[NY] Oct 17-18, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

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Long Island Oyster Festival
When: Oct 17-18, 2015 11am-6pm
Where: 1 West End Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Details: The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival with more than 200, 000 attendees, returns this October for its 32nd year, offering a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family, including live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE. And MOST activities are FREE.

Fall Festival @ Read Wildlife Sanctuary
When: Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 Noon-5pm
Where: Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye, NY
Details: Celebrate the bounties of Fall in this beautiful county park on the Long Island Sound. Animal exhibits, bugs, bees and birds of prey show. Cool jazz and great food. Hands-on arts & crafts. Face painting, Pumpkin Patch and much, much more. $10 admission includes everything except food & drinks (kids 3 & under free).

Fall Bird Migration Hike @ Marshlands
When: Saturday, Oct 17, 2015, 1-3PM            
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Details: Bring binoculars if you have them to seek out the late fall migrants, along with some raptors.

Be a Bee @ Wave Hill
Details: Saturday Oct 17 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. Parade at 12:30PM, weather permitting. Honey Weekend event. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Autumn Celebration @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday Oct 18, 2015 12Noon - 3pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers, NY
Details: Celebrate fall wih an afternoon of music, games, hayrides, crafts, a Model A show and more. Free admission; fee for hayrides.

Full Stream Ahead @ Marshlands
When: Sunday Oct 18, 2015 2-3pm
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye    
Details: Join the naturalist for a venture from the stream to the salt marsh looking for everything and anything in between.

Predator/Prey @ Cranberry Lake Preserve
When: Sunday, Oct 18, 2015, 2-3:30PM
Where: Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
Details: Learn about the differences between predator and prey animals.

Whirling-Twirling-FallinG Down @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday Oct 18, 2015 2pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Details: Fall is the perfect time to check out the changing of the leaves. Explore our grounds with a naturalist and learn about the seasonal cycle of a leaf. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person.

The Gruffalo @ The New Victory Theater
When: Oct 17-25 2015
Where: The New Victory Theater, 42nd Street, NYC
Details: Recommended for ages 4-7. Mouse takes a stroll in the deep, dark wood, and along comes smirking sly Fox, eccentric old Owl and maraca-shaking Snake—all hungry for our little friend! To scare them away, Mouse invents THE GRUFFALO, an imaginary creature with "terrible tusks, and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws!" Adapted by London's Tall Stories (The Snail and the Whale, New Vic 2014), the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler gets a musical makeover with sing-along songs, slapstick comedy and scary fun for little ones. But have no fear, for don't you know? There's no such thing as a Gruffalo...

Boo at the Zoo @ Bronx Zoo
When: Weekends, now till Nov 1.
Details: Our favorite Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo, is back at the Bronx Zoo, weekends in October, including Columbus day. Stop by for music, magic, and fun facts about our favorite animals that are surrounded by Mystery and Mischief. Take a look at the schedule of events and plan a trip with the whole family.

"Dino Trains" Annual Halloween Train Show @ Katonah
When: Saturday and Sunday Oct 10-11 2015 11am-3:30pm
Where: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Katonah
Details: A dinosaur-themed Halloween train show, with dinosaur dioramas and exhibits, and the movie "Rexy the the Dinosaur," along with a hay maze and hayrides. Admission $7 adults, $3 children ages 2 - 12. Additional fees for other activities.

Upcoming Show:
Disney on Ice @ Prudential Center
When: Nov 18-22 2015
Where: Prudential Center, NJ
Details: Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.”

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