select which painting they prefer from a randomly generated pair of images. Next, participants will be asked to write in their own words about a painting before rating its appeal on a scale. In the third phase, participants will be asked to rate a work of art after being given unlimited time to view it alongside a typical interpretive text. Each part of the exercise aims to examine how a different type of information—or a lack thereof—might affect a person's reaction to a work of art. Split Second culminates with an installation on the Museum's second floor, opening July 13, 2011. Visitors will be able to view a small selection of the paintings that generated the most controversial and dynamic responses during the evaluation process, accompanied by a visualization and analysis of the data collected. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Indian paintings ranks among the top ten in the United States, representing the artistic traditions of many different regions, with examples dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth. Many of the works in this project have not been on view for several years, owing to their light sensitivity. The installation offers a rare opportunity to see these paintings in person and consider them in a new light. Split Second: Indian Paintings is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Chief of Technology, in consultation with Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through January 01, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

A Way with Words: Text in Art Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 01, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition of two dozen works from the Permanent Collection presents art that includes words, lettering, or numbers as subject, design element or to convey information.

Holiday Book Drive - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
Through January 01, 2012 - West Nyack

Each year, Barnes & Noble invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need. This year, the store will collect books for Project Linus. Project Linus volunteers provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Books can be donated through January 1, 2012.

Holiday Book Drive - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through January 01, 2012 - Nanuet

Each year, Barnes & Noble invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need. This year, the store will collect books for Project Linus. Project Linus volunteers provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Books can be donated through January 1, 2012.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

194X–9/11: American Architects and the City - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 02, 2012 - New York

In 1942 -- shortly after the U.S. entered World War II -- Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning. The aim was to project an optimistic postwar period of growth and prosperity to begin as soon as hostilities ended, in 194X -- soon, it was hoped. Over half a century later the country is once again engaged in global conflict and—in the wake of 9/11 and the ongoing financial crisis -- undergoing a major reconsideration of urban and suburban space. This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that ushered in a new era of architectural anticipation and uncertainty, and gave rise to a flurry of urban rebuilding projects, some of which are only finally seeing the light of day at Ground Zero. Drawn from MoMA's architectural holdings, this exhibition shows the work of a variety of architects who took on the urban scale in a spirit of recasting the form and daily experience of the city. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, featured architects include Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and United Architects.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Musem of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Learn how those massive dinosaurs, the sauropods, which sometimes grew as long as 150 feet, lived with this hands-on and up-close exhibit. Understand how these extremely huge animals breathed, ate, moved, and functioned under the girth of their massive size, and learn how their size affected their body functions.

Romare Bearden (1911–1988): A Centennial Celebration - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

Romare Bearden's vibrant mural-size tableau The Block (1971) will be on view as part of a centennial celebration of the artist's birth. The Block, an eighteen-foot-long collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood in New York City that nurtured and inspired so much of the artist's life and work. Bearden's elaborate and colorful cut-paper collages elevated this genre to a major art form through its unusual materials, expressionist color, abstracted forms, flattened shapes and spaces, and shifts in perspective and scale—all the while maintaining focus on the human narrative being told within a single city block.

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure - New York Hall of Science
Through January 02, 2012 - Queens

Go on an evolutionary adventure and discover the link between dinosaurs and modern birds at this bilingual English/Spanish exhibition.

Stieglitz and His Artists - Matisse to O'Keeffe - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

This exhibition is the first large-scale presentation of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from Alfred Stieglitz's collection, acquired by the Metropolitan in 1949. In addition to being a master photographer, Stieglitz (1864-1946) was a visionary promoter of modern American and European art, and he assembled a vast art collection of exceptional breadth and depth. Through a succession of influential galleries that he ran in New York City between 1905 and 1946, Stieglitz exhibited many of the most important artists of the era, and he collected works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Gino Severini, Vasily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Demuth, and Arthur Dove. For more than sixty years, The Alfred Stieglitz Collection has been the cornerstone of the Museum's holdings of modern American art. The exhibition will feature some two hundred major works by American and European modernists, supplemented by photographs by the Photo-Secessionists and publications by Stieglitz -- all from the Metropolitan's holdings. Highlights include Picasso's Woman Ironing and Standing Female Nude, Kandinsky's Improvisation 27 (Garden of Love), Brancusi's Sleeping Muse, O'Keeffe's Black Iris and Cow's Skull: Red, White, and Blue, Demuth's I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, and Hartley's Portrait of a German Officer.

Flamenco & Salsa Lovers: Your Chance to be in a Latin Ensemble! - Flamenco Latino
Through January 05, 2012 - New York

Improve your ensemble performance skills in this creative workshop! Seeking musicians and singers to study in Flamenco Latino's collaborative workshop, FLAMENCO LATINO MUSIC ENSEMBLE. The workshop is open to committed students from the intermediate level to the retired professional. Led by Basilio Georges with several visiting artists, this class offers a unique opportunity to study collaboratively and perform with other musicians and flamenco and salsa artists. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM at Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl., NY, NY. Call 212-399-8519 or email to register. $20/class OR $70/4-pack (Only being offered through 8/26. The fall term will require commitment to purchase 8-10 session pack at $17.50/session.) Credit/debit cards accepted. www.flamencolatino.com --Study a wide array of songs that exemplify specific Flamenco ida y vuelta styles such as guajiras, rumba and colombianas, as well as the influence flamenco amalgamated from Latin musical traditions starting with the Cuban Habanera,which over the years has produced other forms such as son, guaracha, rumba, mambo, bolero and salsa. --Develop traditional and unusual music and dance arrangements to be performed at Flamenco Latino's studio theater in early November and early December! --Seeking flamenco guitarists, singers, percussion and other instruments in the string, woodwind or brass family. Non-flamenco instruments will need some reading experience. --Flamenco guitarists who have not studied at Flamenco Latino before have to meet with Basilio to determine if this class is a good fit for you. http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/basiliogeorges.htm With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio Georges offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern Flamenco styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

August Sander and Seydou Keïta - Portraiture and Social Identity - The Walther Collection Project Space
Through January 07, 2012 -

Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. On September 23, the Walther Collection will unite the portraiture of two modern photography masters, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose images vividly capture the rapid social transformations of the twentieth century through the faces of everyday people. Encapsulating two distinct cultures in pivotal moments of societal transition, Sander and Keïta's portraits reflect on the experience and role of the individual in Germany and Mali. The dual presentation, on view at the Walther Collection Project Space through January 7, 2012, considers how these prolific photographers documented the visual histories and shifting identities of their two countries. August Sander and Seydou Keïta: Portraiture and Social Identity brings together approximately 60 black-and-white photographs by the two artists, encompassing select works from Sander's portfolio Antlitz der Zeit (Face of our Time) from the 1910s and 1920s, one of the most enduring and influential essays in modern photography, and from Keïta's portraiture of residents in Mali's capital city Bamako in the late 1940s and mid-1950s. The artists were first presented in dialogue as part of the Walther Collection's 2010 inaugural exhibition, Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany. German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) is considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, and like his contemporaries, Karl Blossfeldt and Albert Renger-Patzsch, his style favored objective detail, uncompromising true-to-life representation, and a comparative approach to photography. His visual portrayals of farmers, workers, students, families, tradespeople, artists, and the bourgeoisie from early twentieth-century Germany highlight both the individuality of the sitter and the typical traits of social and occupational groups, genders, and generations. In his Antlitz der Zeit portfolio, a 60-image selection from his ongoing master project, Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century), Sander worked to create an exact photography that contextualized and highlighted varying social strata and underscored the "true psychology" of a period, unsentimentally capturing a society in transition, shifting from agriculture to industry. By contrast, Seydou Keïta (1929-2001), one of the most renowned West African photographers of the 1950s, worked with a portable studio setting, posing clients against gray or densely-patterned backdrops. Even though his reputation in Mali never dwindled, it was not until the early 1990s that Keïta's work became known internationally, alongside the studio photography of Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso. Working during a period of dramatic shifts in Malian familial hierarchies, migration, and political movements, Keïta made portraits of predominantly urban middle-class Bamako residents. His images reflected the society's transition through a merging of traditional and contemporary fashions, and a growing consumer culture, in the decade prior to Mali's independence from France. Frequently pictured with elaborate textiles, jewelry, radios, and cars, in highly-conscious poses, sitters expressed the emerging myth of a modern African city - to be photographed by Keïta was to be made Bamakois, beautiful, and cosmopolitan. Keïta's portrait style, which emphasized the visual interplay between sitter and site and the creation of the ideal, shaped the new image of postcolonial identity.

Big Apple Circus Presents Dream Big - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 08, 2012 -

It's an All-New Show, where the World's Greatest Circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring! Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts -- A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork! A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act! Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party! Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace! Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion! The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers! A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last! And Grandma !! Yes, Grandma, apogee of comical aspiration and mirthful joy! Your dreams will inspire a Big Apple Circus of living thrills and marvelous delight -- a celebration of the imagination -- an astonishing circus world of wonder!

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - New Haven

Learn the biology and habitats of bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Learn where and how they live, how to deal with them and how to tell them apart from lookalikes.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 08, 2012 - New York

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues. Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion. The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture. The exhibition looks at how these social borders mix and dissolve in urban environments, and how artists use these social alterations as points of creative departure. Among the themes developed in The (S) Files 2011 are the influence of early New York street art movements, text and urban styles, and the creation of art works from urban debris. The variety of issues addressed by the artists range from daily life situations, to social behaviors, to economic distress. In addition to its overall focus on New York-based artists, The (S) Files 2011 celebrates the Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano) by showcasing the work of a group of artists featured in its most recent edition.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Garden City

Enter a magical place where five centuries-old folktales bring to life the culture and traditions of Viet Nam. Aspects of modern day life in Viet Nam are interwoven with the presentation of old folktale in interactive "theaters." Traditions explored include wedding ceremonies, ancestral worship practices, cultural dances, and the Vietnamese bonds to their land and water. The exhibit demonstrates the connection between folktales and the enduring values and traditions they represent. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012.

Ripped: The Allure of Collage - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through January 08, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition presents approximately 50 collages by a diverse range of European and American artists.

Big Apple Circus Presents "Dream Big" - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

For its 34th season, the Big Apple Circus presents an all-new show under the big top showcasing stunning acts including a juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork, a mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act, spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace, comical conjurors, a singing ringmistress who will be accompanied by the Big Apple Circus Band, and of course, Grandma, in her last season with the circus.

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

The park's tree-lined alleys are transformed into one of the city's premiere holiday shopping destinations, with dozens of custom-designed jewel box kiosks and food vendors. Visit the website for more information.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

de Kooning: A Retrospective - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 09, 2012 - New York

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist's development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum's entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet. Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Among these are the artist's most famous, landmark paintings—among them Pink Angels (1945), Excavation (1950), and the celebrated third Woman series (1950–53)—plus in-depth presentations of all his most important series, ranging from his figurative paintings of the early 1940s to the breakthrough black-and-white compositions of 1948–49, and from the urban abstractions of the mid 1950s to the artist's return to figuration in the 1960s, and the large gestural abstractions of the following decade. Also included is de Kooning's famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946).

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

Kandinsky's Painting With White Border - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition, co-organized with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., brings the Guggenheim's final version of the painting from May 1913 together with twelve related drawings and watercolors and one major oil sketch, and features the results of an extensive conservation study of the Guggenheim and Phillips paintings.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think - New York Hall of Science
Through January 15, 2012 - Queens

Have you ever looked at the family dog and wondered what was going on in her head? Do your kids swear the cat has a mind of his own? Find out what your pets and other animals are thinking about at New York Hall of Science. Discover the similarities between human and animal cognition in their new exhibition, Wild Minds.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

New Photography 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali includes the work of Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph -- analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya; and Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu.

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 29, 2012 -

The exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties brings together for the first time the work of sixty-eight painters, sculptors, and photographers who explored a new mode of modern realism in the years bounded by the aftermath of the Great War and the onset of the Great Depression. Throughout the 1920s, artists created images of liberated modern bodies and the changing urban-industrial environment with an eye toward ideal form and ordered clarity -- qualities seemingly at odds with a riotous decade best remembered for its flappers and Fords.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

'EJECT!' Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 05, 2012 - New York

“Eject!” a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 1st. “Eject!” will showcase ejection seats used in the Korean War era through the present. The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution. While visiting the exhibit, visitors will be able to sit in a real ejection seat. The exhibition will run from October 1st through February 5th. The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. Images are courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

Digital ’11: The Alchemy of Change - New York Hall of Science
Through February 05, 2012 - Queens

A collection of images celebrating chemistry from the Art & Science Collaboration’s 13th International Competition and Exhibition of Digital Prints.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition demonstrates various artists' engagement with Pop art and the Guggenheim's ongoing interest in the legacy of the style.

Gifted: Collectors and Drawings at MoMA, 1929-1983 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 13, 2012 - New York

This exhibition examines the history of MoMA's drawings collection through key gifts from donors whose connections with the Museum helped shape the institution from its earliest days. Lillie P. Bliss and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, founders of MoMA, gave numerous masterworks to the new museum, including some of its most prized drawings. In later decades bequests by influential collectors such as James Thrall Soby continued to augment the holdings of works by artists the Museum had already shown a commitment to, while other collections, like that of Joan and Lester Avnet, were formed with MoMA's needs specifically in mind. More idiosyncratic collections, such as Ruth Vollmer's bequest to the Museum, accepted in 1983, reflect the life and activities of individual art enthusiasts during key moments in art history. Gifted is a reevaluation of the drawings collection, reflecting not only the richness of MoMA's holdings, but also the diverse forces that have shaped it and the corresponding history it represents.

Ice Skating at Citi Pond at Bryant Park - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Skate away at NYC's first and only free-admission ice skating rink. The 17,000-square-foot rink offers 360 degree viewing access and can accommodate up to 500 people. There will be themed family-friendly and children's events throughout the season complete with giveaways and promotions.

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Fairfield

Costumes, props, photographs and theatrical events introduce museum visitors to Fairfield County's theatrical history from the 19th century to the present.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times - Discovery Times Square
Through March 28, 2012 - New York

Take a fascinating archaeological journey through the Holy Land. This rare exhibit features the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and more than 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that impact world religions today.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 -

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

Remembering 9/11 - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France - Neue Galerie
Through April 02, 2012 - New York

Devoted to the extraordinary collection of Neue Galerie co-founder Ronald Lauder, the show will provide a rare glimpse into one of the finest private art collections in the world. The Ronald S. Lauder collection encompasses a broad range of masterworks. The exhibition will focus on six areas: medieval art, arms and armor, Old Master paintings, 19th- and 20th-century drawings, fine and decorative art of Vienna 1900, and modern and contemporary art. Among the artists represented are Joseph Beuys, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Vasily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Gerhard Richter.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

This annual exhibit invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Bowling Leagues Signup - New City Bowl
Through May 30, 2012 - New City

New City Bowl hosts junior bowling leagues. Fridays at 3:45pm, the center hosts bumper and regular bowling; two games and shoes for $12. Fridays at 5:15pm and Saturdays at noon, kids can get three games and shoes for $14. Instruction is included. Through May 30, 2012.

Mommy and Me Yoga Classes - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through June 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Fight the winter blues with mommy and me yoga. Children of all ages welcome.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

T.G.I.S. Saturday Drop-In - Fairfield Ludlowe High - Adaptive Recreation
Through August 25, 2012 - Fairfield

This drop-in meets on Saturdays for the entire year and is a social group for the physically and/or cognitively challenged. Activities include dancing, bowling or just hanging out with friends. Each Saturday is themed around a special event or holiday and may include games, recreation, movies or a craft. Meet in room 269.

Guilt, The New Masked Ball - Botanica
Through September 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Guilt is a new masked party in Downtown New York. Guilt is an excuse to hide yourself and party without feeling the guilt of next day responsibilities. Guilt is for those who want to remain anonymous.

James and the Giant Peach - Movie - South Huntington Public Library
Through September 02, 2012 - Huntington Station

Based on the 1961 book by Roald Dahl, James is an orphaned boy who is sent to live with his horrible aunts. He enters a magical giant peach and encounters a menagerie of human-like insects who take him on a journey to New York City.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Queens

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2012 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

"Dialog in the Dark" - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This groundbreaking exhibit will lead visitors through a series of New York City environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

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