[NY] Oct 24-25, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

Book Chat for Kids @ Rye Library
When: Saturday Oct 24, 2015 3-4pm
Where: Rye Library, Ogden Nash Room
Details: Calling all "Ryebrary Readers" in Grades 1 & 2.  Join the librarians for a once-a-month snack and chat about fun books that lend themselves to lively discussions. October's book is Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman.  

Tiny Terrariums @ Wave Hill
Details: Saturday Oct 24 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Create your very own mini-terrarium in a recycled glass jar that we provide, or bring in one of your own. Craft a small world to house a succulent bud through the winter. Add layers of sand, tiny rocks and natural materials, or even a tiny creature to live within your take-home nursery. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Scarecrows & Pumpkins Parade @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday Oct 25, 2015 11am-3pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Details: A fun Halloween event for young children. Follow friendly scarecrows on our pumpkin trail and meet storybook characters along the way. Come in costume and enjoy cider, treats, and more! Fee if pre-registered by Oct. 24: Members $5, Non-members $10, Children under 2, FREE. Fee day of event: Members $8, Non-members $15. Children under 2, FREE. Event held Rain or Shine.

Making Bones About It @ Rye Marshlands
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2-3:30PM
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Details: Learn about a variety of animals by studying their bones, then go on an excursion to find more.

The Gruffalo @ The New Victory Theater
When: Oct 24-25 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, 2015.
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 24-25 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.

Fridas Fall Harvest @ Bronx, NY
When: Now thru Nov 1, 2015
Where: New York Botanic Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Autumn has arrived in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden! Take in the harvest-themed displays made from pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and hay bales, decorating the "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" exhibit, then celebrate the season with fall festivities. Kids acn play in the La Casita Azul kitchen, put on a show in Frida's Puppet Theater, make a self portrait featuring fall fruits, grind corn with a Mexican metate, create a wearable pumpkin-seed science experiment and look for butterflies. All ages.

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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