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Oct. 17-19 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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A Day for Dogs, Oyster Festival, and Halloween Planning

Oct. 17-19


Face painting is just one of the fun festival activities at Hounds on the Sound in Westchester.

This weekend is for the dogs! Treat your loyal canines to a day just for them at the sixth annual Hounds on the Sound in Westchester on Oct. 19. The dog walk is followed by a festival with music, food, and fun—for humans and dogs! If you're interested in adopting a new pet, Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Mobile Adoption Center will be on Staten Island on Oct. 18 with cats and dogs looking for loving homes. Have a doggone good weekend!


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Sunday, Oct. 19
Paul Mercs Concerts Presents: RAFFI
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Manhattan
See the songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children in a performance that is sure to have you singing along.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Halloween Open House
Turtle Bay Music School, Manhattan
Put on your costume and stop in for a spell and experience all the music, candy, and fun you can handle.

Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26
Alastair Moock
Symphony Space, Manhattan
Joined by his rowdy roots band, an Alastair Moock performance captures the spirit and sound of timeless music from yesterday and today.

Saturday, Nov. 1
2nd Annual Brooklyn BabyFest
Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn
This expo offers parents an opportunity to create their registry, test drive the best baby products on the market, win amazing raffle prizes, and get pampered.

Sunday, Nov. 2
Open House
Whitby School, Greenwich, CT
Learn how Whitby's IB-accredited program inspires learning and empowers children, 18 months through eighth grade, to become global citizens with opportunities for inquiry and exploration.

Sunday, Nov. 9
Everything Kids Expo
Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn
Shop at vendor booths and speak with representatives and experts from top businesses. Arts and crafts, face painting, and more fun hands-on activities for kids.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, Oct. 17

• Kids are invited to wear pajamas to a Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga class in Manhattan

• Visit Luna Park's Halloween Harvest for a fun fall festival in Brooklyn. Weekends through Oct. 26.

• Enjoy a Movie Matinee in Queens

• See thousands of pumpkins light up the night at opening weekend of RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns on Long Island. Various dates through Nov. 2.

• Tour a haunted house at Fanwood's Nightmare Manor in Westchester. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 25.

• Spend a frightful evening at the zoo during Howl-O-Ween in Bridgeport, CT. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 25.

Saturday, Oct. 18

• Attend a farm-themed urban carnival during Farm Festival in Manhattan

• Celebrate at Greenlight Bookstore's 5th Anniversary Party in Brooklyn

• Enjoy cartoons, workshops, and more at Chuck Jones Family Day in Queens

• See a funny interpretation of a classic tale at The Clown's Jack and the Beanstalk on Long Island. Various dates.

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Score discount tickets to top Broadway shows for the entire family at TheaterMania.com.

Saturday, Oct. 18 (cont'd)

• Find live entertainment and lots of seafood at the Oyster Festival on Long Island. Also on Sunday.

• Discover local food, vendors, crafters, and entertainment at the 18th annual Sleepy Hollow Street Fair in Westchester • Show your support for Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Rockland • Tour fantasy rooms from your favorite fairy tales at The Enchanted Castle in Fairfield, CT. Various dates.

Sunday, Oct. 19

• Find fun activities and store discounts during Kid Row in Manhattan

• See Shadow Puppet Stories in Brooklyn

• Enjoy nature at the Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch in Queens

• Move and groove to Bari Koral Family Rock Band on Long Island

• Enjoy fall's fruit at Apple Fest in Rockland

• Delight in Opening Weekend with The Stamford Symphony in Stamford, CT

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