Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Nov 5November 5, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor
There are many choices for families and children in New York City, and during the spring and summer NYC has many kids and family activities that include concerts, museum exhibitions, arts and crafts, nature walks in local parks, and many other outdoor activities. Here are some of today's kids and family activities in The Bronx, from nature hikes to kid-friendly performances!
Live at the Frick: Masterpieces of The Frick Collection - The Frick Collection
Through close study and informal discussion, students will better understand and appreciate five masterpieces from the collection.
Margaret Cho - New York Comedy Festival - Beacon Theatre
Comedian Margaret Cho will bring her Cho Dependent Tour to the Beacon Theatre on Friday, November 5 as part of the 2010 NY Comedy Festival. This show is for mature audiences only.
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
An annual event featuring more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in an elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display: slithering snakes, shrunken heads, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts, plus a mammoth exhibition of mummies and a pyramid straight out of ancient Egypt and all made of jack o' lanterns. Advance tickets are required.
Turkey Handprint Plate Pottery Painting - Glaze
Children can turn their handprints into Thanksgiving turkeys as they make a plate that is sure to be a favorite centerpiece on their family's holiday table.
Is Your Child's Car Seat Safe? - Queens Library:Glendale branch
Safe Start will demonstrate and explain the proper usage of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts to prevent injuries to occupants of all ages in this interactive, hands-on workshop.
Rain Forest Butterflies - Queens Library: Woodside branch
Glimpse the tremendous beauty and variety of butterflies using a display of Amazon Rain Forest specimens collected in Peru, Costa Rica, and Guyana. Preregistration. A BOOST program.
Improvisation Workshop with LEAP - Queens Library:Corona branch
Students learn the craft of acting, gain improvisational skills, and participate in theater games, while working with a professional actor. Students then create their own scenes, improvisations and theater games and perform for an audience. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
Blooming Babies series: Balloon Art - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Discover the world of balloons and make some balloon art using paint.
The Marriage of Voice and Piano - Music Conservatory of Westchester
Music Conservatory of Westchester faculty pianist Irena Portenko and dancer/choreographer Nicole Philippidis bring to life ten characters in Jacques Ibert's Ten Stories. The performance, told through music and dance, also features two dancers from the 277 Dance Project and opens with the Conservatory's Student Piano Partners.
Early Learning Studio Lesson - Antonia Arts
A creative arts and learning lesson. Pre-registration is required.
Meet Author Daisy Whitney - The Voracious Reader
Meet Daisy Whitney, a well-known new media personality, who will talk about her debut novel, "The Mockingbirds." The book is about a junior at a prestigious boarding school who learns to find her voice and speak up for justice after a traumatic incident. Best suited for mature teens.
Astronomy Nights: History of Space Flight - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
A presentation on the history of space flight is followed by a visit to the observatory and, weather permitting, a view of the night sky through a 22-inch telescope.
The Secret Garden - CM Performing Arts Center
Set in Colonial India and England at the turn of the 20th century, this enchanted children's literature classic tells the story of an orphaned 10-year-old girl who returns to Yorkshire from India to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle and his invalid son. On her uncle's estate, she discovers the "Secret Garden" once tended to by her aunt. Flashbacks, dream sequences, and Broadway music adorn the tale of regeneration and hope.
Health Kids Cook--Stuffed Cannoli - Staten Island Children's Museum
Bake and eat some real cannoli. Yum.
Playful Discovery - UCONN
Participate with your child in this program designed to foster socialization, school readiness, speech, language, intellectual development, emotional development and motor development.
Gypsy - Actors Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
Loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical focuses on her mother, Rose, and her dreams and efforts to raise two daughters to perform onstage.
First Steps in the Library - Ossining Public Library
A bilingual program of rhymes and songs with Jesus Chuquitaipe.
Tales for Tots - The Field Library
Drop in for stories, songs, and fingerplays. Be prepared to wiggle and shake.
Queens Botanical Garden Farmers' Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Find fresh strawberries, radishes, beets, peas, eggs, meats, crusty breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more.
18th Century Tavern Nights - Queens County Farm Museum
Experience an authentic eighteenth-century dinner prepared on an open hearth, served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770s surroundings will enhance this unforgettable evening.
A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
Parents and grandparents can welcome shabbat with toddlers through songs, stories and crafts.
Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
Stop by the store's children's department for coloring and storytime.
Tots Yoga - Bend & Bloom Yoga
Toddlers celebrate the wonders of mobility, communication, and independent exploration with you in this joyful class. Animated animal poses and imaginative games help toddlers to recognize (and eventually repeat) patterns and tap their budding creativity. Our tot-centric poses improve motor coordination, cognitive development, and socialization while kids learn about the wonders of their body. For walkers up to 3 years.
Free Infant Massage Class - Madison Square Park North Neighborhood
A three-day infant massage class for parents and babies younger than 1. This free class is part of an infant massage certification training for professionals who work with babies. Fathers and other relatives are welcome. Registration required.
The Tragic Story of Doctor Frankenstein - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Using masks, puppets, Kabuki, and the narrative techniques of story-theatre, this expressionistic gender-bending minimalist adaptation of Mary Shelly's novel focuses exclusively on the doctor's point of view.
Chess - Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library
Tweens can practice and improve their chess skills.
Toddler Time with RIF - Brooklyn Public Library-Central Library
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading.
Chess - Brooklyn Public Library-Central Library
Practice and improve chess skills through instruction and matches.
One Ride - Queens Theatre in the Park
A rip-roaring, spanking-new dance musical from the creators of Swango! One Ride's powerful and passionate story is told through the songs of country legend Chris LeDoux and the breathtaking choreography of Robert Royston, the man behind QTP's smash hit, Swango! Full of energy, dynamic movement and the live music of Chris' band, Western Underground, One Ride is a timeless tale about the quest to find the "champion" in ourselves.
Friday Night Open Gym - The Sports Place
Drop the kids off for a night of fun. Fee includes use of the gyms and athletic fields plus games such as dodgeball, kickball, soccer, wiffleball, football, and hockey. An upgraded Open Gym pass ($5 additional) includes unlimited Glo-Putt (mini golf), an Inflatables Park, and Laser Tag. Arcade games are also available for play. Proceeds from the evening benefit the John Amendola Scholarship Fund.
Thanksgiving Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
Bring your toddler for a short film and holiday craft.
Open House - Connecticut Friends School
Come learn about this private school for elementary and middle school aged children.
Mother Goose Rhyme Time - Riverhead Free Library
Help to develop crucial early literacy skills and social development with nursery rhymes followed by free play and socialization.
Carrie Underwood in Concert - Nassau Coliseum
The 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year will perform songs from her collection of country hits.
Lively Leaves - Long Island Children's Museum
Create a lively character using a leaf as the body, and "leave" the rest to your imagination.
Parent/Child Workshop - Deer Park Public Library
Free play and art activities followed by musical circle time. Local resource organizations will be available to discuss parenting and health issues. Preregistration is required.
Salute to Our Veterans Concert - Freeport United Methodist Church
The concert will feature a massed trumpet choir performing classic works, including jazz numbers and a grand finale sing of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Make Your Own Trading Card - Island Trees Library
Paper, coloring pencils, pens, and a protective plastic sleeve will be provided to each child.
Sea Turtles Cold Stun Lecture - Freeport Memorial Library
A lecture for all those interested in volunteering to patrol New York beaches in search of sea turtles in distress. Includes an overview of sea turtle species in New York and how they are cared for. Registration required.
Bayville Scream Park - Bayville Adventure Park
The scream park features five haunted attractions, including Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, The Temple of Terror, Uncle Needle's Funhouse of Fear in 3-D, Evil in the Woods, and The Curse of Zombie Pirates.
Kelli O'Hara in Concert - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway's "golden girl" performs songs from her star turns in shows like "South Pacific," "The Pajama Game," and "The Light in the Piazza."
Shababa Bakery - 92nd Street Y
Squish, roll, and braid your own challah and take it home to bake. While preparing the dough, sing Shabbat-inspired songs with Karina Zilberman.
Dwali Lantern Workshop - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Make a colorful lantern to celebrate Dwali, the Indian festival of lights.
Target Free Friday Night at CMOM - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Enjoy free admission to the museum from 5-8pm.
Book Reading and Signing: 'It's Christmas, David!' - Barnes & Noble at 86th Street
Author David Shannon will read from his book and sign copies.
Open House - Fairfield Country Day School
Learn about this private school for boys in K-9. Private meetings and tours are available and encouraged. Contact Richard Runkel, Director of Admissions, for more information at Richard.email@example.com.
Intifada NYC: Screening w/ Director David Teague - Park Slope UMC
The opening of the United States' first Arabic language public school provoked a firestorm of allegations that the school would teach radical Islam or even produce terrorists. As critics and the mainstream media stoked the flames in the climate of post-9/11 America, the controversy forced the school's Arab-American Muslim principal from her job. Weaving together interviews, cinema verité footage, and graphic-novel style drawings, "Intifada NYC" clarifies the heated public debate about tolerance, stereotypes, and freedom of speech. Director David Teague and Debbie Almontaser will attend and host an open post-screening discussion. For more information, on Intifada NYC visit the film’s official site: www.intifadanyc.com
World Fusion: Latin Jazz by Carlos Jimenez - Arts Exchange
Carlos Jimenez is the next generation of flute players following the work of Dave Valentin and Nestor Torres. Performance with Fidel Cuellar, piano; Pete Nater, trumpet; Lloyd Nilsen, bass; and Craig Holiday Haynes, drums.
Over the last 20 years, art galleries, dealers and collectors have used the internet to experiment with techniques for viewing and buying art, some with more success than others. The emergence of art sales transacted fully online, whether by auction or direct purchase, raises many new questions for dealers, collectors and artists. Collect + Art + Delete brings together a distinguished art world panel to discuss the affects of e-commerce on the art market.
MobiSpray Digital Art Experience - Flatiron Building
Come help Jürgen Scheible, the inventor of MobiSpray, and local graffiti artist Andy Dolan (AKA PURE) paint the façade of the Flatiron Building. If you are thinking to yourself, “Why would I want to watch paint dry?” think again. The artists will be using MobiSpray, which is an interactive digital art experience that turns a mobile device into a virtual spray-can than can project artistic creations and visions onto buildings. Jürgen and PURE will be showing off their artistic capabilities for the first hour, then CLEAR will invite the public to “paint” the side of the Flatiron Building with their own artistic renderings. Photographers will be on-site snapping photos of everyone’s work, which will then be posted to our Facebook page.
A Taste of Morocco Kids' Days - Bridgemarket Food Emporium
Kids can participate in a Moroccan tea ceremony and get a (temporary) henna tattoo. They can dress up in traditional clothing and have their picture taken. There will also be a storyteller at 11:30am and 3:30pm, as well as drawing and coloring.
The BEATdown - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY
Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme, The Electric Company) and Eliza Skinner (I Eat Pandas, Baby Wants Candy) host 5 of New York City's finest comedians and one audience volunteer in "The BEATdown." It's a freestyle rap face-off decided by the audience - 6 rounds of badass one-on-one rap battles. You saw 8 Mile, right? Like that, but funnier. November's Contenders include: Tara Copeland Rebecca Drysdale Peter Gwinn Michael Kayne Victor Varnado ...and an audience member Hosted by Eliza Skinner
Gray Line New York, New York City’s premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, will honor award winning and legendary actor, Richard Dreyfuss, as a Ride of Fame ™ dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Dreyfuss unveils his own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with his likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place. Past Ride of Fame ™ inductees include Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachael Ray, Henrik Lundqvist, and Reggie Jackson.
Prospect Heights Flea Artisan Marketplace - Dr. Ronald McNair Park
The Prospect Heights Flea is an Artisan Marketplace with high quality handmade, art, antiques, vintage clothing, gifts, food and entertainment, just steps from the Brooklyn Museum.
Artisanal Bread Baking - The French Culinary Institute
Don't you love the aroma of fresh baked bread, hot and steaming from the oven? In Artisanal Bread Baking, you can learn to bake beautiful baguettes, fabulous foccacia, crusty ciabatta, braided yellow challah, and other delicious breads from around the world. You'll come to class each morning, slip on your baker's whites, and dive in. Under the close supervision of accomplished Chef-Instructors, you'll be inspired, challenged, and learn more than you ever thought possible. You'll roll up your sleeves and mix, ferment, punch down, shape, score, finish, and bake dough into delicious loaves. You'll learn techniques for creating a range of outstanding tastes and textures. Even if you have no experience making bread, you'll discover its joys and unleash its mysteries. ??Class sizes are limited to 12 students. So we encourage you to enroll early. 30 HOURS-Saturday & Sunday Schedule Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Gezeiten - Brooklyn Academy of Music
German choreographer Sasha Waltz (Impromptus, 2005 Next Wave; Körper, 2002 Next Wave) returns to BAM with a work that calls on the deepest emotional and physical reserves of her dancers. Gezeiten (Tides), an unsparing dance about the helplessness of humans in the face of disaster, opens after a cataclysmic event has taken place, and all that is left is the temporary refuge of a room. An apocalyptic undercurrent keeps the dance on edge as tender exchanges are rendered futile against impending doom. Smoke billows from the floor. The outside world seeps in. And the dancers' movements, frantically trying to stay on balance, grow ever more intense. Heart stopping, challenging, and at times hard to watch, Gezeiten asks, when all is about to be lost, what keeps hope alive?
Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.
Annual New York State Gifted Education Conference - The College of New Rochelle
Attend the annual New York State gifted education conference.
Showcase III :(Year End Show) - Joria Productions
Performance Schedule -- Friday @ 8pm, Saturday @ 5pm & 8pm Ticket Price: $15.00 on line through Brown Paper tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/132977 or call 1-800-838-3006. Or $20 at the theater. Producer: Thespian Production Synopsis 4 short plays featuring; * Be More 282 By Rich Espey * Don't Call it Returning By Rosebud Ben-Oni * Extreme Green By Janet Lawler * The Majority By Darby Alexander Be More 282 A play about a young black man and a young white woman who have been murdered in very different circumstances. It takes place under the bridge where their bodies have both been dumped. Both characters want very much to be discovered. The play begins when Beth asks the young black man to take her picture so that the media will make sure a search for her is continued. The play ends when Beth succeeds and the young black man fails. Don't Call it Returning On the first year of his death, a young woman returns to the cemetery in Jerusalem to say Kaddish for her late husband-- accompanied by her new lover. What follows is an exorcism of a life past-- and what would've been. Extreme Green Extreme Green is about the local food movement. A city land owner resents it deeply when a young, idealistic farmer decides to take over his vacant lot to grow a vegetable garden. The Majority Gordon finds himself locked in an interrogation after a natural disaster. His interrogators the Captain and the Private are both rational and mad and genuine, but to what end? Gordon's terror is heightened when he realizes the terrible thing the Majority has done with his daughter. The Majority is a light thriller about a Snowy Apocalypse or is it... For more info please visit http://www.thespianproduction.com
Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Following the acquisition in 2002 of a pair of wine coolers from the Sachsen-Teschen Service, the core of the surviving parts was discovered in a French private collection. This superb ensemble was last displayed at the beginning of the twentieth century. Wine coolers, tureens, cloches, candelabra, candlesticks, dozens of plates, porcelain-mounted cutlery, and other kinds of tableware, totaling over 350 items, represent the splendor of royal dining during the ancien régime. It was made for Duke Albert Casimir of Sachsen-Teschen (1738-1822) and his consort, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria (1742-1798), daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, by the Imperial court goldsmith Ignaz Josef Würth. The Sachsen-Teschen Silver Service, an embodiment of Viennese Neoclassicism, will be shown in the context of contemporary silver from other countries.
Our Lives in Their Hands; Fire, Police & Emergency Services - Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives
Learn about some of our local heros.
Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Tour the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers.
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, known for commissioning new works by the world's most sought after choreographers, returns to The Joyce with an exceptionally talented corps of fifteen "wonderful performers, adept at picking up different styles and always impressive in their articulation and intensity." (The New York Times) The company will present two stunning programs, including New York premieres by Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani and Hofesh Shechter, as well as works by Jo Strømgren and Didy Veldman.
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
The company will present two programs, including New York premieres by Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani, and Hofesh Shechter, as well as works by Jo Strømgren and Didy Veldman.
Nature/Culture - Castle Gallery
This new exhibition features several artists who address the dichotomy of nature and culture through a variety of media, toying with how these two concepts are often considered polar yet overlap; and as nature informs culture, cultue impacts nature.
Folktales of Asia and Africa - La Mama E.T.C.
While she is making bread, the hostess discovers that she has guests. As they all wait for the dough to rise she tells them three stories using kitchen utensils to play the characters, in the style of found object puppetry. Audiences love to see egg beaters hop into cloth napkins to become Japanese sisters dressed in kimonos, or watch as a flour sifter becomes an old man, with a cookie cutter for a pet rabbit. Among the many notable characters are wooden salt and pepper shakers as sisters in "The Dragon with Five Heads" from Zimbabwe, 4 steak knives that become the wise man in the Japanese tale "The Lantern and The Fan," and an unusual doughnut maker becomes the moon goddess disguised as an old women in "The Old Man and the Moon" from Burma. "Folktales of Asia and Africa" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010. Related events will include a Gallery Exhibit at La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East First Street, from October 21 to November 7 and La Mama's fall gala, October 25, celebrating its 49th season by honoring Cheryl Henson of the Jim Henson Foundation. The series is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. To encourage audiences to see multiple productions during the festival, La MaMa will offer a Festival Pass subscription and incentive pricing for the Series (to be announced). Tickets can be purchased online at www.lamama.org. The phone number for audience information is (212) 475-7710. La MaMa is located at 74A East Fourth Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, in the East Village.
Chopin-An Impression - La MaMa E.T.C. (Ellen Stewart Theatre)
Presented with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York "Chopin-An Impression" is an essay for the stage that unites music, visual art, and marionette performance. This extremely challenging technique in puppetry requires unusual mechanical design and extraordinary skill in animating the marionettes. Compositions by Fryderyk Chopin will be rendered both by a pianist and by a marionette representing the composer - a marionette controlled with strings, measuring about a foot and displaying agility and virtuosic perfection in the hands of its master. "Chopin-An Impression" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010. Related events will include a Gallery Exhibit at La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East First Street, from October 21 to November 7 and La Mama's fall gala, October 25, celebrating its 49th season by honoring Cheryl Henson of the Jim Henson Foundation. The series is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. To encourage audiences to see multiple productions during the festival, La MaMa will offer a Festival Pass subscription and incentive pricing for the Series (to be announced). Tickets can be purchased online at www.lamama.org. The phone number for audience information is (212) 475-7710. La MaMa is located at 74A East Fourth Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, in the East Village.
Wake Up, You're Dead! - La Mama E.T.C. (The Club)
What puppeteer doesn't wonder what will happen to him as he impersonates the creator? In "Wake Up, You're Dead!," Aaron Haskell of Brooklyn Art Department, one of the original designers of Nightmare: NYC's Haunted House, gives us a Halloween-flavored creation myth. It's performed as a dark ceremony by a weird tribe. The Ancestors--Haskell's own version of the Greek Titans--are life-sized skeleton creatures that create great balls of light (the life force). Mankind is born by sliding down a Jungian sluice to the earth. There are black light effects, dancing skeletons (that show the cyclical nature of life), primal movement (costumed creatures locomoting on all-fours, animal-like), bass-heavy loud music, Butoh and technical modern dance. Puppets bring puppeteers to life and vice-versa. Following this spectacle of evolution, an ultimate being is created at the end of the show. "Wake Up, You're Dead!" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010.
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - New York City Center
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake turned tradition upside down and took both the theater and dance worlds by storm when it arrived on Broadway in 1998 and went on to win three Tony Awards. Acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage, it has become the longest running ballet in London's West End and on Broadway.
Patte Loper & 'Beast' Group exhibition - Lyons Wier Gallery
Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "The Sky is Burning, The Sea Aflame", a solo exhibition of new work by Patte Loper. Patte Loper’s exhibition, The Sky is Burning, The Sea Aflame, describes imagined architectural spaces and draws from sources that include utopian mid-century architectural plans, natural history, taxidermy, vernacular architecture (ranging from duck blinds, to contemporary slum dwellings, to 19th century explorers’ huts), Hudson River Valley painting, love songs of the 1980’s, and Ruskin’s notions of the “pathetic fallacy” - which attributes human emotion or responses to nature, inanimate objects, or animals. Also showing: "BEAST", a group exhibition investigating curiosities and complexities in the animal kingdom through the works of seven contemporary artists.
Poetry in Motion: Bridging the Gap - Wilton Library
Teens can submit original poetry for a two-performance poetry event in March 2011 centered on the theme of examining and understanding differences and the ways to bring them together. Topics can focus on age, gender, socio-economic, technological, religious, cultural, ethnicity and more. For more information, contact Teen Librarian Susan Lauricella by phone at 203-762-3950 ext. 243 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must be in by Nov. 7.
5th Anniversary WAVE RISING SERIES - DUMBO
2010 WAVE RISING SERIES presents some of the most visionary contemporary dancemakers and is an acclaimed international festival; includes Lenora Lee, Kate Corby + Dancers, Alban Elved Dance Company (Berlin), Botega Dance(Italy), Gwang Ju Modern Dance Company and SEOP Dance Company (Korea ), WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company.
Sicilia Bedda! Exhibit - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Discover Sicily's unique traditions through costumes, fine art and photography, ceramics, literature and a marionette presentation.
- Spring Valley Farmers Market
Visitors to this market can find produce, breads, pastries, honey, preserves, pickles, cider and other goods.
The Studio School Open House - The Studio School
These open house events are interactive evenings that allow parents to learn about the school's curriculum and approach firsthand from the heads of the programs. October 13 and November 10 - for parents interested in the Toddler program. October 27 - for parents interested in the Early Childhood, Elementary, or Middle School programs. Seating is limited; RSVP recommended at 212-678-2416 or www.studioschoolnyc.org/register_openhouse.htm.
Live at the Frick: Masterpieces of The Frick Collection - The Frick Collection
Through close study and informal discussion, students will better understand and appreciate five masterpieces from the collection. Each week, a different work of art will be explored.
Farmers' Market Fridays - Queens Botanical Garden
The Queens Botanical Garden welcomes visitors to partake in fresh, home-grown food from a variety of different vendors. The farmers' market runs every Friday through November 12.
The Food Emporium Celebrates A Taste of Morocco - The Food Emporium
Transport yourself to the historic Kingdom of Morocco without ever leaving the city! The Food Emporium is hosting A Taste of Morocco for two weeks at all 16 Manhattan locations to celebrate the arrival of exotic Moroccan cuisine. Enjoy a unique shopping experience highlighted by over 20 new and exclusive Moroccan gourmet items such as traditional Moroccan mint tea, couscous, Phenicia Argan Oil, capers, preserved lemons, a variety of pastes and jams, as well as a selection of decorative housewares including candles, vases, traditional Moroccan tagines and tea pots, and much more.
Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Now in its fourth year, the market offers fresh food and fresh ideas, to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and better understand produce.
Surfing and Paddling Lessons - CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction
Specializing in private and group surf lessons, personal surf training, kids clinics, guided surf trips to global destinations and stand up paddling, this team of CPR/first aid certified instructors can accommodate any kind of surf event or party. Book before June 15, reference NY Metro Parents Magazine and receive 10% off. Lessons through November 15.
Recycled Art (3-5 years) - NYU Medical Center
Young artists will use a variety of recycled materials to create two- and three-dimensional artwork. Call 212-263-6190 to register.
White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Fall 2010 sees the introduction of a new annual celebration courtesy of Lincoln Center: the White Light Festival. Intended to highlight "music's unique emotional power to evoke the transcendent in us," it presents 10 U.S. and New York premieres and debuts by artists and companies from 15 countries. Visit website for schedule and more info.
Farmers' Market - Corona Greenmarket
Visit the Corona Greenmarket for fresh farm produce, cider, fruit juices, and more. Runs every Friday through November 19.
Body of Work - Museum of Arts and Culture
This exhibition challenges the way the viewer looks at the human body. The show features works by artists Ted Meyer and Mia Brownell.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Ossining Public Library
Stories and free play with the collection of cars, trucks, and trains.
A Group Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is pleased to present an all new group show. Scheduled to run from October 29, 2010 through November 19, 2010, the exhibition will feature a captivating selection of original works from emerging and established artists. Working with different technologies, and focusing on varying subject matter varying, the remarkable photographers in Altered States of Reality are united by a dedication to their craft and an uncanny ability to capture the world as you've never seen it before. In Labyrinth of Abstraction, artists delve deep into the hidden possibilities inherent in their chosen form of expression, creating a unique and remarkable experience. Sensorial Perspectives explores the contradictions, confusion and beauty of our modern world. This exhibition presents artists who utilize a variety of styles and techniques in order to express their ideas and creative impulses fully and memorably. Exhibition Dates: October 29, 2010 – November 19, 2010 Reception: Thursday, November 04, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_4_2010.aspx Featured Artists: Altered States of Reality- H. Scott Cushing, Carlos Diaz, Carl Ellis, Iwona Gladysiewicz, Michael Howard, David LaBella, Lennette Newell, Riccardo Piva, Kimia Rahgozar, Jonás Riera Sanz, James Spitznagel, Wayne Wilmoth Labyrinth of Abstraction- Ronald Himler, Dusanka Kralj, Lara Nasr, Temo Svirely, Zhang Xiuzhu Sensorial Perspective- Jim Lively, Robert Nizamov, Julie Smiley, Florence Alexandra Vouilloz Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request. About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art district that was established in 1984 and is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. At the end of 2009, Agora Gallery opened its doors to a new exhibition space. This beautifully designed and spacious new gallery will showcase artists and their work in a significant solo exhibition environment. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of Art-Mine.com, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists. Most recently, the gallery launched http://agoraartgalleryblog.com, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.
BounceU Food Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
BounceU will be collecting food for Long Island Cares from October 25th – November 19th. Bring in your non-perishable items and receive $2 off admission to any Open Bounce Session!
L'Art Pour L'Art, a Silent Affair - Main Street Petite Gallery
Donated original work from celebrated artists will line the walls of the gallery and will be available for bidding. All proceeds to benefit the Council's exhibition programs.
BounceU Thanksgiving Food Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
BounceU will be collecting food for Long Island Cares. Bring in your non-perishable items and recieve $2 off admission to any Open Bounce Session! Call (631) 777-5867 or check our online calendar for session times at http://www.bounceu.com/cities/farmingdale.ny
Bronxville Farmers' Market - Village of Bronxville
Shop for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and more when 26 vendors come together for the season.
TABLE Farm Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Farmers and local growers sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, in-season fruits, cheeses, milk, eggs, breads and baked goods, tarts, jams, jellies and more.
Intermezzo - New York City Opera Company
Inspired by an incident in his own marriage, Strauss's lighthearted domestic comedy creates an artistic rendering of his relationship with his temperamental yet charming spouse. Soprano Mary Dunleavy embodies the hot-headed wife who jumps to conclusions after intercepting a misdirected love note addressed to her husband, sung by baritone Nicholas Pallesen. In crafting the libretto to this rarely performed work, Strauss pioneered a new genre of opera where everyday events--phone conversations, ice skating parties, card games--become the subject matter. The plot unfolds in a series of short vignettes with orchestral interludes following the fast-paced action in this witty production directed by Leon Major. http:///
Noon Divide - The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame
The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present the third show of The Paul Claudel Project, NOON DIVIDE (Partage de Midi), originally BREAK OF NOON, by Paul Claudel, beginning October 29, 2010 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University). NOON DIVIDE will be performed from October 29 – November 20, 2010 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Additional performances Saturday 10/30 at 2pm, Monday 11/1 at 7:30 pm and Thursday 11/4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444. For more information, visit www.stormtheatre.com.
Magic as Performing Arts - Queensborough Community College
Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats, using purely natural means, while combining the best of many arts and sciences to produce disciplined, self-motivated, imaginative and confident participants. Instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance will enable attaining presentation skills, dramatic presentation, comedy, manual dexterity, and positive ideals. An optional field trip to Fantasma Magic Store in NYC is included.
Dixon Place presents Five 'Til (Solo) - Dixon Place
Death row. The notorious Huntsville State Prison. The final statement of Dante Wallace, a career criminal accused of a heinous crime that he claims he did not commit. “Cause” and “Affect” have come home to roost. But, who is the cause, and what is the ultimate affect? OBIE Award winner, Edwin Lee Gibson,writes and performs this solo play: part lucid hallucination; part fairytale with music that captures the pain, joy and flight in the stylistic traditions of negro spirituals, blues, and soul.
Community Markets' Pelham Farmers' Market - Town of Pelham
Shop for fresh seasonal produce, local wines, organic breads, honey, nuts and baked goods, and new this year, hand-crafted cheese and yogurt from Willow Marsh Farm of Saratoga County.
- Piermont Farmers' Market
Shoppers here can find baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods and, of course, vegetables.
- New City Farmers Market
This year marks the debut of this new, weekly market.
“27 Seconds” - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
This exhibition narrates and explores the 1967 Apollo I tragedy and honors the heroes who died during the explosion. The artifacts on display hail from several museums around the country as well as the private collection of the family of Roger Chaffee, one of the mission's fated astronauts.
Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
This weekly market is open rain or shine.
Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917-1924 - Morgan Library & Museum
This exhibition of vintage photographs and rare silent film footage brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women.
A Quiet Place - New York City Opera Company
Leonard Bernstein's final stage work receives its long-awaited New York premiere. "A Quiet Place" was originally written as a sequel to his "Trouble in Tahiti", which perfectly captured the jazzy heartbeat of 20th-century America. That popular one-act satire is incorporated as a flashback when the estranged family reunites at a funeral after 20 years. The eloquent libretto by Stephen Wadsworth reveals a moving parable of alienation, strife, and reconciliation in a dysfunctional middle-class family.
One Act Play Series 2010 - Manhattan Repertory Theatre
The Fall, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 18 new one act plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in MRT’S One Act Play Series 2010. Tickets are $20. For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor. MRT’s One Act Play Series will be running in concurrence with MRT’s Fall PlayFest 2010 so don’t miss out on the fun at Manhattan Rep this Autumn.
Fall Foliage Tours Hudson Valley - OnBoard Tours
Fall foliage in the Hudson Valley is one of nature's treasures. Head over the majestic George Washington Bridge, dubbed "the most beautiful bridge in the world" by the architect Le Corbusier. Our journey begins in earnest on the Palisades Parkway, skirting the 550-foot-high Palisades along the Hudson River. Travel through luxuriant foliage suddenly awash in yellows, oranges, and reds. Take a break at the Lookout Inn, the highest point along the Palisades. Since 1937, this refreshment stand has greeted visitors with spectacular views across Westchester County to Long Island Sound. Our trek continues past Bear Mountain, once site of the premier ski jump in the U.S. Then, we skirt past the Bear Mountain Bridge, the first bridge across the Hudson between New York and Albany. Just past the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Fort Montgomery, we head into West Point. America's oldest military academy was the training ground for Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, John Pershing, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, and Dwight Eisenhower. Take a break for a light meal in the scenic town of West Point, then we'll head back to the city past miles of rolling hills blanketed by colorful maples, aspens, oaks, dogwoods, hickories and birches. The tour departs every day at 9:00am and 1:30pm. We use 35-passenger shuttles for this tour. Tickets are $49.99 per person. You can also book this tour as a private tour. We'll pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. You can change the itinerary to fit your personal desires. Groups of 12 or less can book it for $950 for a four hour trip at either 8am or 1pm. Groups of 4 or less can take it as a VIP Tour in a luxury SUV for $800. Call us at 1-212-852-4821 to book your private tour.
'Saving Grace: A Celebration of Haitian Art' - Affirmation Arts
An exhibition that consists of more than 50 artworks, including sculpture, paintings, and works on paper. Most of the artwork has never been seen outside of Haiti, and two pieces were recovered and restored from the January 12, 2010 earthquake. On view through November 24.
Nyack Farmer's Market - Nyack Farmer's Market
Nyack hosts a weekly farmer's market each Thursday in the parking lot next to Riverspace. Shop for locally-produced vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, baked goods, poultry, wine, cheese, pickles, jams and other goods.
Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Visit the locations from iconic films that have been shot in world-famous Central Park on this two-hour tour.
Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
What started as an indoor, winter market is now held year-round. Shoppers can find seasonal fruits and vegetables, line-caught fish from the Hamptons, chicken, eggs, meat, dairy products, baked goods, pickles,jams, hot sauce and more.
Environmentalist & Artist Hilda Demsky Featured in Art Exhibition - Pleiades Gallery
Hilda Green Demsky will show her new paintings at this solo exhibition. Demsky is an artist who is thoroughly connected to the earth by painting its water. Having traveled the world over, her art calls the viewing public to awareness of the earth's beauty and natural resources. Demsky merges abstraction with reality as she paints the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland to Maine on canvas and aluminum, recording moments of tranquility and the forces of water.
Collecting Biennials - Whitney Museum of American Art
As a prelude, counterpoint, and coda to the Biennial, the Museum's fifth floor is devoted to artists in the Whitney's collection whose works were shown in Biennials over the past eight decades. Collecting Biennials is installed as a kind of historical survey within the Biennial, underscoring the importance of previous Biennial exhibitions in the Museum's history and the formation of its collection.
Under the Canopy: Caring for Central Park's Trees - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Explore the lives of Central Park's 24,000 trees through this educational exhibit by the Central Park Conservancy. Through photographs and eco-displays, you'll learn about the trees' natural history and how the Conservancy maintains the Park's 152 different species. Through November 28.
Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Discovery Quests are four different hiking adventures that challenge hikers to make twelve different nature discoveries on each trail with the help of a guidebook. Quest hikes range from an easy, stroller-friendly trail to a more vigorous hike of nearly two miles. The trails cover a variety of habitats, from wetlands to meadows to forest. Quests are offered each weekend through November.
Community Markets' Rye Farmers Market - City of Rye
In addition to all of last year's vendors, this season's market will feature fresh cut flowers, fruit, berries and vegetables from Kessman Farm of Dutchess County and Dutch Desserts.
Jekyll & Hyde - Westchester Broadway Theatre
An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, "Jekyll & Hyde" is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. This gothic Musical Thriller is filled with surprises and suspense, the music is powerful and beautiful, with memorable ballads such as "This is The Moment" and "Someone Like You".
“Juried Student Biennial" - Adelphi University Fine Arts Exhibition Hall, Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art
The exhibition features recent work by Adelphi University art students, showcasing work in a variety of media, and materials, including drawing, printmaking, painting, and collage, ceramics, and sculpture.
Adelphi University to Host the “Juried Student Biennial,”An Exhibition Featuring Adelphi Art Students - Adelphi University Fine Arts Exhibition Hall in the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art
Adelphi University is proud to present the “Juried Student Biennial,” an exhibition featuring recent work by Adelphi University art students. The exhibition, located in the Fine Arts Exhibition Hall in the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art, opens November 3, 2010 and runs through November 28, 2010, with a free opening reception to be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The “Juried Student Biennial” showcases work by Adelphi B.A. and B.F.A. art students working in a variety of media, and materials: from drawing, printmaking, painting, and collage, to ceramics and sculpture. The Fine Arts Exhibition Hall in the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Art is open Sunday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information about this and other upcoming art exhibitions, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions.
Natural Childbirth Class - Birthing Wisdom
This eight-week series of childbirth and parenting education classes features lectures on the birth process, birthing options and numerous relaxation techniques. Other topics include: exercise, nutrition, anatomy, birth planning, cesarean section prevention, breastfeeding and baby care. The woman's coach or birth partner is taught how to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually support her throughout this wondrous journey. It's recommended that participants sign up three months prior to their due date.
Gibralter - Bowery Electric
World premiere: Terry Kinney directs Cara Seymour and Patrick Fitzgerald in an adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. Mondays @ Seven @ The Bowery Electric. Oct 18th through Nov 29th.
Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park
The largest ropes course in the tri-state area, open Sundays through November 21. Programs foster trust, problem-solving, and team-building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above.
Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.
The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
See the Tony-award winning show based on Disney's classic story.
Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
Breastfeeding moms can share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding. The circle offers a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today.
Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
Learn how to use massage to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs.
mommy and me fitness classes - Suffolk Y JCC
SPEND FUN TIME WITH YOUR CHILD! Help your baby develop motor and social skills, encourage self confidence and HAVE FUN DOING IT! classes for 3-30 month olds such as Babycize, Toddlercize, Rug Rats Retreat, Wee Got The Beat Wiggle, giggle and Move and much more!
'Angelina Ballerina, The Musical' - Vital Theatre Company
Angelina and friends, including their teacher, Ms. Mimi, will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern, the Irish jig, and ballet, to impress Camembert Academy's special guest. Will Angelina get the starring moment she hopes for? Through November 21.
Children's Gloga - Moomah
Children learn how their bodies work while exploring ideas about compassion, kindness, gratefulness, and love in this glow in the dark yoga class. Classes relate to topics like the elements, senses, colors, animals, planets, organ functions, emotions, and the total energy of the season. Classes include yoga postures and exercises, breath work, mantra, and sound vibration.
Parent and Baby Gloga - Moomah
Moomah's signature glow in the dark yoga class. Strengthen your body and mind while you bond with your baby in this unique, full-sensory class.
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will take a look this November at one of France’s most enduring and beloved performers, singer and actor Jacques Dutronc. Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc! is the first ever North American tribute to the films of Jacques Dutronc, featuring his work over the years with outstanding directors, and including a special “Meet the Actress” screening of the film Van Gogh (1991) with the César award-winning Elsa Zylberstein. FIAF presents CinémaTuesdays: Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc! Times and titles detailed above. FIAF - Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues) $10; $7 students; Free for FIAF Members fiaf.org | 800 982 2787 fiaf.org | 212 355 6160
Lively Leaves - Long Island Children's Museum
Create a lively character using a leaf as the body, and "leave" the rest to your imagination.
stART (Story + Art) Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
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