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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF OCTOBER 15

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of October 15 in Bronx. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Bronx or will just be visiting during the week of October 15, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Celebrate! Party Showcase's 'Unofficial Camp Reunion' - Melville Marriott
October 21, 2012 - Melville

Parents can meet DJs, caterers, florists, and other party professionals who can help them plan their child's bar/bat mitzvah. Meanwhile, kids (ages 8-13) can hang out in a supervised lounge area where they can reconnect with summer camp friends and enjoy entertainment and activities.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
October 15, 2012 - Paramus

Children can play with animal-themed toys and meet a different live animal each week. Monday mornings through Oct. 22.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 15, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Poetry in Motion—Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward - Wilton Library
Through October 15, 2012 - Wilton

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long) about the past, present and/or future. Approximately 35 poems will be selected for an event in March 2013. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances, as well as published in a commemorative book. Submit poems to [email protected] by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at x243 for information.

Made with Love in the Evening - Floral Park Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Floral Park

This group of knitters has been on a mission to share the warmth of wool with those in need. Made With Love is always on the lookout for new members. Just bring your needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Live Jazz at The Rose Hunt Lounge - The Rose Hunt Restaurant & Lounge at Fox Hollow Long Island Hotel
October 15, 2012 - Woodbury

Enjoy free live jazz in the Piano Lounge. Features talented artist and a great ambience. You may also enjoy a prix fixe dinner menu for just $28 per person.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 15, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to meet the school's Early Childhood faculty while their child plays nearby. Drop-ins welcome.

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 15, 2012 - Kensington

Children ages 0-5 years are welcome at this story/play gathering. It's nice to see 4-year-olds interacting with infants and recognize that they, too, were once toothless and drooling bundles of love.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
October 15, 2012 - Borough Park

It's all about the toddlers at this story hour/playtime specifically for the 18-36 month crowd.

Tween Art Club - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

The tweens (roughly 10-12 year olds) gather to crank out some arts and crafts.

College Workshop - Parent University: "Ready, Set, Go!" - Briarcliff Manor Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

Workshop covers career exploration, high school transcripts and course selection, college planning and visits, and using the web. Discussion topics include The Career Interest Inventory: A Gateway to the College Exploration process; What Are They Looking For? How to Make You and Your High School Transcript Credentials Appealing to Colleges; How to Make a "Real" List of Prospective Colleges Based on Personality, Interest, GPA, and Test Scores; and How to Prepare for the Campus Tour.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 15, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this program designed for families with children affected by autism, participants will learn to use an iPad to enhance their problem solving skills by telling stories. iPads will be provided for exploration during the sessions. This program provides Spanish language support. Email [email protected] to register.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 15, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

Monday Morning Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore
October 15, 2012 - Bayside

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
October 15, 2012 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer this mommy / daddy and me play group each Monday. Each week features a different theme and activity as well as coupons for mall promotions.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 15, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Get Moving Mondays: Free Zumba for Teens and Adults - Norwalk Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Norwalk

Get your groove on and get in shape at the library with free zumba classes. For ages 13 and up.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 15, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy weekly story times with a children's librarian, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

Mother Goose - Fresh Meadows Library
October 15, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Young children can enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and simple picture books.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 15, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, October 1 at 9am.

You Oughta Be In Pictures - Lefrak City Library
October 15, 2012 - Corona

Calling all budding teen movie-makers! Do you like to act, write, edit, or direct? Teens can enter this contest to write and produce a homemade movie.

Dare To Read Book Discussion for Teens - Wilton Library
October 15, 2012 - Wilton

Read one of three eerie books and then come share your thoughts while dining on 'Death by Chocolate' and other creepy treats. Books are: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs; A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required.

Family Fun Nights - Lakeview Public Library
October 15, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Activities including crafts, stories, and games for the entire family. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 15, 2012 - Greenvale

See one of the nation's greatest documentary treasures in Lincoln's Own Handwriting. Also view the original draft of a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1962 celebrating the Proclamation's centennial.

'Ryan's Story' A presentation for adults on Bullying, Cyberbullying and Youth Depression - Portledge School
October 15, 2012 - Locust Valley

John Halligan’s son, Ryan, died by suicide on October 7, 2003 after being bullied by classmates at school and online. He was 13 years old. Mr. Halligan’s presentation will cover the lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying and teen depression. Parents will be empowered with strategies to take preventive actions with their own children.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
October 16, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
October 16, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
October 16, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
October 16, 2012 - Haverstraw

Young readers are invited to stop by the library for stories, songs, and more. For ages 3-5.

Pajama Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Kids are welcome to come in their PJs for this special storytime. Pre-registration is required. For ages 3-5.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
October 16, 2012 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
October 16, 2012 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

Toddler Time Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 16, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers (18-36 months) will enjoy this story hour and sing along gathering.

Teen Time Celebrates Teen Read Week - Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook branch
October 16, 2012 - Red Hook

Celebrate teen read week at the library. Find great literature and encouragement to be an active reader.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
October 16, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Healthy Food, Healthy Families - Lucille Rose Daycare
October 16, 2012 - Arverne

Parents can get tips on healthy eating for their families at this nutrition series.

Dream Big! - Chappaqua Public Library
October 16, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 3 and 4 make a sculpture like the Watts Towers. Registration required.

Moving To The Beat With Robert The Guitar Guy - White Plains Public Library
October 16, 2012 - White Plains

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 3-5 with caregiver. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Community Flea Market -
October 16, 2012 - Jackson Heights

Families can enjoy this vendor market selling something for everyone. Games, clothing, books and more.

ART EDUCATION WORKSHOP - Westport Library
October 16, 2012 - Westport

Children's librarians join with Westport Schools' PTA ArtSmart to show ways to develop art presentations for kids. Register online.

The New Word Project - Central Library
October 16, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 6-12 will learn new words and then engage in fun activities based on those words.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
October 16, 2012 - Southport

Drop in and join this baby play group for board books, toys, and rhymes. 20 minutes structured, 25 minutes free play. No registration necessary.

Short Stories with Dr. Bill Thierfelder-Fitting for Halloween - Manhasset Library
October 16, 2012 - Manhasset

A young man's life is shattered when he discovers that his wife may be in league with the local Salem witches...But what is he doing out in the woods? A haunting tale of hypocrisy and things that go bump in the night. Enjoy a feast of short stories for the holidays as Dr. Bill does readings, complete with acting the parts, and then invites the audience to share their insights into each story.

You Oughta Be In Pictures - Lefrak City Library
October 16, 2012 - Corona

Calling all budding teen movie-makers! Do you like to act, write, edit, or direct? Teens can enter this contest to write and produce a homemade movie.

Stories and More - Lakeview Public Library
October 16, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children ages 2-7 can enjoy a story and craft. Adults must accompany children under 12 years of age. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Autumn Story Time - Floral Park Public Library
October 16, 2012 - Floral Park

Preschool children, age 2 1/2-5 years old, can enjoy a delightful time of stories, music, and movement. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
October 16, 2012 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

PJ LIbrary at CSI's Mommy and Baby Yoga - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 16, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

A FREE Yoga class on Tuesday mornings, from Oct. 16-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 6) at Congregation Sons of Israel. Open to all; membership is not required.

First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 16, 2012 - Greenvale

See one of the nation's greatest documentary treasures in Lincoln's Own Handwriting. Also view the original draft of a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1962 celebrating the Proclamation's centennial.

Your Child Wants to Play High-Impact Sports: What Do You Do? - The Southfield Center for Development
October 17, 2012 - Darien

Rick Wolff, sports psychologist and host of "The Sports Edge" radio show heard on WFAN, offers his insights and perspectives to help parents make informed decisions for their families. Call or go to the website to reserve your seat

NYCDOE Parents as Partners Week Keynote Conference - High School of Fashion Industries
October 17, 2012 - Chelsea

Chancellor Dennis Walcott will speak about the importance of parent involvement and the steps the DOE is taking to make it easier for parents to be a part of their school community. There will be other speakers, as well as a parent panel on College and Career Readiness.

Earring Making Workshop - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 17, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings. For adults & teens, program limited to 30 participants. Please register.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 17, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
October 17, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

New Horizons Twirlers Open House - Willow Grove Middle School
October 17, 2012 - Thiells

Come try baton twirling with the New Horizons Twirlers. Twirling develops coordination, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun and creative environment. Pre-registration is requested.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 17, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 17, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
October 17, 2012 - East Flatbush

Why struggle over a silly homework question. Get some help at the library!

Teen Read Aloud - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
October 17, 2012 - Midwood

Are you a teen who is enjoying a great book? Would you love to share passages from it with other teens? Come to this library event for teen readers.

Creative Writing for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
October 17, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Kids gather to practice and learn about creative writing. Learn about haiku, short- and long-form poetry, comic book narrative, and more.

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
October 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Jr. Gardener's Club @ The Field - The Field Library
October 17, 2012 - Peekskill

Kids age 6 and older will make a Fall Leaf project. Space is limited; sign-up required.

Book Babies - The Field Library
October 17, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Game Day for Teens and Tweens - Howard Beach Library
October 17, 2012 - Howard Beach

Kids can enjoy a little friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers, chess, and other board games.

Talk With Your Hands - Chappaqua Public Library
October 17, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 learn American Sign Language. Registration requested.

College Admissions 101 - White Plains Public Library
October 17, 2012 - White Plains

A seminar created to answer the questions: What are colleges really looking for? Are grades, test scores, and activities all equally important? What other factors are considered during the admissions process? And is it true that having a connection to someone can get you in? Go behind the scenes of the admissions offices, and see exactly how college admissions really works. You'll come away from this seminar feeling even more confident about the college planning choices your student is making. For parents and teens. Refreshments will be served.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
October 17, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading with weekly Storytimes. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. Please note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

Manhasset's Got Talent - Manhasset Library
October 17, 2012 - Manhasset

Be the audience or be the star when critically-acclaimed singer Linda Ciofalo, accompanied by piano, leads a host of local talent in song. Each month twelve new STARS will be chosen by Linda to take center stage with an enthusiastic audience of well-wishers to cheer them on. Dreams are not just for the very young, but also for the young at heart. Whether you aspire to wow them at the karaoke party, or have always waited for your moment of fame, this showcase is for you. Bring along sheet music with your favorite song.

Recycled Bicycle Jewelry Workshop - Astoria Library
October 17, 2012 - Astoria

Teens will discover how spokes can become "spoke flowers" and tiny bike parts can become beautiful earrings and necklaces.

The Voice Of Luciano Pavarotti with Dr. James Kolb - Manhasset Library
October 17, 2012 - Manhasset

"The King of the High Cs" was one of the dominant and most popular tenors in world opera from his debut in 1961 well into the 1990s and even a bit later. Often specializing in bel canto roles he was memorable as Rodolfo in La Bohème, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Alfredo in La Traviata, among other roles. This presentation will examine some highlights of Pavarotti's career through audio and video excerpts.

Wilton, My Take - Wilton Library
October 17, 2012 - Wilton

This photographic/journalistic experience has kids in grades 8-12 taking photographic excursions around Wilton Town Center. Students will set out with their notebooks and cameras to capture their thoughts and impressions. Group meets for 1/2 hour to discuss elements of photography and writing.

Lego® Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 17, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 will learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Stories and More - Lakeview Public Library
October 17, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children ages 2-7 can enjoy a story and craft. Adults must accompany children under 12 years of age. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 17, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT SERIES--2012-Portfolio Review I - Heckscher Museum of Art
October 17, 2012 - Huntington

This series is designed to help high school art students develop their portfolios for college admissions. Students may attend one or more sessions. At this evening's session students may bring their portfolios for one-on-one evaluations by college admissions counselors from Adelphi University; Center for Art and Design at the College of St. Rose; LIU Post; Maine College of Art; Purchase College SUNY; School of Visual Arts; and St. John�s University.

Open House - Central Park Montessori School
October 17, 2012 - Upper West Side

Visit Central Park Montessori, tour the school, meet the teachers and staff, and hear more about the Montessori philosophy. RSVP required: [email protected]

'The Boxcar Children Beginning' Book Signing and Reading - Bank Street Bookstore
October 17, 2012 - Upper West Side

Newbery Medal winning author Patricia MacLachlan will be reading and signing copies of "The Boxcar Children Beginning", her prequel to "The Boxcar Children" series. A great time to be had for the whole family and fans of the long-running series.

Patricia MacLachlan 'Box Car Children Beginning' Panel Discussion - Bank Street Bookstore
October 17, 2012 - Upper West Side

Parents, teachers, education graduate students, and aspiring children's book authors will get a chance to listen to and talk with Patricia MacLachlan on her process of writing the prequel to "The Boxcar Children."

Teen Knitting Workshop - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 17, 2012 - North Salem

Kids in grades 6-12 learn the basics of knitting, and make a scarf or other fun project. The library supplies the needles and yarn. Make a scarf or other fun project. Registration required.

Magnet School Open House - PS/IS 111 Magnet School
October 17, 2012 - Long Island City

A lifetime of learning begins at PS/IS 111, As a preK-8 school, it is not your typical middle school. The small number of classes on a grade coupled with small class size creates an ideal learning environment for students to thrive. Students use technological tools in all areas of study, and develop the capabilities to apply knowledge and develop skills for the information age. These skills include - writing, editing, publishing, digital/video production and movie making.

Looking Back at the Old Put Railroad - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 18, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Joe Schiavone presents color films from 1948-1955. Please register.

PS2/Wii Gaming for Teens and Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
October 18, 2012 - Brownsville

Kids and teens enjoy videogaming with friends.

ADD and Loving It! - Hampton Inn
October 18, 2012 - Jericho

Canadian comedy legend Patrick McKenna talks to researchers, specialists and ordinary people about the challenges of ADHD in this Award winning documentary. Interwoven with these insights, Patrick shares his own life story, his struggles, and successes with managing Adult ADHD. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2012 - Garnerville

Stop by the library for a family-friendly movie and free popcorn.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Book Talk - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 18, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Kids gather to share books they have read and exchange ideas about what to read next, and why.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway branch
October 18, 2012 - Crown Heights

Toddlers (18-36 months) enjoy stories and playtime.

Lights On @ The Field - The Field Library
October 18, 2012 - Peekskill

Children and adults are invited to a special celebration in honor of the annual Lights On Afterschool Day. There will be crafts, games, and activities. Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. No sign-up necessary.

Meeting of Parents 4 Parents: A Special Needs Support Network - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
October 18, 2012 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 18, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
October 18, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
October 18, 2012 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 18, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Story Time - Hollis Library
October 18, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 3 and up can spend an hour listening to wonderful stories.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
October 18, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

You Oughta Be In Pictures - Lefrak City Library
October 18, 2012 - Corona

Calling all budding teen movie-makers! Do you like to act, write, edit, or direct? Teens can enter this contest to write and produce a homemade movie.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Public Library
October 18, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children in grades 6 and under are invited to come to the library and be creative. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Resumes for Everyone - Lakeview Public Library
October 18, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Looking to write or update your resume? Come to the library and get expert help.

Green Acres Mall Fall Fair - Green Acres Mall
October 18, 2012 - Valley Stream

Great family event featuring jewelry, floral designs, dolls, wood craft, home decor and much more.

Middle School Information Night - Trinity Lutheran School
October 18, 2012 - Hicksville

Join the staff of the school for an informative view of what the Middle School curriculum entails and how it can benefit your child. Find out why this school is called "The Caring Place."

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
October 18, 2012 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 19, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age five are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, and games, and puppets. Hosted by Rabbi Abraham.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
October 19, 2012 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 19, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 19, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 19, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to meet the school's Early Childhood faculty while their child plays nearby. Drop-ins welcome.

Teen Read Week at Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
October 19, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Teens can test their reading and dramatic skills by participating in a group read of a comic book.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 19, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and puppets.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
October 19, 2012 - Wantagh

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh will host a Shabbat and a community pre-service gathering where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service will run approximately 45 minutes. For more information please call 516-221-2370.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
October 19, 2012 - Ozone Park

Children of all ages can enjoy making arts and crafts at this fun time event.

Board Games For Kids - Windsor Park Library
October 19, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 5 and up can enjoy making friends and playing games such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Chess, Connect 4, and many more.

Arts and Crafts Hour - Brairwood Library
October 19, 2012 - Briarwood

Children can show their creativity making crafts for family and friends.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop-off - White Plains Public Library
October 19, 2012 - White Plains

Children ages 4-8 bring a stuffed animal friend for a sleepover in The Trove, enjoy a bedtime story and tuck the animals in for the night. After kids go home, the animal friends will have fun exploring the library. Kids will return on Saturday to pick them up, enjoy a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning Oct. 5.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
October 19, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater: Eloise�s Rawther Unusual Halloween - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
October 19, 2012 - Norwalk

The Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie. Complimentary juice and popcorn is served to all.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater: Dora's Halloween Adventure - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 19, 2012 - Danbury

The Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie.

Sebastian Chamber Players - Pequot Library
October 19, 2012 - Southport

Sebastian brings a new exploration of the Classical symphony, with Mozart's clarinet concerto and one of his finest symphonies. These works will be re-discovered in the concert as they will be played on the instruments used in Haydn's and Mozart's orchestras. The ensemble will include pairs of flutes, oboes, bassoons and natural horns plus strings and harpsichord.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 19, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Green Acres Mall Fall Fair - Green Acres Mall
October 19, 2012 - Valley Stream

Great family event featuring jewelry, floral designs, dolls, wood craft, home decor and much more.

E.D. Baker Book Signing - Bank Street Bookstore
October 19, 2012 - Upper West Side

E.D. Baker, author of the "Tales of the Frog Princess" series, will be signing copies of her new book, "Unlocking The Spell: A Tale of the Wide Awake Princess," coming out Oct. 2.

Candle-Making Workshop - EVENT CANCELLED ON 10/4/12 - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 20, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Roll natural beeswax candles. Please register.

Arts In The Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
October 20, 2012 - Long Beach

Come by and enjoy live music while shopping for handcrafted, original arts and crafts. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach in association with the Long Beach Art League, Artists in Partnership, and West End Visual Artists Guild.

FamilyDay@theCenter: Architectural Lanterns - Center for Architecture
October 20, 2012 - Greenwich Village

An annual exploration of the role of light in architecture and design. Families will create architectural lanterns to be displayed at the center's annual fundraising event.

Fall Fair - Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 20, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Stop by the school for pumpkin carving, cider pressing, hayrides, live music, organic food, and vendors. Activity tickets $1 each.

Fall Harvest Play Day - Blue Rock School
October 20, 2012 - West Nyack

Children can enjoy a fall jarvest-themed morning with Blue Rock School's kindergarten. Activities include storytelling, homemade snacks, crafts, and play time outdoors. While children play, parents are welcome to participate in a discussion on “The Importance of Play in a Child's Development” moderated by Blue Rock staff. Pre-registration is required.

It's My Park Day: Fall Clean-up - Prospect Park Lookout Hill
October 20, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

The Park's famous Lookout Hill needs some TLC. Volunteers will use shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers to clean up. Bring a friend!

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 20, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories and games.

"Call Me William: The Life & Loves of Willa Cather" - A Play - Somers Library
October 20, 2012 - Somers

Broadway actress Prudence Wright Holmes portrays the private life of legendary authoress Willa Cather. Wright has appeared in numerous plays featuring noted actors such as Meryl Streep, George C. Scott, and many others.

Battle of Pell's Point Encampment - St. Paul's Church NHS
October 20, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

A Revolutionary War encampment featuring musket demonstrations and militia drill, historic children's games and toys, talks on the American Revolution, period music and dance, crafts, and cooking, with dozens of costumed re-enactors representing the armies that fought in the Revolutionary War.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
October 20, 2012 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Halloween Craft @ The Field - The Field Library
October 20, 2012 - Peekskill

Make a special Halloween craft. No sign-up needed.

Free Enchanted Weekend - Wave Hill
October 20, 2012 - Bronx

Bring your little fairies and gnomes to this weekend event to construct a tiny house in the woods fashioned from sticks and leaves (and a bit of pixie dust). Then take a break from building to hear about Wave Hill's fabled woodland fairies, with guest storyteller Rama Mandel. Artist Janice Patrignani creates a dreamy setting for your enchanted activities - paint with her! Admission to the grounds is free all weekend thanks to the generous support of Target. Call or visit the website for full schedule.

Family Art Project - Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses - Wave Hill
October 20, 2012 - Bronx

Fashion twigs, leaves, and bark into a tiny, fairy-sized dwelling as part of a charmed forest metropolis. Transform an ordinary stick into a magical wand. Ecology Building. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend thanks to the generous support of Target.

Enchanted Wave Hill Painting Activity - Wave Hill
October 20, 2012 - Bronx

Join guest artist Janice Patrignani and paint on silk fabric, inspired by the flora and fauna at Wave Hill, as part of a communal art project. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend.

Rag-a-Muffin Parade - Larchmont Village
October 20, 2012 - Larchmont

Children gather at 12:30pm to show off their Halloween costumes, then parade down Larchmont Avenue to Village Hall beginning at 1pm. Refreshments and music will be provided at the end of the parade.

My Day with Spiderman - Chappaqua Public Library
October 20, 2012 - Chappaqua

A Chappaqua dad reveals "Marvel-ous" secrets...kids in grades K and up should come in costume. Registration required.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Pick up - White Plains Public Library
October 20, 2012 - White Plains

Kids ages 4-8 join their stuffed animal friends in The Trove for a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning Oct. 5.

The Brownstone School's Halloween Fun Fair - MS 44 Playground
October 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

At this annual Halloween Fun Fair there will be bouncy castles and a bouncy slide, an obstacle course, a train ride, pumpkin and cupcake decorating, a Candy Land course, games including lollipop toss, fishing, and bean bag toss, cotton candy, a book and toy sale, music, food, and more. In case of rain, the fair will be held in the Holy Trinity Church, 213 W. 82nd St.

Saturday Family Program: How I Became a Pirate - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 20, 2012 - Prospect Heights

This musical, based on the children's book by Melinda Long, tells the story of Young Jeremy Jacob, who thinks the pirate life is for him until he realizes that the simple things in life, like a hug and kiss, are those that are most important.

12th Annual Halloween Harvest Festival - Socrates Sculpture Park
October 20, 2012 - Long Island City

Families can make a costume, listen to live music, and enjoy special art making workshops. Enter the family dog in the 8th Annual Canine Costume Contest or just watch the parade of, creatively clad dogs, paint a pumpkin, try harvest foods from a local restaurant.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
October 20, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Harvest Festival - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
October 20, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Celebrate the fall season with a Harvest Festival that will feature a pumpkin patch, musical guests, face painting, mask making, storytelling, and art activities.

Green Acres Mall Fall Fair - Green Acres Mall
October 20, 2012 - Valley Stream

Great family event featuring jewelry, floral designs, dolls, wood craft, home decor and much more.

Calvin Ramsey Book Signing and Reading - Bank Street Bookstore
October 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

Jane Addams Children's Book Award winning author Calvin Ramsey will be reading and signing copies of his book "Ruth and The Green Book." Learn more about the book and the author at ruthandthegreenbook.com.

When Jewish and Arab Young Women Meet, Peace Can Come - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism at the 14th St. Y
October 20, 2012 - East Village

Meet participants and learn about "Creativity for Peace," a New Mexico-based summer camp and ongoing program in Israel and Palestine that brings together young women from each side for an intensive reconciliation experience. Learn about the amazing transformations that occur. Reception followed by program.

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes - Eisenhower Park
October 20, 2012 - East Meadow

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes brings people together in a healthy activity for a worthy goal. The Walk (3 miles)is fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. It provides hope, empowerment, and a sense of community. Fundraising efforts support JDRF-funded research that will help those living with the disease to look forward to longer, healthier lives.

Open House - One Rover Art School & Design
October 20, 2012 - Englewood Cliffs

One River School of Art and Design invites artists of almost all ages (pre-k-adult) to tour the school and meet the teachers.

Family Fun Night - Al Oerter Recreation Center
October 20, 2012 - Flushing

An evening of fun for families including treats, bounce house, arts and crafts, games, face painting, family picture booth, dance show and a magic show. Fun and games are from 5:30pm - 7:00pm and magic show will begin at 7:00pm sharp.

Stuffed with Hugs Weekend - Build-A-Bear Workshop
October 20, 2012 - Midtown

During Stuffed with Hugs weekend, more than 25,000 furry friends will be made and given to less fortunate children through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Build-A-Bear Workshop invites the first 100 guests at each of its U.S. stores to help make stuffed animals for free to give to children in need of an extra teddy bear hug this holiday season. As a thank you, guests who participate in Stuffed with Hugs will receive a coupon for $3 off their own furry friend. The stuffed animal making process will take place during regular store hours each day and continue until all 100 furry friends are made in each store. Stuffed with Hugs provides the opportunity to give a gift to children who otherwise may not receive presents this holiday season. The event is part of a variety of weekend activities celebrating the 15th birthday of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Fall Family Festival - Planting Fields Arboretum- Coe Hall Mansion
October 20, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Ready for family fun? There's something for everyone at this festival. Come for pony rides, potato sack races, face painting, Halloween costume parade, water color demonstrations, garden tours, and more. Little ones can visit the bounce house and paint their own pumpkins. A full day, rain or shine, of healthy outdoor activities. Great food, great music, great fun. Festival parking is $15 per vehicle.

Stuffed with Hugs Weekend - Build-A-Bear Workshop-Roosevelt Field Mall
October 20, 2012 - Garden City

Through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Build-A-Bear Workshop invites the first 100 Guests at each of its U.S. stores to help make stuffed animals for free to give to children in need of an extra teddy bear hug this holiday season. As a thank you, guests who participate in Stuffed with Hugs will receive a coupon for $3 off their own furry friend. The stuffed animal-making process will take place during regular store hours each day and continue until all 100 furry friends are made in each store. The event is part of a variety of weekend activities celebrating the 15th birthday of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

STUFFED WITH HUGS WEEKEND - Build-A-Bear Workshop-Roosevelt Field Mall
October 20, 2012 - Garden City

Through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Build-A-Bear Workshop invites the first 100 Guests at each of its U.S. stores to help make stuffed animals for free to give to children in need of an extra teddy bear hug this holiday season. As a thank you, guests who participate in Stuffed with Hugs will receive a coupon for $3 off their own furry friend. The stuffed animal-making process will take place during regular store hours each day and continue until all 100 furry friends are made in each store. The event is part of a variety of weekend activities celebrating the 15th birthday of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

National Food Day Celebration - The Westchester County Center
October 21, 2012 - White Plains

Join local chefs, nutrition experts, and fellow foodies, and taste your way to budget-friendly and healthier mealtimes. Along with delicious food samples, pick up tips and recipes to help create healthy, low-cost, easy-to-prepare meals the whole family will want to eat. Kids can join in the fun and get active, too. Bring a boxed, bagged, or canned non-perishable food to be donated to local food pantries as your family's ticket to this event. Sponsored by Blythedale Children's Hospital, Kohl's Cares, and Westchester County.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
October 21, 2012 - Port Washington

Vincent Smith School addresses the needs of students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, expressive and receptive language issues in Grades 4-12. At this school "It's Okay to Learn Differently." Benefit from small supportive classes, differentiated instruction, a structured environment, college/career counseling, and self-advocacy through a unique S.A.M. program. Call to schedule a private tour.

Day of the Dead Workshop - Pelham Art Center
October 21, 2012 - Pelham

Celebrate Day of the Dead and learn about Mexican folk arts in this annual art-making workshop by led by Zafiro Romero-Acevedo. Free and open to all ages.

5th Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk - Glen Island Park
October 21, 2012 - New Rochelle

The 5th Annual Westchester-Fairfield VisionWalk is a 5K walk-a-thon that benefits the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the largest private funder of retinal degenerative disease research in the world. Hundreds of walkers, many of whom are visually impaired, are expected at the free, family-friendly VisionWalk, which also includes children's activities, a bounce house, balloon animals, face painting, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Dogs and strollers are welcome on the 3.1 mile walk course. Visit fightblindness.org/westchesterfairfieldvisionwalk for more details.

Scary Stories for Halloween - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 21, 2012 - North Salem

Alan Sklar, voice actor, will read two stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

Roackaway Fall Festival - Bayswater Park
October 21, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

Families can celebrate the fall season and enjoy a pumpkin patch, pony and hayrides, music, crafts, food, and more.

The Mitzvah Project - Do Good! - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
October 21, 2012 - Pleasantville

Do good while helping others. Participate in a hands-on community service project. Free, but RSVP is absolutely required. Leave from and return to 600 Bear Ridge Road.

2012 Making Strides of Queens - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
October 21, 2012 - Flushing

The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Families can honor breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones they have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end it forever.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
October 21, 2012 - Montrose

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black.

Family Art Project - Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses - Wave Hill
October 21, 2012 - Bronx

Fashion twigs, leaves, and bark into a tiny, fairy-sized dwelling as part of a charmed forest metropolis. Transform an ordinary stick into a magical wand. Ecology Building. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend thanks to the generous support of Target.

Enchanted Wave Hill Painting Activity - Wave Hill
October 21, 2012 - Bronx

Join guest artist Janice Patrignani and paint on silk fabric, inspired by the flora and fauna at Wave Hill, as part of a communal art project. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend.

Children's Halloween Festival - City of Mount Vernon
October 21, 2012 - Mount Vernon

Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, stories, games, prizes,raffles, a silent auction, refreshments and more.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
October 21, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Sunday Sing-along - The Moxie Spot
October 21, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come down to the Moxie Spot and clap, sing, dance, or just stare in amazement!

Open House - Dillon Child Study Center
October 21, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Learn about the Dillon Child Study Center, which offers toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs that are child-centered and feature inclusive classes for children who are developing typically and atypically.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Jones Beach-
October 21, 2012 - Wantagh

Join this walk to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what can be done to stay well, and raise money to help fight the disease with research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Walks range in distance from 3 to 5 miles. Call for information.

Big Green Extreme Halloween - PS 166
October 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

This extreme Halloween festival will feature a haunted house, rides, a costume contest, a great cake walk, food and baked goods, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

Green Acres Mall Fall Fair - Green Acres Mall
October 21, 2012 - Valley Stream

Great family event featuring jewelry, floral designs, dolls, wood craft, home decor and much more.

Story Hour Special with Author Frieda Wishinsky - Bank Street Bookstore
October 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Author Frieda Wishinsky is a special guest storyteller at story hour, where she will do a fun mix of reading, a short play with attending children, and rhyming. She will be reading from two of her books: "You're Mean, Lily Jean" and "What's Up Bear?" Learn more about the author and the books at friedawishinsky.com/picturebooks.

Elizabeth Butler Angel Foundation 7th Annual Walk-a-Thon - North Salem Lions Club
October 21, 2012 - North Salem

Help raise awareness about teen domestic abuse by walking in memory of Elizabeth Butler, a local victim of dating violence. The mission of the foundation is to inspire young women and men to understand their self-worth, teach the warning signs of domestic violence, and empower teens to seek help to prevent dating abuse. The day's activities include an interactive safety demonstration by Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts, BBQ, music, and more. The first 200 participants will receive free T-shirts. Registration begins at 8:30am; walk begins at 9am. Event is free; all donations are welcome.

Matty Roxx' 1st Birthday Party - New City Public Library
October 21, 2012 - New City

Local children's performer Matty Roxx' is throwing a party to celebrate his first year entertaining young audiences around the county. Kids are asked to bring gifts of canned food or gently-used clothing which will be donated to People to People of Rockland County.

Open Art Studio for Kids - Creative Art Space for Kids
October 21, 2012 - Lynbrook

CASK, The Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation is hosting an open studio for kids ages 5-12 yrs to come and explore their creativity in the CASK studio. Kids will have the opportunity to work with paints and drawing materials, get an inside view of the art center and meet the staff of artists. Children must be accompanied by an adult and should wear clothes that they can afford to get messy. Sign up for after-school or weekend classes during the open studio and save.

Sacred Jewel Sorority for Teen and Tween Girls - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 21, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Tween and teen girls gather to receive academic tutoring and support, mental health counseling/therapeutic services, and life skills coaching in an environment that fosters empowerment through peer exchange.

Fall Flea Market - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
October 21, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Over 40 vendors will sell new and used items, collectibles, jewelry, children's items, crafts, and more.

Stuffed with Hugs Weekend - Build-A-Bear Workshop
October 21, 2012 - Midtown

During Stuffed with Hugs weekend, more than 25,000 furry friends will be made and given to less fortunate children through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Build-A-Bear Workshop invites the first 100 guests at each of its U.S. stores to help make stuffed animals for free to give to children in need of an extra teddy bear hug this holiday season. As a thank you, guests who participate in Stuffed with Hugs will receive a coupon for $3 off their own furry friend. The stuffed animal making process will take place during regular store hours each day and continue until all 100 furry friends are made in each store. Stuffed with Hugs provides the opportunity to give a gift to children who otherwise may not receive presents this holiday season. The event is part of a variety of weekend activities celebrating the 15th birthday of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Fall Family Festival - Planting Fields Arboretum- Coe Hall Mansion
October 21, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Ready for family fun? There's something for everyone at this festival. Come for pony rides, potato sack races, face painting, Halloween costume parade, water color demonstrations, garden tours, and more. Little ones can visit the bounce house and paint their own pumpkins. A full day, rain or shine, of healthy outdoor activities. Great food, great music, great fun. Festival parking is $15 per vehicle.

Cider-making - For All Ages - Westmoreland Sanctuary
October 21, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Hands-on demonstration of old fashioned cider-making with a hand-powered cider press. RSVP by Oct 19.

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic - New Rochelle Humane Society
October 21, 2012 - New Rochelle

Free rabies vaccinations and low-cost micro-chipping will be available by appointment for dogs, cats, and ferrets owned by Westchester County residents. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. No examinations will be given.

Rhythm and Sound - Urban Stages
October 21, 2012 - Midtown West

Join percussionist Rex Benincasa for one hour of free family fun, play, and music. Kids will have the unique opportunity to join Rex on stage and play instruments from around the world.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
October 22, 2012 - Paramus

Children can play with animal-themed toys and meet a live animal.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 22, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Westchester-Putnam College Conference - The Westchester County Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

An opportunity for students and their parents to gather information and material as they begin to explore their post-secondary opportunities. Colleges and universities from across the nation join with representatives from the armed services and financial institutions meet with participating students and offer them information about their institutions or programs. Held twice a year, the fall conference aims to provide 12th-grade students with relevant and timely information. The spring conference, held in May, is targeted at 11th-grade students. For further information, visit wpccc.org.

Live Jazz at The Rose Hunt Lounge - The Rose Hunt Restaurant & Lounge at Fox Hollow Long Island Hotel
October 22, 2012 - Woodbury

Enjoy free live jazz in the Piano Lounge. Features talented artist and a great ambience. You may also enjoy a prix fixe dinner menu for just $28 per person.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
October 22, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 22, 2012 - Kensington

Children ages 0-5 years are welcome at this story/play gathering. It's nice to see 4-year-olds interacting with infants and recognize that they, too, were once toothless and drooling bundles of love.

The Little Artist - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 22, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and preschoolers hear a story and follow-up with arts and crafts.

Fond Memories of the Old Put - Somers Library
October 22, 2012 - Somers

Author Joe Shiavone, author of several books, discusses his fondest memories of the Old Put. Joe will show over 80 color slides of this historic train as it traveled through our area, all of which have will have their very first showing ever. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 22, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this program designed for families with children affected by autism, participants will learn to use an iPad to enhance their problem solving skills by telling stories. iPads will be provided for exploration during the sessions. This program provides Spanish language support. Email [email protected] to register.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 22, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

Monday Morning Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore
October 22, 2012 - Bayside

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
October 22, 2012 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer this mommy / daddy and me play group each Monday. Each week features a different theme and activity as well as coupons for mall promotions.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

IS READ A FOUR-LETTER WORD? Reluctant Readers & Those Who Love Them - Westport Library
October 22, 2012 - Westport

Join a discussion about reluctant readers with author Tommy Greenwald, publisher Simon Boughton, WPL children's librarian Deborah White, and reformed reluctant reader Jack Greenwald. Register online.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 22, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy weekly story times with a children's librarian, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
October 22, 2012 - Jericho

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

Oceanus Bone-Diggers Club - Seaside Library
October 22, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Oceanus was the early postal address for the west end of Rockaway Peninsula. Families can discover some skeletons in Rockaway's closet,and read more about its history.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, October 1 at 9am.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
October 22, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. Children bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the group discusses the book Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Preschoolers 3 1/2 -5 years old will enjoy a storytime just for them. This is a drop-off class for children enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Hempstead

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Spookiest Scariest Essay Contest - Sweeties Candy Cottage
Through October 22, 2012 - Port Washington

Sweeties Candy Cottage is sponsoring its 4th annual Spookiest, Scariest Essay Contest which is open to all kids pre-K to 8th grade. Write your spookiest, scariest Halloween story and drop it off at Sweeties by October 22nd - get a free treat just for entering. Five winners will receive a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be announced Halloween week in the local papers and online.

Spookiest Scariest Essay Contest - Sweeties Candy Cottage
Through October 22, 2012 - Huntington

Sweeties Candy Cottage is sponsoring its 4th annual Spookiest, Scariest Essay Contest. Free Contest open to all kids pre-K to 8th grade. Write your spookiest, scariest Halloween story and drop it off at Sweeties by October 22nd - get a free treat just for entering! 5 winners will receive a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be announced Halloween week in the local papers and online.

Coat and Boot Drive for Children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in S. Dakota - Lakota Pine Ridge Children's Enrichment Project, Ltd. - Scarsdale Congregational Church
Through October 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

Through the months of September and October, LPRCEP will be running its 5th Annual Drive to Benefit the children of Pine Ridge Reservation. Donations can be dropped off at Scarsdale Congregational Church, in designated bins in the lobby. Donations will be sent to arrive on the Reservation by Saturday October 27, USA Weekend's designated "Make a Difference Day." Toy donations will be set aside for holiday parties. Call Cindy Dunne for information, or go to lakotakids.blogspot.com/2012/05/5th-annual-coat-boot-toy-and-book-drive.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Exhibition - "Anywhere But Here" - Pelham Art Center
Through October 27, 2012 - Pelham

Sixteen artists interpret their experiences in and of the world through the metaphorical potential of maps and cartography. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop on Friday, September 14, 6:30-8pm. Exhibition runs through October 27.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 27, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in Paintings - First Street Gallery
Through October 27, 2012 - Chelsea

Mozart's classic opera, "The Magic Flute," has been reinterpreted by painter Lisa Zwerling. This family friendly, colorful presentation of 38 paintings is an ideal way to introduce children to the story behind Mozart's masterpiece.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

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

Big Screen Politics 2012: Political Film Classics at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through October 29, 2012 - Garden City

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development showcases six political-themed movies this Presidential election season. From comedy, drama, and thriller, the selected films feature all-star casts that don’t disappoint. The films include Election(9/24), Bob Roberts(10/1), Wag the Dog (10/8), Bulworth (10/15), All The President’s Men(10/22), and Recount (10/29). All screenings are at 7pm and are shown in the AUPAC Concert Hall on the brand new high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound. A post screening discussion is planned for each film with a special guest.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at [email protected]

Cat Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
Through October 31, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Take a funny picture of your cat and enter it in the Library's Cat Photo Contest. Winners receive an assortment of cat goodies--toys, food, fun things for cat lovers. The winning photo will be announced October 29. Contact the Library for further details.

The Migrant Project - Chelsea Market
Through October 31, 2012 - Chelsea

LA-based photographer Rick Nahmias has dedicated over a decade to creating awareness-raising art and food-centric projects. The Migrant Project photo exhibit explores California's agricultural workforce which provides approximately fifty percent of the produce consumed in the United States. Nahmias' social justice-themed media work has been shown across North America, Europe, and Asia, was presented on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, and is shown in several other private and public collections across the country. This marks the first time that The Migrant Project is showcased in New York City and also the first time it is exhibited in a food environment. The exhibition is free and on view through October in the market concourse.

Truck or Treat for City Harvest - Throughout New York City
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Truck or Treat is City Harvest's Halloween initiative that allows children to partake in the fight against hunger in New York City by collecting donations while trick-or-treating. Although it seems like children only just dusted off their backpacks to head back to school, Halloween is right around the corner. Each year, participating children take along collection boxes shaped like City Harvest trucks as they go trick or treating. Every 25 cents collected will enable City Harvest to rescue one pound of food for a hungry New Yorker, so every coin really does count. To learn more, go to cityharvest.org/truckortreat, or contact [email protected] to get your school or children's organization involved.

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students. Participating are Irvington School District Middle and High Schools, Westlake Middle School, Mount Pleasant School District, and Another Step, Elmsford. Park your car and walk this exuberant installation, beginning October 12 through October 31.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through October 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through October 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show - Stamford Art Association
Through November 01, 2012 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

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

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

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

Scarecrow: Outdoor Art Exhibit - Lyndhurst
Through November 11, 2012 - Tarrytown

For the first time, Lyndhurst is home to an outdoor art exhibition presented within the bare bones of an 18,600-square-foot greenhouse, an historic structure located on the Lyndhurst grounds. Artists were invited to explore the theme of the Scarecrow and look beyond the traditional straw-filled dummy to explore broader themes associated with this figure as human surrogate, decoy, and silent observer. Six artists living and working in NYC, Brooklyn, upstate New York, and New Jersey have been selected for exhibition in Scarecrow. They have created a variety of artworks that respond to the multi-sensory nature of the open-air site and to the unique character of the Greenhouse space. Works included in the exhibition utilize a range of materials from vines and natural plant life, burlap, metal, acrylic, nylon, and digital media. Some artists have responded to the theme by directly referencing the human figure, others have considered the metaphorical and symbolic implications of the scarecrow in works that are more abstract and intangible. The Scarecrow exhibition coincides with the annual "Scarecrow Invasion" at Lyndhurst, a popular Halloween event in which hundreds of scarecrows created largely by children from local school districts are displayed throughout the grounds of the mansion.

The Riverdale Y Sunday Market - MS/HS 141
Through November 11, 2012 - Riverdale

Look for natural, organic, and local products every Sunday through Nov. 11. Wearable Collections facilitates textile collection every week, accepting used clean clothing, including shoes and hats. It also accepts household items such as curtains, linens, towels, handbags, and belts (no carpeting). There's also a variety of produce, baked goods, eggs, meats, cheese, with a selection of fair trade and preservative-free and/or organic. Vendors include: - Adamah Farm (Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center): pickles, kraut, cheeses, yogurt, and jams - Atara Designs: Designer Jewelry - Bread Alone: organic, kosher, artisan breads, pastries, and pies - The Cheese Guy/Old World Marketplace: kosher artisan cheeses - Dines Farms: pasture-raised meats - Doc Pickle: certified kosher pickles, sauerkraut, olives, and more - Guyank Brand, LLC: The original Sweet-HOT Pepper Sauce, marinades, jams and jellies - Hollengold Farms: family-operated farm offering farm-fresh vegetables and herbs - Ilanit: Hand-knitted luxury goods - Jewels by Mollie: Israeli jewelry, handmade jewelry, and scarves - luvume Organics: Organic sugar and salt scrubs for the body, and aromatherapy products - Manor House Soaps: handmade olive oil and glycerine soaps - Marianna Marwell: ribbon leashes - Migliorelli Farm, LLC: produce from Dutchess County - Orchards of Concklin: farm produce, cider, and baked goods - Popcorn Pawz: holistic dog and cat food and pet products - Ronnybrook Dairy: certified kosher dairy products - Wright's Farm: sustainable produce and baked goods For information on becoming a vendor at the Riverdale Y Sunday Market, or for any other questions regarding the market, contact market manager Cynthia Galik at [email protected]

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

Grow NYC GreenMarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through Nov. 18.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

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

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

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

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

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

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

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

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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