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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on September 21

September 21, 2014   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, September 21, 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 September 21. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

3rd Annual Stamford Hospital Health Wellness & Sports Expo - Chelsea Piers Connecticut Sports Complex
September 21, 2014 - Stamford

Now in its third year, this free expo will now also feature a 5 K Run Walk for Health and Hunger and a 1-mile walk for families and children, starting and finishing at Chelsea Piers, on Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, Stamford Hospital will offer complimentary health screenings and more than 80 exhibitors will showcase their services and products.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the modern world, from Loie Fuller's pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher's deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unite d'Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery's "graphics corner" first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

Feast of San Gennaro - Little Italy
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

The 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.

Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

Take in the crisp air and breathtaking views as the Circle Line vessel makes its way up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. Enjoy three hours at Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest.

International Music Nights Concert Series (Latino-American Night) - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
September 21, 2014 - East Meadow

Reflecting on Nassau County's diversity, a broad range of cultural artistry is presented through this popular musical series, sponsored for over three decades by Canon USA Inc.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated to the City Museum in 1994. This exhibition, which showcases these works for the first time, traces the origins of this urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art, which became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It features examples of paintings and sketch book work by artists including Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Futura 2000, among many others.

Cultural Connections Performance: Blast of Brass - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 21, 2014 - Crown Heights

Have your family meet the brass family of instruments during an interactive concert featuring the science and fun of making music.

Mario The Magician - The Drilling Company
September 21, 2014 - New York

Join Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. recommended for ages 3-10 (+ their families!) length of performance: approx. 50 minutes

Bunbury - Beacon Theatre
September 21, 2014 - New York

In 2013, Bunbury reinvents himself with "Palosanto", an album with aseptic and cold production applied to hot and emotional songs reflecting on the world's revolutions as well as the self-inner revolution. It is a new journey of cosmic guitar sounds, earthy rhythms and irreproachable songs, including the first single "Despierta" and other soon to be anthems such as "Mas Alto Que Nosotros Solo el Cielo" and "Todo."

'I Live. Send Help.' 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - New-York Historical Society
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was founded in New York City in 1914 as a response to the plight of Jews in Europe and Palestine at the outset of World War I. Since then, JDC has become a premiere humanitarian organization helping Jews and non-Jews the world over in times of need. On the occasion of its 100 year anniversary, this exhibition will recount the history of the JDC from its creation by Jacob Schiff and Henry Morgenthau Sr. to its most recent relief activities rebuilding Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union and in aiding Filipinos in the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Included in this celebratory exhibition will be photographs, objects, and films that bring the JDC's poignant stories to life.

Mel Bochner: Strong Language - The Jewish Museum
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

An in-depth survey of Bochner's career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. The exhibition will include over 70 text-based works. Among the highlights are his mid-1960s Portrait Drawings, never before exhibited in New York, and paintings from the last decade using synonyms appropriated from the latest edition of Roget's Thesaurus. Bochner was inspired by the Thesaurus' new permissiveness to broaden his linguistic references juxtaposing vernacular against proper, formal against vulgar, high against low. A founding figure of the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s, his Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art is considered to be the first Conceptual Art exhibition. Mel Bochner (b. 1940) emerged at a time when young artists considered painting exhausted. A pioneer in incorporating language into visual art, Bochner has taken an unusual turn toward painterly expressiveness during the past two decades. Mel Bochner: Strong Language will reveal the artist's longstanding engagement with the possibilities of language as image, medium, and content. Visitors will be able to see a broad selection ranging from often witty early conceptual works to vibrantly colored and lushly executed recent paintings.

Tea at Three - Hudson River Museum
September 21, 2014 - Yonkers

New for young families! Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview "Explainer" - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, who study the inside and outside of this 1876 mansion that is a "National Historic Place." Find out about the Victorian family, the Trevors, who lived here over 100 years ago in a "make believe" tea party. Program is 30 minutes. Appropriate for ages 3 and older. Free with Museum admission.

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show - Park Avenue Armory
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

The Palm Beach Show Group will host over 80 international exhibitors at the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Admission is $20 a ticket and is valid for all general show days. The show is a must-shop event, offering collectors a stunning selection of high-quality treasures from ancient antiquities through 21st century contemporary art, including furniture, fine art, antiques, jewelry, silver, art, glass, enamels, photography, porcelain, pottery, objets de Vertu, rare books and manuscripts, rugs and tapestries, jewelry and more. Guests will have access to aisle after aisle of extraordinary collections offered by world-renowned exhibitors such as Butchoff Antiques, Didier Ltd, Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Fitzgerald Fine Arts, Holden Luntz Gallery, John Atzbach, Long-Sharp Gallery, M.S. Rau Antiques, Macklowe Gallery, Richters of Palm Beach, Suzanne Syz Art Jewels, and Waterhouse & Dodd among many others. The Show will also feature conversations and seminars from leaders helming from the New York School of Interior Design. The Palm Beach Group's owners Scott Diament and Robert Samuels currently produce nine other internationally acclaimed shows and are now proud to include The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, formerly known as The AVENUE Show, as part of their portfolio of prestigious events.

Installation: American Meshuggana - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 21, 2014 - Astoria

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, formed in 1999 and based in Seoul, South Korea, is a two-artist collective composed of Young-hae Chang (South Korea) and Marc Voge (U.S.). The artists use Adobe Flash to synchronize rapidly-moving text with jazz scores, creating videos that blur the boundary between poetry and moving image. Their works—ranging from provocative noir fantasies to tongue-in-cheek manifestos—address themes of identity, sexuality, and politics. AMERICAN MESHUGGANA, commissioned for the Museum's 50-foot-wide lobby wall, winds its way from an imaginary Chinese restaurant in Astoria to Nazi-occupied Paris in a moody daydream of assumed identities and tangled ambitions.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 21, 2014 - Tuxedo

Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, trapeze acts, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, and silly stage shows. Fair-goers can also try their hand at a variety of carnival-type games, try human-powered amusements (think: push, pull, spin), ride a camel, pedal a boat, get their face painted, and more. Special highlights include a giant chess match on the lawn featuring human "pieces" and of course, a jousting match on horseback. Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine.

Garry Winogrand - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) - the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s - brings together more than 175 of the artist's most iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand's famed series of photos made at the Metropolitan Museum in 1969 when the Museum celebrated its centennial. This exhibition offers a rigorous overview of Winogrand's complete working life and reveals for the first time the full sweep of his career.

Woodstock Comedy Festival : Comedy for a Cause - Gotham Comedy Club
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

Description: Hosted by Eddie Brill (Late Show with David Letterman) and more comedians to be announced! Surprise guests and Live Auction!! Comedians slated include Eddie Brill, Jim Norton, Wyatt Cenac, Ted Alexandro, Sasheer Zamata The Woodstock Comedy Festival's mission is to bring Comedy Back to the Catskills and to use comedy as a platform for social responsibility and change. The festival is a non profit organization whose goal it to raise money and awareness for two causes that are no laughing matter: domestic violence and human trafficking. Net proceeds from the festival are donated to Family of Woodstock and Polaris Project. www.familyofwoodstockinc.org www.polarisproject.org Early Bird General Admission tickets are $25 VIP tickets are $125 - Includes VIP Reception from 6:30-7:30pm downstairs in the Vintage Lounge with Open Bar and Passed Hors D'oeuvres, Open Bar during the show and One Entree item from our menu as well as Preferred Seating.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 21, 2014 - New York

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.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 21, 2014 - Tuxedo

You never know what you'll encounter at this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Each day is full of scheduled shows and wandering entertainers in period costume (not to mention visitors in costume). Check out a "life size" chess game on the lawn, jousting on horseback, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, tightrope walking, a trapeze act, juggling, and more. Visitors can take paddle boat rides, camel rides, and human-powered carnival rides. There's also face-painting, carnival games, and an outrageous selection of food for sale. Discount tickets available online. Aug. 2 - Sept. 21. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine.

The Asia Art Fair - Bohemian National Hall
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

Showcasing international art galleries and dealers featuring artwork and antiques from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Oceana and the Near East.

Family Movie - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
September 21, 2014 - East Meadow

Beginning at dusk, family-friendly films will be shown on the big screen at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Call for more information. Tonight's showing is Percy Jackson.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Westchester, NY - Glen Island Park
September 21, 2014 - New Rochelle

The FARE Walk for Food Allergy is coming to Westchester on Sunday September 21, 2014. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for anaphylaxis. With 15 million Americans affected, there are 15 million reasons walk! FARE's mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. This family-friendly event, presented by Mylan, seeks to raise funds and awareness for food allergy research, education, advocacy, and awareness. The Walk will include bouncy castles, a variety of sports and games, arts and crafts, samples and giveaways from sponsors, and more. It's a fun family day for all! WHEN: Sunday September 21, 2014 1pm Registration and Activities 2pm Walk begins WHERE: Glen Island Park, Pelham Road New Rochelle, NY 10801 REGISTRATION: To register for the walk, visit foodallergywalk.org/westchester2014.

'The Wizard of Oz' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through September 21, 2014 - Elmsford

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, the musical is an enchanting adaptation of the movie classic, and contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, among them: "Over The Rainbow," "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead," "If I Only Had A Brain," "We're Off To See The Wizard," and "The Merry Old Land Of Oz." Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. Through Sept. 21.

Winnie the Pooh - The Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2014 - Garden City

Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet and the rest of the pals in the hundred acre wood come to discover the best gift of all is friendship, in this charming musical.

Public Space Mission - Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
September 21, 2014 - Airmont

Reserve a seat on the flight deck for a flight to a comet -- mysterious objects made of rock, ice, and dust that are among the oldest, most primitive bodies in our Solar System. Just like the real astronauts, crewmembers will attend a briefing session then select tasks to perform on the mission like Navigation, Medical, Communication, and Life Support. Small teams will conduct research, perform scientific experiments, and even deploy a probe. Tasks are detailed enough to feel real and challenging, simple enough for kids to do, and fun. Reservations are required.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 21, 2014 - 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.

Legends of the European Motorways - Old Westbury Gardens
September 21, 2014 - Old Westbury

Are you a car enthusiast? The sheer beauty of these models will leave you in awe. 1950s to current model Porsches, Mercedes-Benzs, BMWs, and Aston-Martins will be on display. For more information or to display contact Porsche Club of America-Metro New York.

Long Island Heart Walk - Jones Beach
September 21, 2014 - Wantagh

The American Heart Association is encouraging physical activity this fall. Take your place among those who believe in fitness and who would like to support a great cause. Join thousands who will walk, and you can also check out onsite health fair demonstrations. For more information on how to become involved, please call or visit the website to register.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
September 21, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

To quote a line from Dr. Seuss..."Oh the places you'll go!" Kids can travel the world through reading, parents can foster the love of reading in their children. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. A wonderful parent-child activity, with something for everyone.

2014 World Maker Faire - New York Hall of Science
September 21, 2014 - Flushing

Get inspired to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, and play while celebrating art, science, and technology. Hundreds of "makers" will present fun and unusual creations such as rockets and robots. There will also be arts and crafts, artisanal foods, live music, and much more.

Kidsfest - Old Westbury Gardens
September 21, 2014 - Old Westbury

A day of fun and educational activities featuring a concert by Alistair Moock, a 2014 Grammy nominee, that will make the entire family want to jump up and down.

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
September 21, 2014 - Tenafly

Families can learn about the history of apple cultivation then help to make apple cider using the nature center's apple press. The nature center will provide the apples but more apples mean more cider so feel free to bring three or more apples per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Registration required. No strollers.

Two Guys and a Gal Concert - Massapequa Library-Bar Harbor
September 21, 2014 - Massapequa Park

Get ready to waltz down Memory Lane as you listen to Oldies like Sinatra, Mathis, and others, as well as showtunes performed by Two Guys and a Gal.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
September 21, 2014 - Farmingdale

Polo is a great competive sport. Come and enjoy an afternoon of excellent polo games at Bethpage State Park. A treat for the whole family. $8 parking fee.

6th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk - Long Beach Boardwalk
September 21, 2014 - Long Beach

Everyone has the right to free and anonymous help at any time, no matter who they are or what their needs may be. The Walk honors the lives of those who a died by suicide - they are not forgotten. Family and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide have this day to acknowledge their loss in public because suicide crosses all ethnic, economic, racial and educational lines - it affects everyone. This walk lets everyone know that at Long Island Crisis Center "It's Okay to Ask for Help." We need to let everyone know that at Long Island Crisis Center "It's Okay to Ask for Help"

32nd Annual Queens County Fair - Queens County Farm Museum
September 21, 2014 - Floral Park

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and a midway games, and kids' entertainment by Big Apple Circus To-Go. Visit craft vendors, food vendors, enjoy music, and more. Dance the day away at the Bavarian Garden with an Irish band (Saturday) and German band (Sunday). Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth where families can adopt a worm for their home compost bin, get gardening & recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Enter to win in the Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Floral Arrangements, Junior Arts and Crafts. To get a fair entry journal, email your mailing address to info@queensfarm.org. Call for competition information and Maize Maze admission fees.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
September 21, 2014 - Floral Park

Who knew getting lost could be fun? Families can enjoy the fun of getting lost and loving it at this three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.

Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs - New York Botanical Garden
September 21, 2014 - The Bronx

Celebrate the Edible Academy and Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens with chefs from the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group's acclaimed restaurants. Each dinner features a three-course, family-style menu designed by a featured chef using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Also enjoy hands-on gardening and craft activities, live cooking demonstrations by top chefs in the outdoor Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen, and more. Programming geared for kids ages 4 to 12. Also Sept. 14 & 21.

Under the Big Top Party - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
September 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Celebrate all the fun of the circus through music, dance, art, and yoga classes! This two-hour workshop will get special needs students moving, shaking, and socializing. RSVP required.

Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival - White Plains, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale
Through September 21, 2014 - White Plains

The annual "Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival" (SOWE) will take place September 19-21 2014. The festival will feature cooking demonstrations, competitions by celebrity chefs, BBQ, food trucks, concerts, book signings, a kids' zone, and participation by more than 100 restaurants, caterers, wine merchants, cheese mongers, and specialty culinary providers. The festival is a community event and it will help raise money for numerous local goodwill organizations. The weekend's events will include: Friday, Sept 19: Celebrity Chef Battle Kickoff at Pepe Infiniti (300 Central Ave.) in White Plains, New York. 7-10pm. Watch the Culinary battle between Rocco DiSpirito, Graham Elliot, Franklin Becker, and Dave DiBari. Saturday, Sept 20: Grand Culinary Village at Harbor Island in Mamaroneck, NY. 11am-5pm. Including BBQ/Grilling Plaza, Mrs. Green's Healthy Eating Pavilion, Celebrity Chef Demos, live music, food trucks, and Kids's Zone. Sunday, Sept 21: Wilson & Son's Grand Tasting Village in downtown Scarsdale, NY. 11am-5pm. Including Mrs. Green's Healthy Eating & Living Pavilion, Wine & Beer Village, Celebrity Chef Demos, live music, and Kids' Zone. Visit sowefwf.com for more festival details and updates.

'Patema Inverted' - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 21, 2014 - Pleasantville

This gorgeous new animated fable from Japan is about two kids separated by opposite gravities. One, a student, is rooted to the ground the way we are. The other, who is a princess in an underground society, "falls up" to the surface. An entertaining and often funny sci-fi adventure that's right for all but the smallest children. Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura. 2013. 99 mins. Not Rated. In English.

The Rivertown Strollerderby 5K Run/Walk - Hastings-on-Hudson
September 21, 2014 - Hastings-on-Hudson

The Rivertown Strollerderby 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9am. The idea is to encourage moms and dads to maintain healthy, active lifestyles, even with babies and tots on board. Anyone can participate but stroller runners take center stage. First place is a $1,000 cash prize; second place is $500; and third place is $250. Following the race, there will be a finish-line festival with a health and fitness focus. Profits from the event will be given to the local non-profit, Family-to-Family.

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
September 21, 2014 - Pomona

The Orchards of Concklin opens their orchards this weekend to apple pickers of all ages. Call for weekly schedule of available varieties. Open daily. Call for end date in Oct.

Diane Darst Learning to Look(r) Family Art Day - Bruce Museum
September 21, 2014 - Greenwich

Today's program will be presented in conjunction with the Bruce Museum exhibition Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker. The lessons will be led by Learning to Look Instructor beginning at 1:15 pm and repeated at 2:15 pm. and will focus on character development. There will be art-making activities in the Education Workshop.

What's the Buzz with Honeybees? - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 21, 2014 - Scarsdale

Learn about the busy life of a honeybee hive with a naturalist. Learn why and how these amazing creatures are critical players in our own lives and in the global economy. Also discussed will be the current threats faced by honeybees, and how what harms bees, also harms us. The program includes a taste test of some local honeys.

Family Art Project: Spicy Paper - Wave Hill
September 21, 2014 - Bronx

Mix up pulp and spice to add some real flavor to your own handmade paper. Visiting papermaking pro Randy Brozen will demonstrate how to use household spices - like cumin, chili, and turmeric - and other natural items, for a naturally pigmented papermaking experience.

Native American Pow Wow - FDR State Park
September 21, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

This full-contest Pow Wow attracts more than 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers, and performing groups from across the Americas. There will be more than 40 artist booths selling crafts, jewelry, food, and more; a live bird of prey exhibit; pony rides; and tipi raising. Grand entry of dancers at 1pm and 4pm.

PHOEBE'S PHRIENDS COLORFLASH 5K - Sherwood Island State Park
September 21, 2014 - Westport

Participants can run, walk or even skip. The Colorflash is not a timed event so you can take your time. You will be splashed with color dust at four different color stations. Proceeds be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Pediatric Cancer Research. Visit the website to register and for additional information.

Trav-O-Lution University - New York Transit Museum
September 21, 2014 - Boerum Hill

How did we get from the horse-drawn streetcar to the motorbuses of today? Get an honorary degree in Trav-o-lutionary Science by learning all about the pros and cons of street travel by foot, omnibus, trolley and bus.

Transforming Food (Hearth Cooking) - Lefferts Historic House
September 21, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and help cook on the open hearth, where we will be making popcorn with fresh herb butter and apple pie on a rotating basis. You can transform different foods and natural materials into tasty treats, fun games and other crafts. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples.

Awesome Autumn Book Sale - Wilton Library
September 21, 2014 - Wilton

Everyone is covered in this library fundraiser ? from tots to teens in the Brubeck Room to a full Book Cellar featuring a large assortment of items in more than 50 categories ? mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs. Sunday everything is half-priced.

Outdoor Adventures: Stream Hunters - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
September 21, 2014 - Stamford

From mayflies to salamanders, there is a great world beneath the rocks and leaves of the stream. Join thee staff to explore Poorhouse Brook for the amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and fish that call it home. Water shoes are recommended. Pre-registration and payment required by calling 203-977-6521. For ages 6 and up.

Westport Weston Family Y Strong Kids Triathlon - Staples High School
September 21, 2014 - Westport

Participants swim, ride and run for age groups awards, with all proceeds benefiting the Y's Annual Campaign, which allows the YMCA, a charitable nonprofit organization, to offer programs, facilities and services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Register at westporty.org; for more info, call 203-226-8981.

Fairfield JWC presents Trucks! Trucks! and More Trucks! - Fairfield Ludlowe High
September 21, 2014 - Fairfield

Hop aboard, honk the horn, touch over 30 trucks. Refuel on lunch foods, popcorn, cotton candy, italian ice and other treats. Make a pit-stop at the complimentary Kids' Corner for a bop in a bounce house, face painting, tattoos and jam with DJ Bam Bam. Jump aboard the Roaming Railroad or take a ride in the bucket truck to extreme heights. Hang with a few superheroes. Rain date September 22.

Brooklyn Book Festival -
September 21, 2014 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Book Festival happens at various locations and events are dedicated to nearly every literature genre. Readers of all ages will find their thing. The event ends with a day-long literary extravaganza at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza. Check website for complete 2014 schedule.

Shofar Factory - Jewish Children's Museum
September 21, 2014 - Crown Heights

Get ready for Rosh Hashanah and have a blast! Participate in a hands-on, step-by-step process of crafting a shofar: a musical instrument of ancient origin used for Jewish religious purposes. Discover: different types of shofars, various shofar sounds, what makes a Shofar fit for Rosh Hashanah, and just about everything shofar.

Summer Space -
September 21, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Stop by Summer Space – a day of FREE, outdoor events, including the Brooklyn Heights Dog Show, live music and dance performances, fitness classes, activities for the entire family, food samples from local restaurants, and special store promotions. On the day of the event, be sure to visit the Summer Space information table in front of St. Ann's Church at 157 Montague Street for a schedule of workshops, performances, and other events.

The Magic of Omar Olusion - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
September 21, 2014 - Flushing

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

New York on Location - Museum of the Moving Image
September 21, 2014 - Astoria

A day-long, free family-friendly outdoor event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. Go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks - straight from productions shooting in New York - and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. Trucks will include star dressing rooms, electrical, grip, prop, camera, hair and makeup, wardrobe, special effects trucks, and more. Key film craftspeople will demonstrate and explain firsthand their roles in the moviemaking process and how they got there. In addition, stunt professionals will present high falls, street fighting, stunt driving, and more. Food will be available from movie catering trucks.

11th Annual LONG ISLAND GARLIC FESTIVAL - Garden of Eve Farm
September 21, 2014 - Riverhead

All-day celebration of the wonders of "Garliciana," with festival vendors featuring a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, music, and just plain organic garlic to eat and plant. Enter the Garlic Eating Contest. Children can now enter the Jr. Garlic Iron Chef.

Whip Up the Wind! - The Maritime Explorium
September 21, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Measure wind speed with simple machines, and construct your own anenometer to measure the wind speed on our deck.

Captree Fall Festival - Captree State Park
September 21, 2014 - Babylon

Activities for children include crab races, free boat rides (children must be accompanied by an adult), interactive pirate shows, pony rides, magic shows, carnival games and more.

CMA's Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
September 21, 2014 - Governors Island

Visit the CMA's Island Outpost on historic Governors Island this summer for free hands-on art making workshops! All workshops are led by CMA teaching artists and a feature immersive art experiences in the outdoors. Join the fun amongst the trees, with the crickets and cicadas, dreaming of far away spaces and surreal surroundings! Places with wonderful surprises and strange twists, where not making sense makes the most sense! Be prepared for theater games and film-making; painting, collage, and found object art; costume and prop-making; up-cycling, recycling, and re-purposing! And don't forget: The Flubber Experience!

Sesame Street Live 'Let's Dance!' - Prudential Center
September 21, 2014 - Newark

Show your moves with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their friends as this all-new show provides an up-close, interactive experience. Audiences members of all ages will enjoy watching Elmo "Do the Robot" and Cookie teaching all feets to dance.

Darlings & Divas 4th Birthday Blowout and Make a Wish Fundraiser - Darlings & Divas
September 21, 2014 - Amityville

Receive free mini-manicures and cupcakes. There will be glitter tattoos, raffles, and special merchandise to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation of Suffolk County. The Ice Princess will also make an appearance. No reservations are required and all money raised goes right to Make a Wish which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

25th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND APPLE FESTIVAL - Sherwood Jayne Farm
September 21, 2014 - East Setauket

The whole family will enjoy a host of activities including old-fashioned games like apple relay races, tug-o-war, and apple-head doll making. The festival features open-hearth colonial cooking demonstrations, an Apple Pie Baking Contest and pie auction and tours of the historic Sherwood-Jayne House. Take a hike on a new nature trail and learn about the farm's natural habitat with Seatuck Environmental Association. There will also be storytelling, pony rides, traditional music, an old- fashioned hay ride, sheep shearing, face painting and many other events for people of all ages.

Chocolate Meltdown - Museum at Eldridge Street
September 21, 2014 - Lower East Side

Calling all preservation detectives for a Rosh Hashanah treat. Welcome the Jewish New Year with holiday chocolate making, art making, and a fun filled scavenger hunt. Sad to say so-long to summer? Don’t cry, have a meltdown – a chocolate meltdown – and start the new season with something sweet! Reservations required

Mario the Magician LIVE - The Drilling Company Theater
September 21, 2014 - Upper West Side

Join Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.

Thalia Kids' Book Club event: Pseudonymous Bosch: Bad Magic - Symphony Space
September 21, 2014 - Upper West Side

The mysterious author of the New York Times-bestselling The Name of This Book is Secret goes behind-the-scenes of his new adventure series Bad Magic. The author will be in conversation with Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm).

Central Park Horse Show - Trump Rink, Central Park
September 21, 2014 - Upper West Side

Cheer on some of the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world as they vie for top prizes against a backdrop of skyscrapers for the first time since the National Horse Show left Madison Square Garden in 2001.

Family Gallery Talks & Art Workshops - Parrish Art Museum
September 21, 2014 - Water Mill

Discover the museum on these art-filled Sundays for families. Tours begin in the galleries with an exploration of three to five works of art. Families are then invited into the studio to create projects inspired by the works on view. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

FAMILY SUNDAYS: Watercolor Washes - Rubin Museum of Art
September 21, 2014 - Chelsea

Visit the exhibition Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India and drop by the art studio to make their own wash of colors inspired by Clemente's works.

Nassau County Inclusion Day - Eisenhower Park, Field 4
September 21, 2014 - East Meadow

Let's get together and have some fun! Nassau County Inclusion Day, presented by Let All The Children Play, offers inclusive sports clinics with Hofstra University, a baseball game with the Miracle League, art therapy with Hofstra's Creative Arts Therapy Program, a fitness program with Autism Fitness, and musical performances by FREE's drumline group and the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. The focus is inclusion through sports and play for children and young adults with and without disabilities. Let all the children play! For more information, please contact Shea Shapiro: 516-597-4937 or sheas@latcp.org.

New York on Location - Museum of the Moving Image
September 21, 2014 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, free family-friendly outdoor event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks—straight from productions shooting in New York—and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. Trucks will include star dressing rooms, electrical, grip, prop, camera, hair and makeup, wardrobe, special effects trucks, and more. Key film craftspeople will demonstrate and explain firsthand their roles in the moviemaking process and how they got there. In addition, stunt professionals will present high falls, street fighting, stunt driving, and more. Food will be available from movie catering trucks. New York on Location will take place in the new gated backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios (current home to Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Sesame Street, and other productions), at the Museum, and on surrounding streets. The Museum will be free all day and invites visitors to explore Behind the Screen, its dynamic core exhibition on how film and television shows are made, marketed, and shown. New York on Location is presented in collaboration with the Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. Address: Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot (36 Street, between 34 and 35 Ave), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue), and surrounding streets in Astoria, NY 11106

New York on Location - Museum of the Moving Image
September 21, 2014 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, free family-friendly outdoor event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks—straight from productions shooting in New York—and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. Trucks will include star dressing rooms, electrical, grip, prop, camera, hair and makeup, wardrobe, special effects trucks, and more. Key film craftspeople will demonstrate and explain firsthand their roles in the moviemaking process and how they got there. In addition, stunt professionals will present high falls, street fighting, stunt driving, and more. Food will be available from movie catering trucks. New York on Location will take place in the new gated backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios (current home to Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Sesame Street, and other productions), at the Museum, and on surrounding streets. The Museum will be free all day and invites visitors to explore Behind the Screen, its dynamic core exhibition on how film and television shows are made, marketed, and shown. New York on Location is presented in collaboration with the Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

Noche Latina - Eisenhower Park
September 21, 2014 - East Meadow

Noche Latina at Eisenhower Park continues its 6th year of arts/culture/music/community celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Established over 25 years ago, Hispanic Heritage Month became an initiative to commemorate the significant presence of Hispanic Americans in the United States. Playing its part in the month’s celebration, Noche Latina presents Long island with dance, art, gastronomy, music and other aspects of culture from various Spanish-speaking regions. The mission of Noche Latina is not only to celebrate the numerous contributions of Hispanics abroad and in the United States, but also to promote cultural awareness and diversity and preserve Hispanic culture by educating Hispanics and Non-Hispanics of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.

An Artisan Market in Queens! Ridgewood Market - Gottashcher Hall
September 21, 2014 - Ridgewood

Celebrate the Fall Equinox at this affordable community driven market. Kid friendly, food, drinks, and shopping galore. This event is just a few blocks away from (M) Train and (L) Train, the B20 and Q39 buses stop right at the site. Items you may find at the flea: antique goods, vintage clothing, collectibles, artwork, artisan crafts, homemade edible delicacies and arts and crafts.

Grift Comedy Hosted by Mike Finola - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 21, 2014 - New York

Anniversary Weekend w/Pete Lee, Kurt Metzger, Nikki Glaser, Ari Shaffir, Mike Veccione, Sean Donnelly, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 21, 2014 - New York

Queens County Fair - Queens County Farm Museum
Through September 21, 2014 - Floral Park

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, visit the Con Edison Ecology Booth where you can adopt-a-worm for your home compost bin, get great planting tips, recycling ideas, and enjoy free crafts for kids! The fair features, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, Lumberjack shows, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway. Visit our Bavarian Garden, Irish band on Saturday and German band on Sunday, craft and food vendors and more. This is a fun event for the entire family! ADMISSION*: ADULTS: $9.00; CHILDREN: $5.00 (12 & under); Free with Farm Membership * Admission does not include maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities. Want to enter our Blue Ribbon Competition? Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Floral Arrangements, Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your fair entry journal, email us your mailing address at info@queensfarm.org

For The Kids of East Islip Annual Carnival - Timber Point Elementary School
Through September 21, 2014 - East Islip

For The Kids Foundation of East Islip presents * POP rides, International foods, opening ceremony, raffles, games. Come see your old friends and make new ones while supporting the children of East Islip!

Heritage Country Fair - Smithtown Historical Society
September 21, 2014 - Smithtown

This year's celebration offers an assortment of appealing attractions. You will enjoy antique cars, barn animals, blacksmithing, children's games, Civil War soldiers, hay rides, old time baseball, pony rides, live music, and much more.

39th Annual Flatbush Frolic - Flatbush Frolic
September 21, 2014 - Flatbush

The 39th Annual Flatbush Frolic will be filled with live music, international food, children rides and activities, merchandise and arts & crafts vendors and the Cortelyou Beer Garden.

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg & Greenpoint - McCarren Park
September 21, 2014 - Brooklyn

Sing, dance, and celebrate with Adam Blotner. Cooking activities for children. Potluck: Bring a dish or a holiday treat and a picture of your family. All backgrounds welcome.

Phil Lesh & Friends - Forest Hills Stadium
September 21, 2014 - Forest Hills

Haverstraw RiverArts Festival - Emeline Park
September 21, 2014 - Haverstraw

This weekend, the riverside village of Haverstraw plays host to four bands – CocoMama, Brien and the Blackouts, The Tontons, and Tres Novo and a “sculpture invitational” in which professional artists and teams of students from Rockland high schools will create sculpture using objects sourced from the river front, with one of the artists having the opportunity for their work to be exhibited at the Garnerville Arts Center’s “Artoberfest”. Other highlights of this event are activities for kids, local artisans selling their wares, and food for sale from local restaurants and vendors.

2014 World Maker Faire - New York Hall of Science
Through September 22, 2014 - Flushing

Get inspired to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, and play while celebrating art, science, and technology. Hundreds of "makers" will present fun and unusual creations such as rockets and robots. There will also be arts and crafts, artisanal foods, live music, and much more.

Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly - Pelham Art Center
Through September 23, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the third Storefront Project, a solo exhibition by New York City artist Edel Kelly. Passersby can view this exhibition from street level 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY, across the street from The Pelham Art Center.

The Storefront Project: Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly - Pelham Art Center
Through September 23, 2014 - Pelham

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." -Albert Einstein Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the third Storefront Project, Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly, a pop-up, site-specific installation in downtown Pelham that transforms an empty restaurant facade into a rich, golden, reflective streetscape that engages in the matter of "The Bee." Hexagon Communitas balances reflection and reveal, and interior and exterior, to bring attention to the importance of the bee. The window panes will be installed with gold reflective vinyl, creating a playful interaction where a viewer's image will be mirrored, and reflected-light will change with the weather. Six of the storefront panes will be filled with a light yellow transparent gel, which will reveal a table draped in yellow and set with a gold plate and abstract sculpture inside the former restaurant. Hovering above the table will be a luminous hexagon sculpture. Kelly's use of color and form creates a relationship to nature, specifically the use of yellow, gold, and the hexagon shape. The latter also serves as a metaphor for the North American Honey Bee and its hive. The work of the bee is to pollinate crops, which brings food to our tables. Today the bee population is in serious decline from multiple factors, most prominently from the use of pesticides and insecticides like neonicotinoids used in Genetically Modified Organisms. This controversial practice might well have devastating environmental consequences in the near future. The artist's intent is to initiate a dialogue into the subject of CCD, colony collapse disorder of the bee, and whether we are better working with nature rather than against it. Passersby can view this exhibition from street level 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Ave., across the street from The Pelham Art Center. Hexagon Communitas will be on view through Sept. 23. A Super Opening Reception will be held at Pelham Art Center on Sept. 12 from 6:30-8pm in conjunction with the fall gallery exhibition, "Natural Enemies," which will include a free hands-on sculpture workshop. A pre-opening event will take place at 6pm with an outdoor dance performance by Peg Moore-Maioriello from Metropolidance. About Edel Kelly Edel Kelly, born in Ireland, is an artist based in New York City, whose practice involves photography, video, painting, sculpture, and installation. Kelly studied at Columbia College Chicago, ICP NY, and Hunter College, NY. Her work is inspired by nature, indigenous culture, and adventure. Most recently Kelly has exhibited a short film, "Manifestation of a Tree" at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York in conjunction with the "Bodies in Balance" exhibition. Recent exhibitions of her sculptural work include: The Henry Salon pop up "Neon Hexa #1" and "Fugitive Day" at Hunter College. In 2010 and 2011 she exhibited work at the auction for SAWCC (South Asian Women's Creative Collective) at Saffron Art Gallery, NYC, and The Guild Art Gallery, NYC. She has also shown at the ICP NY, Digital Dimensions Group Show. More about The Storefront Project Pelham Art Center's Storefront Project activates empty and underused storefronts in downtown Pelham, NY, by installing temporary "pop-up" art exhibitions by emerging artists. These street-level exhibitions serve to energize both the space and the streetscape, continuously refreshing the cultural environment of downtown Pelham. Exhibitions of painting, photography, and other two-dimensional work, along with sculpture and installations will each be shown for roughly one month. The Storefront Project is part of PAC's larger Public Art Program, which includes sculpture and installation exhibitions in the Pelham Art Center courtyard for enjoyment by the public. Free arts programming positively impacts the neighborhood, stimulates local businesses, and builds community by attracting residents and new visitors to an arts destination. PAC's first Storefront Project is located at 156 5th Avenue and was generously donated by neighboring business Annie's Nail & Spa. An open call was published in April inviting artists to respond to one or more of the following criteria when submitting a proposal: site-specificity, community building, public engagement, interactivity, history of Pelham/Westchester County/New York, and/or the importance of creating and sustaining public spaces. For more information on how to apply, visit Pelham Art Center's website at pelhamartcenter.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with 12 proposals accepted per year. All work is for sale and inquiries can be made through Pelham Art Center. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors. Storefront 156 is generously being provided free of charge by Annie's Nail & Spa, 158 Fifth Ave., Pelham, open 7 days a week. 914-738-8888/914-738-2221.

Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 24, 2014 - New York

Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their winter home. Please note: walks begin across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Enrollment is limited to 20 people per series. For more information, call the Bird Walk Hotline at 212-313-7579.

Foreplay Fridays - lexicon
Through September 26, 2014 - New York

FOREPLAY Fridays LEXICON. nyc clubs. 226 East 54th Street 10022 (2nd & 3rd Ave). Door at 10:30 pm $4 CIROC Shots 1am - 2 am! 2 for 1 on all Drinks til 12! Door assisted by Cris A.C. This venue is very elegant to satisfy the needs of many celeb's VIP requests as well as many that want that VIP Treatment. With DJ WILL & Guests plays hip-hop, r&b, reggae, top 40, old skool and house music and more. On the CRIS A.C. Guest List, Ladies FREE until 1 am, Gents FREE til 12 am, reduced after. All large parties, groups & birthdays who RSVP get a FREE bottle of champagne. Ask me about our free special birthday (& groups) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service. Dress to impress, fashionable & chic. 21+ID. For Cris A.C. List/VIP CrisAC@Mac.com Here are some of the Packages we offer (Gratuity not included): .750 Litre Specials - 2 Premium Bottles(Ciroc/Henny/GG) = $350 (til 1 am) - 3 Premium Bottle

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