The 31st Oyster Festival @ Long Island
When: Saturday and Sunday Oct 18-19, 2014 11am-6pm
Where: Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY
Details: The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival, returns this October for its 31st year, offering a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family.Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay – drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course…the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare.
The Snail and The Whale @ New Victory Theater
When: Saturday Oct 18 and Sunday Oct 19 2014
Where: New Victory Theater on 42nd Street, Manhattan, NYC
Details: 55min show from London, England for 4-7 year olds. Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes.
ImaginOcean Puppet Show @ Tarrytown
When: Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 2pm
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Details: Tony-Award nominee John Tartaglia presents a one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance, and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Ticket Price: $25-$35
Fairy Wands and Tiny Houses @ Wave Hill Garden
When: Saturday and Sunday Oct 18-19, 2014 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden
Details: Make a magical fairy wand and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic! Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event. Admission to the grounds is free until noon on Saturdays only.
Samurai Sunday and Parade @ Katonah Museum of Art
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Where: Katonah Museum of Art
Details: FREE Museum Admission
Mask-making in Commuter Lot #1,10:30
Sidewalk Parade from Village to Museum, 11:45
Samurai helmet-making and Origami kimono art projects, 12:00 – 5:00
Taikoza Japanese Drum Performance,1:30
Docent Tour, 2:30
Martial Arts and Sword Demonstration by Westchester Aikido, 3:30
Taiko drummers will make your heart pound, martial artists will shock you with Japanese sword fighting and aikido demonstrations. Create your own fierce Samurai masks and armor, and learn to fold beautiful origami kimonos.
Children’s Halloween Festival @ Bronxville
When: Sunday, October 19 (rain date: October 26), 12:00-4:00 pm
Where: Leonard Morange Square Park, (along Parkway Rd in the Metro North parking lot).
Details: Rides, pony rides, live music, food from local eateries, activities, and FUN!
Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze @ Van Cortlandt Manor
When: Every weekend in October, 2014
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, NY
The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a delightful 28 nights in 2014! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walkthrough experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display — all made of jack o' lanterns! Adults, $20; Children 3-17, $16 (Saturdays $25, $20)
Boo at the Zoo @ Bronx Zoo When: Weekends Oct 4 through Nov 2, 2014
Where: Bronx Zoo
Details: October weekends at the zoo, including Columbus Day and Halloween, will feature hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic, and more. Visit bats, owls, vultures and other winged icons of Halloween, then embark on a trip back in time as you ride our Dinosaur Safari!
Tours for Four @ MOMA
When: Saturday Oct 18 and Sunday Oct 19, 10:20-11:15am
Where: Museum of Modern Arts, NYC
Details: Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate. Each month a new theme is introduced. Note: Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings will be allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. Admission is free. No preregistration. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 A.M.
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