Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Oct 27October 27, 2012 - 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!
Happy (almost) Halloween from Whole Foods Market Greenwich! - Whole Foods Market Greenwich
We're celebrating Halloween early tomorrow! Come shop between 11-2 and your family will enjoy hot dogs and face painting outside with Linda and Jennifer! As you enter the store, kids will receive a trick-or-treating bag to pick up snacks from our many Halloween Hot Spots! Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Halloween from Whole Foods Market Greenwich!
Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!
Dance on a Shoestring - New York Theatre Ballet
This program of dance will feature excerpts of new work from Pam Tanowitz, Antonia Franceschi, and Marco Pelle, as well as excerpts from Keith Michael's GOOSE!. and featured guest artist, David Parker and The Bang Group. About Dance On A Shoestring: Dance on a Shoestring performances have been given in New York Theatre Ballet's intimate in-house performance space, The Dance Gallery, for many years. This popular and affordable series enables established and developing artists to try out new ideas and roles. The program also gives our dancers the opportunity to regularly perform and learn from small classic masterworks that reflect the Company's Cecchetti aesthetic. The performances are offered in a venue where our community can come with minimal cost to see high quality ballet offered by "their" neighborhood company. The work presented this season will be a combination of classic ballets, new works, and popular NYTB productions. Three different programs will be presented 7-8 pm. Special choreography for children from the NYTB training school is often included in the program.
Halloween Party - New York City Police Museum
Join us at the Museum for our annual spooky good time. Halloween features hands-on activities for children including making "slime,", decorating trick-or-treat bags, giveaways and safety tips for parents. This event is perfect for families with children ages 3-12. 11am-2pm.
Freedom Lunch Cruise the 9/11 Memorial - World Yacht
World Yacht's weekly Freedom Lunch Cruise to the 9/11 Memorial allows guests to combine a lunch buffet with a visit to lower Manhattan and the 9/11 Memorial. Tickets for the Freedom Lunch Cruise may be purchased online at www.worldyacht.com and are priced at $69.15 for adults and $36.21 for children. Boarding begins at 11:30am, sailing from 12:00-3:00pm.You'll enjoy lunch while sailing down the Hudson River with unobstructed views of the city skyline. Once docked at lower Manhattan, you will have time to take in the 9/11 Memorial while the yacht will wait to return you to Pier 81 in Midtown.
Halloween Weekend - Queens Zoo
Kids and their families can talk to the animals like Dr. Dolittle for Halloween. Meet parrots, cardinals, egrets, blue, gold and scarlet macaws, Flemish giant rabbits, hairy Highland cows, cashmere goats, coyotes, bison, antelopes, sea lions, Andean bears, waterfowl, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, lynxes, pumas, owls and elk.
Hot Latin Moonlight Cruises - Spirit of New York
Get ready to rock the boat aboard Spirit of New York’s Hot Latin Moonlight Cruise. The summer’s hottest cruise is back for its 9th season with non-stop Salsa, Bachata and Merengue from DJ Serg of Xceptional Entertainment and Live Salsa Band Son d’Aqui. Don’t let the summer go by without coming aboard for this unique cruise. Latin Moonlight Cruises Board: Midnight Cruise: 12:30am - 3:00am Check out our VIP enhancements listed on our website. http://spiritofnewyork.com/New-York/latin-moonlight-cruises
Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
Copland's stirring tribute to rural America and the bullish spirit of its settlers kicks off the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's only New York appearance this season. Two powerful works for chorus and soloists follow: Bernstein's tuneful Chichester Psalms, which echo the rhythmic freshness of West Side Story, and Walton's oratorio about the fall of a Babylonian king. There's no one better to lead all this than Robert Spano, who captures the drama in everything he conducts.
Canine Costume Carnival - Rockaway Beach
Families can enjoy a day dedicated to their pet. A canine costume contest with prizes, games, and pet adoption. The contest will begin at noon. Treat bags for the 1st 25 people. Free or low-cost spray and neutering will also be available.
Just Kidding Series: The Polka Brothers at Symphony Space - Symphony Space
Come raise your stein of milk and dance until you drop with the fabulous Polka Brothers. Whether playing original or classic tunes or even the occasional contemporary cover, the band delights young and old with their raucous, fun, and colorful party music. This show is part of the Just Kidding Family Series.
William Christie Conducts Juilliard415 - The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall
HANDEL Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a (The Triumph of Time and Truth) Legendary early music specialist William Christie's annual residency culminates in a concert with Juilliard singers and members of his Parisian ensemble Les Arts Florissants alongside Juilliard415. Oboist Pier-Luigi Fabretti and harpsichordist Beatrice Martin from Mr. Christie's ensemble will lead coachings and sectionals. Composed over a span of half a century, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno is both the first and one of the last works of Handel's oratorio repertoire. Composed in 1707, the first installment, HWV 46a, contains the aria "Lascia la spina"-the well-recognized tune the composer borrowed from himself in 1711 for the famous aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" from his opera Rinaldo.
Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.
Arts In The Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
Come by and enjoy live music while shopping for handcrafted, original arts and crafts. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach in association with the Long Beach Art League, Artists in Partnership, and West End Visual Artists Guild.
Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing! - Westchester County Center
When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby's magic wand, there's something in the air - and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out! Sesame Street Live "Can't Stop Singing" offers a fun-filled learning experience packed with the razzle-dazzle of interactive live performance, including up-close and personal interactions on the audience floor! Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as fun new parodies of "Shout" and "You Can't Stop the Beat."
Exhibition - "Anywhere But Here" - Pelham Art Center
Sixteen artists interpret their experiences in and of the world through the metaphorical potential of maps and cartography. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop on Friday, September 14, 6:30-8pm. Exhibition runs through October 27.
Friday Cheese Sale - Rainbeau Ridge
Rainbeau Ridge Goat Cheese will be available for sale. Enter the driveway, park in the semi-circle and walk to the cheesehouse.
Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.
Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Queens Botanical Garden
Time to put the vegetable beds to sleep. Children will help cover the garden with mulch, plus plant flower and garlic bulbs for the next growing season. In addition, they will create a leaf collage with foliage collected on a tree walk.
Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".
TREASURE ISLAND - Theatre Three
In this musical, buried treasure and danger abound as young Jim Hawkins sets sail in search of fortune, little knowing he has boarded a pirate ship with Long John Silver.
Circle Line Halloween Party Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Take a Halloween-themed cruise around New York Harbor. There will be story telling and Halloween crafts hosted by The Scholastic Store, a juggle, face painter, and balloon artist, a live performance by Astrograss, and a kid-friendly interactive tour guide.
SEUSSICAL - John W. Engeman Theater
Join the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters in a musical adventure.
Farm Food Challenge/Potato Challenge - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
Begin with a Long Island potato then add fresh ingredients to create an amazing potato dish. There is a 30 minute time limit. Special guest judges will judge the dishes. Call to register.
HALLOWEEN with SEBASTIAN INGROSSO, ALESSO, OTTO KNOWS @ Pier 94 - Pier 94
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Halloween Spooktacular - New Jersey Children's Museum
The museum is totally transformed for festive Halloween celebration. Children can come in costume to trick-or-treat with costumed staff, decorate a pumpkin to take home, watch a Halloween puppet show, hear Halloween stories, and get their hands and face painted. Pre-registration is required.
The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
See over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens. The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Advanced tickets are required. Tickets are valid for specific dates and times.
30th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival - Prospect Park Lookout Hill
Ghouls and goblins lurk within the trees, ready to scare you silly! Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween Walk Volunteering - Prospect Park Lookout Hill
The Park needs volunteers to dress up, be scary, assist with games, paint faces, and work behind the scenes. Visit prospectpark.org/volunteer for information.
Haunted Carousel - Prospect Park Carousel
It's time for a spooky, scary spin on the haunted carousel!
Creepy Crawly Halloween - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Explore some insects that might otherwise give you the creeps. You may find you like them!
Halloween Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
Children are invited to a special Halloween story time with The Monsters' Monster written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. When three very little monsters decide they want to make the biggest, baddest monster ever, they never expect that their monster will turnout to be anything by bad. Kids can enjoy Halloween treats and take home their own monster mask.
Halloween Parade - Village of Nyack
This popular, annual event celebrates its 25th year. Check out dancing ghouls, marching bands, stilt walkers, puppets, floats, and more. Festivities kick off at Memorial Park. The parade ends with an awards ceremony and music. Arrive early to find parking.
Spooky Nighttime Adventures - The New York Botanical Garden
Explore the sculptures while trick-or-treating in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden after dark. Listen for critters of the night, dig around for decomposers, and decorate gourds. Activities are designed for kids ages 5-12, but are sure to be enjoyed by all. Advance tickets recommended.
Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories and games.
BPMM Investigations - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Paranormal investigator Dan Sturges discusses his team's findings during recent mansion investigations. Space is limited. Registration required.
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help keep the garden and grounds of BPMM looking beautiful. Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Registration requested. A great way for teens to get community service hours.
Halloween Magic with Dave Crasson - Scarsdale Public Library
Wear a costume if you like! No registration required.
Make-a-Difference Day Book Giveaway! - The Field Library
Men Who Read and Peekskill Reads will give away free books at The Field Library. Children of all ages are welcome. Book donations accepted through October 20th.
"WHO LOVES YOU" - Irvington Town Hall Theater
A musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Today: Craft a Dancing Pumpkin Door Decoration.
The Great Pumpkin Caper - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Celebrate Halloween with this family musical directed by Broadway performer John Treacy Egan, and starring local teen and adult actors. Purchase tickets at wstshows.com.
Halloween Spooktacular! - What's Cooking?
There are no tricks to these treats. What's Cooking? has brewed a Halloween special for the chefs. From tasty treats to ghoulish cookies and desserts, these recipes are as delicious as they are spooky. Chefs will create a craft, a take-home treat, enjoy a main course to be eaten while they are here, and a yummy treat. The menu includes large Haunted Chocolate Houses, Mummy Dogs with homemade french fries, Halloween sugar cookies, Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding and Slime Juice.
Pumpkins and Hayrides - Teatown Lake Reservation
Decorate a pumpkin Teatown-style and relax on a hayride beneath the beautiful fall canopy. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call x110 to reserve.
Marvel Comics 'Operation Green' Superheroes Shows - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Meet Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and the Green Goblin during a special live appearance of Marvel Comics characters. This action-packed and interactive show will teach kids the dangers of pollution and also various ways to help the environment. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite super hero. (This show does not include an IMAX movie presentation). Reserve your tickets online or by calling ext. 2206.
Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators collect and examine animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Marine Life Study Cruises also contribute to local scientific research. Water-chemistry and weather readings are taken. And details about the animals brought onboard are entered into the Aquarium's Long Island Sound Biodiversity Project, a database on the physical and biological features of the Sound. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets.
Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
Families can enjoy a haunted house for thrills and chills, along with hayrides, and halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples available for purchase. The house is recommended for children ages 4-12. Adults will find it creepy too!
Broadway Rox - Queens Theatre
Families can rock out at this show enjoying rock and pop hits from Broadway, as a cast of six Broadway stars and a live five-piece band perform selections from Jersey Boys, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Mamma Mia, Hair, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more.
Brighton Beach Memoirs - Rockaway Theatre Company at Fort Tilden
Families will enjoy this production about Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, who recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.
Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow at Elmont
A staged musical adaptation of the popular children's book. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles. Will she be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?
Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'Rio' - Jacob Burns Film Center
Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) is a colorful macaw, happily living as a pet in Minnesota, when his owner learns that he is the last male of his species. He is brought back to Brazil to breed with the lovely Jewel (Anne Hathaway), but things go awry. This exuberant comedy features stunning South American locales and pulsating music. 2011. 96 min. PG.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin - Queens County Farm Museum
A fun farm treat for the whole family. October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Families can enjoy wandering through the planting fields to find their favorite pumpkin. Price of the pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.
HALLOWEEN JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
Get some use out of those new Halloween costumes at the 7th Annual Halloween Jams! Dance the Monster Mash with your favorite Purple People Eater while the Werewolves of London howl! Live music and fun for ages 1-5 years. Registration strongly suggested.
Family Art Project - The Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects - Wave Hill
Use materials of all shapes and sizes to create funny, fuzzy insect masks. Then take your ladybug, worker ant, or daddy long-legs for a stroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Ecology Building.
Family Insect Walk - Wave Hill
Where do insects live? Naturalist Paul Keim leads this family-friendly nature walk to explore the hidden world of insects in the gardens of Wave Hill. Ages 6 and older welcome with an adult.
Halloween Howl - Boo! - Wolf Conservation Center
Guests will join ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr for the WCC's Halloween Howl. The wolves don't do tricks, but sharing a sunset howl is always a treat. Holiday-appropriate goodies will be offered. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Pre-registration required.
Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
A program for special-needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. Registration requested.
Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe - A Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Production - Boscobel
Edgar Allan Poe visits the Boscobel mansion to read excerpts from his spine-chilling tales and answer questions about his life. Ticket includes performance plus wine and cheese reception with Mr. Poe. Space limited; reservations required. To purchase tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HVSF box office at 845-265-9575.
Subway Safari - New York Transit Museum
Hear stories and play games related to a certain animal that, like the New York City subway trains, spends most of its time underground.
Shadow Puppet Stories - New York Transit Museum
Children create silhouette puppets and a nighttime city landscape to animate their own subway tales.
Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Spend a haunt-filled day at the homestead of Washington Irving, creator of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." There will be ghost stories, live musicians, magicians, puppeteers, a spooky mime scarecrow, old-fashioned games, tasty treats, hands-on activities like make-your-own scarecrow, and tours of the house where Irving lived until his death in 1859. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.
Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic reading of Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes. Performances on the hour. Admission for this 45-minute performance are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).
Horseman's Hollow - Philipsburg Manor
Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow's unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify the unsuspecting while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Note: This event is NOT suitable for small children, or for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 22 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! Tens of thousands of visitors saw last year's sold out Blaze. The elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love, and emerge to the incredible sight of a gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around. Flying pumpkin ghosts soar above the lantern-lit path. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).
Scared by the Sound - Hardly Haunted Matinee - Playland Amusement Park
Non-scary fun for children ages 8 and younger. This is a G-rated version of the walk-through style, interactive haunted house.
Intergenerational Halloween Storytelling - White Plains Public Library
Storyteller Carol Birch will do an intergenerational Halloween storytelling for second grade through adult.
Broadway Rox! - Queens Theatre
A cast of Broadway stars and a live band perform your favorite selections from Jersey Boys, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Mamma Mia, Hair, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more.
Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
This annual fall event features authentic German foods, music, crafts, and more. Afterward, enjoy the fall foliage around Hessian Lake and the rest of the park. Each weekend through October.
Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Prices include museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.
Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
Join Watson Adventures on a ghostly scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Starring secret cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry Potter’s nemesis and a gorilla in a window. Not recommended for children under the age of 7. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Price: Ages 7 to 17, $18; Ages 18 and up, $22. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.
Watson Adventures’ the Art of Darkness Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Join Watson Adventures at the on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Brace yourself for the eerie side of art on an ominous adventure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artists definitely have a dark side, and you’ll discover it at your peril while searching for skulls and skeletons, hideous monsters, severed heads, horrifying devices, mortifying martyrs, cold-blooded killers, freaky beasts, and other assorted ghouls in the galleries. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.
Author Visit: Diane Lang - Earthplace
Naturalist and author Diane Lang talks about her book, Vulture Verses, filled with rhymes and illustrations to help children appreciate and befriend even the scariest critters. You'll get a chance to meet some of the animals included in the book.
Halloween Craft Workshop & Historic House Tour - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Kids and their families can enjoy this spooktacular event outside in Louis's Garden. Kids in costume will get a jump-start on collecting their candy! At 3pm, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Live Jazz from the Louis Armstrong House Stompers will swing in the Garden, too. The museum will be open for historic house tours from 12-5pm. Tour price: $10; $7 for children, students, and seniors; free for children younger than 4. The rain date for this event is Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1-4pm.
Haunted Halloween Carnival - Puppetry Arts/1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372
Spooky crafts, costume contests, raffles, and activities for the whole family!
4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).
Zoo Boo - Bergen County Zoological Park
The park's popular, annual, Halloween event returns. Come in costume to trick-or-treat in the zoo and check out a special holiday-themed magic show and storytelling. A haunted train ride, recommended for ages 6 and up, runs from 6:30-9:30pm. Train ride is $5 per person. Advance purchase tickets highly recommended. Rain date October 28.
Scouting Badge Day - Connecticut Audubon Society
Girl and Boy Scouts can earn a badge or two. Join Connecticut Audubon Society Teacher-Naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike through the Larsen Sanctuary while satisfying badge requirements, journeys, and achievements. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and insect repellent.
MONSTER MASH: A PUMPKIN PARTY - Stepping Stones Museum
Guests make of pumpkin crafts, get their faces painted in the Pumpkin BOO-tique, play a variety of pumpkin-themed games, meander through a Halloween maze, and strut their stuff during a costume fashion show. Registration required.
The Amazing Maize Maize - Queens County Farm Museum
Who knew getting lost could be fun? Families can enjoy the fun of getting lost and loving it at this three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.
Ghouls and Gourds - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Show off your costume and carouse with colossal puppets. Groove to an orchestra of gourds, make a mustache, chat with children's book creators, explore a Victorian toy parlor, or just flop down on the grass and gaze at the Garden's gorgeous fall colors.
Harvest Festival - The Bridge Church
The Enchanted Castle - Burr Homestead
The Enchanted Castle is a Halloween event with colorful storybook-themed rooms and friendly costumed characters that provides a non-threatening experience for children and adults to tour and receive a treat in each room. The theme rooms include Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, the Wizard of Oz, the Little Mermaid, Candyland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Aladdin. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ahlbin Centers for Rehabilitation to help with special programs, equipment, therapy, and scholarships for the therapists.
Crafts and Fine Arts Fair - Nassau County Museum of Art
Family fun, fine art, and fabulous crafts produced by the American Concern for Art and Craftsmanship. Craftspeople offer functional and decorative pottery, molded and dyed leather, precious and nontraditional jewelry, blown and stained glass, contemporary furniture, wearable art and more. Continuous craft demonstrations, alpaca shearing, and entertainment along with a selection of international foods, beverages and desserts.
Hudson Vagabond Puppets presents Caps for Sale and Three Billy Goats Gruff - Kingsborough Community College Performing Arts Center
The Hudson company's traditional bankru puppets bring to life a few time-honored classics. Their larger-than-life puppets are something to behold.
Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.
Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
Enjoy a hayride on weekends in October and November.
Howl-O-Ween - Beardsley Zoo
Spend a fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring an Urban Legends Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include free face painting and candy. Event recommended for children ages 6-12.
Rockville Centre Fall Festival - Rockville Centre Railroad Station
Come browse and shop for arts and crafts, gift items, antiques, food and more. Entertainment and fun for the whole family. For more information, please call 631-724-5966
Annual Fall Festival - Rolling River Day Camp
Come to the festival and enjoy face painting, carnival rides, pumpkin picking, trivia contests, raffles, and other exciting activities for children and their parents. Remember to dress in your best Halloween costume for the annual costume contest. Special discounts and coupons available for Summer Camp 2013.
'Cinderella' - West End Theater
A riotous new take on the familiar story of a young girl dispossessed by her murderous stepmother and wicked stepsisters. Her friendship with two magical birds (played by puppets) helps her go to the Three Day Ball, where she meets a socially awkward Prince Dreamboat with whom she plays Crazy Eights and compares notes on Ornithology. His parents, the king and queen (also puppets) are eager to marry him off so they can return to Boca. Now, if only he were able to get that darned slipper to slip onto one of the girls in the kingdom, most of whom are so desperate to marry royally that they would whittle their feet for a fit.
Drop-in Halloween Crafts - Wilton Library
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home.
Thrill the World—Simultaneous World Dance Event - Wilton Library
Participate with countries around the world dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller. For ages 10 to 110. Final rehearsal begins at 1:30pm, dance begins at 2pm sharp. Come in zombie/ghoulish makeup and costume. Reception with healthy snacks to follow the dance. Each participant must attend at least one of 4 rehearsals before the world simultaneous dance event. See library's website for schedule.
Night at the Museum Halloween Sleepover - American Musem of Natural History
Spend the night at the museum to celebrate Halloween. Explore the live-animal exhibitions with knowledgeable museum explainers and challenge yourself with one of the Museum Quests. End your night by falling asleep in the darkened halls of the museum. There will be an evening snack, light breakfast, and sleeping cots available. Registration is required.
'Little Red Riding Hood' - Galli Theater Midtown
Little Red Riding Hood is the fairy tale story of a little girl who is seduced by a mean and witty wolf, and then devoured. In Galli's adaptation, as well as in the original Brother Grimm's story, Little Red has to wait in the dark belly reunited with her grandmother, who has also been swallowed, until the hunter comes and frees them both. In this time of darkness, hope is the only thing that keeps them both alive. Little Red engages its audience in song, dance, and comedy along her journey to grandmother's house. The Wolf is almost likable and definitely funny when he asks the kids to howl along and to help him find Little Red.
Long Island Fall Home Show - Nassau Coliseum
The Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.
Oily Cart's 'Ring A Ding Ding' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
Alice and her dog are having a "wuff" day. When she demands that her furry friend stop chasing his tail "right now," he runs away, sending her into a tricycle-riding tizzy. From London's acclaimed Oily Cart, creators of innovative, multi-sensory and interactive productions for the very young, "Ring A Ding Ding" is a colorful, creative, and energetic work of participatory theater. With their fingers on the set and their noses in the action, audiences whirl an eye-popping table top 'round and 'round as Alice and her pals Milkie, Mermaid, and Captain search high and low for the rascally pooch. Accompanying the action is George the Music Man, who fills the air with jingles of joy and makes "Ring A Ding Ding" sing with zing.
Mall-O-Ween - Green Acres Mall
Green Acres Mall will be hosting its annual Mall-O-Ween Event. Everyone is encouraged to wear their halloween costume and join in the fun. There will be pumpkin painting contests, costume contest, FREE giveaways, trick or treating and lots more.
Yoga at the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
Professional Kripalu Instructor, Lorili Henry, leads students through a dynamic, yet gentle flow of postures and conscious breathing in the beautiful and relaxing setting of the South Terrace lawn.
Halloween Theme Event - Bayville Scream Park
They don't call it a scream park for nothing. This place is more than a haunted house; Bayville is a Halloween theme park complete with 5 haunted venues.
The Ghostly Gala - Long Island Children's Museum
Enjoy Halloween in a fun, safe, and spooky way. Show off your costume, decorate your own goody bag, go gallery trick-or-treating, get your face painted, meet live animals, listen to creepy music throughout the museum, and make some cool and creepy craft projects to take home. Special guests from the Organization of Bat Conservation will be in the LICM Theater, introducing visitors to live bats from around the world. Advance ticket purchase is required. No tickets will be sold on the day of show.
Halloween Murder Mystery - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
In this fictional mystery game, loosely based on an historic newspaper account, an unidentified skeleton has been discovered under the floorboards of the Mount Vernon Hotel. Who was killed? By whom? With what? Explore the museum by candlelight as you play detective. Collect clues to unravel the mystery and solve the case. This is an all new mystery for 2012.
Take Two: Bad Gigs Gone Good - Canal Park Playhouse
Have you ever smashed yourself in the face with a yo-yo in front of 800 of your peers? Thrown flaming torches into a crowd? Embarrassed yourself on national television? Stunt Lab's yo-yo champion Mark Hayward has done all of these things (and more). Now he goes solo, hilariously recreating some of his worst gigs for your entertainment. But this time he fixes the disasters. Maybe. This show is part of Canal Park Playhouse's matinee/brunch series. Brunch at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe is available before and after the show. The brunch menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, and smoked chicken sausage frittatas, French toast, and traditional Belgian waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter, as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream) and the chocoholic fantasy the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle. Entree salads and waffle-branded sliders are also available.
Halloween Event - The New York City Police Museum
The annual spooky good time at the museum features gooey and creepy hands-on activities for children including making 'slime' and decorating trick-or-treat bags. There will be trick-or-treating, give-aways, and Halloween safety tips for parents.
Ka-Boom! Inside Out & Unmasked Family Workshop - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Explore Marvels and Monsters and Alt.Comics, MOCA's newest exhibitions. Get to know the history of Asian Americans in American comic books, participate in a lively discussion on how these images have shaped our perceptions of heroes, sidekicks, and villains, and unveil the superhero within by creating your very own alter ego self-portrait.
Family Saturdays - FIAF
Explore the richness of the French language and culture with your petits enfants through interactive workshops, award-winning animated films, and exhilarating performances. Schedule of events: CinéKids: Film and Arts & Crafts Activity Le tableau (The Painting) 2pm in Tinker Auditorium A painting remains unfinished, creating unrest among its incomplete characters. Can an Alldunn and his forbidden love, a Halfie, convince the painter to finish his masterpiece? Nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2012 Cesar Awards. Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, 2011. Animated. 76 min. French, with English subtitles. $10 adults; $7 kids A twenty-minute arts & crafts workshop inspired by the film follows. Library: Open House 3–4:30pm in the Haskell Library Explore the kids' collection and enjoy story time and arts and crafts in French from 3:30–4:15pm. Free & open to the public. No tickets required. Halloween Cooking Workshop with Sylvie Berger 3:15pm in Le Skyroom Just in time for Halloween, children will decorate desserts with French pastry master Sylvie Berger. $10 adults; $7 kids Theater Jos Houben: The Art of Laughter 7pm in Florence Gould Hall What causes a chuckle? A giggle? A hearty laugh? Renowned Belgian actor from Theatre Complicite and longtime collaborator of Peter Brook presents a hilarious and enlightening exploration of these exact questions. See what makes you laugh as Houben dissects the mechanics that trigger laughter: facial expressions, the idiosyncrasies of the body, the act of falling down, and the importance of timing. A delightful and amusing journey through one of life's greatest pleasures. $25 adults advance; $30 adults day of; $10 kids
Halloween at the Addams' House - Broadhollow' BayWay Arts Center
A Halloween musical for the whole family.
Beauty & the Beast or 'The Light That Dwells Within' - Theatre Three
In this original musical adaptation, Anna, the merchant's daughter, is wooed and won by the Beast's inner beauty.
Pumpkin Fling - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Join in as a participant or an observer. Construct a catapult or other device to propel pumpkins into a field or just come to watch. Individuals or groups are invited to participate. Whoever chucks the pumpkin farthest wins. Call in advance to register to enter the fling competition.
MEAT LOAF - Mohegan Sun Arena
Meat Loaf's new Legacy/Sony Music album, "Hell In A Handbasket," is his 11th studio recording in a career that includes his 1977 classic Bat Out Of Hell, which has sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. and 43 million worldwide, one of the Top 5 sellers of all time.
ZEBRA - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
One of the most exciting musical events of the '80s was the breakout success of Zebra, as they rose from regional popularity to national recognition. Their 1983 self-titled debut sounded more like an experienced mid-career production than a first effort. Generating a groundswell of media and popular support, the LP became one of rock radio's most-played albums and remained on the national charts for eight months. Such stand-out tracks as "Who's Behind the Door?" (which went gold) and "Tell Me What You Want" became and have remained video as well as audio favorites. This first release proved to be the fastest-selling rock album in the history of Atlantic Records.
Lizza Aiken Reading and Talk - Bank Street Bookstore
Lizza Aiken will have a reading session with children and talk about famous author Joan Aiken career, show some of Joan's earlier works, and share advice to would-be writers. She will also be signing copies of "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" and giving away samplers of the audio CD.
Divalicious Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Darlings & Divas
Come in costume for pizza, ice cream sundaes, ghoulish manicures, spooky tatoos, games and a costume contest. Reservations required.
Haunted Hatchery - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Calling all ghosts and goblins. All are welcome to take part in the haunted events; flashlight sightings of spooky black catfish and more. There are refreshments and kids in costumes receive a special treat.
Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch - CM Performing Arts Center
Annabelle is not your typical witch. She wears flowers in her hair, which she dyes with berries, and does not conform to the rules of the sisterhood of witches. When she happens upon two children in the forest and agrees to help them get safely home, the rest of the sisterhood tries to stop her, and it takes an unconventional witch like Annabelle to save them all.
Thrill The World @ Islip: 2012 - Brookwood Hall Park
Come check Out Thrill The World @ Islip: 2012, in their 3rd year attempting to break the world record for the largest worldwide simultaneous "Thriller" dance and to raise money for multiple charities. To participate in the dance, you must register online no later than October 12. The rehearsal schedule is online as well. A special appearance by the Long Island Flash Mob Organization is planned. Donations of non-perishable food, money or both are welcome. In the past the organization has donated over 500lbs of non-perishable food and raised over $3,000 for local, national and international charities including Island Harvest, Long Island's largest food pantry.
Ben Rudnick & Friends CD Release Show & Halloween Bash - J&R Music
Ben Rudnick & Friends will celebrate Halloween along with the October release of their tenth album, "Love is a Superpower," with a free, high-energy, all-ages show at 11am on Saturday, Oct. 27 at J&R Music, 1 Ann St., 2nd floor. Kids and their grown-ups are encouraged to come in costume to this jamming Halloween bash.
'FRANKENSTEIN FOLLIES' - Bay Street Theatre
Stages returns to Bay Street Theatre stage with its annual presentation of this Halloween performance.
Who-ville Halloween Hats - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Make a hat for Cindy-Lou Who, Max, the Grinch or any Who from Who-ville.
Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in Paintings - First Street Gallery
Mozart's classic opera, "The Magic Flute," has been reinterpreted by painter Lisa Zwerling. This family friendly, colorful presentation of 38 paintings is an ideal way to introduce children to the story behind Mozart's masterpiece.
Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
A spooky twist on Ripley's Times Square's famed "Extreme Sleepover," this overnight experience includes admission to Ripley's Odditoriom; a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt; a late-night haunted house adventure; access to Ripley's Impossible Laser Race; pizza party, snacks, and breakfast the next morning; costume contest with prizes; live entertainment, including a danger stunt show and a fire-breather; trick-or-treating; and a souvenir Ripley's Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest T-shirt. Guests should bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, flashlight, costume, and their curiosity. Suitable for children ages 6-17. One adult (older than 21) is required for every four children attending. To purchase tickets, call 212-398-3133. A 20% deposit is required to reserve your spot.
Rolling River Annual Fall Festival - Rolling River Day Camp
Break out your best Halloween costume and bring your family to the Annual Rolling River Day Camp Fall Festival. This fun-filled event celebrates fall with carnival rides, crafts projects, Halloween trick-or-treating, sponsor giveaways, food and refreshments, a petting zoo, face painting, music, children’s demos, interactive crafts and vendor fair and more. Tour the camp and lock in our early summer camp tuition rates for children ages 3-15. Raindate Sunday, October 28. Participants have the chance to win a birthday party. Call for details.
Open House - One Rover Art School & Design
One River School of Art and Design invites artists of almost all ages (pre-k-adult) to tour the school and meet the teachers.
Citibabes Halloween Spooktacular - Citibabes
Family entertainment includes spooky Halloween story readings, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, a costume contest, a concert with Rock A Baby, and photos by Bellamy Blue Photography.
Princess & Superhero Halloween Party - Hudson Terrace
iAdventure.com is throwing a Halloween party for kids. Come in your finest princess or superhero attire, and enjoy entertainment, games, crafts, and prizes, plus pizza, candy, and a juice box. You'll also get to have your picture taken with the party's official superhero and princess, and take home either a cool mask or princess wand. Adults can get in on the fun too: tickets include a glass of beer or wine.
Harvest Festival - The Bridge Church
Come, enjoy plenty of family fun and activities for everyone including free bounce houses, face painting, airbrush tattoos, games, cider and doughnuts, and much more. Kids – don’t miss the main event…free Trunk O’ Treating featuring more than 20 decorated car trunks filled with candy. RAIN DATE: October 28, 3-6pm
Halloween Murder Mystery - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
In this fictional mystery game, loosely based on an historic newspaper account, an unidentified skeleton has been discovered under the floorboards of the Mount Vernon Hotel. Who was killed? By whom? With what? Explore the museum by candlelight, and collect clues to unravel the mystery and solve the case. Reservations recommended.
AjkunBT Presents Hamlet - MMAC Theater
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE! Perhaps the most influential tragedy by William Shakespeare, Hamlet speaks of the betrayal, revenge and madness of the wretched Prince of Denmark. The powerful choreography by Leonard Ajkun mixes dynamic contemporary dance with the commanding emotions of stellar performers. Not to be missed.
Halloween in the Park - Provident Bank Park
Come in costume for face-painting, crafts, trick or treating, music, a family-friendly haunted house, food, drinks, movies, and a visit with the Boulder Bird. Starting at 7pm, adults and children ages 16 and up are invited for Fright Night in the Park. Admission $5. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tarragona - WorkShop Theater Company
Greg has a miserable existence in New York City. He’s unappreciated at work, unlucky in love, and he’s never fully gotten over his brother’s premature death. But one day he receives an e-mail from a mysterious Spanish woman and his life turns upside down! A story that ranges from The Big Apple to the Mediterranean coast, Tarragona serves as a passport to romance, fun, and the unexpected! Tarragona is a comedy about the joys, heartbreaks, and risks of living in an increasingly interconnected world.
SENSATION INNERSPACE - Barclays Center
The world's leading electronic dance music event. www.sensation.com.
Pre-College Faculty Recital by Guitarist Tali Roth - The Juilliard School - Paul Hall
Carol Wincenc, flute FREE; no tickets required
Haunted House - Leo Mintzer Recreation Center
For the first half hour, the lights will be on for kids younger than 10. At 8pm, lights go out until close.
Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika - Triad Theatre
Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika is a monthly, live theater performance series celebrating erotic love through poetry, spoken word, music, dance and theatre, as expressed by the diverse cultures of New York City. Each performance is composed with four Suites of Eros and starts with the most soft and sensual, ending with the most wild and explicit. The Infatuation Suite, Seduction Suite, Sweet Bliss, and the Raw Suite are the full spectrum of romantic and sexual love at UrbanErotika. Whatever the genre, Urban Erotika is created to unify the experiences of mature love in a variety of artistic expressions. LOCATION: Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd St, NY 10023, 212 362 2590 SHOW DATES: October 27th, November 23rd, December 15, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20. SHOW TIMES: 10:00pm- 11:30pm TICKETS: $20 in advance, $25 at the door For more information and to purchase tickets www.urbanerotika.com; www.triadnyc.com
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