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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF OCTOBER 29

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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 29 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 29, 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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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!

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 29, 2012 - Yonkers

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

Live Jazz at The Rose Hunt Lounge - The Rose Hunt Restaurant & Lounge at Fox Hollow Long Island Hotel
October 29, 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.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
October 29, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn chess basics and more.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 29, 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 29, 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.

College Workshop - Parent University: "Paperwork...Get on It!" - Briarcliff Manor Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

Workshop discussion includes The College Essay, Resume, Admissions, and Application Process. Discussion topics: How to Write a College Essay that Stands Out and Enhances the Application; How to Create a Knock-out Resume of Interests, Awards, Skills, Work Experience, and Community Service; The Application: Who Does What?: Parents, Students, Teachers, and the Counselor; How to Get a "Head-start" and Greater Comfort Level with Admissions and Applications. Register online at eduscapeassociates.com. For more information call Gayle Marchica at 914-941-4148.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 29, 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 29, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Chappaqua

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

Halloween Horror! - Chappaqua Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Chappaqua

The traditional storytelling and mummy-wrapping extravaganza for grades K and up with adult. Registration required.

Monday Morning Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore
October 29, 2012 - Bayside

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

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
October 29, 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 29, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 29, 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 Sibling Support Groups - Elias Hicks Historical Home
October 29, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support groups meetings for adult siblings on the North Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Mother Goose - Fresh Meadows Library
October 29, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

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

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 29, 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.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 29, 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.

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.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
October 29, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

NY Kids Club Preschool Open House - NY Kids Club
October 29, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The New York Kids Club Early Enrichment Center offers intellectually, physically, and socially enriching preschool programs for children 2, 3 and 4 years old. Attend the upcoming open house to learn more about the programs and to meet the NY Kids Club founder, Pam Wolf, the director Gair Morris, and members of the teaching staff, and to learn about enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
October 29, 2012 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP to Kimberly Swabsin at 203-544-8393 or [email protected]

Kids Club - Hillcrest Library
October 30, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 8-12 can enjoy something fun and different to do in this program designed especially for kids.

Halloween Party! - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
October 30, 2012 - Haverstraw

Little ghosts and ghouls are invited to wear their costume for a fun and slightly spooky party. Pre-registration is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 30, 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.

Open House (Grades 1-8) - Whitby School
October 30, 2012 - Greenwich

Learn about programs at The Whitby School. To RSVP, call 203-302-3900 or register online at WhitbySchool.org.

Help! Family Support Services - Challenge
October 30, 2012 - Sunset Park

Learn to access programs and services that can help you reduce the stresses of caring for your child with special needs.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
October 30, 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.

Social Media: Friend Your Friends, Friend Your Grocer - Manhasset Public Library
October 30, 2012 - Manhasset

Local businesses are using social media to post deals, get your feedback, and answer your questions, but it's up to you to make the connection. Guido Gabriele III of the law firm Geisler, Gabriele & Marano will guide you through the basics of Facebook and Twitter, setting up an account, and how to interact with friends and local businesses.

Knitting with Dana - Lakeview Public Library
October 30, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come join in for an hour of knitting. Learn to knit or bring an existing project. Patrons should bring knitting needles and yarn. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Halloween Cupcake Decorating - Lakeview Public Library
October 30, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Create and decorate scary cupcakes for you and your friends. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by October 26 by calling or visiting the library.

Education Reform Lecture-Advocating for What Works in Schools - Adelphi University
October 30, 2012 - Garden City

Dr. Sean C. Feeney, a nationally-known advocate for effective school reform, will deliver The Robert and Augusta Finkelstein Memorial Lecture on “Accountability in the Age of Pearson: Advocating for What Works in Schools.” His work organizing school leaders, teachers, and parents has inspired many across New York State and the country to become more involved in policy decisions regarding our schools and our young people.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
October 30, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Story Time Book Club - Halloween Story Time! - Pottery Barn Kids
October 30, 2012 - White Plains

A fiendishly fun Story Time Club event. Come dressed in costume to celebrate and enjoy Halloween stories, activities, and more. The Story Time Club 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 30, 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.

Dance for the Disabled - Westchester County Center
October 30, 2012 - White Plains

Dancing and fun for disabled residents of Westchester County. Pre-registration required. For information call 914-347-4409.

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

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 31, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades K-2 learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. Twenty tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm.

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]

Spooky Stories for tweens - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to stop by for a special Halloween story time.

Halloween Party! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Garnerville

Kids are invited to come in costume for a fun and slightly spooky night of games and crafts. Pre-registration is required. For ages 4-8.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 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 31, 2012 - Garnerville

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

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.

Halloween Party - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Windsor Terrace branch
October 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

It's a Halloween party for kids at the Library. Dress as your favorite book character or superhero.

Halloween Party @ The Field - The Field Library
October 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Young ghouls and ghosts are welcome to join in the library's annual Halloween Party. Decorate a cookie, do a special Halloween craft, and explore the haunted house...and don't forget a costume!

Game Day for Teens and Tweens - Howard Beach Library
October 31, 2012 - Howard Beach

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

Storytime - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
October 31, 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.

Halloween Day Trick or Treat - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 31, 2012 - Danbury

Children who come in their costumes can trick or treat throughout the store, meet Stew Leonard's characters, and receive a free ice cream.

Preschool Story Time - Maspeth Library
October 31, 2012 - Maspeth

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Toddler Craft and Playtime - Seaside Library
October 31, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Children ages 2-3 can play and participate in an exciting arts and crafts. Come in costume on Halloween! Space is limited so please register in advance.

BAMboo! - Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 31, 2012 - Fort Greene

BAM's annual Halloween extravaganza offers an afternoon of festivities featuring live music, roaming entertainers, a puppet show, games, and more. Get some candy, too.

Lego® Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 31, 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.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 31, 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.

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.

Spooky StoryTime Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
October 31, 2012 - West Village

In celebration of Halloween, this yoga class will emphasize wolf, bat, spider, goblin, pumpkin, witch, wizard, ghost, cat, and other holiday poses. Be sure to wear your costume and expect some Halloween suprises, including glow-in-the-dark fun.

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.

Long School Bus Routes are SCARY - Outside Office of Pupil Transportation
October 31, 2012 - Long Island City

Rally by Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) members and friends to demand safer, shorter, sensible routes on yellow buses so that children with and without disabilities can get to school and home on time and unstressed.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's Yonkers
Through October 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Take a 15-minute family-friendly hayride through a course of more than twenty vignettes, including scenes of popular movie and television characters, traditional holiday settings, and a musical light show. Through October 31.

Halloween Day Trick or Treat - Stew Leonard's Yonkers
October 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Children can trick or treat throughout the store all day. From 4-7pm, they can pick up a map from Customer Service and use it to find treats throughout the store. Those in costume receive a free ice cream.

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
November 01, 2012 - Oceanside

Tutors will walk parents and students through a focused activity and then help with general homework questions. Workshops are free and snacks are provided. Invite friends, family, and students. This event is open to anyone, not just Club Z! members. RSVP to [email protected] Topics: ADD/ADHD tips(11/1); Reading Comprehension (11/8); PSAT/SAT tips (11/15); Organization/Study skills (11/29); ADD/ADHD tips (12/6) and Reading Comprehension (12/13).

Open House for Pre School and Elementary Grades - La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
November 01, 2012 - Upper East Side

DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM NOV. 7 TO NOV. 1. Attend the Fall Open House for La Scuola d'Italia, a unique Italian/English bilingual and bicultural educational institution reflecting the best features of the Italian and American educational systems. The school believes that by becoming thoroughly conversant with two cultures, one achieves a mind that transcends both.

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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 01, 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
November 01, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 01, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 01, 2012 - Southport

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

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.

Toytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 01, 2012 - Manhasset

Children ages 6 months - 2� years(with caregiver) can enjoy playtime, songs, and stories. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9 am.

Chess Instruction - Manhasset Public Library
November 01, 2012 - Manhasset

Join in to learn to play chess or perfect your skills in these instructional sessions. All levels are welcome. Hosted by the Long Island Chess Nuts. Chess sets will be provided. Call to register.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 01, 2012 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 01, 2012 - Stony Point

This weekly program introduces toddlers to storytime with simple picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, and coloring. For ages 24-35 months; pre-registration is required.

Silly Songs, Stories, and Crafts Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
November 01, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers, ages 3 and up, are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 01, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 8 to 23 months, can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Storytime - East Elmhurst Library
November 01, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Story Time - Hollis Library
November 01, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 3 and up can enjoy listening to wonderful stories.

Picture Book Storytime - Lefferts Library
November 01, 2012 - Richmond Hill

Children ages 2 to 5 years can enjoy stories, songs, and dancing. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Preschool Storytime - Pomonok Library
November 01, 2012 - Flushing

Young childrend ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Picture Books for Preschoolers - Forest Hills Library
November 01, 2012 - Forest Hills

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or other adult caregiver will hear great stories and rhymes, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and do movement activities. Preschoolers develop their language, early literacy, and school readiness skills while having fun. Preregistration begins at 2pm in the Children's Area.

Origami Workshop - Seaside Library
November 01, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Kids can enjoy some afterschool fun learning to make easy origami projects. Free supplies.

Gatsby's Long Island with Monica Randell - Floral Park Library
November 01, 2012 - Floral Park

Join historian and author, Monica Randall, for a colorful presentation of rare photos of the sprawling castle that inspired F.Scott Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby. Explore the lavish galas thrown on the estates of Long Island's North Shore and learn little-known details of the infamous Woodward murder case, the mysterious FW Woolworth Mansion, and the Furguson Castle with floors paved with tomb stones. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Mitzvah Makers - JCC Rockland
November 01, 2012 - West Nyack

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to a brainstorming session to help create community service projects. Participants will discuss various projects and review different charities to determine which ones to help.

Vampire Writers' Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, New Utrecht branch
November 01, 2012 - Bensonhurst

For Anne Rices of the future! Participants will write original vampire tales.

Elektrik Youth After School - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
November 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy crafts, theater, and other activities after school.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat branch
November 01, 2012 - Mill Basin

Toddlers enjoy stories and playtime.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
November 01, 2012 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 01, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

CASH FOR CANDY - Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics
November 01, 2012 - Bridgeport

Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring their excess candy to Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics for their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Trade your excess candy for cash and prizes. All the candy collected will be sent in care packages to overseas troops to enjoy, courtesy of Operation Gratitude. Each child will receive $1 per pound of candy (max $5 per child) and 1 ticket to participate in a prize raffle. Each child will also for cleaning off those sugar bugs as well.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
November 01, 2012 - Westport

The club meets monthly to explore all things Zombie. Register online at westportlibrary.org.

Holiday Book Drive for Charity - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
November 01, 2012 - Bay Shore

Give the gift of literacy this season by participating in a Holiday Book Drive. The goal is to get as many books as possible into the hands of children nationwide. Barnes and Noble's book drive will benefit the Family Service League.

Cancer Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
November 01, 2012 - Park Slope

A support group for cancer patients and survivors. Call to register.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
November 01, 2012 - Norwalk

The museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 01, 2012 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, and more. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Day of The Dead - Union Settlement Association
November 01, 2012 - East Harlem

Halloween is fast approaching, but in some New York City communities, October 31 doesn’t hold a candle next to Day of the Dead one day later. In collaboration with local artists and businesses, East Harlem children, family, and community leaders will spend all-day building a ceremonial altar commemorating those who have passed away in the past year. Evening events will include skits, dancing, and musical performances by Mariachi Real de Mexico and Folkloric Ballet Yavidaxui of Eric Olea; Inez Lario leading “sugar skull” workshops; and a Mexican feast featuring traditional foods.

Start Your Day the Organic Way, Powered by America's Favorite Granola - Madison Square Park
November 01, 2012 - Gramercy

Cascadian Farm is encouraging people nationwide to come together and pledge to start their day the organic way, by enjoying an organic breakfast. New Yorkers and those in the tri-state area are invited to sit down with Soleil Moon Frye for a free organic breakfast at a one-of-a-kind farmer's market, and inspire people around the country to follow suit by becoming more organically-conscious. Madison Square Park will become home to a unique farmer's market which will treat the first 100 parents and families to a wholesome, organic breakfast, featuring America's Favorite Granola, fresh fruits, almonds, yogurts, and other delicious organic offerings. Guests will be encouraged to swap one piece of Halloween candy for the opportunity to "shop" from a selection of organic foods, including Cascadian Farm granola and chewy bars, as well as an assortment of other delicious items. A fall festival themed apple picking patch will also be included in the free shopping experience.

Evolutionary Anthropology Research among the Ache People of Paraguay - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
November 01, 2012 - New Haven

The Ache are an indigenous people native to present-day Paraguay in South America. Until very recently, the Ache were full-time nomadic foragers, subsisting on plants and animals from the surrounding forest. Today the Ache are mostly settled on communal farms and government reservations, and face many of the same diet and health issues associated with the global obesity epidemic. In this talk, Dr. Richard Bribiescas will discuss his field research among the Ache people, including unique findings about hormones related to appetite that can potentially help us address questions about the evolution of the human diet.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Wertheim National Wildlife refuge
November 01, 2012 - Shirley

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email [email protected]

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Wertheim National Wildlife refuge
November 01, 2012 - Shirley

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email [email protected]

Tot Shabbat Hop - Temple Beth Sholom
November 02, 2012 - New City

Families with young children are invited to Join PJ Library for this monthly series of family-friendly Shabbat services. The series continues at a different Rockland County synagogue through January.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

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

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 02, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

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

Global Tots - Hempstead Public Library
November 02, 2012 - Hempstead

A song, dance, and movement program for children ages 2 through 5.

Children's Storytime - Arverne Library
November 02, 2012 - Arverne

Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, music, and crafts.

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
November 02, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Preschoolers, including babies, play with toys and meet other children.

Game Day - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
November 02, 2012 - Coney Island

Challenge your peers by playing video games and board games.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
November 02, 2012 - Borough Park

Kids enjoy a kid-appropriate movie.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
November 02, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
November 02, 2012 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. No registration required.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Madame President by Lane Smith. Following the story, children will make their own "Future Voter" button.

CASH FOR CANDY - Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics
November 02, 2012 - Huntington

Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring their excess candy to Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics for their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Trade your excess candy for cash and prizes. All the candy collected will be sent in care packages to overseas troops to enjoy, courtesy of Operation Gratitude. Each child will receive $1 per pound of candy (max $5 per child) and 1 ticket to participate in a prize raffle. Each child will also for cleaning off those sugar bugs as well.

Family Shabbat - Temple B'Nai Torah
November 02, 2012 - Wantagh

Join in this community family-friendly Shabbat service. Using a special prayer book in English and Hebrew, Rabbi Marci N. Bellows, Cantor Steve Sher, the teen and youth choirs will lead the service. A dessert oneg will follow immediately in the social hall.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 02, 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.

Earth Stories from Long Ago - Woodside Library
November 02, 2012 - Woodside

Many cultures all over the world understand the wisdom and importance of taking care of the earth. Storyteller Linda H. Humes will engage children age 6 and up with environmental tales from African and Native-American traditions.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
November 02, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

Tie Dye and T-Shirt Painting - McGoldrick Library
November 02, 2012 - Flushing

Kids can show off their artistic flair, making something cool to wear. Children and teens ages 8 and up can enjoy making a colorful T-shirt. Preregistration is required.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
November 02, 2012 - East Northport

Start your child's day off with a a story.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
November 03, 2012 - Park Slope

Bring your canines to the park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners, and also provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House. Rain or Shine.

Light the Night Walk - Playland Park
November 03, 2012 - Rye

Teams and individuals walk to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During this leisurely walk of less than an hour, walkers carry illuminated balloons, forming a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Rain or shine.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
November 03, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - Somers Library
November 03, 2012 - Somers

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.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
November 03, 2012 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
November 03, 2012 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
November 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
November 03, 2012 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
November 03, 2012 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
November 03, 2012 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
November 03, 2012 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
November 03, 2012 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Workshop for Kids-Glendale - Home Depot
November 03, 2012 - Glendale

Build a Turkey Napking Holder for the holiday. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy this hands-on workshops designed teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Workshop for Kids-Holiday Crafts - Home Depot- East Elmhurst
November 03, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Build a Turkey Napking Holder for the holiday. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy this hands-on workshops designed teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. BUILD. LEARN. CREATE. HAVE FUN WITH KIDS WORKSHOPS! ? FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. ? 12:00 p.m. ? Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. ? All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Halloween Candy Buy Back for US Troops - Merrick Pediatric Dentistry
November 03, 2012 - Merrick

Would you like to bring a smile to the faces of our troops? Help bring a taste of Halloween to them. Merrick Pediatric Dentistry will buy back your child's candy at a dollar per pound (maximum 5 pounds per child). Last year 450 pounds of candy was shipped to Operation Gratitude. Children can bring letters, pictures, and art they have designed at home for these brave men and women. Your child will enjoy raffles, face painting, balloons, and more.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
November 03, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

International Game Day @ The Field - The Field Library
November 03, 2012 - Peekskill

Board games galore! International Game Day celebrates the spirit of play - all over the world. Kids of all ages are welcome. No sign-up needed.

Transportation Inventions - New York Transit Museum
November 03, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Use your imagination, a little inspiration, and some wacky materials to make blueprints for a vehicle of the future.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 03, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Madame President by Lane Smith. Following the story, children will make their own "Future Voter" button.

Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves - Wave Hill
November 03, 2012 - Bronx

Play in the leaves on the lawn and fashion a festive crown or costume from fall leaves and leaf rubbings.

Nintendo Wii Dance Night - The Moxie Spot
November 03, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids play Just Dance, that video game dance in which they stomp around like beheaded chickens to robust dance music.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
November 03, 2012 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings and be a part of the fun!

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
November 03, 2012 - DUMBO

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

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 03, 2012 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs and play and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. Registration suggested.

Read to Morris - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 03, 2012 - North Salem

Kids in grades 1-4 can sign up for a ten-minute session to read their favorite book to Morris, a therapy dog from Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue.

Spelling Bee - Straight A's
November 03, 2012 - White Plains

Kids in Kindergarten to 6th Grade can practice their spelling abilities. Everyone tries grade-appropriate words or easier, until there is one speller left. Prizes for all participants.

Apple Tastings - Pleasantville Farmers Market
November 03, 2012 - Pleasantville

Stop by the manager's tent at the Pleasantville Farmers Market for a seasonal apple-tasting.

Westchester Day! - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
November 03, 2012 - Stamford

Show proof of your Westchester residence and your family can spend the day enjoying Heckscher Farm, nature trails, and the final days of the exhibition, Flash Gordon and the Heroes of the Universe.

Saturday Movies @ Your Library: "The Avengers" (PG-13) - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
November 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. In the auditorium.

Volunteer Work Project: Free the Trees from Invasive Vines - Marshlands Conservancy
November 03, 2012 - Rye

Help out with grounds maintenance along stone walls, drives, and buildings, along with habitat management. Bring work gloves; tools provided. Great for community service hours and school credit.

Owl Prowl - Muscoot Farm
November 03, 2012 - Katonah

Join naturalist and owl expert Frank Gallo on a nocturnal walk to call these magnificent birds. Frank will start in the Activity Building to give some pertinent information before heading out into the night. Bring a flashlight.

Poopendous! - Queens Central Library
November 03, 2012 - Jamaica

Young children can enjoy a poopendus goodtime time when author Artie Bennett reads from his new book, Poopendous!, accompanied by fascinating poop-related activities. "Everyone poops—yes, it's true—from aardvarks to the humped zebu."

Halloween Candy Buy Back Event - Dix Hills Family Dentistry
November 03, 2012 - Dix Hills/Huntington Station

The Dix Hills Family Dentistry will buy your candy($1.00 per pound, up to 5 pounds). The candy is being donated to deployed soldiers through Operation Gratitude.

Chuggington Icy Escapades Celebration! - The Scholastic Store
November 03, 2012 - SoHo

Chuggington, the hit Disney Junior TV series that follows the traintastic adventures of three young trainee engines, Wilson, Brewster, and Koko, will take center stage with a special event to mark the release of the newest Chuggington DVD, "Icy Escapades."

Free Trial Baby Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
November 03, 2012 - West Village

A beneficial class for all new moms. Experience flowing asanas, challenging postures, and calming restorative time in a playful and safe environment for babies. Learn Baby Yoga exercises to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns, and help your infant towards their next stage of development. Beginners welcome. Class is 1 hour.

What Special Ed Reform means for You and Your Child - United Federation of Teachers
November 03, 2012 - SoHo

Heard rumors about kids being moved to inclusion from special education classes, or the elimination of full time special ed. classes altogether? Have questions about how closely your child's IEP must be followed? Get the facts and make your plan. Extra Q&A time is built in to this workshop.

Books Are in Fashion - The Voracious Reader
November 03, 2012 - Larchmont

Sign up early to participate (all ages/all sizes - moms & dads too) in the "Books Are In Fashion" Show, or just come for a view of the book-themed tees. Every shirt sold sends a book to Read Africa. All sizes and ages welcome.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Theodore R. Nature Center
November 03, 2012 - Wantagh

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email [email protected]

Stay Healthy With Super Sprowtz - Century 21 Department Store
November 03, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Century 21 Department Store, Super Sprowtz, a nutrition education program which features super-powered vegetable characters, and Food Bank For New York City are hosting an educational puppet show. Families are invited to engage with the Super Sprowtz team to learn about the importance of adopting good eating habits and understanding the source of where food comes from. Chef G. Garvin will be on-site to demonstrate healthy, kid-friendly recipes and fresh vegetables will be available for sampling. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Children's Department merchandise, including Super Sprowtz products, during the events will be donated to Food Bank For New York City.

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."

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
November 04, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - Croton Free Library
November 04, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

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.

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.

How to Train Your Dog - Floral Park Library
November 04, 2012 - Floral Park

Thinking of getting a dog? Learn how to train your pet even before you get one.

Holiday Boutique - JCC Rockland
November 04, 2012 - West Nyack

Hanukah arrives early this year. Stop by the JCC to find gift ideas from over 60 vendors.

Portledge Fall Open House-Grade 6-12 Information Session & Tour - Portledge School
November 04, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students will share their experiences during an interactive panel discussion. Tours of the 60-acre campus and buildings will follow and then attendees will hear from a recent alumnus as well as a parent. Faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call or visit portledge.org.

Early Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends - Prospect Park Audubon Center
November 04, 2012 - Flatbush

Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature.

Transportation Inventions - New York Transit Museum
November 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Use your imagination, a little inspiration, and some wacky materials to make blueprints for a vehicle of the future.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 04, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Bagels-N-Blox - Temple Beth Torah
November 04, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parents with children 6 weeks to 3 years are invited for music, movement, and fun. Contact Mara Lewin at [email protected] for more information.

WELCOME TO INVENTYLVANIA - Westport Library
November 04, 2012 - Westport

If you're between 13-93 and like thinking outside the circle, join patent attorney Marc Sandy Block on a trip to Inventylvania, where you'll innovate and collaborate to create a legal framework to protect inventions.

Diwali: A Celebration of Light - White Plains Public Library
November 04, 2012 - White Plains

A program with stories, traditional Hindu dances, and other activities to celebrate the triumph of good vs. evil.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
November 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Sunday Concerts at Central: Acapella Soul - Central Library
November 04, 2012 - Jamaica

The entire family can enjoy the musical stylings of this NYC based ensemble, a powerhouse of doo wop, R&B, gospel, and soul that performs classic hits from the '50s through the '70s.

Tracking & Tracing the Wild - Marshlands Conservancy
November 04, 2012 - Rye

Learn how to find the best locations for spotting wildlife during a hike through the trails, streams, and salt marsh.

ING New York City Marathon -
November 04, 2012 - New York

This is the big one -- a sporting event that often proves to be as much a life-changing experience as a physical challenge. Like all marathons, the NYC race is 26.2 miles from start to finish, but no other city offers competitors the sights, sounds, and sheer excitement of the marathon's five-borough course, which runs from Staten Island to Central Park. Thousands will run; join the millions who will watch. Cheer for your family, friends, and neighbors as they run from Staten Island to Brooklyn, through Queens and the Bronx, and on into Manhattan.

1st Annual Spooky Sunday Stories - The Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University
November 04, 2012 - White Plains

An afternoon of storytelling, arts & crafts, and lots of fun, with local celebrities as the storytellers. All elementary-age children are welcome. In the Tudor Room in Preston Hall.

FIESTA! - Guild Hall
November 04, 2012 - East Hampton

Storyteller David Gonzales paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. These tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning.

The Great South Bay Audubon Society: The Young Naturalists Club - Brookside County Park
November 04, 2012 - Sayville.

The Young Naturalists Club focuses on creating interest in the natural world around us and becoming stewards of a natural area. Outdoor activities include hiking trails, bird watching, gardening, and setting up bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds' nests and feather displays and other special presentations. Reservations encouraged but not required.

Creative Kidz Launch Party - Creative Dream Partties
November 04, 2012 - Kips Bay

Creative Dream Parties launches its new Creative Kids classes with a puppet show, face painting, balloons, magic, zumba, dance, drama, yoga, refreshments, and more.

2nd Annual Try Ice Hockey for Free Day - Playland Ice Casino
November 04, 2012 - Rye

Boys and girls ages 4-9 years are invited to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. New York Rangers alumnus Dave Maloney will be on hand to help teach the basics of the sport as kids lace up and hit the ice for a free, fun and safe introductory skating or hockey lesson. The program will be conducted in two 1-hour ice slots at 1:30pm and 1:245pm. All necessary game and safety equipment will be provided. No prior skating experience is required. Every child who attends will receive a free Rangers hockey stick. "Try Hockey For Free Day" is part of "Come Play Hockey Month," a program designed to introduce new young players to the sport. It is a joint effort among USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, NHL member clubs, and OneGoal. To register, go to newyorkrangers.com or contact Playland Ice Casino at 914-813-7059.

Open House for Middle and High School Grades - La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
November 05, 2012 - Upper East Side

DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM NOV. 8 TO NOV. 5. Attend the Fall Open House for La Scuola d'Italia, a unique Italian/English bilingual and bicultural educational institution reflecting the best features of the Italian and American educational systems. The school believes that by becoming thoroughly conversant with two cultures, one achieves a mind that transcends both.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 05, 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
November 05, 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
November 05, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
November 05, 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.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 05, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
November 05, 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.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 05, 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.

Open House and Curriculum Night - M.A.T.S.S. Kids Gym and Early Childcare Center- Syosset
November 05, 2012 - Syosset

Use this opportunity to meet the teachers and staff and find out more about the rainbow of programs being offered. Ask questions about the curriculum and get the answers you need.

Made with Love In the Evening - Floral Park Library
November 05, 2012 - Floral Park

Join this group of knitters to help share the warmth of wool with those in need. Bring your own needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
November 05, 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.

Let's Build...Lego Time! - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 05, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids turn their imaginations loose building with Lego blocks, an amazing, brain building activity.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
November 05, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn chess through instruction and play.

Open House & Curriculum Night - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & Early Childcare Education Center
November 05, 2012 - Syosset

Kids will enjoy plenty of jump time, crafts, and a snack at this drop-off camp. Children must be potty-trained and parents must fill out registration forms and present ID on drop-off and pick-up. Designed for children ages 4 and up. Pre-register more than 7 days in advance and receive $3 off per child.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 05, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 05, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. A coloring activity will follow the story.

CASH FOR CANDY - Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics
November 05, 2012 - Bridgeport

Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring their excess candy to Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics for their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Trade your excess candy for cash and prizes. All the candy collected will be sent in care packages to overseas troops to enjoy, courtesy of Operation Gratitude. Each child will receive $1 per pound of candy (max $5 per child) and 1 ticket to participate in a prize raffle. Each child will also for cleaning off those sugar bugs as well.

Insurance Coverage for Autistic Children - KidAbilities, LLC
November 05, 2012 - Hawthorne

Attorney Jodi Bauer will discuss the change in New York State law that will require insurance companies in NY to cover services for children with autism. This is federal legislation that each state will interpret individually. Find out how parents can access the insurance coverage they will soon be entitled to for their children who are on the autism spectrum. Despite the therapies that EI or your school district provides, you may be able to supplement the services your child is receiving and have those services reimbursed through your insurance company. The law takes effect in January of 2013. The workshop is free but seating is limited, so please call KidAbilities, LLC at 914-347-5990 to reserve your spot.

Toddler Time - Central Library
November 05, 2012 - Jamaica

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

Learn to Crochet - Arverne Library
November 05, 2012 - Arverne

Christmas will be here before you know it. How about making a gift for family and friends? Children and teens will have fun learning to crochet.

Oceanus Bone-Diggers Club - Seaside Library
November 05, 2012 - Rockaway Park

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

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
November 05, 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.

Bereavement Support Group- South Shore - Merrick Jewish Center
November 05, 2012 - Merrick

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents one Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - for Parents of Special Needs Children - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
November 05, 2012 - Yonkers

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

When It's Time to Change: How to Help Your Child Manage Life's Big and Small Transitions - Rutgers Community Programs
November 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

Do you and your little one struggle with things like bedtime or leaving the playground? Are you anxious about how your child will respond to starting preschool, or becoming a big sibling? Psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Michelle Canarick is offering a free workshop to help you and your children successfully navigate both large and small transitions. Dr. Canarick combines both practical techniques for making transitions smooth, with support for parents around the feelings that changes can bring. Her approach is grounded in the concept of empathy, for your child and yourself, and the importance of understanding your feelings as well as your child's. This workshop is ideally suited for families with children age 5 and younger. RSVP required: contact Jennifer at [email protected] or 212-877-8227 x212.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 05, 2012 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP to Kimberly Swabsin at 203-544-8393 or [email protected]

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Bridgehampton Library
November 05, 2012 - Bridgehampton

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email [email protected] Additional dates and information can be found at riverheadfoundation.org.

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).

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through November 30, 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. Nov. 1, 8, 13, and 29.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through November 30, 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. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

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.

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

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.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences. If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s). This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants; if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Valerie for more information at [email protected] Each session accommodates 16 participants.

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.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

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.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

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.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

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.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

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.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

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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