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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
October 27, 2012 - 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
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

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
October 27, 2012 -

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
October 27, 2012 -

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
October 27, 2012 -

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
October 27, 2012 - Flushing

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
October 27, 2012 - 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
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 27, 2012 -

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
October 27, 2012 - 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
October 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

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
October 27, 2012 - New York

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
October 27, 2012 - Garden City

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)
October 27, 2012 - Long Beach

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
October 27, 2012 - White Plains

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
Through October 27, 2012 - Pelham

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
Through October 27, 2012 - Bedford Hills

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
Through October 27, 2012 - Ridgewood

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
October 27, 2012 - Flushing

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
October 27, 2012 -

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
October 27, 2012 - Port Jefferson

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
October 27, 2012 - New York Harbor

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
October 27, 2012 - Northport

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
October 27, 2012 - Yaphank

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.

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October 27, 2012 - New York

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Halloween Spooktacular - New Jersey Children's Museum
October 27, 2012 - Paramus

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
October 27, 2012 - Old Westbury

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
October 27, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

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
October 27, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

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
October 27, 2012 - Flatbush

It's time for a spooky, scary spin on the haunted carousel!

Creepy Crawly Halloween - Prospect Park Audubon Center
October 27, 2012 - Flatbush

Explore some insects that might otherwise give you the creeps. You may find you like them!

Halloween Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
October 27, 2012 - West Nyack

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
October 27, 2012 - 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
October 27, 2012 - Bronx

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
October 27, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories and games.

BPMM Investigations - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
October 27, 2012 - Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

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
October 27, 2012 - Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

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
October 27, 2012 - Scarsdale

Wear a costume if you like! No registration required.

Make-a-Difference Day Book Giveaway! - The Field Library
October 27, 2012 - Peekskill

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
October 27, 2012 - Irvington

A musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
October 27, 2012 - White Plains

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
October 27, 2012 - Mamaroneck

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?
October 27, 2012 - Oyster Bay

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
October 27, 2012 - Ossining

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
October 27, 2012 - Norwalk

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
October 27, 2012 - Norwalk

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
October 27, 2012 - Floral Park

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
October 27, 2012 - Flushing

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
October 27, 2012 - Breezy Point

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
October 27, 2012 - 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
October 27, 2012 - Pleasantville

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
October 27, 2012 - Floral Park

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
October 27, 2012 - Larchmont

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
October 27, 2012 - Bronx

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
October 27, 2012 - Bronx

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
October 27, 2012 - South Salem

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
October 27, 2012 - Chappaqua

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
October 27, 2012 - Garrison

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 [email protected] or call the HVSF box office at 845-265-9575.

Subway Safari - New York Transit Museum
October 27, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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
October 27, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Children create silhouette puppets and a nighttime city landscape to animate their own subway tales.

Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 27, 2012 - Tarrytown

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
October 27, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

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
October 27, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

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
October 27, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

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
October 27, 2012 - Rye

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
October 27, 2012 - White Plains

Storyteller Carol Birch will do an intergenerational Halloween storytelling for second grade through adult.

Broadway Rox! - Queens Theatre
October 27, 2012 - Queens

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
October 27, 2012 - Bear Mountain

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
October 27, 2012 - New York

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
October 27, 2012 - New York

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
October 27, 2012 - NY

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
October 27, 2012 - Westport

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
October 27, 2012 - Corona

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
October 27, 2012 - Park Slope

Spooky crafts, costume contests, raffles, and activities for the whole family!

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
October 27, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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
October 27, 2012 - Paramus

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
October 27, 2012 - Fairfield

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
October 27, 2012 - Norwalk

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
October 27, 2012 - Floral Park

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
October 27, 2012 -

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
October 27, 2012 - Malverne

The Enchanted Castle - Burr Homestead
October 27, 2012 - Fairfield

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
October 27, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

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
October 27, 2012 - Manhattan Beach

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
October 27, 2012 - DUMBO

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

Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
October 27, 2012 - Bridgeport

Enjoy a hayride on weekends in October and November.

Howl-O-Ween - Beardsley Zoo
October 27, 2012 - Bridgeport

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
October 27, 2012 - Rockville Centre

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
October 27, 2012 - East Rockaway

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
October 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

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
October 27, 2012 - Wilton

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
October 27, 2012 - Wilton

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
October 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

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
October 27, 2012 - Hell's Kitchen

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
October 27, 2012 - Uniondale

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
October 27, 2012 - Times Square

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
October 27, 2012 - Valley Stream

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
October 27, 2012 - Old Westbury

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
October 27, 2012 - Bayville

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
October 27, 2012 - Garden City

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
October 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

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
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

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
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

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)
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

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
October 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

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
October 27, 2012 - East Islip

A Halloween musical for the whole family.

Beauty & the Beast or 'The Light That Dwells Within' - Theatre Three
October 27, 2012 - Port Jefferson

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
October 27, 2012 - Yaphank

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
October 27, 2012 - Uncasville

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
October 27, 2012 - New York

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
October 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

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
October 27, 2012 - Amityville

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
October 27, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

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
October 27, 2012 - Oakdale

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
October 27, 2012 - East Islip

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
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

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
October 27, 2012 - Sag Harbor

Stages returns to Bay Street Theatre stage with its annual presentation of this Halloween performance.

Who-ville Halloween Hats - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

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
Through October 27, 2012 - Chelsea

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
October 27, 2012 - Manhattan

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
October 27, 2012 - East Rockaway

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
October 27, 2012 - Englewood Cliffs

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
October 27, 2012 - SoHo

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
October 27, 2012 - Manhattan

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
October 27, 2012 - Malverne

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
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

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
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

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
October 27, 2012 - Pomona

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
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

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
Through October 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

The world's leading electronic dance music event. www.sensation.com.

Pre-College Faculty Recital by Guitarist Tali Roth - The Juilliard School - Paul Hall
October 27, 2012 - New York

Carol Wincenc, flute

FREE; no tickets required

Haunted House - Leo Mintzer Recreation Center
October 27, 2012 - West Harrison

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
October 27, 2012 - New York

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

SHERIE RENE SCOTT - 54 Below
October 27, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

SHERIE RENE SCOTT - 54 Below
October 27, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

Kids Night Out - Wells Hollow Creamery
October 27, 2012 - Shelton

Get your costumes ready and kick off Halloween with an event for all families. Visit Wells Hollow Creamery for an afternoon of fun for kiddos of all ages. Be a part of our Halloween costume contest. Prizes will be awarded and judging begins at 3:15pm. You will enjoy live music, vendors and Touch-A-Truck a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, corn maze, face painting and much more.

Fall Festival for Special Needs - Oratory Church of St. Boniface
October 27, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Enjoy a non-denominational service, a special needs resource fair, and children's Halloween activities.

Howl-O-Ween - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 27, 2012 - Bridgeport

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come and spend a truly 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 of course, CANDY! Don’t miss this frighteningly good time! Admission is $8 per person in advance, $10 per person at the gate. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the “scarier” activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+.

Halloween Fun at the South Street Seaport - Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Downtown New York will get into the Halloween spirit early when the South Street Seaport hosts a day of holiday-themed family fun on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Kids will be treated to storybook readings from Curious George, who will read some of his favorite Halloween stories as part of "Curious George's Halloween Special." The afternoon will also include pumpkin and face painting, autumnal-inspired fare and bluegrass music from Sam Barne's Boograss Band.

The Fulton Stall Market will feature special Halloween-themed treats and items in addition to the market's usual offerings. Locally-sourced vendors like Joe Mozz will offer roasted acro dolce pumpkin with a balsamic glaze for adults, Halloween-shaped toast and sandwich cutouts for the kids, along with caramel apples and trick or treat bags. Additionally, Urban Rose will be giving away special printed Halloween lockets and Bugged Out will offer their line of spider t-shirts and Halloween-themed notecards. PJ Cobbs Arts will also have Halloween scene art available for purchase.

Sights of the Season Cruise - Hornblower NY
October 27, 2012 - New York

Experience the splendor of the season with lots of local flavor! Hornblower, City Winery and Jacques Torres Chocolate are coming together to host a relaxing tour of the beautiful fall foliage along the Hudson River. Be treated to stunning views, fall-inspired cuisine and tasty treats from our partners aboard the Hornblower Hybrid. Boarding 10:30am, Sailing 11am-4:30pm. Visit Hornblower.com or call 212 337 0001 for more information and to book today!

Halloween Carnival and Silent Auction - Osborn Elementary School
October 27, 2012 - Rye

A fun community event with something for everyone. There will be a flying witch ride, a cake walk, body art, jumping castles, a variety of food and beverages for purchase, and a Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind exclusive gifts such as gift certificates for restaurants and spa treatments, arts & crafts items, event tickets, and trips. The Silent Auction will have a staggered close between 3:15-3:45. The carnival is the school's primary fundraiser.

The Chekhov Dreams - WorkShop Theater Company
Through October 27, 2012 - New York

What do a melancholic writer, his deceased fiancee, his party animal brother, a young acting student, and Anton Chekhov have in common? You'd be surprised. In this new romance by John McKinney, true love never dies. And that's the problem.

Thursday, October 11 @ 7PM Friday and Saturday, October 12-13 @ 8pm Sunday, October 14 @ 3pm Thursday, October 18 @ 7PM Friday and Saturday, October 19-20 @ 8pm Sunday, October 21 @ 3pm Monday, October 22 @ 7pm Thursday, October 25 @ 7PM Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 @ 8pm

SHERMANOLOGY (early) | Halloween Saturday October 27 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
October 27, 2012 - New York

Saturday October 27 Pacha NYC & RPM present…

HALLOWEEN with SHERMANOLOGY

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Doors 10pm * Ticket includes entry to Late Night with Victor Calderone starting at 3am. Table Reservations 212.209.7500

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VICTOR CALDERONE (late night) | Halloween Saturday October 27 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
October 27, 2012 - New York

Late Night Saturday / Sunday Morning October 27 Pacha NYC & RPM present…

HALLOWEEN LATE NIGHT with VICTOR CALDERONE GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2012-10/27/victor-calderone-late-night-pacha-nyc-halloween-201

Doors 10pm * Ticket includes entry to Shermanology at Pacha, doors open 10pm. Table Reservations 212.209.7500

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$10 Tango Trial - Introductory Tango Lesson - STAT NYC
October 27, 2012 - New York

$10 Tango Trial - Introductory Tango Lesson Twice a month we offer a taste of tango for totally beginners for just $10. You will get a 45 minute class introducing you to all the basic fundamentals of tango. It is guaranteed you will be dancing at the end of the class. It is a good way to have fun starting out with tango for those that have never danced it before. October Saturday, October 27th, at 2pm Monday, October 29th, at 7pm November Saturday, November 24th, at 2pm Monday, November 26th, at 7pm Where: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. 12th fl. (and 35th St.). Ask for Strictly Tango NYC dance school at the desk. SPECIAL OFFER: All attendants to the $10 trial will receive $30 toward an 8 week Beginners Class Package. (Reg $180) NO PARTNER REQUIRED BRING COMFORTABLE SHOES and CLOTHES See you there! To pre-register contact [email protected] For more information about our course of fundamentals click here

$10 Tango Trial - Introductory Tango Lesson - STAT NYC (Pearl Studios)
October 27, 2012 - New York

$10 Tango Trial - Introductory Tango Lesson

Twice a month we offer a taste of tango for totally beginners for just $10. You will get a 45 minute class introducing you to all the basic fundamentals of tango. It is guaranteed you will be dancing at the end of the class. It is a good way to have fun starting out with tango for those that have never danced it before.

October •Saturday, October 27th, at 2pm •Monday, October 29th, at 7pm November •Saturday, November 24th, at 2pm •Monday, November 26th, at 7pm Where: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. 12th fl. (and 35th St.). Ask for Strictly Tango NYC dance school at the desk.

SPECIAL OFFER: All attendants to the $10 trial will receive $30 toward an 8 week Beginners Class Package. (Reg $180)

NO PARTNER REQUIRED BRING COMFORTABLE SHOES and CLOTHES

See you there!

To pre-register contact [email protected]

'Youth in Music Project' with Mark O'Connor and the Noel Pointer Foundation - Merkin Concert Hall
October 27, 2012 - New York

On Saturday, October 27th at 8pm, the Noel Pointer Foundation, in collaboration with the Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra, will bring a unique program to the stage of Merkin Concert Hall titled “The Youth in Music Project.” This innovative performance will feature the Foundation’s Youth Orchestra and Advanced Guitar Ensemble in a side-by-side collaboration with the Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra (Tarrytown Music Hall’s orchestra-in-residence) under the direction of its Music Director Dr. Jesse Henkensiefken. The concert’s featured soloist is acclaimed American violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. All proceeds and donations help fund the Noel Pointer Foundation.

The Noel Pointer Foundation has been a revolutionary force in musical education for low-income families within the five boroughs of New York City, since its inception as a non-profit organization in 1995. The only organization of its kind, the Foundation has been working relentlessly with public schools, in addition to creating its own facilities in the heart of Brooklyn that is the Noel Pointer Music School, promoting its mission to “dramatically enrich children's musical, cultural and academic experience, infusing them with a positive sense of who they are and a boundless sense of what they can become.”

The soloist for the night is the internationally celebrated icon of American music – violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. Grammy-award winner, Mr. O’Connor is renowned for a sound and style that is deeply and uniquely his, as poignantly described by the Los Angeles Times: “[Mark O’Connor has] crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal." Mr. O’Connor’s involvement with the project goes beyond the performance – he will be giving a 2-hour master-class to the NPF’s advanced string students the day of the concert at the Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall. The All-American program will feature the string version of Aaron Copland’s Howdown from “Rodeo” and Marc O’Connor’s Strings & Threads, American Seasons and Elevations.

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 3 and 4 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
October 27, 2012 - Port Washington

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

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Studio Theatre
October 27, 2012 - Lindenhurst

You'll be transported back in time to a provincial French town in this stage version of the popular Disney movie with music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

SUPER!market NYC - St. Patrick's Old Gym Youth Center
October 27, 2012 - New York

SUPER!market NYC is a curated boutique market of New York City's contemporary & vintage fashion, design objects, jewelry and culinary delights. OPEN to the public every SATURDAY, 11AM-7PM.

SUPER!market NYC is a newly opened market for local designers and tastemakers.

It's Super! Come shop!

Rolling Stones Karaoke -with a live band! - Lucille's
October 27, 2012 - New York

"Jumping Jack Flash," "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women" ... the band Rolling Stones Karaoke has been joined by scores of wanna-be Mick Jaggers singing these classic Stones tracks inside raucous New York City clubs for years.

Boy Scout Troop 125 Pancake Breakfast - Commack United Methodist Church
October 27, 2012 - Commack

Join Boy Scout Troop 125 for buttered pancakes and maple syrup, sausage, fresh coffee and cold orange juice

Give It Your All Sports Halloween Spooky Sportacular - Give It Your All Sports
October 27, 2012 - Ronkonkoma

Enjoy a variety of Halloween Sport themed games such as pumpkin bowling, jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, spooky mini golf as well as face painting, pumpkin painting, spook walk and a costume contest.

Halloween Art Workshop: 'Sculpt' a Jack O' Lantern! - Darien Arts Center
October 27, 2012 - Darien

Halloween provides a great opportunity and unique inspiration for creating art. The tradition of pumpkin carving is no exception, but not everyone is so skilled with knives, or even old enough to use them! Whether your kids plan to spend Halloween night trick or treating or waiting for the Great Pumpkin, they can get into the “spirit” of Halloween by creating decorations at the Darien Arts Center.

An age-old tradition at the DAC, the Sculpt a Jack O’ Lantern class returns this year with fun new ideas. Joyce Bottone, DAC Birthday Party coordinator and art teacher, brings children aged 5 and up together to “sculpt” a hand-crafted pumpkin using plaster of Paris that can be used year after year. Students also make “skeletons” and work at other activities to celebrate, create and enjoy.

The Darien Arts Center’s Visual Arts department presents Sculpt a Jack O’ Lantern on October 17 from 11am-12:30pm. The workshop fee is $25 and will take place at the DAC Visual Arts Studio behind Darien Town Hall. Registration in advance is requested. For more information or to register, call the DAC Office at (203) 655-8683 or email [email protected]

Spooky Walk - Camp Paquatuck
Through October 27, 2012 - Center Moriches

Take a walk on the spooky side!

Spooky Walk - Camp Paquatuck
Through October 27, 2012 - Center Moriches

Take a Walk on the Spooky side!

24th Annual Spooky Walk - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Through October 27, 2012 - Center Moriches

For the 24th straight year, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is asking those to get “spooked” for a good cause. The annual Spooky Walk will take place on the campgrounds on October 19-20 and October 26-27. Gates open between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws.

Although the Spooky Walk has been considered a family-friendly event in the past, organizers for this year’s Spooky Walk have been working hard in making this the scariest — and best — Halloween walk on Long Island this Halloween season. Since its inception in 1989, the Spooky Walk has become the most popular haunt on Long Island, and — at a walk lasting 45 to 60 minutes — the longest-lasting walk on the Island.

As visitors enter the gates, they will encounter some of the scariest, most grotesque creatures they have ever seen. Their bravery will be challenged as they walk an inescapable route into The Black Forest. This year’s exhibits include The Zombie Woods, the Lost Pirates, the Haunted Hostel, the new Psycho Circus, the Road Kill Die-Ner and more! In addition, this year’s Spooky Walk will offer some surprises with new exhibits that promise to be just as scary — if not, scarier.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
October 27, 2012 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off to receive help with homework; No pre-registration required.

The Ghost of Sleepy Hollow - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
October 27, 2012 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearless Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving's classic tale.

Halloween in the Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
October 27, 2012 - SoHo

Celebrate Halloween with CMA. Join in on wild mask making, costume design, haunted house cardboard construction, and spooky animation workshops inspired by the current exhibition, The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum. Make sure to join the special indoor costume parade at 3:30pm. Candy will be provided.

ZEPHYR HALLOWEEN GHOST SHIP CRUISE - New York Water Taxi
October 27, 2012 - Bronx

You're invited aboard the majestic ZEPHYR as it transforms into a haunted house on the high seas! Expect plenty of treats aboard the 143-ft luxury yacht's costume extravaganza - including a special guest appearance by Spider-Man - direct from Broadway! Be sure to pull out all the stops on your costume - judges will be selecting winners in several categories and awarding the most daring and creative!

Celebrate Astronomy Day With A Night Under The Stars At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 27, 2012 - New York

Celebrate Astronomy Day by viewing the far reaches of the galaxy at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Guests are invited to join astronomers from the Rockland Astronomy Club and get an up-close view of the stars, planets and constellations through 8 different telescopes, as well as explore constellation names, mythology and the history of the cosmos through multimedia presentations. Coffee, tea and cider will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Astronomy Day: A Night Under The Stars - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 27, 2012 - New York Harbor

Celebrate Astronomy Day by viewing the far reaches of the galaxy at the museum. Guests will join astronomers from the Rockland Astronomy Club and get an up-close view of the stars, planets, and constellations through eight different telescopes, as well as explore constellation names, mythology, and the history of the cosmos through multimedia presentations. Coffee, tea, and cider will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Park Ave. United Methodist Church Fall Festival - Park Ave. United Methodist Church
October 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

There will be games, face painting, arts & crafts, stories, and a baking contest at this fall festival.

Cido's Halloween Spooktacular - The Forest Park Carousel
October 27, 2012 - Woodhaven

An afternoon of spoktacular fun for the entire family. Enjoy a the Cido Magic Show, a Costume Contest, Birthday Cake and more. Also, a special deal for carousel rides for all guests in costume.

Giant Corn Maze - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 27, 2012 - New York Harbor

Make your way through a family-friendly maze which leads to the museum's very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is not required.

FIAF Family Saturdays - FIAF
October 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

Explore the richness of the French language and culture with your petits enfants through interactive workshops, award-winning animated films, and exhilarating performances.

Fitness Walk & Endurance Challenge for Pediatric Cancer Honoring Sophia Napoli & Sabrina Marciante - Kensico Dam
October 27, 2012 - Valhalla

A rigorous, stroller-friendly, 3.7-mile Walk and Endurance Challenge. Please bring an item to donate to pediatric cancer patients at Montefiore Hospital: Cotton Pajamas (0-3 mos.-16 years), slippers, flip-flops, pillow pets, snuggle blankets for head/neck (receiving-blanket size). To register, visit raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=15217. Sponsored by Stroller Strides of Westchester County.

SPIRITS, NATURE AND HEAVEN - Symphony Space
October 27, 2012 - New York City

THE KTPAA 18TH ANNUAL CONCERT 2012

"SPIRITS, NATURE AND HEAVEN" “?????, ?????”

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:00PM Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025)

Featuring Exceptional Korean Performing Artists, NEA National Heritage Fellow Sue Yeon Park Jang Jae Hyo & the Sonagi Project

The Korean Performing Arts Center (Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association) proudly presents its 18th annual concert, "Spirits, Nature and Heaven” featuring New York's two exceptional Korean performing artists, Sue Yeon Park (Korean dance master & national heritage fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts) and Jang Jae Hyo & the Sonagi Project (Korean traditional percussion ensemble). The main purpose of this annual concert is to showcase Korean art in its many forms and spread awareness of the art throughout NYC. The theme of this concert is based on shamanism and will focus on the important role of storytelling by religious specialists. While the performance of the Sounds of Korea is a much more traditional expression of the shamanistic world, the performance from Sonagi Project reinterprets this tradition. This concert will provide an opportunity for others to draw emotion and energy from and view Korean traditional music and dance, linking Korea’s values and past to the contemporary world stage.

The concert will begin with the performance of Minyo Medley (Gayageum Ensemble), featuring students from the KPAC workshops offered to Americans eager to learn about Korean culture. The group of Sounds of Korea will present Seungcheonmu, a dance of the spirit ascending to heaven. This dance is a sort of Ssitgim Gut or exorcism, a ceremony where shamans cleanse others from the negative of the dead and send them to paradise. Seungcheonmu, the dance, will be performed together with Gyeonggi Dodang Gut, music, by Sonagi Project. Finally, Sonagi Project will introduce new compositions based on Korean rhythms and chants. These new compositions will draw from the instrumental and vocal art of Pansori, including the artworks of Mun Gut, Doong Dang Gi Taryeong, and Pungmul.

Ticket Information • General: $30 / Senior & Student: $20 • For purchase the tickets, please visit: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7690-ktpaa-proudly-presents-the-18th-annual-concert

Contact: Korean Performing Arts Center (Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association) • Tel: 212.921.9344 / Fax: 212. 921.0845 • Email: [email protected] • Website: www.kpacnyc.org • Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/454524034589535 *we have just opened up our Facebook page!! Please visit our new facebook page to be a friend of Korean Performing Arts Center: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Korean-Performing-Arts-Center/482441028443018

THE ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PERFORMS MOZART’S REQUIEM With GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS’S SEVEN SOUNDSPACES - ST. BART’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
October 27, 2012 - New York

The Argento Chamber Ensemble, under the baton of conductor Michel Galante, will perform on October 27th at 7:30 pm at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church all fragments of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem K. 626 along with composer Georg Friedrich Haas’s Sieben Klangräume (Seven Soundspaces), which link together the fragments of Mozart’s masterwork. To open the program, acclaimed flutist Paula Robison will perform Mozart’s Andante K. 315 for flute and orchestra. The featured choir for the program is The College of New Jersey Chorale with vocal soloists soprano, Tharanga Goonetilleke; alto Silvie Jensen; tenor, Steven Wilson; and bass Peter Stewart.

As a greatly treasured contemporary composer in Austria, Georg Friedrich Haas was given complete access to all of Mozart’s manuscripts. Haas isolated all fragments that were exclusively in Mozart’s handwriting and on October 27th, audiences will be given the rare opportunity to hear these fragments (some unfinished), without the completions or orchestrations of any of his students.

Because Mozart died during the composition of his Requiem, this work can never be heard as the Austrian composer intended. Until recently, audiences heard Mozart’s masterpiece as filtered through the orchestrations and completions of lesser composers such as Franz Xavier Sussmeyr. Haas has responded to the challenge of how to present unfinished fragments in a concert format by interjecting “soundspaces” in between the unedited fragments of Mozart’s masterpiece. These soundspaces use letters of Mozart from 1791 to emphasize that during the composition of the Requiem, Mozart was undergoing an intense state duress and professional difficulty. The soundspaces serve as musical transitions between Mozart’s untouched fragments, and they also give a picture of what Mozart endured at this time. The soundspaces are composed in Haas’s own musical language, with the texts of Mozart’s letters spoken and sung by the choir.

Haas will be moving to the New York in 2013 to become Professor of Composition at Columbia University, replacing Tristan Murail. This move puts him squarely in the historical tradition of European composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky, all of whom moved to the United States and became part of the musical life of America. Argento is producing this concert as a way of welcoming Haas to the musical culture in New York City.

This concert is presented by St. Bart’s and sponsored by The Reed Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at the website at www.stbarts.org , or by calling the concert office at 212- 378- 0248.

The Walking Dead Halloween Edition (A 35$ Open Bar All Night Halloween Party!) - Tonalli
October 27, 2012 - New York

Cost:Payment required - 35$* Open Bar All Night What: Party Virus Productions Presents: The Walking Dead Halloween Edition When: Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Price: 35$* Open Bar All Night Music: Open Format Event Description:

Scary ghouls, sexy vamps, teletubbies, werewolves, zombies, and more ghastly creatures all in one place? Yes: Its our 2nd annual Halloween Party!

Come join Party Virus Productions (PVP) to this year's 'Walking Dead: Halloween Edition' event.

We know that finding a cheap yet fun Halloween themed event in the city is... well... Kinda hard. Total costs of Halloween parties in the city are 50$ or more with a few drinks (and lets not begin to talk about drink packages / bottle services, and the like.)

Our event: 35$*. Open Bar. All. Night. Yes. All... night.

PVP will give you the chance to hang out with close friends, family and loved ones in a safe environment with friendly staff, alongside good company and amazing DJ's to give you music to make you dance all night, all for 35$*.

No need to bring extra money with you the night of. No worry about rushing to the venue in order to take advantage of the open bar. Its all there for 35$*.

The price includes:

- Admission to the venue - Unlimited Open Bar from 11 pm til 3 am on all alcohol - Great music by our resident DJ's - A chance to participate in our 'Best Dressed Halloween Costume' contest to win prizes! - Did I forget the unlimited alcohol for 35$*? No? Just making sure. :)

So come be apart of our PVP family and party your Halloween up in style, and on a budget. Don't worry, we won't judge you. ;)

--- FINE PRINT:

- This is a 21+ and over event. ID is a must. - Costumes are required to participate in the Halloween contest (Sorry, you can't participate in the contest as yourself, no matter how awesome you are.) * = 35$ applies for advanced tickets. For tickets, visit http://pvpwalkingdead.eventbrite.com/ - Tickets will be on sale for 35$ until the night of the party. Prices will go up at the door (we suggest advanced tickets, to avoid headaches.)

Pumpkin Picking and Pancakes Event - David Burke Kitchen
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

With a brunch reservation at David Burke Kitchen, guests get the chance to experience Chef David Burke's signature seasonal menu items. Guests and family can join in an exciting autumn-themed day with complimentary hor d'oeuvres provided by Chef David Burke. Make the most of fall while picking complimentary pumpkins (one per child) in the custom-made pumpkin patch right in New York City. A professional carver will be on site to hold demonstrations and help kids create pumpkin art of their own. With Halloween right around the corner, costumes are encouraged.

Halloween Party - Grandma's Kitchen
October 27, 2012 - Northvale

Children ages 3 and up are invited to come in costume for "spooky" treats, an edible haunted house, Halloween tricks, cake-decorating, games, and goody bags. Grandma's Kitchen is a peanut/tree nut and allergy free facility. Pre-registration is required.

Halloween Party - Grandma
October 27, 2012 - Northvale

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to make "spooky" treats, decorate Halloween cakes, play games, and get Halloween goody bags. Grandma's kitchen is a peanut/tree nut and allergy-free facility. Pre-registration is required.

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY CELEBRATES THE REOPENING OF THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL HALL AND HALL OF NORTH AMERICAN MAMMALS - American Museum of Natural History
October 27, 2012 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History celebrates the grand reopening of the restored Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall and the Hall of North American Mammals on Saturday, October 27, from 11am to 4pm. The festivities will include special family-friendly activities, performances, tours, and nature walks. The reopening launches a year-long celebration of Theodore Roosevelt’s dedication to nature and his instrumental role in fostering the American conservation movement, both of which were inspired by his lifelong association with the Museum. Participating organizations include iNaturalist.org, The Central Park Conservancy, Yellowstone National Park, and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. The day’s public programs include: · Meet the Experts: Meet Museum scientists, Paul Sweet (Ornithology), Donald McClelland (Botany & Ecology), Eileen Westwig (Mammalogy), and Chris Filardi (Center for Biodiversity) at a special edition of Identification Day. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while showing you some specimens from their own collections. · Explorer Stations: Learn more about how to become an explorer and naturalist just like President Theodore Roosevelt by visiting our Explorer Stations! Try hands-on activities such as leaf-rubbings, diorama making, nature writing, and building animal habitats! · Terry Waldo and his Ragtime Band: Enjoy musical performances featuring Ragtime compositions paying tribute to Teddy Roosevelt. · Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater: These lively performances— Adventures of Captain CoCo at 12pm and The Great Migration Sensation at 2pm—use song, movement, games, and puppets to teach about the importance of animal habitats and what we can do to help protect them. · Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center: In this live-animal presentation, get up close with such feathered friends as a hawk, falcon, and owl. · Tree Walks: Explore foliage surrounding the Museum with Leslie Day and Trudy Smoke, author and illustrator of the book Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City. · Bird Walks: Observe the fall migration of birds in Central Park with naturalists Joseph DiCostanzo and Dale Dyer. Learn how to use field marks, habitat, behavior, and song as aids in identification. · Archival Tour: Discover artifacts connected to Theodore Roosevelt with Elizabeth Hanson, lead writer in the AMNH Exhibitions Department. · Diorama Tour: Discover dioramas connected to Theodore Roosevelt with Tom Doncourt, Senior Principal Preparator for the Exhibition Department. · Conservation Tour: Join Chris Filardi, Director of Pacific Program in the Center for Biodiversity & Conservation, on a tour that teaches you about the conservation efforts taking place right here in the Museum and the halls that best showcase this research. In honor of the hall reopening the Museum will offer a series of public programs—special workshops, symposia, and concerts for all ages—throughout the year celebrating Roosevelt and his contribution to the American Conservation movement. Upcoming programs include a talk with poet laureate Robert Hass and biologist E.O. Wilson to explore the intersection of art and science and the surprising ways each inspires the other; an evening with award-winning American documentarian Ken Burns (The National Parks: America's Best Idea); and Roosevelt Rangers: To Observe and Collect, a weekend family workshop. American Museum of Natural History (amnh.org) The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 46 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. Five active research divisions and three cross-disciplinary centers support 200 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts, including specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, as well as one of the largest natural history libraries in the Western Hemisphere. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree. In 2012, the Museum began offering a pilot Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in earth science. Approximately 5 million visitors from around the world came to the Museum last year, and its exhibitions and Space Shows can be seen in venues on five continents. The Museum’s website and collection of apps for mobile devices extend its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond its walls. Visit amnh.org for more information. At the American Museum of Natural History The Museum offers a broad array of programs for adults, children, families, students, educators, and scientists. These range from special exhibitions to symposia, lecture series, workshops, and film festivals. Highlights include Spiders Alive! (July 28-December 2, 2012), an exhibition that features approximately 20 species of live spiders and highlights this intriguing animal group’s anatomy, behavior, and unique characteristics; Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence (March 31, 2012-January 6, 2013), an exhibition exploring the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards around the world to the alien-like deep-sea fishes and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans; Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies (June 25, 2011-June 24, 2012), an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcasing advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and revealing once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts; Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg; and a year-round calendar of engaging and educational public programs that feature dynamic encounters with living cultures and authentic science.

Halloween Party w/ Jeffrey Tonnesson at the Yotel - Yotel Hotel
October 27, 2012 - New York

Saturday, October 27th The 3rd Annual Haunting of Yotel located Yotel Hotel 570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 Corner of 42nd Street

Things get a little spooky when Halloween rolls around. The setting and mood of every nightlife venue in New York City takes on a different personality, and transforms into a ghoulish atmosphere. New York s entertainment scene isn't limited to nightclubs, bars and lounges hotels are some of the best venues for phenomenal events. One of the most recent openings in NYC has been Yotel a new breed of futuristic hotels that combine minimalistic Japanese style with technology that adds to the entire experience (a robot that handles luggage?). This Halloween Yotel is transforming into a haunted hotel, and putting together one of the most anticipated Halloween events in New York City. While events all around the city really don t offer an exciting element, what s better than a new venue on one of the most popular holiday nights of the year? With top-notch entertainment, music by some of New York City s most sought after DJs, and an atmosphere that s unmatched, this is set to be a party that people talk about for months to follow.

Music by Jeffrey Tonnesen & Dimitry Mak

Doors Open 9pm

GENERAL ADMISSION- $25 To purchase tickets go to http://yotelhalloween.eventbrite.com

Cabin VIP- $1100 Includes admission to the 3rd Annual Haunting of Yotel Party for Includes 2 bottles of Grey Goose Includes 2 bottles of Champagne Good for 10-14 VIPS

Ultimate Corner VIP Cabin- $1500 Includes admission to the 3rd Annual Haunting of Yotel Party for Includes 3 bottles of Grey Goose Includes 3 bottles of Champagne Good for 20 VIPS

For Ticket information, Bottle Information, or To book your table, text Eric Virgil @ 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com

Screamin' Green Halloween - World Financial Center Lower Plaza
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Join Brookfield Office Properties and Arts Brookfield for an afternoon of earth-friendly Halloween activities.

The annual celebration will transform the plaza into Halloween Village, complete with games, performances, a costume parade, and giant, 30-foot high characters including a scarecrow and a witch. Against the backdrop of the Hudson River, a costume swap will enable families to exchange last year's costumes for gently used and ready-to-wear ones for the next day's trick-or-treating. Kids can listen to spooky poems in the Poets House tent, join wandering puppets and marching bands, and create communal, earth-friendly art projects. The day culminates in a Ghosts and Goblins Parade throughout Battery Park City, starting at 3pm. Screamin' Green Halloween will also feature a variety of fun games where players will be rewarded with fair trade and organic treats, as well as temporary tattoos of pumpkins and ghosts, printed on recycled paper, of course.

Free valet bicycle parking will be provided by Transportation Alternatives.

An Acoustic Evening with Blue Oyster Cult - Landmark on Main/Jeanne Rimsky Theatre
October 27, 2012 - Port Washington

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductees top 40 hits include “Burnin’ For You,” “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” and “Cities on Flame.”

Patrick McMullan's Halloween party - The Players Club
October 27, 2012 - NYC

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE HORROR OF BEAUTY HALLOWEEN Hosted by

Celebrity photographer PATRICK MCMULLAN

MISS USA OLIVIA CULPO & Socialite Anna Rothschild

At the historic, gothic mansion THE PLAYERS CLUB 16 Gramercy Park South This Private members only club is opening its doors for its first HALLOWEEN

Celebrity DJ with a special performance by ROB SCHAFFER aka PRINCE CHARMING

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 8PM – 2AM Open Bar 9PM – Midnight Hor d'oeuvres General Admission: $85 VIP (including access to VIP room & Photo with Miss USA): $150

Costumes encouraged -- HEAVENLY OR HORRIFIC!

Click here to buy tickets http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4623466914.

Social Life Magazine Halloween Ball - Center 548
October 27, 2012 - New York

Social Life Magazine with Publisher Justin Mitchell Editor in Chief Devorah Rose Present the 7th Annual

Halloween Ball

at Center 548 548 West 22nd Street

Saturday, October 27, 2012 9PM to 2AM

Costumes Recommended Full open bar all night General Admission $45 VIP Admission $75 Purchase tickets at www.sociallifehalloween.com

Music by DJ Marvilous & Tyger Lilly Live performance by Madame Mayhem

For info or table reservations call 212-725-1860

All Hallows Eve Bash - Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 27, 2012 -

The time has come for the third annual All Hallows Eve Bash fundraiser, hosted by the BBPC Junior Committee! Tickets will be available at their special online prices until Friday at 5 pm. Attendees will enjoy music from DJ Soulstatic, spooky Halloween-themed hors d'oeuvres from Benchmarc, and an open bar all night! The neighbors at Waterfront Wines will also be hosting a Pre-All Hallows Eve Bash Wine Tasting at 7 pm.

Costume contest winners can receive prizes from Food & Wine Magazine, Grimaldi's, Aegir Boardworks, Waterfront Wines, Barber on Pearl, Soon Beauty Lab, Almondine Bakery, Dewey's Candy, and more! Don't forget you'll be supporting free programming in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Saturday Halloween Party (Zombie Apocalypse) at Ventanas - Ventanas
October 27, 2012 - New York

Saturday Halloween Party (Zombie Apocalypse) at Ventanas

Saturday, October 27th

Viva Saturdays presents

Zombie Apocalypse at Ventanas

located 100 10th Avenue between 16th and 17th Street Meat Packing District

Music by: Dj Abrupt, Dj Damian P, Dj Scottie

Advance Tickets are starting at $20 To purchase tickets go to http://ventanashalloween.eventbrite.com/#

Music by: Dj Abrupt, Dj Damian P, Dj Scottie 21 and Over

Constumes Mandatory

Bottle Packages available and must be prepaid: Bottle Package for 4 people - $550 includes admission for 4 People, 2 Bottles of Premium Bottles of your choice - Goose, Hennessy or Ciroc and One Bottle of House Champagne - Tax and 20% Tip are included

Bottle Package for 6 people - $600 includes admission for 6 People, 2 Bottles of Premium Bottles of your choice - Goose, Hennessy or Ciroc and One Bottle of House Champagne - Tax and 20% Tip are included

Bottle Package for 8 people - $700 includes admission for 8 People, 2 Bottles of Premium Bottles of your choice - Goose, Hennessy or Ciroc and One Bottle of House Champagne - Tax and 20% Tip are included

For more information, Table Reservations, tickets, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go towww.ericvirgil.com

Halloween Grand Opening of Liberty Theater w/ Jean Claude Ades and Rony Seikaly - The Liberty Theater
October 27, 2012 - New York

Saturday, October 27th Halloween 2012 Featuring Live Sets by Jean Claude Ades (Be Crazy Ibiza) and Rony Seikaly at The Liberty Theater 233 West 41th Street New York, NY

Doors open at 10pm

Tickets start at $30 To purchase tickets go to https://www.libertytheatertickets.com/ericvirgil Tickets are limited and tables are limited so hurry.

For more information, ticket and table reservations, or other Halloween parties, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686 or email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com

Event Descripton: The Times Square Hospitality Group, The Power House of Night Life producers is poised to launch the next big thing in New York Nightlife.

On Saturday October 27th the TSHG in association with LUCENT DOSSIER present “LUCENT ENCOUNTER” at the incredible newly renovated Liberty Theater in the heart of Times Square.

This Awesome spectacle of Interactive Performance Art, combined with the World’s top DJ’s in one of the World’s greatest venues in the heart of New York City.

The Lucent Encounter promises to be a game changer in the Nightlife Industry.

Never before have so many top Nightlife veterans joined forces to create the perfect night out. Lucent Encounter will raise the bar to a new level for the nightlife community and nightlife revelers alike.

Halloween Goes Hollywood - Madame Tussauds New York
October 27, 2012 - New York

Offering 85,000 Sq. ft of party space, the # 1 Halloween party this year will be hosted at Madame Tussauds New York. Presented by the producers of the world's largest pub crawl, PubCrawls.com, you can enjoy multiple floors of music and drinks with your favorite celebrities. Snap your picture alongside celebrity wax figures and experience this once in a lifetime evening. For more information and to purchase your tickets please visit www.HalloweenEvents.com or call 212-724-3900.

Digitally Remastered Classic Doctor Who Screenings: The Tomb of the Cybermen - Paley Center for Media
October 27, 2012 -

In this 1967 classic episode, The Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie, and Victoria arrive on Telos-once the cyber home world-just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long lost control center filled with baffling technology.

SCREENING: THE BIRDS - Museum of the Moving Image
October 27, 2012 - Astoria

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 1963, 119 mins. 35mm. With Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy. Hitchcock's masterpiece of avian horror puts Hedren's mod socialite Melanie Daniels through the wringer as she flees for her life from Bodega Bay, California, seagulls, jays, hawks, and sparrows gone curiously amok. One of Hitch's scariest, The Birds, with its deadly beaks and furiously flying feathers, is a wildly intense experience, enhanced by razor-sharp editing and a soundtrack with no music, only the sounds of birdcalls and flapping wings.

SCREENING: THE THING - Museum of the Moving Image
October 27, 2012 - Astoria

Dir. John Carpenter. 1982, 109 mins. DCP. With Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David. In remaking Howard Hawks's The Thing from Another World, horror master extraordinaire John Carpenter fashioned his own equally chilling classic. Featuring some of the ooey-gooiest special effects ever created for the screen, this awesomely terrifying film follows a group of scientists trapped in a remote Antarctic outpost who are beset by a shape-shifting extraterrestrial force that is able to enter anyone's body undetected. With its jaw-dropping gallery of creepy crawlies and gorgeous widescreen compositions, this is one to see in a theater—in the dark.

GRACE JONES - Roseland Ballroom
October 27, 2012 - NY

"Slave to the Rhythm's" Grace Jones, in concert.

Gansevoort Park Avenue Halloween Party - Gansevoort Park Avenue
October 27, 2012 - New York

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Halloween Party at Gansevoort Park Avenue 420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

Doors open at 9pm Open Bar Vodka from 9pm-10pm

Advance Tickets start at $20. Purchase tickets at http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil/halloween-at-gansevoort-park-avenue-with-manufactured-superstar

Spoil yourself rotten at Gansevoort Park Avenue’s haute couture tribute to Halloween terror. As twilight sets on Manhattan, dark knights and dashing divas ascend onto the streets of Park Avenue South to reap havoc in true fashionista style. The parade of sinful pomp and sexy pageantry amongst Manhattan’s beautiful elite, both mortal and immortal, will surely be the talk and toast of the town!

Gansevoort Park Avenue explodes onto the scene as Manhattan’s latest premier party destination. The moment you step into the breathtaking tri-level space, you'll know you’ve arrived...so vamp it up and sashay down the runway of Halloween debauchery and frivolity with high style and glamour.

For table packages, general or ticket information, text 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com

Halloween Costume Party at Rivington Hotel - Hotel on Rivington
October 27, 2012 - New York

Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am at Hotel on Rivington 107 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 Music by Parx Rex spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, House and Top 40

Advance Tickets start at $10 To purchase tickets go to http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil/halloween-costume-party-at-hotel-on-rivington

Table Packages are available. Go to link or inquire with Eric Virgil.

For general, bottle and ticket information, text Eric Virgil @ 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to

On Hallow's Eve, as darkness sets, you can feel something wicked in the cool, crisp air...MD's gone mad, frisky nurses gone wild and a bevy of Manhattan's most ravishing merry-makers in barely there guises are on a rampage.... Welcome! You're about to enter the frightful and freakish lair of Dr. Coop's Laboratory of Torture at The Hotel on Rivington, the swankiest communal torture den for Halloween 2010. Located on the ground level of The Hotel on Rivington, a 21 story glass wonder, CO OP has become THE lounge on the Lower East Side catering to downtown hipsters and all over town scenesters.

Sinners & Saints Halloween Party - THE HANKY PANKY CLUB
October 27, 2012 - New York

Sinners & Saints Halloween Party with your host celebrity DJ Brittany Andrews, aka Brit*Star and special guests!

at THE HANKY PANKY CLUB Saturday, October 27th at 10pm 125A East 11th Street www.thehankypankyclubnyc.com

Samatha Ronson's UFO Abduction - Sky Room
October 27, 2012 - New York City

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Samatha Ronson's UFO Abduction At Sky Room 330 West 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues

with Music Celebrity Guest Dj Samantha Ronson and Libranine along with B. Mills spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, House, Top 40, etc.

General Admission Tickets start at $30 each To purchase tickets and bottle packages, go to https://tickets.stubster.com/ericvirgil

Doors Open at 9pm For ticket information, bottle information or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917.664.2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com

Sky Room is the highest rooftop lounge in NYC, and conveniently locatedin the heart of Times Square. Celebrity guest DJ and Lindsey Lohan ex-girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, willbe playing all of your favorites this Halloween along with Libranine and B. Mills. If you haven’t heard her spinbefore, trust us when we say she knows how to get a party started! Come dance in your costume on top of the greatest city in the world Saturday, October 27th!

For more Halloween parties, go to www.ericvirgil.com

Halloween Horse Parade - Dream Come True Farm
October 27, 2012 - Manorville

Audience participation is encouraged in choosing the best child costume and horse and best adult costume and horse. Prizes and other gifts with be distributed during the event. Also come see the beautifully decorated horse stalls.

Halloween Dinner Party hosted by Dream Come True Farm - Sicilia D'Oro Restaurant
October 27, 2012 - East Patchogue

Complete dinner,non alcoholic beverage, dessert and coffee.Come in costume,live DJ. Fun for the entire family. Prize for best adult costume and best child costume. For reservations please call Concetta at 631-495-6658 or Text Marianne at 917-716-3965.

Plein Air Art Festival - Northport Village Park
Through October 27, 2012 - Northport

The region’s most accomplished plein air painters will gather in Northport, Long Island for Northport’s 6th Annual Plein Air Painting Event. Selected artists will be set up in locations throughout the village painting the fall colors of Northport. On both days spectators can observe the creative process from start to finish and talk with the artists as they work.

This is an Arts Alive LI Signature Series event.

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
October 27, 2012 - Rockville Centre

It's bigger than ever! The whole family is bound for a super fun night at CSTL's 4th Annual Spooky Fest. There's something for everyone, and it's sure to be a night the whole family will remember. Admission includes A Scary Walk in the Woods, The Mystic Den, A Not-So-Spooky Walk through the Woods, Kids' Craft Area, Live Animals Exhibit and goody-bags for the first 200 children each night. NEW for 2012... The Maze of Madness. It's not to be missed.

1st Annual Roosevelt Island, Pet Fair - Grass Knoll
October 27, 2012 - New York

Everyone prepare for an all-out Pet-palooza at the 1st Annual Roosevelt Island Pet Fair! The fair will be filled with lots of special Halloween treats and fun for all; especially our beloved animal friends!

This all day doggy event will include many fun-filled activities such as a HOWL-O-WEEN costume contest, games, prizes, doggy jungle gyms, pet photography, pet owner education spots and more! There will be an expert corner set up where attendees and their furry friends can be informed on different topics by pet professionals. A number of pet services will be at the event; dog walking/sitting services, pet spa and a pet supply boutique. Other vendors of interest include: quality pet food, pet health insurance, pet health products, gourmet pet treats.

Special Appearance: Rick Caran and "Team Jilli Dog", will be performing their 'mini dog trick/seminar shows', starting at 1pm! As seen on Animal Planet, Today Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, Rachael Ray, and more...

This event is hosted by Camp Bow Wow, Veterinary Relief Services, Shelby Semel and Pup Trotters NYC. For more information visit: http://www.campbowwowusa.com/. http://www.vetserviceny.com/. http://www.shelbydogtraining.com/. http://www.puptrotters.com/.

Ravel Hotel Rooftop's Halloween Party at Penthouse 808 - Penthouse 808
October 27, 2012 - Long Island City,Queens

Saturday, October 27th The Shipwreck Halloween Party @ Penthouse 808 (On Top of the Ravel Hotel) located 8-08 Queens Plaza South Long Island City, Queens

Music by: Dj Bacan Bacan, New Era, Cisco, Rob TV, Exotic, Rolo and Junior

Doors Open at 10pm

Drink Specials: $4 Dos Equis Draft Beers $7 Vodka Martini's/Margaritas

Dresscode: Costumes Mandatory Prizes for the Most Unique, Most Sexiest and Most Scarriest Halloween Costumes.

1st Place Prize - One Night Stay at The Ravel Hotel 2nd Place Prize - Dinner for 2 at Penthouse 808 3rd Place Prize - Free Bottle of Greygoose

Advance Tickets $20 Each. More at the Door.

To purchase tickets, go to http://halloween.ticketleap.com/shipwreck/t/ravelericvirgil2012/

For Table Reservations, Bottle Packages, or General Information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to http://www.ericvirgil.com

Bottle Packages available (No Free Admission if a Table is sold - Ticket must be purchased)

Buy 2 bottles for $400 all in before midnight Buy 1 bottle of any liquor & we'll give you 2 bottles of Rose for FREE ($325 plus tip // $390 w/ tip) Buy 2 bottles of any liquor & we'll give you 4 bottles of Rose for FREE ($650 plus tip // $780 w/ tip) Buy 3 bottles of any liquor & we'll give you 6 bottles of Rose for FREE ($975 plus tip // $1170 w/ tip) If you purchase the 3 bottle special we can substitute 2 bottles of Rose for any other bottle of your choice

Venue Description:

The Long Island City boutique hotel's rooftop bar is a candlelit, 6,000-square-foot open-air garden lounge, offering tap beer and summery cocktails (like the blueberry mojito, $10-$14), as well as themed booze nights, like "Noche en la Terraza" Wednesdays, when pitcher s of sangria and mojitos are offered at special prices. Lean back in a plush lounge chair and enjoy the striking views of the Queensboro Bridge and the Manhattan skyline

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Ballet Next - The Joyce Theater
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

After last season's sold out gala performance, Ballet Next?the new classical ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet luminaries Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard?returns to The Joyce for its first week-long run. The acclaimed dancers perform two programs that feature classical works by Petipa and Balanchine and highly-anticipated contemporary premieres by choreographers Margo Sappington and Brian Reeder. Another highlight is Ballet Next's original work La Follia, created by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, with performances by renowned dancers from major companies, including New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. The Ballet Next Ensemble will accompany the dancers with live music led by acclaimed Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio. Company website: http://www.balletnext.com/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Opening Night Benefit: Tue, Oct 23 For benefit tickets, call 212-203-0409 Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 24 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Signs & Symbols - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Drawn from the Museum's deep holdings of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs, Signs & Symbols sheds new light on the development of American abstraction during the critical postwar period of the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s. Many artists active in this period who are often overlooked -- Will Barnet, Forrest Bess, Charles Seliger, and Mark Tobey, among others -- developed abstract work that remains distinct from many of the concerns associated with the canonized Abstract Expressionists, including large-scale canvases and gestural brushwork. Instead, the exhibition presents a more nuanced narrative, focused on the figurative and calligraphic "signs and symbols" present in much of the highly controlled work from this period and included in this show. In many cases, this work drew inspiration from specifically American sources and sought to foster a national aesthetic distinct from European Surrealism and Cubism. These investigations formed an important foundation for a future generation of artists--including Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein--who later incorporated highly individualized systems of signs into their own work while embracing distinctly American subject matter.

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art - A Film Environment - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, "an intoxication by light from a thousand sources."

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2012 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit "Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens," an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals. The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival Weekend in September. Through October 28.

Louis CK - New York City Center
Through October 28, 2012 -

Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Louis C.K., creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network's critically acclaimed series "Louie" , will perform a special engagement at New York City Center.

Legends and Hauntings - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through October 28, 2012 - Fairfield

Get chilled to the bone on this walking tour that explores haunting legends and folklore as night descends. Hear about body snatching in the cemetery, ghost legends at the Tavern and stand on the site where wary townsfolk tested alleged witches in the 17th century.

Dead or Alive: Halloween at NYSCI - The New York Hall of Science
Through October 28, 2012 - Corona

Kids can create edible tricks and treats with candy makers, molecular gastronomists, and food scientists. Virtual costume party with live music, video productions and food trucks.

HAUNTED MUSEUM! - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through October 28, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Beware of new adventures this year as you bump into the spirits of Cold Spring Harbor. Be chilled by exhibits coming to life with roving ghosts, wandering pirates, stranded sailors, and wailing widows. Kids can touch what's icky and sticky, meet a roach, and create a Halloween mask. Family-friendly spooks for ages 6 and up.

Eggstripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through October 28, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn the centuries old process of egg taking and fertilization. Learn how the Hatchery has been producing trout for more than 125 years.

Eggstripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through October 28, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn the centuries old process of egg taking and fertilization. Learn how the Hatchery has been producing trout for more than 125 years.

Vote For Me Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through October 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Find election-related objects big and small, from the balustrade George Washington stood behind at Federal Hall, to one of John F. Kennedy’s election buttons, in this scavenger hunt for families.

Teens Come Free - Shop Gotham
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Teens come free on Shop Gotham's Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tours in September and October 2012 (1 Free Teen ticket for each paying adult). Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning for 2.5 hours. Chic fashion and store discounts in the shopping capital of the world. For details and to book: www.shopgotham.com. Booking code: Freeteen

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through October 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. This month includes "One Thousand Tracings," a story about WWII by Lita Judge, "Stable," a history of horses in New York City by Ted Lewin, "A Glorious Day," a sweet tale about a young New Yorker named Henry by Amy Schwartz, and "Sleepy Hollow and the Road You'd Better Not Follow," a creepy Halloween story by Donna Davies.

MURDER, MAYHEM, SPIRITS AND GHOSTS: THE GREEN-WOOD HISTORIC FUND HOSTS TWO LATE OCTOBER WALKING TOURS - Green-Wood Cemetery
Through October 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Green-Wood Historic Fund will host two Late October Walking Tours -- held annually and led by Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman -- that will celebrate the fall season will tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts. Check the Green-Wood website for more details.

This is a very popular tour and visitors should arrive early.

The walk may be hilly and strenuous. Participants are encouraged to wear good walking shoes.

Reservations are recommended. To find out more information or to make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Please note: This tour will be given two times; October 27th and October 28th at 1pm

Boo at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through October 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Celebrate Halloween with a full day of hands-on activities. They include watching the baboons smash pumpkins; a very spooky barn; crafts, face painting, and costumes and dancing; and a play about all things creepy.

Boo at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through October 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Celebrate Halloween with a full day of hands-on activities. They include watching the baboons smash pumpkins; a very spooky barn; crafts, face painting, and costumes and dancing; and a play about all things creepy.

Boo at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
Through October 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Celebrate Halloween with a full day of hands-on activities. They include watching the baboons smash pumpkins; a very spooky barn; crafts, face painting, and costumes and dancing; and a play about all things creepy.

Tours with a Halloween Twist - Lyndhurst
Through October 28, 2012 - Tarrytown

Historic Tours with a Twist are approximately 50 minutes, and present the history of the stunning Gothic Revival Lyndhurst mansion and its inhabitants over a period of 120 years. In celebration of the season, some rarely seen historical objects are on display, as well as some quite unusual items for a typical historic tour. After all, the "Dark Shadows" movies were filmed at the mansion. Not recommended for children younger than age 6. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Proof of age may be required. This event has timed entry. Please arrive 20 minutes before the entry time stamped on your ticket in order to have time to park and check in. Check-in for Historic Tours with a Halloween Twist takes place in the tent by the parking area. You will be escorted down the path to the Mansion in time to enter.

Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest Returns to Times Square - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest returns to Ripley’s Times Square this Halloween to put a spooky twist on the Odditorium’s famed “Extreme Sleepover.” Offered on Saturday, October 27, this spine-chilling overnight experience thrills with unbelievable sideshow performances, costume contest, Halloween scavenger hunt and more.

Includes admission to Ripley’s Odditoriom; Halloween themed scavenger hunt; late-night haunted house; access to Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace™; pizza dinner and breakfast; a screening of a Halloween themed family movie; costume contest with prizes; live entertainment; and a souvenir goody bag featuring bug candy and a Ripley’s t-shirt.

All guests need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, flashlight, costume and their curiosity.

Available on October 27, 2012, Slumber Fest begins at 7pm, ends at 8am the next morning

Suitable for children ages 6 and up. One adult (over age 21) is required for every four children attending.

Admission to Ripley’s Boo-lieve It or Not! Slumber Fest is $129 per person.

Soaked by The Todd Henry Movement - Triskelion Arts
Through October 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Todd Henry Movement will present a new show called "Soaked" at Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 25-28, at 8 pm. Eclectic and innovative, Henry's choreography engages audiences in a unique theatrical experience. Movement bursts off walls and floors, unfolding in staccato pacing and spacing, asking as many questions as it answers. Narratives and themes are tender and dark, exploring human sexuality and spiritual bankruptcy with fearless candor. Live stage performance intertwines with visual projections, text, and films. Influences include the raw emotion of Miguel Gutierrez, the sly comedy of Douglas Coupland and the inclusive immediacy of Keith Haring.Todd Henry on his work: "I'm using nine talented performers to explore how we live among each other. It's a journal in motion. This show is about the boundaries we set; don't set; learn to set. It's about obsession. It's about addiction. It's about falling in love. It's about sex. It's about emotional vampires. It's about falling on your face. It's about loving yourself. It's about hope. It's about being human." The soundtrack for "Soaked" includes TV on the Radio, The Mountain Goats, DJ Shadow, NIN, Perfume Genius, Nicholas Jaar, Stacey Q, live vocals and original text. Tickets for the show are $15 and seating is limited. Order from Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com.

SYFY HALLOWEENYC FEST - Flatiron Plaza North
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

All weekend long, enjoy entertainment on a spooktacular SyFy Stage. Catch performances by Princess Katie & Racer Steve, The Amazing Max, Apple Seeds' Songs for Seeds, and more! Activities include Ghost Hunters goodies, Hot Set Hands On Crafts Center, Paranormal Witness Photo Booth and a Face Off Painting Station. Til 6pm.

SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT - Riverside Church
Through October 28, 2012 - NY

The Riverside Church presents a Riverside Theatre production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" staged on its historic rooftop terrace under the stars. Starring real-life brother and sister Mark and Monique St. Cyr in the lead roles of Sebastian and Viola.

Giant Corn Maze Invades Pier 86 At Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

A giant corn maze and pumpkin patch will take over Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from October 25th- October 28th. The maze will be open to the public from 10a.m. – 5p.m. daily.

Guests are invited to make their way through the family-friendly maze which leads to Intrepid’s very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on October 27th & October 28th, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is NOT required.

Intrepid Museum Fall Festival 2012 - Intrepid Museum
Through October 28, 2012 -

Celebrate fall at Intrepid Museum! Make your way through a giant, family-friendly corn maze and exit into Intrepid's very own pumpkin patch! On Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28 children of all ages can also decorate their pumpkin with a fun (or spooky) face!

Halloween at the Ascarium - New York Aquarium
Through October 28, 2012 - Coney Island

This year's Ascarium is a swashbuckling pirate adventure with nautical and pirate-themed activities. Explore the Haunted Seafari, where you can peer through portholes, glimpsing life in the sea, and make your way through the haunted Captain's Quarters and Briny Brig. While you explore, learn what you can do to help save beaches and oceans from pollution. Animal exhibits are also woven into the adventure.

There are also performances throughout the day, including "Pirate School!" with Billy Bones and various musical and dance shows; workshops; arts and crafts; and trick-or-treating.

"The Curse of Skull Rock," a family-friendly animated adventure, is playing Oct. 1-31 in the 4-D movie theater ($7 additional per person).

Haunted House at M8KE! - M8KE!
Through October 28, 2012 - Glendale

Come if you dare! Enjoy the only Makerspace in Queens. The main event is a tour of space age Haunted House. Join the ghost and goblins and trick or treaters for glow-in-the-dark and black light painting. M8ke your own pumpkins, t-shirts, masks, guitars and more! Haunted House tour can be ramped up or toned down based on age and inclination or upon request.

A-Mazing Event - Bartlett Arboretum
Through October 28, 2012 - Stamford

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens becomes home to a huge hay maze, fun activities for kids and other Halloween happenings. The event also features free admission to The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, the new Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom, as well as the 'Monster Mash' costume parade and many other kid friendly activities.

Big Screen Politics 2012: Political Film Classics at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through October 29, 2012 - Garden City

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development bring you this film series showcasing a variety of political-themed movies this Presidential election season. From comedy, drama, and thriller, the selected films feature all-star casts that don’t disappoint. All screenings are free and are shown in the AUPAC Concert Hall on the brand new high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound. A post screening discussion is planned for each film with a special guest. The first in this six-part series is the movie Election (1999), director Alexander Payne’s satirical look at high school politics revolving around a three-way race for student body President. Reese Witherspoon stars as Tracy Flick, the overachieving candidate who enters the race unopposed. Matthew Broderick is Flick’s nemesis and student council advisor who enacts a plan to ruin her plans to run the school by finding a more popular candidate as her rival. As the election season unfolds it is Broderick’s character whose life begins to fall apart. This cult favorite will be shown on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Tim Robbins took on writing, directing, starring and even songwriting for his 1992 mock documentary, Bob Roberts. This is a fictional look at a rightwing folksinger’s run for U.S. Senate and featured the tagline, “Vote first. Ask questions later.” Bob Roberts will be screened on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Barry Levinson tries to figure out whether it’s the ‘tail that wags the dog’ or ‘the dog that wags the tail’ in a political black comedy about campaign professionals covering up a Presidential candidate’s sexual indiscretions. Wag the Dog was released in 1997 with an all-star cast including Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and Willie Nelson, moviegoers can see this on Monday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.

In Bulworth (1998) Warren Beatty plays the title character, a politician who has arranged for his own assassination. After hiring a hit man he begins to campaign for reelection with a tell-it-like-it-is style, he is at peace with being honest to the voters knowing that he’ll die soon. But as the new approach gains popularity, his feelings on impending death change and he tries to cancel the contract on his life. Beatty is joined by Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and Don Cheadle for this film we will show on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The Oscar-winning film, All The President’s Men (1976), is the story of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein investigating the Watergate scandal. What begins as an unimportant story of a simple robbery eventually leads to the real-life downfall of President Richard Nixon. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford star in the movie showing on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Recount is a 2008 made for HBO movie chronicling the vote tally process for the 2000 election between presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush. The film mixes real news footage in telling the story that begins on Election Day and leads to a recount of Florida votes due to voting irregularities. The story ends with the Supreme Court putting a stop to the process. Kevin Spacey, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson and Laura Dern portraying real-life characters co-starring with “hanging chads” on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for this film series are free. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or [email protected] For more about all the events at AUPAC, visit aupac.adelphi.edu.

For more on the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, see adelphi.edu/ce.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Big Screen Politics 2012: Political Film Classics at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through October 29, 2012 - Garden City

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development showcases six political-themed movies this Presidential election season. From comedy, drama, and thriller, the selected films feature all-star casts that don’t disappoint. The films include Election(9/24), Bob Roberts(10/1), Wag the Dog (10/8), Bulworth (10/15), All The President’s Men(10/22), and Recount (10/29). All screenings are at 7pm and are shown in the AUPAC Concert Hall on the brand new high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound. A post screening discussion is planned for each film with a special guest.

Discovery Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2012 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem while enjoying the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and the untouched landscape of Long Island's North Shore in this 90-minute sightseeing tour aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat.A naturalist is on board to explain ecology, geology and history of the area. Seating is first come, first served. June 16-October 30, 2012.

Outstanding Art at Agora this October - Agora Gallery
Through October 30, 2012 - New York

We've got a lovely, lively set of shows for you this October, with something to delight every taste. In Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, talented Canadian artists display their integrity, ingenuity and artistic excellence with artworks that seem to sparkle on the walls. Elements of Form: Kozo Takano / a solo exhibition presents the mesmerizing art of a Japanese artist who specializes in bringing out the wonder in the rhythm of ordinary life, and Portals of Perception features the work of artists who can translate their inimitable perspective and inspiring ideas into physical forms that we can all appreciate and enjoy. The exhibitions will open on October 9, 2012 and continue until October 30, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of October 11, 2012, and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for these alluring artworks. Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2012 – October 30, 2012 Reception: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6-8 pm 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/10_11_2012.aspx

Featured Artists: Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada Bernice Sorge | Tania Doucet | Lone Tratt | Katie Brennan | Gladys Gonzalez | Jérôme Scullino | Donna Bonin | Jacques Descoteaux | Marla Freedman | Patrice Carmichael | Sylvie Drolet | Jane Richardson | Maya Vinokurov

Elements of Form: Kozo Takano / a solo exhibition Kozo Takano

Portals of Perception Bharati Sagar | Teddy Wayne Brown | Debra Lohrere | Roberta Dixon | Berenice Michelow | Cristina Popovici | Brady Steward | Barbara Bilotta | Antonio De Santis | Mark Salevitz | Samar Albader | Katherine Jenkins

About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It 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. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery 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 international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, 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.

Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring Universal Pulse by Brazilian public artist Bel Borba, along with acclaimed filmmakers Burt Sun and Andre Costantini - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through October 30, 2012 - New York

On October 1st 2012, Brazilian public artist Bel Borba, along with acclaimed filmmakers Burt Sun and Andre Costantini, will premiere their new, site-specific work entitled Universal Pulse as part of the Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery - the largest coordinated effort by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content at the same time every day. The piece is the first in the program's history to be created specifically for use on the Times Square screens, and it will run every night counting down the three minutes to midnight. The film is a central element in Borba’s creative journey to New York City this fall, where he intends to transform the City into his newest studio and make Times Square his base.

The Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery is presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts and features dynamic contemporary video works each month, with screenings every evening just before midnight.

For more information: TSAC: http://www.timessquareadcoalition.org/ “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery”: www.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through October 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Historic Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the mill, c. 1751, offers an authentic experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

School's out and On Location Tours is leading outdoors tours of the most filmed location in New York City: Central Park. During the month of June, children can tour free with the purchase of one adult ticket on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour. Experience your favorites come to life as you tour Central Park and see where the movie-magic happened. You and your kids will have the opportunity to dance and sing where the cast of Glee did in their rendition of "I Love New York," feed the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin did in "Home Alone 2," be like the Smurfs when they realized they certainly weren't in the Smurf Village anymore, and see where the final scene in "The Avengers" took place. Mention "School's Out!" during the month of June when purchasing an adult ticket to receive one free child ticket.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community.

Congratulations to the winners:

ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA

2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA

3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA

Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA

Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA

New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA

Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA

Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through October 31, 2012 - Congers

This family-run farm, popular with local school groups, grows nearly 20 varieties of apples. Stop by on weekends for hay rides. And starting the third week of October, pick your own pumpkin. Call ahead to see what apple varieties are available on a particular weekend. Apple picking available daily through Halloween.

START (Story+Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen to a different story each week that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project in response to the story. Program runs through October 31.

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at [email protected]

Downtown Ghost Walking Tour with Wall Street Walks - Wall Street, NYC
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Explore New York City’s most haunted neighborhood with your very own guide to the Underworld of the Financial District. Explore the cemetery at Trinity Church and unearth legends of the ghost world like George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton. Exercise your feet as well as the restless spirits of those driven to madness after the Great Stock Market crash. Don’t lose your head as you try to spot the famous horseman of Kipp’s Bay. Finally, to prove you “aren’t afraid of no ghosts,” drop into one of the filming sites of Ghost Busters 2.

Tours run every Fri. and Sat. in October at 5:30 and 7:30 pm and there is a special tour on Wed. 31, also at 5:30 and 7:30.

To purchase tickets, please visit our ticket seller at: http://www.zerve.com/WallStreet/Ghosts

For more information about this or any other tour, please visit our website at: www.wallstreetwalks.com

Cat Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
Through October 31, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Take a funny picture of your cat and enter it in the Library's Cat Photo Contest. Winners receive an assortment of cat goodies--toys, food, fun things for cat lovers. The winning photo will be announced October 29. Contact the Library for further details.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. The haunted world of pumpkin sculptures offers plenty of hands-on fun each day - play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a 'hoot' learning about owls. On October 20-21, master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transforms humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures.

There's plenty of hands-on fun each day--play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a 'hoot' learning about owls. Special events run throughout the month. Through Oct. 31 in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Bronx Haunted Warehouse (formerly Nightmare: Z-Day) - Commerce Avenue
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

This dynamic, modern version of a classic zombie haunted house is bigger, badder, and scarier than before! With multiple new rooms and added scares and effects, this Haunted Warehouse promises to amp up the terrifying fear factor from last year's horrifying and much-raved-about debut. There will be plenty of screams as zombies chase you from every angle and surprise you in the most unexpected places. It's the Zombie Apocalypse, and it's time to put your survival skills to the test. Will you survive? Or will they eat your...braaaaaaiiiiiins?! Parents are strongly cautioned. This is an intense experience, not recommended for children younger than age 12. No children under age 10 will be admitted. Ages 14 and younger will be admitted only with a parent or guardian. Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 25, and 28 from 7-10pm; Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, and 31 from 7-11pm; October 7, 14, and 21 from 7-9pm.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House & The Terror Trail - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Rye

For the 2012 season, Scared by the Sound, a walk-through style, interactive haunted house, is expanding with two new Halloween-themed attractions combined on one additional ticket. Both are located outdoors in the area next to the original haunt. These are also walking experiences, but totally outdoors, unprotected from the elements (and lost wandering souls!). In The Demented Pumpkin Patch, intricately carved and lit gourds adorn a walking path which is closely guarded by its demented inhabitants. The Terror Trail sends visitors to wander through dark farmland, amongst the corn stalks. Approaching the entrance to the Slaughter House, one has no choice but to enter and witness in person the horror within. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Note: Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card; tickets purchased at the ticket booth located in the Playland Courtyard are cash only. An ATM is located a few steps from the ticket booth. Through October 31.

Halloween at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through October 31, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Hatchery visitors wearing a costume will receive one free mini fish food container.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including The Haunting at Habitat Mansion, Creepy Hollows Hayride, Hay Maze, Costume Parade, Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations and Display, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, craft workshops, and treat stations. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals. Note: some activities require an additional fee. Children 12 and under wearing a Halloween costume will receive free admission.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids get in the kitchen and create some eats that will have their taste buds tingling.

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

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

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

This is a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch.

Shadow Box Theater presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin - The Bedford Village School
Through October 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story conveys a message that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it.

Autumn Open Village - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin; enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride and corn field. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm. Additional cost for pumpkins.

The Migrant Project - Chelsea Market
Through October 31, 2012 - Chelsea

LA-based photographer Rick Nahmias has dedicated over a decade to creating awareness-raising art and food-centric projects. The Migrant Project photo exhibit explores California's agricultural workforce which provides approximately fifty percent of the produce consumed in the United States.

Nahmias' social justice-themed media work has been shown across North America, Europe, and Asia, was presented on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, and is shown in several other private and public collections across the country.

This marks the first time that The Migrant Project is showcased in New York City and also the first time it is exhibited in a food environment. The exhibition is free and on view through October in the market concourse.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 31, 2012 - Massapequa

There has been a zombie outbreak in Massapequa. Come to Darkness Rising and ride down to the 3rd sub-basement of Gentec Labs. Will you have the nerve to venture through the labs and various areas that have been overrun by the zombie horde? Bring your friends and your courage and see if you can make out alive.

Fall Flyers - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Join in the fun as you design your own autumn-themed wind spinner using fun fall materials.

Carnival des Corbeaux: Six Nights of Revelry - McKittrick Hotel
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, announces details of Carnival des Corbeaux, the follow-up to last year's Halloween festivities at The McKittrick. The Carnival des Corbeaux begins on Friday, October 26 and runs for six consecutive nights, each night having its own costume theme to which guests will be asked to strictly adhere. Each night of the carnival commences immediately following that evening's performance of Sleep No More, which will—on those evenings only—offer audience members the enhanced experience of touring The McKittrick in costume prior to attending the Halloween festivities after the show. Tickets to Carnival des Corbeaux will be sold both as a package with Sleep No More or separately, allowing guests not attending the show to still join the party afterwards.

Lyndhurst After Dark - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

Dare to enter the dark shadows of the Lyndhurst mansion as grey day turns into black night. Spooky as a mansion standing alone in a large property may be at any time, after dark Lyndhurst bears additional psychic residue as the site of the first two Dark Shadows movies, wherein vampires, succubae, and assorted ghosts held sway. Besides Barnabas Collins and his relatives, Lyndhurst was the home of three additional families over a period of 120 years, including that of Robber Baron Jay Gould. So who knows what modern visitors may discover in the flickering shadows and evocative sounds of Lyndhurst After Dark? Visit in the shadows or in darkest night, beginning October 4 and continuing throughout the month. Costumes are encouraged. For the complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit showclix.com/event/afterdark. Historic Tours with a Halloween twist will be offered in the light of day Thursdays through Sundays, on variable schedules. Hitherto unseen objects will be on display to reflect the season. Space is limited. Advanced ticketing is recommended: showclix.com/event/twist. Open Thursdays-Sundays in October, and Columbus Day (Oct. 8), and every day from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31. Please note: all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicapped-accessible.

Truck or Treat for City Harvest - Throughout New York City
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Truck or Treat is City Harvest's Halloween initiative that allows children to partake in the fight against hunger in New York City by collecting donations while trick-or-treating.

Although it seems like children only just dusted off their backpacks to head back to school, Halloween is right around the corner. Each year, participating children take along collection boxes shaped like City Harvest trucks as they go trick or treating.

Every 25 cents collected will enable City Harvest to rescue one pound of food for a hungry New Yorker, so every coin really does count. To learn more, go to cityharvest.org/truckortreat, or contact [email protected] to get your school or children's organization involved.

NYC Restaurant Deal App Leloca to Split Its $2 per Deal Fee with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger During Campaign Oct 15-31 - Over 200 Participating NYC Restaurants
Through October 31, 2012 - New York City

Leloca, an iPhone and Android app offering real-time discounts at NYC restaurants, is partnering with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger to help support their mission of alleviating hunger and promoting social change. Each time a dining deal is secured on Leloca from October 15th to 31st, Leloca will donate $1 towards the charity, essentially splitting its revenue with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Leloca provides instant discounts at over 200 restaurants in NYC. Discounts are targeted to a phone’s location. The deals are typically 30-50% off and require no purchase to download. With this program, NYC diners enjoy trying a new restaurant at a big discount, while knowing that they are supporting a local charity with a crucial mission at the same time.

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students. Participating are Irvington School District Middle and High Schools, Westlake Middle School, Mount Pleasant School District, and Another Step, Elmsford. Park your car and walk this exuberant installation, beginning October 12 through October 31.

Pumpkin Patch - Mt. Kisco United Methodist Church
Through October 31, 2012 - Mount Kisco

The Pumpkin Patch returns to Mount Kisco for the 11th year and the sale begins on Oct. 5.

A fundraiser for the ministry and missions of the church, the Pumpkin Patch has become a community-wide event, especially the work of unloading the trucks, which will take place on Oct. 4 starting at 4:30pm, and then again on Oct. 19 at 4:30pm.

"We are often described as 'the pumpkin church,'" says Pastor Karen Burger. "Pumpkins are not only for sale, but make a great photo backdrop. I can't wait to be involved with the Pumpkin Patch for the first time!" We will also reach out to the community through story-time with local preschool classes throughout the month and a special "Great Pumpkin Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 20 with activities for children. A Blessing of the Animals is also scheduled for the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:15am.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through October 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through October 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

MissoniHome Annual Sale in New York City - ddc
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

MissoniHome is pleased to announce its Annual Sale, offering 15% off all products in their collection of furniture, textiles and accessories, from October 15th – 31st. Examples of sale items include the Nadal Throw, originally $2,185, now $1,857.25; the Noria Pouf, originally $1,345, now $1,143.25; the Nancho Pillow, originally $220, now $187 and many more. To shop, visit ddc, located at: 181 Madison Avenue in New York City.

ddc 181 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10016 (212) 685-0800 http://www.ddcnyc.com

Monday-Friday (Open 9:30am-6:00pm) Saturday (Open 11:00am-6:00pm) Sunday (Closed)

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

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

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show - Stamford Art Association
Through November 01, 2012 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media.

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
Through November 02, 2012 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

A Raisin in the Sun - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 03, 2012 - Westport

Cosby show actress Phylicia Rashad directs this story about a black family in 1950s Southside Chicago and their quest for a piece of the American dream.

'Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through November 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

City Parks Foundation will premiere its new puppet production, "Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure" on Oct. 3, 2012 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. This family friendly show celebrates the spirit of Halloween in New York City and is inspired by the original fairytale, "Hansel and Gretel."

BLOOD MANOR - Blood Manor
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

New York City's renowned haunted attraction is now open.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Midtown

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light, reminiscent of the opera's stage lighting, where they will encounter Glass's entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson's storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris, Brussels, and Venice will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary "Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera," about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions-from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds-are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality.

"As human behavior becomes more clickable than physical, we can-t help but wonder what this means for our most basic, biological impulse: sex." says Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Curator of "Universe of Desire." The exhibition explores this very question by examining what we actually search for on the internet and what we leave behind.

Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, authors of the best-selling book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, provide much of the inspiration for "Universe of Desire." Ogas and Gaddam gathered and coded 400 million internet searches, 55 million of which (or roughly 13 percent) proved to be searches for some kind of erotic content. The findings mined from analyzing the internet habits of tens of millions of people worldwide will be on display in "Universe of Desire."

These anonymous searches bring to question our identity by revealing both the expected "kinks" and "squicks" (squirm-inducing kinks), as well as the broad categories of shared desire that account for 80 percent of internet searches, including "cheating partners", "youth", "mature" and various genitalia. Confronted with this research we begin to see just how similar and different we all are as humans.

Supporting this content is a variety of media that amplifies and humanizes the scientific findings of A Billion Wicked Thoughts. Showcasing artifacts from Science, Culture, Art and Technology, Universe of Desire explores the virtual cataloging of our sexual wants, infatuations and yearnings by walking patrons through the kind of sex we, as humans, look up on the internet.

Photographer Natacha Merritt, author of Digital Diaries, has documented herself digitally for the last 14 years. As one of the first photographers to capture erotic imagery in a digital medium, a selection of this pioneering artist's work is exhibited for the first time in its chronology, offering a visual timeline as example of photographic evolution, serving both as record and expression of our sexual desires through the last decade.

Further exploring the relationship between digital imagery and sexual fantasy, visitors to "Universe of Desire" are invited to engage with a series of video and interactive experiences. Highlights include a digital mirror created by Kevin Bleich and Gabriela Guti?rrez which literally deconstructs patrons into pixels, and projects avatars of their "digital selves" onto the walls of the gallery, while an interactive video collage from Johnny Woods lures visitors into a virtual romp of sexual artifacts designed to stimulate, provoke and delight audiences.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Axial Theatre presents Clifford Odets' 'Awake and Sing!' - St. John's Episcopal Church
Through November 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

Axial Theatre in Pleasantville will inaugurate its 14th season with Clifford Odets' classic Depression-era drama, "Awake and Sing!" This will be a first for Axial as the Westchester theatre company has, until now, exclusively produced new works, often by emerging artists. Howard Meyer, artistic director of Axial Theatre and HMActing, the affiliated acting/playwriting school, explains that the piece is particularly relevant in today's economic climate. He says, "A line reads, 'Life is not printed on dollar bills.' That's a central theme of this masterpiece, finding the balance between working to sustain a family and carving out time to truly be alive." Please make reservations at brownpapertickets.com/event/253189 or call 800-838-3006. For more information, call Jaki Silver at 516-984-4515. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm, Oct. 18-Nov. 4.

Flash Gordon and the Heroes of the Universe - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

The exhibit showcases artwork by two Flash Gordon illustrators, Alex Raymond and Al Williamson, as well as numerous other science fiction cartoonists. The artwork and memorabilia on display, representing space adventure creations from Buck Rogers to Star Wars, provides evidence of the significant impact that these heroes of the universe have had on American culture.

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep at The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street, NYC on Oct 11 to Nov 4; Thurs through Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org

Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep Venue: The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street October 11 to November 4 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com Running time: two hours. For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org

Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

Untying Love - Tada! Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Opalescent Productions is proud to announce the cast for Untying Love, a new drama about the end of life and letting go by Peggy Willens to run at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, NYC from October 13 to November 4, 2012. Emma Berry directs a cast of eight, including Jed Dickson* (Off B'way: The Mask),Nancy Hess* (B'way: Phantom, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Goodbye Girl), Rodrigo Lopresti (TV: The Quarter Life, Connected, The Black Donnelly's), Simon MacLean* (New York: The Crucible (ArcLight), Biography (Mint)), Marie Marshall* (NY: House of Mirth (Metropolitan); LA: Woman of Manhattan, Psychopathia Sexualis (Zoo)), John Mateyko(New York: Seussical), Nancy Nagrant* (New York: Naked in Encino, Family Dinner), and Kyla Schoer* (Off B'way: The Awesome 80's Prom). *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase.

In the tradition of Chekhov and Shepard, Untying Love is a raw and unblinking view into the intimate moment when people embrace the ultimate act of family love. The play is set in a hospice, where Steven’s mother is caught between life and death. He doesn’t know how to help her. Sharing stories, laughter and tears, his quirky family hopes to give his mother a peaceful goodbye, free of pain and fear. Two supportive hospice volunteers provide all the help they can. But something’s in the way. Who’s not letting go, and why?

Director Emma Berry described it as “a stunning script of depth, one that requires a first-class caliber of performance. It drew me back to live theater after many years away.”

Untying Love can be viewed as a contrasting but complementary piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit by Margaret Edson, with whom Willens attended high school in Washington, DC. While Wit portrays the experience of a woman, Dr. Vivian Bearing, in the last stages of ovarian cancer, in Untying Love the dying patient remains offstage. And while Witis highly literary, including flashbacks to Dr. Bearing's erudite lectures on the poetry of John Donne, the characters in Willens' play struggle to communicate their most basic hopes, fears and resentments. But the two plays share two themes: that there are times when medical intervention can no longer help, and that there is something in the human experience that cannot be understood through intellect alone.

Untying Love is presented in a time when end-of-life issues, palliative care and hospice care are receiving increased attention. Current political debates about Medicare spending touch on the topic both obliquely ? about 25% of Medicare dollars are spent during the last year of a person’s life[1]? and directly, as when the term “death panels” was coined for a proposal to offer Medicare patients voluntary counseling about living wills and end-of-life care options. The provision was deleted from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Eighty percent of U.S. patients state that they don’t want aggressive intervention and hospitalization once their disease reaches a terminal phase,[2] and yet many people who want to die at home or in hospice do not have that opportunity.

The palliative care and hospice communities work to help families acknowledge what’s happening during the dying process while easing patients’ physical and emotional pain. The hospice philosophy is to help people live with dignity in their last days and weeks, with a chance to say their goodbyes and to die in peace. There is, in short, such a thing as a good death. Please note that Untying Love is not a political or “message” play, however. It indelibly portrays one family’s journey through the end-of-life moment.

"So many scripts aim to entertain rather than provoke,” Berry said, “and this script is, in its own quiet way, utterly provoking.”

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 05, 2012 - Midtown

MoMA's ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition brings together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books.

In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's book "Century of the Child" presaged the 20th century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking regarding the rights, development, and well-being of children as interests of utmost importance to all society.

Taking inspiration from Key, and looking back through the 20th century 100 years after her forecast, this exhibition will examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the "citizens of the future" to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation.

In this period children have been central to the concerns, ambitions, and activities of modern architects and designers both famous and unsung, and working specifically for children has often provided unique freedom and creativity to the avant-garde.

Rhythm-Girls dance classes - Rhythmology Dance Studio
Through November 05, 2012 - Westbury

The Rhythm-Girls is a program series designed specifically for Girl Scouts by Rhythmology. Participating in dance is a great way for children to get exercise, develop social skills, and expand their horizons. This program allows each girl to develop a sense of creativity and self expression while also teaching discipline and focus. Dances taught include Latin ballroom, jazz, salsa, merengue and bachata. Call for more information. The classes run through November 5, 2012

The Skeleton Crew - Yorktown Museum
Through November 05, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

More than 50 everyday phrases (such as the term "lazy bones") are depicted and illustrated using not-so-scary skeleton figures.

Calm and Connected: Parenting Your Child with ADHD© 6-Session Workshop Series (Six 1 ½ hour sessions) - Hampton Inn
Through November 06, 2012 - Jericho

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help you develop tools, techniques and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

To register call 516.802.0593 or email [email protected]

Community Gallery -Presidents Helping Children - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2012 - Garden City

Explore the contributions 11 United States presidents have made to the advancements of child well-being over the last century in areas of nutrition, health, education and child safety in this exhibit developed by Every Child Matters. The exhibit features 30 photographs chosen from an international photo competition to draw attention to the plight of children. The exhibit runs through November 6, 2012.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the second Friday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the third Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Dinosaurs After Dark - Field Station: Dinosaurs
Through November 10, 2012 - Secaucus

The sights and sounds of Field Station: Dinosaurs will take on a new sense of mystery and danger at the parks new Dinosaurs After Dark on Friday and Saturday nights.

Guests explore darkened trails of the park with just a flashlight and a rope to lead the way. Imaginations will run wild as the path narrows and the tour turns into the shadows. Was that a scream? What's that moving in woods? Look up and there it is: the T-Rex, its teeth visible in the flashlight's beam as it rears its giant head.

This family experience begins with the eerie ghost stories of Snake Hill to set the mood, a special nighttime edition of the Olympics-style T-Rex games, a dinosaur sing-a-long with a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and a campfire sing-along with roasted marshmallows and s'mores.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - Ars Nova
Through November 10, 2012 - New York

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

By Dave Malloy Directed by Rachel Chavkin

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! October 1 - November 10, 2012

Lovers are betrayed, society is scandalized and glasses are raised in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop opera ripped from a slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the city’s most charming rogue, it is up to the disillusioned Pierre, a family friend, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation. Dumplings, vodka, spectators and performers collide in this unmissable theatrical event!

This World Premiere of an Ars Nova commission will reunite Malloy with director Rachel Chavkin, two members of the team behind the OBIE Award-winning Three Pianos (New York Theatre Workshop, Ontological-Hysteric Theater). Dave’s other works include Beardo, Sandwich, Clown Bible and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, which has enjoyed several sold out engagements in New York, Berkeley, Edinburgh and Boston.

TIX REG $30 BUT COME EARLY AND SAVE UP TO 66% $10 tix for performances October 1 - 6 $20 tix for performances October 9 - 20

Featuring Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Nick Choksi, Blake DeLong, Mark Dover, Amber Gray, Dave Malloy, John Murchison, Paul Pinto, Raymond Sicam III, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Sally Wall, Pinky Weitzman, Amelia Workman

Musical Direction & Orchestrations by Dave Malloy Scenic Design Mimi Lien Costume Design Paloma Young Lighting Design Bradley King Sound Design Matt Hubbs Production Stage Manager Trisha Henson

Choking the Butterfly - 9th Space
Through November 10, 2012 - New York

Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30pm, & Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 3pm

EBE Ensemble presents Choking The Butterfly, a new play by James Johnson. Eric Mercado directs a cast of three including Eric Alba, Evan Johnson* and Christina Toth. Choking the Butterfly will run at 9th Space, 150 First Avenue, New York City for 16 performances, October 25-November 10, 2012. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase.

Teenage conjoined twins Betty and Barney are left to their own devices in an abandoned button factory after an operation to separate them. Thrown out of a cozy institution of bath times and warm needles they grew up in, they are now left with a suitcase packed with bottles of milk and cash - the land of milk and money they dreamed of as children. Betty is excited about her new existence as a singleton. Free of her parasitic twin she strides out into the world for work. Barney is smaller, weaker and as he relied on his sister for life, now that they are apart he sees death roaring towards him. Both individually meet the troubled yet charismatic Brody, who introduces them to the dark underbelly of a contemporary society riddled with drugs and voyeurism. Finally set free and equipped with all the money in the world can the twins survive separately yet stay together?

Choking the Butterfly is presented by EBE Ensemble. Artistic Director: Eric Alba; Director: Eric Mercado; Scenic Design: Cory Rodriguez; Costume Design: Amanda Jenks; Sound Design: Joshua B. Jenks; Props Design: Lauren Genutis; Stage Management: Ashley Scoles; Casting Director: Rachel Maran; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Choking the Butterfly plays for 16 performances from October 25-November 10 on the following schedule: Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30pm; and Saturday, Nov. 10th @ 3pm.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting ChokingtheButterfly.brownpapertickets.com.

The run time for Choking the Butterfly is 80 minutes with no intermission.

Director Eric Mercado is a Brooklyn based director. Previous directing and devised theatre credits include: The Ape and the Child at the Wings Theater, Ach Du Lieber Himmel and Wine and Spirits, both at New York Theater Workshop with Theater In Asylum, Bomb Shelter at the Gene Frankel, Baby Plays the Banjo at 45 Bleecker, and Open Up at Theater for the New City. Eric recently served as Staff Director for Aquila Theatre’s national tour of Macbethand The Importance of Being Earnest. His latest original work The Scientists will be premiering at the Living Theatre in November. He holds a BFA from NYU Tisch where he studied creating original work. www.EricRMercado.com

Playwright James Johnson studied Drama at Queens University Belfast his previous work includes the BBC/Stewart Parker Award nominated Choking the Butterfly [Best New Irish Play] which was produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company. He also has written two Edinburgh Fringe shows The Importance of Shoes [Weaver Hughes Ensemble] which was produced as an audio play by Wireless Theatre Company and transferred to London and The Audition which was produced in Los Angeles by Mahalo Theatre Collective as part of the Hollywood Fringe last year before transferring to London and has been translated and produced in Sweden. His other work includes Glimpse Due Solace [Loughborough Stage Society] and the short plays Glossina Palpalis and Rain Falls [Belfast 25 Project].

EBE Ensemble is dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the beginning of their seventh season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 35 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series. www.ebeensemble.org.

Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marie's Miniatures of Society Women - New-York Historical Society
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Between 1889 and 1903, New York socialite Peter Marie (1825-1903) commissioned portrait miniatures of women whom he believed epitomized female beauty. His collection of nearly 300 watercolor-on-ivory miniatures stands today as a vivid document of New York�s Gilded Age aristocracy. Beauties of the Gilded Age presents likenesses of many prominent women of the era, including legendary socialite Edith Minturn, athlete Edith Hope Goddard, and social activist Emeline Winthrop. The fragile and rarely exhibited portraits will be displayed in four-month rotations in a special new gallery designed for intimate viewing.

Fashion A- Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part Two - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Scarecrow: Outdoor Art Exhibit - Lyndhurst
Through November 11, 2012 - Tarrytown

For the first time, Lyndhurst is home to an outdoor art exhibition presented within the bare bones of an 18,600-square-foot greenhouse, an historic structure located on the Lyndhurst grounds. Artists were invited to explore the theme of the Scarecrow and look beyond the traditional straw-filled dummy to explore broader themes associated with this figure as human surrogate, decoy, and silent observer. Six artists living and working in NYC, Brooklyn, upstate New York, and New Jersey have been selected for exhibition in Scarecrow. They have created a variety of artworks that respond to the multi-sensory nature of the open-air site and to the unique character of the Greenhouse space. Works included in the exhibition utilize a range of materials from vines and natural plant life, burlap, metal, acrylic, nylon, and digital media. Some artists have responded to the theme by directly referencing the human figure, others have considered the metaphorical and symbolic implications of the scarecrow in works that are more abstract and intangible. The Scarecrow exhibition coincides with the annual "Scarecrow Invasion" at Lyndhurst, a popular Halloween event in which hundreds of scarecrows created largely by children from local school districts are displayed throughout the grounds of the mansion.

The Riverdale Y Sunday Market - MS/HS 141
Through November 11, 2012 - Riverdale

Look for natural, organic, and local products every Sunday through Nov. 11. Wearable Collections facilitates textile collection every week, accepting used clean clothing, including shoes and hats. It also accepts household items such as curtains, linens, towels, handbags, and belts (no carpeting).

There's also a variety of produce, baked goods, eggs, meats, cheese, with a selection of fair trade and preservative-free and/or organic.

Vendors include: - Adamah Farm (Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center): pickles, kraut, cheeses, yogurt, and jams - Atara Designs: Designer Jewelry - Bread Alone: organic, kosher, artisan breads, pastries, and pies - The Cheese Guy/Old World Marketplace: kosher artisan cheeses - Dines Farms: pasture-raised meats - Doc Pickle: certified kosher pickles, sauerkraut, olives, and more - Guyank Brand, LLC: The original Sweet-HOT Pepper Sauce, marinades, jams and jellies - Hollengold Farms: family-operated farm offering farm-fresh vegetables and herbs - Ilanit: Hand-knitted luxury goods - Jewels by Mollie: Israeli jewelry, handmade jewelry, and scarves - luvume Organics: Organic sugar and salt scrubs for the body, and aromatherapy products - Manor House Soaps: handmade olive oil and glycerine soaps - Marianna Marwell: ribbon leashes - Migliorelli Farm, LLC: produce from Dutchess County - Orchards of Concklin: farm produce, cider, and baked goods - Popcorn Pawz: holistic dog and cat food and pet products - Ronnybrook Dairy: certified kosher dairy products - Wright's Farm: sustainable produce and baked goods For information on becoming a vendor at the Riverdale Y Sunday Market, or for any other questions regarding the market, contact market manager Cynthia Galik at [email protected]

Fancy Nancy The Musical - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive -- that's fancy for 100 percent sure -- that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: CONTEMPORARY NIRMANAKAYA Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg - Tibet House US
Through November 14, 2012 - New York

ibet House US has unveiled news of its next highly anticipated gallery exhibit Contemporary Nirmanakaya: Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg on the heels of its highly successful art exhibition Mystic Nostalgia, which drew summer crowds to the imaginative paintings of Brazilian artist Tiffani Gyatso.

This unique body of work will be on display and for sale from September 13 – November 14, 2012, beginning with a special opening reception on September 13, 2012, from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture.

Stunning in detail, these original contemporary versions of Buddhist tangkas (Tibetan silk paintings with embroidery) and mandalas (geometric, often circular, sacred art), created by Leah and Stan Goldberg, are steeped in tradition. The Goldbergs took the advice of a confidant of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to lead an enlightened existence quite literally and dedicated themselves to traditional Tibetan Buddhist art and how they might reinterpret it for the Western viewer. As they learned more about mandalas and their rich symbolism, they grew enthralled and were soon making their own versions of classic iconic Tibetan images.

“We were changing as people and as artists with each piece that we created over the past few years, evolving despite ourselves. Sometimes the painting’s effect on us was gentle and nurturing; sometimes it was more of a drill sergeant approach. We developed a strangely intimate relationship with each iconic image. It was not unusual for them to let us know what precise asana (position) they preferred to assume. Or what they wished to wear,” says Stan Goldberg.

Wherever these pieces hang, they are meant to create a feeling of tranquility and peace and help the viewer grow wiser and more compassionate.

ABOUT LEAH AND STAN GOLDBERG Husband and wife Leah and Stan Goldberg have been painting together as an art team for more than 20 years. Their works may be found in prominent private collections, such as those of Mick Jagger and Billy Wilder, as well as in major corporate collections, including those of the Bank of America and the Waldorf Astoria. For the past six years Leah and Stan have resided and painted in their home studio in Galisteo, New Mexico.

TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY LOCATION AND HOURS Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. / P. 212.807.0563

ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Tibet House US, established in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with a 2,000-square-foot gallery, library, archives, developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions.

Autism Friendly Classes - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through November 14, 2012 - Chelsea

Taste Buds Kitchen partners with Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC (AFS) to offer children on the autism spectrum, ages 4-8, an opportunity to cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in the signature weekly class, especially adapted to meet the needs of children with ASD.

Recipes will vary from savory to sweet as kids focus on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. Class size is limited to 7 students which allows the budding chefs to participate in an unique kitchen environment where they learn, laugh, and cook together. Taste Buds Kitchen staff has been trained by AFS on creating autism friendly lessons and a downloadable social narrative will be available on this page shortly. This is a drop-off class.

This class meets every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 for 8 sessions (Sept. 26 to Nov. 14). Class maximum is 7 children.

Each week a visual schedule to help children sequence and follow instructions will be provided, along with two instructors (a Taste Buds Kitchen cooking instructor and an AFS Autism Specialist) in a similar teaching model to a CTT classroom, with an AFS consultant on hand at the first class.

Calm and Connected: Parenting Your Child with ADHD© 6-Session Workshop Series (Six 1 ½ hour sessions) - 89 Melanie Lane
Through November 15, 2012 - Syosset

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help you develop tools, techniques and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ACAC, certified ADHD Coach and Parenting Specialist, gives parents a unique understanding of ADHD, Executive Functioning, and their impact on children's behavior and performance. She provides tools, strategies, and resources to build on children's innate strengths and potential while reducing the chaos, stress and challenging behaviors.

To register call 516.802.0593 or email [email protected]

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Farmer's Market Friday - Dahlia Avenue off Main Street
Through November 16, 2012 - Flushing

Shop for fresh produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters at this market organized by the Queens Botanical Garden.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

Grow NYC GreenMarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

Young Dancers Performance Program - Isaac Young Middle School
Through November 17, 2012 - New Rochelle

Ajkun Ballet Theatre invites children of Westchester County in grades K-8 to participate in the Young Dancers Performance Program and perform in the 2012 Production of 'The Nutcracker' at The New Rochelle High School.

Children participate in rehearsals at Isaac E. Young Middle School taught by AjkunBT’s Professional Dancers on Saturdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 17. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, they'll perform alongside Ajkun Ballet Theatre artists in the beloved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."

Children with or without previous dance training are welcome to sign up. Registration is limited. A suggested donation of $35 for your child's participation will help cover the cost of instructor's transportation to and from New Rochelle. Contact coordinator and AjkunBT artist Brittany Larrimer at [email protected] or 646-368-9800 to complete your registration.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre, a New York-based professional ballet company, offers more than 100 performances a year in the United States and overseas. AjkunBT preserves 35 classic and chamber ballets and produces an average of five new ballets and contemporary creations every year. Since 2007, it has been in residence at the New Rochelle High School.

Discovering Iceland through Art and Story with Pratt Institute Art Educators - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through November 17, 2012 - Midtown

Hovering just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a small island with enormous volcanoes, icy glacial rivers, and ancient lava fields. Passed on orally from generation to generation, the sagas are the stories of the early settlement of Iceland by Scandinavians searching for farmland in AD 900. These tales were later collected and written down by unknown authors in the 13th and 14th centuries and are ranked with the world's finest literature.

Join art educators from Pratt Institute in a unique series of Saturday afternoon workshops inspired by the landscape and medieval tales of Iceland. Children will "visit" Iceland through stories, watercolors, and photographs from the Saga-Sites exhibition and make a visual record of their journey in drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

Enrollment is limited; early registration is encouraged.

Types We Can Make and Type@Cooper - The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery
Through November 17, 2012 - New York

“Types We Can Make”- A selection of contemporary Swiss typeface design curated by ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne (Switzerland), in association with The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. With the explosion of digital media and international communications, type design has attracted new designers and artists to the field. Swiss designers, in particular, have historically contributed to the development of modern type, (Helvetica was created in 1957 by a team of Swiss designers) and their legacy is explored in this exhibition as new designers draw on the past.

“Type@Cooper”- Graduates of Cooper Union’s Typeface design program, Type@Cooper, will exhibit a diverse range of their works. Type@Cooper, a first of its kind in the United States, covers a wide range of topics: techniques, technology, aesthetics and personal expression, history, and theory. The students come from different professional backgrounds and experiences and their examples of their typeface designs are equally as unique in nature.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm

October 23-Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hours: M-F 11am-7pm, Sat, 12-5pm, Sun, 12-5pm

White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 18, 2012 -

This festival's focus is music's unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning musical traditions, genres and disciplines the festival will feature 27 performances and events and will take place in nine venues, on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Returning also are the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet and talk. Highlights include: U.S. premiere of Rian, performed by Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre; Virtuoso Wang Li plays jaw harps and calabash flute; N.Y. premiere of choreographer Akram Khan's Vertical Road; Cameron Carpenter plays Bach on the Alice Tully Hall organ; Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, arranged for chamber orchestra, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, and performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, members of the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and tenor Russell Thomas; Cosmic Pulses, all-Stockhausen program, performed by percussionist Stuart Gerber and sound projectionist Joe Drew; U.S. debut of the Latvian Radio Choir; Mary Chapin Carpenter sings from her new album, Ashes and Roses; Heiner Goebbels' music/theater work I went to the house but did not enter featuring the Hilliard Ensemble; Esa-Pekka Salonen leads Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Shade and Shadow: A Selection of British and American Silhouettes - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through November 18, 2012 - Bronx

This exhibition presents a small selection of 19th-Century British and American silhouettes from Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and four private collections. Before photography became widely available, silhouette portraits were quick, easy, and affordable. Elegant ladies, family scenes, charming children, and more, reveal a compelling slice of life from the golden age of this art form. Through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through Nov. 18.

Drawings and Prints - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 18, 2012 -

This exhibition includes a selection of early and mid-sixteenth century drawings and prints by Renaissance artists for whom ancient sculpture remained a perpetual source of inspiration. The selection reveals some of the ways in which draftsmen and printmakers from different parts of Europe responded to the common heritage of classical antiquity. Also on display is an exceptional group of prints after designs by Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20-1570), the foremost Netherlandish artist of the mid-sixteenth century. They showcase Floris's innovative treatment of mythology and history.

MoMA Studio: Common Senses - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 19, 2012 - Midtown

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 (July 27-Nov. 5, 2012), MoMA Studio: Common Senses is a multi-sensory environment at the intersection of education, design, and art that aims to foster a child's evolving relationships with nature, technology, and everyday surroundings through community interactions and creative play.

A series of drop-in activities, workshops, and ongoing projects for audiences of all ages integrates components such as light, nature, food, textiles, games, and technology. Artists, designers, and educators including Fritz Haeg, J. Morgan Puett, Karen Hewitt, Reggio Children, and others engage visitors in generative and sensory experiences, from harvesting an edible garden and hand-weaving rugs to creating light-based scapes and playing familiar and new games.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through November 24, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

EXHIBIT - VIVIAN BERGENTHAL: A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITH NATURE - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet, and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and man-made environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled. Opening Reception with refreshments Oct. 6 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 25.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. September 9-November 25, 2012. No class October 21.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 25, 2012 - Elmsford

Composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up with librettist Joseph Stein to create this timeless classic musical, magically woven with universal themes, music, dance, poignancy, and laughter.

"Fiddler on the Roof" is based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other tales by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish and published in 1894. Set in 1905, the musical takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman, Tevye, and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world.

In this production, Tevye the dairyman is brought to life by Bill Nolte. His wife Golde will be played by Emily Zacharias. The daughters are Rachel Prather (Tzeitel), Sarah Rolleston (Hodel), Dana Glaus (Chava), and local children Gianna Florio and Julia Gold, who will alternate as Bielke, and Samantha Robins and Shannon Stout who will alternate as Shprintze. Terry Palasz is the meddling Matchmaker, Yente. The girls' suitors are Andrew Boza as Motel the tailor, Eric Johnson as the butcher, Lazar Wolfe, Joe Longthorne as the student revolutionary, Perchik, and Chris Giordano as Fyedka, the Russian Cossack. The cast also features Michael J. Farina as Mordcha the Innkeeper, Drew Martin as the Rabbi, Benjamin Dean as Mendel, Stephen Tewksbury as the constable, Lucas Thompson as Nachum, and Stephen Valenti as Avram.

The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Jesse Factor is the associate choreographer. The musical director is Leo P. Carusone, set design is by John Farrell, technical director is Steve Loftus, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton, costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, production stage manager is Victor Lukas and the assistant stage Mmnager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy?s Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the associate producer.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Bricks 4 Kidz - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Children's Museum is hosting a Home- schooling class. Children will learn from the museum collection and enjoy a Bricks 4 Kidz building curriculum.

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through November 28, 2012 - New Haven

In this multi-media exhibit, visitors explore the challenge of fulfilling our nutritional and physical needs.

Creating A Sense Of Place - Bronx Community College Hall of Fame Gallery
Through November 29, 2012 - Bronx

The impressive new North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College (BCC) is now home to one of the largest public art commissions the Bronx has seen since the late 1930s. On Sunday, November 4, 2012, artist Daniel Hauben’s 22 paintings—collectively entitled A Sense of Place—at the North Hall & Library at BCC and an accompanying exhibition Creating a Sense of Place (on view October 23—November 29, 2012) at the Hall of Fame Gallery, will be publicly celebrated.

Honoring a long tradition of incorporating fine art into majestic libraries, Robert A.M. Stern Architects designated specific locations for artwork in their original designs for the new building. Commissioned by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of the City University of New York, the commission to create the artwork was awarded to acclaimed Bronx-born Daniel Hauben, who worked on the 22 paintings for three years.

The paintings feature classic Bronx vistas and neighborhood street scenes, waterways and bridges, elevated trains, rooftops and BCC campus scenes. Two ten-foot murals grace the stairwells leading up to the library, while 20 paintings measuring five-feet-wide each elaborate the frieze along the balcony that surrounds the elegant and airy Information Commons. Hauben’s focus of the Bronx as subject matter invites the viewer to cultivate a greater appreciation and awareness of the world around them, and to see their environment—and their place within it—in a new light.

Born and raised in the Bronx, artist Daniel Hauben has spent nearly 30 years capturing the life of his home borough on paper and canvas. Although he travels periodically to paint in such faraway places as Europe, Costa Rica and South India, he always returns to the streets of the Bronx for inspiration. The winner of numerous awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, The Bronx County Historical Society, Americans for the Arts and other noteworthy organizations, Hauben has had many solo exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. His work is in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the Library of Congress, the White House and the New-York Historical Society, as well as many private and corporate collections. More of his work can be seen at danielhauben.com.

PUBLIC DEDICATION + EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 1-5pm BCC North Hall & Library + BCC Hall of Fame Gallery 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453 347.546.1107 www.bcc.cuny.edu/artmusic/gallery/about.htm

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through November 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance - Museum of American Finance
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

The US federal government was born of a fiscal crisis produced by the inability of the national and state governments to repay the heavy debts incurred winning independence from England. By luck, pluck and a sprinkling of genius, the new nation averted disaster and soon became one of the most creditworthy in history, able to fund global wars, massive territorial acquisitions and scientific and engineering feats of historic importance and unprecedented scale.

Today, however, serious fiscal crisis looms again. The causes and consequences of the current economic crisis are hotly debated, but almost everyone agrees there is no easy fix at hand. Simply put, it has become too difficult to increase taxes or reduce expenditures, and solutions acceptable to both major political parties are in short supply. But the government has faced similar impasses in the past and has managed, with firm leadership, to persevere.

This exhibit brings attention to the budget issues that faced five of our greatest Presidents: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It details how they handled those issues, sometimes with spectacular success and other times with controversial or mixed results. The exhibit also shows how each President's life experiences, including personal wealth, may have influenced decisions on important issues like the rate and type of taxation and the acceptable extent of government borrowing. In and of itself, knowledge of the past cannot improve the future, but retracing past glories and disappointments is often the best place to start.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History announces Spiders Alive!, a new exhibition about the fascinating and complex world of spiders. For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities.

"Spiders Alive! continues a tradition of museum exhibitions that bring people, especially children and families, face-to-face with ambassadors from the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "In this exhibition, as in previous popular presentations of live lizards, snakes, frogs, and butterflies, our visitors will meet some of the world's most exotic and fascinating creatures who have much to teach us about the diversity of life, the fragility of natural systems, and our own responsibility to study and steward life on Earth."

In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing 19 species, the exhibition will also include larger-than-life models of spiders, videos, a climbable spider model, and fossils.

Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths, such as: spiders need gravity to build webs, all spiders neglect their offspring, and all spiders are poisonous to humans Spiders are also important predators; without them, insect populations would explode. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and they believe that there are at least as many more yet to be discovered.

Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the western black widow, member of one of the few North American spider groups that can be harmful to people; the fishing spider, who senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water; and the golden orb-web spider, which weaves a golden web that can reach more than 3 feet in diameter. Species from other arachnid orders will also be on display, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way; the giant vinegaroon, which may spray a foul-smelling vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen if disturbed; and the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in America.

The exhibition is curated by Norman Platnick, curator emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections will showcase objects from the museum's collections related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The exhibit will include nearly 30 objects, many of which will be displayed publicly for the first time, such as original helmets, uniforms, letters, photographs, books, and other items that will display the "humanity behind the hardware" of the vessels at the museum.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration will trace Intrepid's historic journey from being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of New York City's most iconic cultural institutions. A collection of nearly 40 items including artifacts, video footage, photographs, and other archival materials highlight the major milestones of the museum and its affiliated nonprofit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

CircusWorX - Canal Park Playhouse
Through December 02, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

With a toolbox full of props, Brent McCoy constructs a laugh factory filled with wild physical comedy.

Children's Acting & Puppetry Playdates - Brooklyn at the Center for Anti-Violence Education
Through December 02, 2012 - Park Slope

Children learn communication, socialization, and story structure through theater games and puppets!

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Map Making and History - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through December 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

This is an event that will focus on early New York history. There will will map making and other art activities to reinforce historical content.

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Jeffrey Maron: Devotion - Affirmation Arts
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

Affirmation Arts is pleased to present Jeffrey Maron: Devotion, a retrospective of Maron’s sculptural work that spans 16 years (1976—2012). The exhibition, which opens with a cocktail reception on October 11, comprises 34 unique works of copper alloy and other materials. Devotion marks the gallery’s premier solo sculptural exhibition.

Jeffrey Maron’s work is self-described as “contemporary animism,” drawing on spiritual experiences to transform metals and other materials into works of art. His creative process comprises mind, body and spirit, producing pieces that have their own intrinsic energy and animistic themes. Maron’s work is characterized by paradoxes; it is tough and beautiful, religious and sensual, reminiscent of familiar symbols, yet unique.

Maron states, “The activities of my hands are transformative to the materials involved in the creation of my art. My hands know how to change an image or form, into something more than just the reformed material. This necessitates the metamorphosis of the material with a specific energy and intent. This process is difficult to delegate to others. It imbues a unique character to the art that allows it to speak to the viewer's heart without the need for subsequent explanation."

After receiving his M.F.A. at Washington University in 1973, Maron went on to win numerous awards including three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and a two-year Fulbright-Hayes Grant for sculpture that allowed him to live and work in Japan where he continued to be influenced by cultures of the world dedicated to animism. Maron’s work can be found in many corporate, public and private collections. The artist lives and works in New York City.

Affirmation Arts is an institution comprising an art gallery and studios that provides an anchor to the up-and-coming arts neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The gallery offers temporary exhibition space for curators, galleries, artists, and in-house shows. For more information about Affirmation Arts, please visit www.affirmationarts.com.

Times Square Show Revisited - Hunter College Art Galleries
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Times Square Show Revisited, an in-depth look at the original Times Square Show, scheduled to debut in New York City this Fall from September 14-December 8, 2012. Times Square Show Revisited aims to explore the original exhibition's exposure of New York's burgeoning downtown artistic community in June 1980, which also marked the occasion of many developments in the field, including Jean Michel Basquiat's first appearance in an exhibition as both a painter and graffiti writer SAMO, Nan Goldin's first major presentation of what was to become her seminal Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Jenny Holzer's introduction to the possibility of working with LED lights, and the presentation of experimental works by artists including Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf among others. The Times Square Show, hailed by the Village Voice as "The First Radical Art Show of the 1980s," included some one hundred artists and sprawled across four floors and the basement of a disused massage parlor on the corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. In addition to experimental painting and sculpture, the exhibition incorporated music, fashion, and an ambitious program of performance and video. For many artists, such as Kiki Smith, David Hammons, and Tom Otterness, the exhibition served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, a testing-ground for work in progress, and a catalyst for exploring new artistic directions. With contributions from over 30 artists involved in the original exhibition, Times Square Show Revisited seeks to capture the essence of this historic moment of art making in New York City through a combination of art works, documentary materials, a lively public programming schedule, and a publication that can be counted as an important chronicle of the original exhibition. Curated by post-war art historian and Hunter College graduate Shawna Cooper, in association with Karli Wurzelbacher, art historian and PhD candidate at the University of Delaware, Times Square Show Revisited will be held in Hunter College's Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Many of the objects on view will be loaned directly by artists who participated in the 1980 Times Square Show. Jeffrey Deitch's insightful review of the original exhibition for Art in America highlighted the energetic relevance brought to bare by the artist organized exhibition; "The Times Square Show was a challenge to dealers and curators of advanced art who continue to feel that the discreet display of a few pieces of art in an elegant gallery is enough. But it was even more of a challenge to artists who think that their work stops when it leaves the studio, and who leaves its presentation to others." The Times Square Show represents a specific moment in art that paved the way for a particular dialogue in New York City especially, whose implications continue to be felt in the art world today. Times Square Show Revisited will be on view from September 14-December 8, 2012 at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, 68th street and Lexington Avenue, SW corner. A special opening reception will be held on September 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and comprehensive website with extensive interviews with the participants of the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art/galleries/galleries

Craft-tastic Saturdays - Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone!
Through December 08, 2012 - Brooklyn

Craft-tastic Saturdays at Barking Cat Studio offers kids 3.5 years and older fun projects that are sure to inspire and delight! Price includes all materials. All classes must be scheduled in advance.

Albert Watson - Hasted Kraeutler
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The works in this exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title, Cyclops, refers to ALBERT WATSON's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth. Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer's career. One of a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view, including Road Kill, a series rarely exhibited.

New 'China': Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 - China Institute Gallery
Through December 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

A new exhibition of modern and contemporary porcelain art from Jingdezhen, the renowned porcelain capital of China, will be on view at China Institute Gallery from September 21 to December 9, 2012. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 will offer more than 45 works spanning over a century, including sculpture, paintings on porcelain, as well as vases and other objects. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 includes work by such noted contemporary artists as Zhu Legeng, Ah Xian, Zhu Dequn, and Wayne Higby, all of whom have studied in or traveled to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Bridging traditional and utilitarian practices with pioneering techniques, the exhibition opens with a selection of modern work by artists who worked in the first decades of the 20th century. Most of the work in the exhibition is on exhibit for the first time in the United States.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

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

SibShops - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 14, 2012 - Pleasantville

Sibshops provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-741-0333 for group day/time and more information.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Fall 2012: Children's Dance Classes (Ballet or Flamenco) - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Looking for an active and diverse creative opportunity for your child? Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their Midtown Manhattan studio. After-school or Saturday classes available.

September 20-December 15, 2012 for 12 weeks of classes:

Fall 2012 Children's Ballet: Sept 20-Dec 13, 2012:

Children's Ballet, Pre-School, 3 to 4 yr: Thurs. 4:00-5:00 pm Children's Ballet, 5-8 yr: Thurs. 5:00-6:00 pm NEW! Children's Ballet, 9-12 yrs: Tues. 5:00-6:00 pm OR Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm

and also...

Fall 2012 Children's Flamenco: Sept 22-Dec 15

Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Sat 1:00-2:00 pm NEW! Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Tues 4:00-5:00 pm

There will be no class on the following Holidays: 9/18, Tues, Rosh Hashanah 11/22-24, Thanksgiving Day Weekend

All classes held at:

Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519

All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Rates for Children's Ballet and Children's Flamenco Classes:

Only $120 for 12-pack! Paid in advance. To pay online go to: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Walk-in Trial Class, $15.00 (by reservation only) Discounts available for enrollment of more than one child from the same family, or for Ballet plus Flamenco classes. Please call 212-399-8519 or email.

For more information see: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Contact 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve.

www.flamencolatino.com

Discover flamenco for beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class:

Mondays from 7:30-8:30 PM OR Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 PM

2012 Fall term: September 17 - December 15, 2012 at

Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019

Cost: Fall Term Prices: --12 pack- $204 ($17/class) --4-pack- $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class.

See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred.

Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 [email protected] www.flamencolatino.com

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class for Fall 2012 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover cante at Flamenco Latino this fall! Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners is led by Basilio Georges.

Fall Session runs September 17 - December 15,2012 on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at

Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519

Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class.

See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details.

In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or "impostatcion." The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers.

Lyrics and translations of the "letras" will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form.

Please respond by email [email protected] or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco w/ Props- this Fall! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers

Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM

Fall term runs September 17- December 15, 2012. at

Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.)

Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya.

We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours!

Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class.

See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details.

Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

SibShops for Preschoolers - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 17, 2012 - Pleasantville

Do you have a typically developing child who is beginning to ask questions or show signs of distress because of a sibling with special needs? This activity-based group will explore the world of "same" and "different" in an age-appropriate manner, and give them their own time to feel special. Takes place on Mondays (10 sessions). Call 914-741-0333 for more information.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through December 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 22, 2012 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour.

For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Weekly Cooking Class - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through December 26, 2012 - Chelsea

Cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in this signature weekly class. Recipes vary from savory to sweet and the class focuses on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. This class is a great way to introduce new ingredients and flavors to your child. You'll be amazed at what your budding chef makes and eats. Class size is limited to 10 students. Starting with our youngest chefs at age 2 on up to our advanced teens classes, we have a weekly class for everyone.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 27, 2012 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay?artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director?promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911?1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

'Falling' - Minetta Lane Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - West Village

"Falling" boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

The World of Bees Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Cornwall

This lively exhibit features a colony of honeybees in a thriving observation hive and many interactive elements including hive cells for children to crawl through and large replicas of bees and their young. Visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of the honeybee, its colony structure, social hierarchy, and importance to our own lives.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.

"Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers.

The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited.

Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.

Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you.

Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Traveling Exhibition: Strange Matter - Connecticut Science Center
Through January 01, 2013 - Hartford

Examine the always amazing and sometimes bizarre world of modern materials, providing a glimpse of where the future of materials research might take us in this 6,000 square-foot interactive exhibit.

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago.

Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers.

How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown.

Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting.

The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013.

Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

RAMMELLZEE Fine Art Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 05, 2013 - SoHo

Experience RAMMELLZEE's unique world of neon color, edgy design, and vast imagination in this series of fine art workshops. To fully explore his vision, CMA Teaching Artists will introduce kids to a variety of mediums and techniques including illustration, painting, sculpture, and music.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans.

Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change.

Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work.

Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey.

A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section.

"The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships.

"The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World.

The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it.

Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

This exhibit is an introduction to Native Americans living in New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities through stories and songs.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design.

Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner.

This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich showcases the Morgan's significant holdings with exceptional examples by Italian, German, French, and Dutch and Flemish artists of the Renaissance and baroque; German draftsmen of the nineteenth century; and an international contingent of modern and contemporary draftsmen. This exhibition marks the first time works from the renowned graphics collection at Munich have been shown in the United States.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart�k and Kafka.

In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out.

Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques.

The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era.

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days.

The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability!

The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms!

Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?

It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science.

Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career.

From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Through January 17, 2013.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates. Through January 17, 2013.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through January 17, 2013.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas's first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education.

Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Picasso Black and White - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 23, 2013 - New York

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso's career. Surveying his oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 115 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist's unique vision throughout his work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. The exhibition includes significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Picasso Black and White is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee, with Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation-Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 27, 2013 -

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Midtown

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 30, 2013 - West Village

The Children's Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE's artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering "Wild Style" graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination.

RAMMELLZEE's legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the "Battle Station," where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy.

The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE's artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery's ceiling are RAMMELLZEE's legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to "break free."

In addition to his visual artwork, RAMMELLZEE is well-known for his contributions to hip-hop lyricism and vocalization, as illustrated in the documentaries Style Wars and Wild Style, as well as the hip-hop single Beat Bop, which was produced by Jean-Michael Basquiat and consists of a 10 minute narrative rap by RAMMELLZEE and K-Rob that is considered to be one of the most essential hip-hop recordings ever made.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through January 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience.

The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

SibShops - JCC on the Hudson
Through February 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

SIBSHOPS provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity-based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-366-7898 for group day/time and more information.

New Photography 2012 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 04, 2013 - Midtown

New Photography 2012 presents five artists -- Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi -- whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it.

Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you’ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. *****

When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512

By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm

Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT!

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Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Time Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this ninety-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

WWII & NYC - New York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby.

This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. Works of art encompass use of various materials: steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations.

The Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color.

The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous."

Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles.

In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts.

And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square.

Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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