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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 31


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, October 31, 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 31. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

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.

NY's Village Halloween Parade - Greenwich Village
October 31, 2011 -

All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation's Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World. For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert - ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring. 7-10pm.

Brooklyn Rider - Carnegie Hall
October 31, 2011 -

Start a concert with a piece that Brooklyn Rider wrote as a group, end with Beethoven, and in between hear Philip Glass. It's this flair for the unexpected and the eclectic that has made this top-notch group one to watch. As indie tastemaker Pitchfork puts it, they are "poised to earn attention on their own terms—regardless of which composers they work with."

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).

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 31, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Garnerville

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

Mommy and Me Yoga - Chabad of Port Washington
October 31, 2011 - Port Washington

Kids ages 9 months to 2 years will enjoy Yoga and Music with a Jewish twist. Each Session offers 5 classes on Mondays. Session 2 begins November 21; Session 3, January 9; and Session 4, March 5. Register online or email

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.

Anime Club - Somers Library
October 31, 2011 - Somers

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

New Mother's Discussion Group - Huntington Public Libary
October 31, 2011 - Huntington

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

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 31, 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 or by calling 914-631-8200.

Watson Adventures' Haunted Times Square Scavenger Hunt - Midtown Manhattan
October 31, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a ghostly scavenger hunt for adults! There’s a crisis at WAPS (the Watson Adventures Paranormal Society): our esteemed leader, Dr. R. Isaac (“Izzy”) Paulson has disappeared while investigating ghosts in the Times Square area. We need you to help answer the question: Izzy dead? To find out, you’ll visit places said to be haunted, learn the legends and, we hope, make contact with spirits using EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) and Paulson’s version of a Ouija board. The Great White Way will turn into the Great Fright Way as you uncover the creepy stories connected with theaters, old hotels, vanished buildings and other eerie locales. You’ll find out who’s been haunting such places as the Belasco Theater, Radio City Music Hall, the New Amsterdam Theater, the Harvard Club and the Algonquin Hotel, plus cursed locations where gangsters and other fiends met their fates. Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via 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, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit 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.

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.

Scholastic Book Fair - JCC Rockland
October 31, 2011 - West Nyack

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

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

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

Computer Classes - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

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

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

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

Mother Goose Story Time - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

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

Baby Laptime - Ossining Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Ossining

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

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!

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
October 31, 2011 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Stories & More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 31, 2011 - Chappaqua

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

Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
October 31, 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.

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.

"A Halloween Thriller" Dance Extravaganza hosted by Chita Rivera - New York City Center
October 31, 2011 - New York

Rolex presents Career Transitions For Dancer's 26th Anniversary Jubilee, A HALLOWEEN THRILLER: A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis. The event will be hosted by Tony Award winner Chita Rivera and will kick off with an astonishing performance from Broadway and some of America's greatest dance companies - woven together in a 'spook-tacular' celebration of dance. During the show, Nigel Lythgoe from 'So You Think You Can Dance' will be presented with the Rolex Dance Award and Victor Elmaleh, Chairman and CEO of The World-Wide Group, will receive Career Transition for Dancers? Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Award. Following the performance, guests will enjoy a 'Masquerade Supper with the Stars,' a live auction, and dancing 'til the witching hour at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.

Nature Nursery---Fantastic Fall Frolic - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
October 31, 2011 - Fairfield

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

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.

Teeny Tiny Trick O'Treaters - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 31, 2011 - Douglaston

Bring your little ones (ages 18month-4years) to a special carnival just for them. Create not-so-scary crafts, play Halloween games, eat a haunted snack, and more. Join in the fall fun. All activities are included in the $10 price, but pre-registration is required.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
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.

Young Adult College Admissions 101: How to Pursue Your Higher Education, Part 4 of 4 - Queens Library: Broadway Branch
October 31, 2011 - Flushing

With all the help of the last three seminars, you are confident about your school choices, test scores, and admission applications. Now, learn how to keep college affordable. In this final session, the focus will be on finding and applying for financial aid.

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.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 31, 2011 -

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

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.

András Schiff - Carnegie Hall
October 31, 2011 -

In 1819, publisher Anton Diabelli asked for one variation on a waltz tune for an anthology by various composers; Beethoven wrote 33 and took four years. András Schiff brings his "engrossing … constantly surprising" approach (The New York Times) to bear on this challenging work as the finale of a recital that also includes a sonata by Bartók, the focus of Schiff's Perspectives residency this season at Carnegie Hall.

Tablaphilia - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 31, 2011 -

A symphony for Indian tabla (drum) players and vocalists under the musical direction and conducting of tabla maestro and composer Samir Chatterjee. Tablaphilia interprets the four stages of life (asharamas) of Hindu philosophy — Bramhacharya, Garhastha, Banaprastha, and Sanyasa, through abstract drum-language.

Pre-school Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
October 31, 2011 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Let your three to five-year-olds get creative with fun and artistic activities.

Halloween Happening - Brooklyn Public Library Dyker branch
October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Enjoy some Halloween activities before venturing out for trick or treating.

Halloween Spooktacular - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 31, 2011 - Kensington

A spooky evening of crafts, games, and prizes. Costumes welcome!

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead - Queens Library: Jackson Heights branch
October 31, 2011 - Jackson Heights

Please join Margarita Larios for a workshop on how top create alters. Alters are prepared as part of the unique way in which Mexicans celebrate The Day of the Dead in order to honor deceased loved ones. In this workshop, kids will create whimsical box alters using paper skeletons and other colorful decorations.

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.

Halloween Celebration - American Museum of Natural History
October 31, 2011 - Upper West Side

More than 30 of the Museum's popular halls will be open from 4 to 7 pm for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, fun with roaming cartoon characters, and live performances. Past performers and characters have included Curious George, Winnie-the-Pooh, Strawberry Shortcake, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Madeline, Maya & Miguel, David Grover and the Big Bear Band, Louie & Subanda, performers from the Big Apple Circus, stilt walkers, and master pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon.

Tiny Tots/Bats and Spiders - The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL)
October 31, 2011 - Rockville Centre

Perfect for you and your 18-36 month old. Enjoy a story, an activity and more.

Haunted Hayrides - Benner's Farm
October 31, 2011 - East Setauket

Come out in the evening and enjoy a spooky tour of the farm, complete with live haunts.

Yoga on the Farm - Benner's Farm
October 31, 2011 - East Setauket

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

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.

39th Annual Village Halloween Parade - West Village
October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All those in costume are welcome to join hundreds of puppets, 53 bands, dancers, artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in the city's most creative public parade. Lineup is on 6th Avenue south of Spring Street and north of Canal Street between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The parade will be telecast live on WPIX Channel 11 from 7-10pm and on NY1 from 8-9:30pm.

Halloween Celebration at American Museum of Natural History - American Museum of Natural History
October 31, 2011 - Upper West Side

The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Miffy, Toot and Puddle, Peter Rabbit, Llama Llama, Danny's Dinosaur, Teddy Roosevelt, and Word Girl are among the characters who will greet thousands of costumed children as they arrive at the museum. Guests can wander among "dangerous" dinosaurs, "eerie" elephants, and the "uncanny" universe when more than 30 of the Museum's halls open on Halloween for trick-or-treating, arts-and-crafts, fun with roaming cartoon characters, and live performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band, Louie & Subanda, stiltwalkers, and the Big Nazo puppet troupe.

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.

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL - Stony Brook Village Center
October 31, 2011 - Stony Brook

Trick or treat in shops, receive free mini pumpkins and enjoy games, a spooky dance performance by Spotlight Dance Academy and a Costume Parade with Monster Merlin. Scarecrow competition prizes are also awarded.

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:

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 Day Trick or Treat - Stew Leonard's
October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

Children can trick or treat throughout the store all day. Those in costume receive a free ice cream.

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.

Halloween Happening - The Field Library
October 31, 2011 - Peekskill

Stop by The Field Library in costume for some Halloween fun. Pop in for a quick visit and decorate a cookie. Or, come at 5pm and listen to some spooky stories! Ghouls and ghosts of all ages are welcome.

Happy Halloween! - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Kids aged 3 to 11 years old in costume get 50% off their admission to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center.

SPOOKtacular Events at FunFuzion - FunFuzion at New Roc City
October 31, 2011 - New Rochelle

Join the "spirited" celebration of Halloween at FunFuzion. Children ages 12 and younger in costume will receive a FREE Fuze Card for games* and rides (*non-redemption games only). Safe Trick-or-Treating (Candy Stations) from 3-8pm in all 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).

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.

DARKNESS RISING: Goblins and Ghouls and Ghosts – Oh My! - Halloween Attraction
October 31, 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 or call 516-799-4747.

BAX Special Halloween Playspace - Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX
October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Join us for the Special Playspace: Halloween Edition!!! featuring the inimitable JUMPIN’ JUNIPER - Monday, October 31st, 2011 - Join us for BAX’s Special Halloween Playspace with audience favorite Jumpin Juniper who gets the kids going as only a 104 year old tree sprite can!!! (don’t know what we mean, well come and find out!) Come play with her and bring your grown up! We’ll play, we’ll sing, and enjoy a special goody bag of treats (peanut free of course). Plus, don’t miss the costume parade at 11:00am to conclude our fun Halloween morning. Playspace will be open from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Costume Parade at 11:00 am (Parents/Caregivers/Children are encouraged to come in costume.) Admission: $10.00 per family - To reserve your spot visit: For more details visit

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
October 31, 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.

Halloween Parties - Gym-Azing/Kidz Yoga
October 31, 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.

DJ PAULY D: ATTACK of the ZOMBIE GUIDETTES! | Halloween Night @ Pacha - Pacha NYC
October 31, 2011 - New York

Halloween Monday October 31 Pacha NYC presents a Special Halloween Event .... Attack of the Zombie Guidettes from Beneath the Boardwalk! Featuring music by Pauly D More information on the Pacha float and Halloween Parade here: GET TICKETS:

“Halloween Trick or Treat Masquerade After Work Cruise' - Paddle Wheel Queen
October 31, 2011 - New York Invites you to the “HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT MASQUERADE AFTER WORK CRUISE" MONDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 Aboard the Multi-Leveled | Climate-Controlled PADDLE WHEEL QUEEN Docking from the SkyPort Marina 23rd Street & FDR Drive, East Side of Manhattan Boarding at 7:30pm | Sailing at 8:00pm | Returning at 11:30pm FREE MASQUERADE MASK FOR EACH GUEST! 3 Levels to Party! NYC's Elite DJ's spin the Best of Hip-Hop : Reggaeton : R&B : Reggae : House : Salsa : Merengue : Bachata OUTDOORS LOUNGE! All Tickets MUST Be Purchased In Advance TICKETS ARE $25 and are sold on a first come, first serve basis Everyone MUST have a Ticket to Board the Boat To Purchase Tickets Online, Visit 21 & Over| ID a Must COSTUMES ARE OPTIONAL For Tickets or Info: Email Visit

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

Asphalt Screams! A Free Halloween Event - Asphalt Green’s Murphy Center and Field
October 31, 2011 - Upper East Side

Join ghoulish goalkeepers, creeptastic coaches, and awesomely spooky athletes for a free family Halloween event featuring a haunted house, trick-or-treating, and Halloween games. The nonprofit organization will offer a unique fitness experience on everyone's favorite candy-based holiday. Wear your best costume and tour the "haunted" Murphy Center, the city’s former Asphalt Plant, now a landmark building. Then participate in fun, active Halloween games on Asphalt Green's field: Zombie Freeze Tag, Maniacal Martial Arts, Spooktacular Soccer Shoot-Outs, and Steal the Pumpkin. There will be music suitable for a Monster Ball as well as treats and refreshments for every ghost and creature. Donations support Asphalt Green's free exercise and swim programs, which serve more than 14,000 inner-city kids. For more information and to RSVP, visit or contact Corona Sanchez at or 646-981-2233.

Infant Massage Weekend Workshop - Prenatal Yoga Center
October 31, 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.

Spine Tingling and True: Ghost Stories of the Merchant's House Museum - Merchant's House Museum
October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Merchant's House ghost-storytellers Anthony Bellov and Dayle Vander Sande will read selections from 19th-century horror classics and tell of the many strange and supernatural occurrences at the Merchant's House Museum, all in a parlor arranged for a mid-19th century funeral.

Pet Parade & Downtown Trick-or-Treating - Downtown Dobbs Ferry
October 31, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

Wiggle, slither, or wag their way through Downtown "Dobbs Furry" on October 31st for the Halloween Pet Parade, held in conjunction with the Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating - it is sure to be a Howling good time! The first 100 "PET-icipents" will receive a custom bandana. All pets are invited to put their best paw forward in the various planned competitions and games, including Bobbing for Hotdogs, Musical Newspapers and Take Your Own Pet Portrait in a Halloween-themed vignette. Costumes are highly encouraged. Prizes donated by Bark & Meow in Tarrytown. There will also be local pet-related businesses and organizations at the event, providing information and give-aways. As part of The annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event, Cedar and Main will be closed to traffic and opened for costumed candy-collection and the live music will fill the streets. This event is sponsored by the Village of Dobbs Ferry and the Downtown Improvement Committee in collaboration with the Dobss Ferry Recereation Department. Register at

Safe Halloween - Portledge School
October 31, 2011 - Locust Valley

Children (K-5) are encouraged to wear costumes and trick-or-treat through Halloween-themed rooms, do arts and crafts, and roam a haunted house. Sweet treats will be available at a bake sale. Proceeds go to fund the senior class' prom.

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.

Celebrate Halloween at LearningRX - LearningRX
October 31, 2011 - Upper East Side

To celebrate the center's one-year anniversary, LearningRX will host an all-day "Tricks, Treats, and Brain Games" open house. Pop in for candy, a coupon for a Cognitive Skill Assessment, and try one or two of the brain games. There will be spot prizes for great costumes or for beating a trainer at an exercise.

Misfits - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 31, 2011 - New York

There isn't a more iconic name in the punk genre than Misfits. Hailed as an influence and covered by numerous successful and diverse artists ranging from Metallica to Guns N' Roses, the band has remained relevant throughout its illustrious 34-year career. Formed in April 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey, and named after Marilyn Monroe's last movie, the band mixes the sound of punk rock with horror elements - a mix that has stood the test of time and become the group's legacy. Although the Misfits lineup has shifted over the course of its existence, the group has consistently released incredible, genre-defining albums, including Walk Among Us (1982), American Psycho (1997), and Famous Monsters (1999). Now, the punk rock legends return for the 2011 Devil's Rain Tour, supporting the first album of new material in over 10 years with an all new stage production. This show promises to be the band's most elaborate ever, featuring new costumes and props as well as a fresh set list of music that mixes new, classic, and surprise songs encompassing the band's entire catalog.

Still Hip's Final Bash: Mexican Halloween Monster BLOCK PARTY! - Still Hip
October 31, 2011 - Clinton Hill

Still Hip's final bash is a real Mexican Dia De Los Muertos party! HIghlights will include a traditional ofrenda (shrine to remember our ancestors), a skeleton photo booth, face painting by Lady Z, Mexican music, and authentic Mexian treats.

Great Play Halloween Party - Great Play of Scarsdale
October 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes and have a blast too! The fun starts with a Halloween Costume Parade, followed by games and activities - all with a Halloween twist. There'll be trick-or-treating, and a Halloween story and snack. All children ages 1-4 and their parents or caretakers are invited.

Baby's First Boo! A Halloween Party - Gymboree Play & Music of Yorktown
October 31, 2011 - Jefferson Valley

A Halloween Party at Gymboree Play and Music for parents and babies 10 months and younger. Make new friends, have refreshments, and enjoy some wonderful bonding time with your baby.

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!

Through November 01, 2011 - New York

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 35th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,400 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Admission is $20; costume or formal wear is required. Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater. These will inclue Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine) and Hot Lavendar Swing Band, an all-Gay and Lesbian 18-piece orchestra. The Johnson Theater will also have aerial acts by Constellation Moving Company and Suspended Cirque. With its Witches' Cauldron, the event can justifiably claim to have downtown's most sensational Halloween cafe. The Community Theater of TNC becomes an atmospheric grande buffet for the event, with a variety of American and international delicacies available at peoples' prices. Holiday dishes are contributed by neighboring East Village restaurants, some with celebrity chefs. You can gobble couscous from a coffin lid beginning at 7:30 pm while enjoying spine-tingling performances by performance artists, songwriters, poets and variety artists including Evan Laurence, Arthur Abrams, George Bellici, Norman Savitt, Richard West, Ellen Steier, Peter Dizozza and Gary Height. The space is designed by Donald L. Brooks with lightig design by Alexander Bartenieff. Outside, there are bluegrass and jazz bandsincluding fire eaters, jugglers, storyweavers and stilt dancers, all free to the public and a gift from TNC to its neighborhood. Inside, there is theater all evening. The House of Horrors, designed and run by David Zen Mansley, will be a time machine in which travelers are put through a maze and duly horrified. At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampire Richard Weber, who will awaken periodically for the task. Since its beginning in 1977, TNC's Halloween extravaganza has been a point of origin for many of the City's most original entertainers. Six full-length plays have grown out of playlets written for the fest and it is probable that the theatrical movement in Performance Art began there. It has been a launching pad for such formative artists as Paul Zaloom, Alice Farley, Bloolips, The Red Mole, Penny Arcade, Basil Twist and Alien Comic Tom Murrin. It is also interesting to note TNC originated the Village Halloween Parade as part of its annual Halloween Ball. The procession wound its way through the Village from TNC's second home at the corner of Jane and West Streets to Washington Square Park. Now the event takes up every available inch (both floors) of TNC's multi-theater complex at 155 First Avenue (the former First Avenue Retail Market building) and adjoining outdoor spaces. Doors open at 7:30 pm and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 pm. There will be two continuously-running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 4:30 pm. Outdoor entertainment is capped by "The Red and Black Masque," an annual Medieval ritual show written by Arthur Sainer, scored by David Tice and directed by Crystal Field which is performed by torchlight. Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets and Burlesque. Lobby attractions will include a Wiccan Psychic Reader, Astrology/Numerology, Astral Portraits, an Aura Reader, throwing of the I Ching and Hellsouls. The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Donald L. Brooks, Alexander Bartenieff, Mark Marcante, David Zen Mansley, Candice Burridge, Pamela Mayo, Desiree Conston, Viviane La Corte, Adriano Moraes and Terry Ferrari. Costume design is by Susan Gittins. The audience will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists. The annual costume judging begins at midnight with the "Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade," as all revelers are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges. Winners in twelve individual categories will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as "Most Magickal," "Most Botoxed," "Most Corporate Socialist" "Most Warren Buffeted," "Most Global-Warmed," "Most Untaxed Millionaire," "Most Tweetful," "Most Bailed Out," "Most Netflicked," "Most Hydrofracked," "Most Economically Recovered," "Most Tea-Potty," "Most Solar-Powered," "Most Outsourced," "Most Marc Jacobs," "Most Underprivileged," "Most Debt-Reduced" and "Most Drone-Attacked." Celebrity judges will include Bina Sharif, Misha Shulman, Jane Catherine Shaw, David Willinger, Garland Lee Thompson, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Rome Neal, Romiro Sandoval, Sabura Rashid, Chino Garcia and Crystal Field (Chief Justice). The performers' list, in formation as of this writing, includes: Penny Arcade, Mark Marcante, Andre Brown, The Love Show, Lissa Moira, The Bambi Killers, steve ben israel, Shane Baker, Liat Ron, Bob Dahdah, Len Alevante, Cobu Dance and Drum, Epstein and Hassan, Eve Packer, Joe Bendik, John Grimaldi (NY Lyric Circus), Kevin Martin, Zero Boy, Lei Zhou, Levanah (Belly Dance), the band Liv I Culture, Margo Lee Sherman, Michael Vazquez, Norman Savitt with Susan Mitchell, Paganini Apparition, Robert Fitzsimmons, Star 69, Michael Lee (Man of Magic), The Wycherly Sisters and TNC'S Street Theater Company. Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue, at the corner of East Tenth Street. Reservations are strongly recommended. The TNC box office number is (212) 254-1109.

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

"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.

Duality of Light - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 13, 2011 -

Lobby of Alice Tully Hall - Broadway at 65th Street - FREE - One at a time, in the lob

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