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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 autisminitiatives@queensmuseum.org 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 KSwabsin@LandmarkPreschool.org.

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 daly@fortgreenepark.org.

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 kgu@cityharvest.org 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 ClubZAdvantage@gmail.com. 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 ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org.

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 ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org.

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.

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