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Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook has 2 concerts this weekend

This has been an incredibly emotional week- and honestly, it’s been hard writing about all these fun events when others out there are wondering where they will sleep this weekend. But, we know that levity and joy are important in times of difficulty and children especially need to know that life goes on. To that end, we did work hard to find some fun activities for your families to keep you warm, safe and joyful this weekend.

If you are willing to venture into the city, there are some fun events but there are also some great ones here in our borough.  Sometimes, the best events are the low stress ones which = ease of getting there. To that end, there will be a couple of concerts and live music at Jalopy, with one benefiting the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Don’t forget our local jewels: the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, our branch libraries and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: they are all open with wonderful programming.  If you aren’t ready to let Halloween go- don’t miss the always spectacular Halloween Haunted Walk in Bay Ridge.  Enjoy a fun puppet show with puppet making activities at Littlefield on Sunday. Don’t forget to visit our events calendar for more fun!

Have a lovely weekend, and remember, our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you affected by Hurricane Sandy. xo Karen and Alicia

ONGOING

Friday, October 26th — November 4th: various times
MOJO at The New Victory Theater
MOJO is a physical theater performance of puppetry, live music, dance, and illusion! From “the company that has put play back into the play and produced some of our most outstanding theatre of the past decade” (The Guardian), Theatre-Rites (Mischief, New Vic 2011) takes audiences on a topsy-turvy trip full of visual transformations and revelations in this freewheeling production. Bursting with color, energy, movement and music, MOJO features dancers, puppeteers and live musicians, including world jazz percussionist Adriano Adewale and folk/blues/jazz singer, trumpeter and guitarist Leo Altarelli.
Details: 209 West 42nd Street, NYC. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Visit the link to learn more information.

Through December 2
Jean-Michel Othoniel at Brooklyn Museum of Art

This gorgeous survey of Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s 25 year career is worth a half-day visit. The colorful glass sculptures are mesmerizing and imaginative. All ages will enjoy the large scale glass sculptures like the conastaga wagon and bed frame and the smaller works of suspended beads.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052.  Tickets are suggested contributions for adults $12, Children under 12 are free. Monday, Tuesday closed, Wed, Friday-Sunday open from 11 am- 6 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am- 10 pm.

Through November 12th
Fancy Nancy The Musical

Vital Theater has had some successful kiddie hits over the last few years including “Angelina Ballerina” and “Pinkalicious”. This fall they are looking for a repeat with a new production of Fancy Nancy- the precocious, tutu-loving child with an extensive vocabulary. The plot? 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?
Details: McGinn/Cazale Theatre  2162 Broadway. Buy tickets here . Prices start at $29.50 for regular seats and Premium for $49.50. Saturdays at Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Holiday Shows: Oct. 8 and 17 and Nov. 6 and 12 at 11am and 1pm

NEW- added Friday November 2nd and 9th: 4:30pm
Fancy Nancy, The Musical at Cazale Theater
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?
Details: 2162 Broadway, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: pricing starts at $29.50. Contact: (212) 579-0528. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
The Adventures of Maya the Bee at Culture Project
This jazz puppet show is one that children and adults alike will enjoy! The revamped productions of The Adventures of Maya the Bee is back after its first successful run! It still features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Will a sparkling new set of props and great puppets, this is one glorious jazz-themed show!
Details: 45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th
The Old Man and The Old Moon at The Gym at Judson
“The Old Man and The Old Moon” tells the epic tale of one elderly gentleman’s spectacular voyage to the ends of the earth in search of his lost love. Bound to his duties as the caretaker of the moon, the Old Man of the title lives a quiet, contented life until the day he discovers his beloved wife has left their home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. In her pursuit, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and an entire world peopled by startling characters and fantastical creatures. Through sweepingly cinematic folk music, clever puppetry, and charmingly theatrical antics, the young men of the PigPen Theatre Co. bring the Old Man’s story to brilliant, vibrant life with wit, style and surprising emotional depth.
Details: 243 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South), NYC. Cost: $65/general admissions. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 5th: various times
Century of the Child: Growing By Design Exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art
Taking place in The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor. MoMA’s survey of 20th century design for children. The exhibition will bring 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.
Details: 11 West 53 Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admission. Contact: (212) 708-9400. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg Williamsburg
For gourmands everywhere, Smorgasburg in Williamsburg has become a destination to taste artisan foods and snatch up unique housewares.  Every Saturday at the East River, thousands come to see and taste the vendors’ wares and chow with their friends.
Details: Saturday, 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine  East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg DUMBO
Smorgasburg happens every Sunday on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse, from 11am to 6pm. Packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 75-100 vendors. Click here to apply as a vendor. Runs until November 18th.
Details: Sunday (Starting Sept. 9), 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine | The Flea’s Giant All-Food Market Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.)

Through November 18th
Williamsburg Flea
The Williamsburg Flea is a Sunday ritual for our family: with super finds and delicious food vendors, you can spend a whole day just noshing and looking. Located between North 6th and North 7th Streets just south of East River State Park, the Flea is a must-see destination when you get off the ferry. Take a moment to take in the fabulous skyline as well.
Details: Sunday, 10am-5pm, Rain or Shine East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Saturdays and Sundays Through November 11th from 10am — 6pm
Field Station: Dinosaurs
9 minutes from Manhattan and 90 million years back in time… That’s what Field Station: Dinosaurs is! My son and I had the opportunity to visit this outdoor attraction a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it! Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. There are over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) that come to life. It’s like a museum, outdoors. And it’s totally cool!
Details: Secaucus, NJ. Cost: $20/adults; $17.50/children 3-12; FREE/children 2 and under. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th: various times
Rapunzel at The Galli Theater
The classic fairy tale of the abundant-haired heroine takes to the Galli Theater stage for November. This lighthearted version is energetic, colorful, and upbeat — just right for young audiences. A woman with child has all sorts of cravings, and when she requests  a special plant from the witches next door, her husband can’t help but get it for her. But he takes that plant without asking, and in exchange the witch takes their newborn baby! She locks the girl in a tower, but will Rapunzel ever learn abut the world outside the tower?
Details: 347 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $20/adults; $15/children. Contact: 212.731-0668. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th: various times
Sparkle, Shimmer, Reflect, and Shine: Art and Light at The Brooklyn Museum
Designed for children ages four to seven and their adult friends, Arty Facts takes place every Sunday, meeting in the museum’s Rubin Lobby. Explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make your own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme. November’s theme is ”Sparkle, Shimmer, Reflect, and Shine: Art and Light.” Learn how artists from Claude Monet to Jean-Michel Othoniel have played with light to create specific effects, and create brilliant, luminous artwork of your own.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway (at Washington Avenue), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Contact: 718.638-5000. Visit the website for more information.

Open ended
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
We are so excited about the “beary” good show that will be held at the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre! In The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, our favorite Bear Country citizens come to life on the Off-Broadway stage. In addition to teaching life lessons during the show, there will be a mini dance party and face painting afterwards. It’s going to be “bear”mazing! We have all seen it a couple of times and it’s super cute for the kids.
Details: Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre. 10 West 64th Street and Central Park West. Tickets start at $34.95. 866.811.4111.

Through November 2012
Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages Theater
You’ve seen how your kids react to bubbles. Now, imagine how they would react to seeing people inside bubbles, or lasers shooting through bubbles, or bubbles within bubbles?!  They will be enthralled…and so will you. The Gazillion Bubble Show in Manhattan, is all about bubble magic and everyone from David Letterman to Oprah thinks the show is pretty fantastic.
Details: 340 West 50th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $44.50 -$89.50 (VIP package). Purchase tickets: Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 2nd: various times
Spiders Alive! at The American Museum of Natural History
Among the live spiders visitors will encounter are the goliath bird eater; the western black widow; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders’ silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry. The exhibition will include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: Ticket includes museum admission and Spiders Alive exhibit: $25 adults; $14.50 children; $19 seniors/students. Contact: 212-769-5100. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 2013 from 10:30am — 4:30pm (every hour on the half hour)
IMAX: Flying Monsters at The American Museum of Natural History
Let Sir David Attenborough be your guide as you fly alongside reptiles with 40-foot-wing spans and find out how pterosaurs took to the skies in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students, seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 6, 2013
The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at The Children’s Museum of Art
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. “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.”
Details: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets), New York, NY. Cost: $10/person; FREE/seniors and members. Contact: (212) 274-0986. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 13, 2013: various times
Big Apple Circus: Legendarium at Damrosch Park
For its 35th season the Big Apple Circus presents “Legendarium,” an all-new show, where international circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. See the hijinks of hilarious clowns, magnificent horses and playful pooches, soaring aerialists, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and a contortionist with a back as flexible as an archer’s bow. With an affable ringmaster as your guide, watch as an amazing inventor spins in a giant steel hoop and a fearless finambulist astonishes the onlooker.
Details: West 62nd Street (Lincoln Center) between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC. Cost: $25 — $175. Contact: (212) 875-5766. Visit the website for more information.

ALL WEEKEND

Most Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) locations, including Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, will be open from 10 PM – 5 PM. The following branches will NOT be open this week: Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Flatlands, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Jamaica Bay, Kensington, McKinley Park, Red Hook and Sheepshead Bay.

The Prospect Park Zoo is reopening on Thursday and the Bronx Zoo is reopening on Saturday.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will reopen to the public on Friday, November 2. Certain areas will be cordoned off to permit ongoing work, but the Cherry Esplanade, Steinhardt Conservatory, the Herb Garden, Lily Pool Terrace, and several other iconic gardens—in addition to the Terrace Café and new Visitor Center—will be open and accessible to all. Friday also marks the beginning of BBG’s Free Winter Weekdays, and special tours and programs have been planned to accommodate families while public schools remain closed. And coming up this Sunday, November 4, visitors can enjoy the start of a new series of Light in Winter programs, which kicks off with a bird walk, yoga class, Garden Shop tasting, and other all-ages activities designed to highlight the beauty of the Garden during the colder months of the year.

Friday, November 2nd — Sunday, November 4th: various times
Blooming Babies: Sleepy Time Dream Catchers at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Celebrate indigenous American cultures by learning about some of their nighttime rituals and how Ojibwa children prevent nightmares. Create your own dream catcher to take home.
Details: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 3 and under. FREE with museum admission. Contact. 718.735.4400. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th from 10am — 5pm (given the damage caused by the hurricane, the event is being postponed until the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd, 2013.)
2nd Kids Food Festival at Citi Pond, Bryant Park
In partnership with Cooking Light, the Kids Food Fest is a celebration to educate families about making balanced food choices to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents. The weekend-long event will offer a host of family-friendly activities including cooking classes, food demonstrations, live entertainment, the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids, food sampling, giveaways, and more!
Featured Chefs include:

Ellie Krieger — Healthy Living
Sam Talbot — Host of AOL’s GMC ‘Trade Secrets’
Jehangir Mehta — Mehtaphor
Patricio Sandoval — Mercadito
Grayson Schmitz — Oliver Cheng
James DiStefano — Rouge Tomate
Cricket Azima — The Creative Kitchen
Details:
42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, NYC. All are welcomed. The event is FREE and open to the public for general admissions. Tickets for hands-on cooking classes can be purchased HERE. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th at 1pm
The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things
From the website, “Bursting with striking visual magic, laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing juggling, and loads of audience participation, this magic show is an out of control roller coaster ride designed to make you and your kids laugh harder than you ever have.” My son and I have seen Max a few times and we always have a good laugh and a great time! And because of Hurricane Sandy, the show’s Public Relations rep reached out to state the following, “During these tough times that we really need moments of laughter!  To help make things a little bit easier for families to spend time together we are waiving all convenience fees and offering ticket discounts through 11/4.  (over a 40% savings).” Simply use the promo code: AMSANDY at checkout and enjoy the show! Nice, right?
Details: 248 West 60th Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th from 11am — 7pm
King Con Brooklyn III at The Brooklyn Lyceum
The Brooklyn Lyceum hosts this third annual indie comic con, featuring “underdog” artists (a.k.a. unknown… for now). While not specifically aimed at families, young geeks should have a blast checking out up-and-comers and watching vintage Max Fleisher cartoons. There will also be special performances, like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the Puppet People and juggler Will Shaw.
Details: 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 12 and under. Cost: $7/adults; $3/children. Contact: (718) 857-4816. Visit the website for more information.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will reopen to the public on Friday, November 2. Certain areas will be cordoned off to permit ongoing work, but the Cherry Esplanade, Steinhardt Conservatory, the Herb Garden, Lily Pool Terrace, and several other iconic gardens—in addition to the Terrace Café and new Visitor Center—will be open and accessible to all. Friday also marks the beginning of BBG’s Free Winter Weekdays, and special tours and programs have been planned to accommodate families while public schools remain closed. And coming up this Sunday, November 4, visitors can enjoy the start of a new series of Light in Winter programs, which kicks off with a bird walk, yoga class, Garden Shop tasting, and other all-ages activities designed to highlight the beauty of the Garden during the colder months of the year.

Friday, November 2nd all day
Bija Kids Special Programming

9:30am  – 1pm
Drop In Play (up to age 4yrs)
$5/family

1pm  – 3pm -
Sita Sings the Blues Movie Viewing
(popcorn provided! Ages 3+)
$5/family
Details: Bija Kids is located at 900 Fulton Street (at Washington Street) in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Friday, November 2nd from 10am — 11:30am and 1pm — 3pm
Brooklyn Public Library: Kids Mobile at Prospect Park Children’s Corner
Brooklyn Public Library’s colorful Kidsmobile, a children’s library on wheels, is busy at schools, daycare centers, Headstart and after school programs and community events. Head on over for fun, free, and educational activities!
Details: Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn. Across from the carousel. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718-253-4948. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 2nd from 11:30am — 12:00pm
Story Time with Jordan at powerHouse Arena
Join in the fun on Fridays as powerHouse Children’s Book Specialist Jordan Nielsen reads from some of our favorite kids books. It’s a perfect pre-nap activity, if you ask me. Please note: RSVP is highly recommended.
Details: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. Recommended for ages 2-6. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049 or email kids@powerHouseArena.com. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 2nd from 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Baby Boogie at the Prospect Park YMCA
Are you a new parent?! Then this class may just be perfect for you. Listen closely and you’ll hear the class calling your name. Not only will you have time to meet other parents here, but the class also includes games for babies, singing, and dancing. Jackpot!
Details: 357 Ninth Street. Ideal for parents with babies up to 13 months. $12/visit. Telephone: 718.768.7100. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 2nd from 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program
Where are our animal lovers? Or parents of animal-loving children? You’ll want to check out this FREE event that introduces children and young teens to basic animal care and teaches them about existing issues in animal welfare. Through exciting lesson plans and interactive activities with cats and dogs at the shelter, participants learn the importance of treating animals humanely. They will not only make an impact on the lives of the animals they encounter, but it can certainly be a significant experience for them as well.
Details: 251 Centre Street. Ages 5-12. FREE for all, but RSVP is required. Contact: KendraM@ah-nyc.org or visit the website for more information.

Friday, November 2nd at 6:15pm
Family Movie Night at The Moxie Spot
Still stumped on how to enjoy Family Friday Nights after a long week? Head on over to The Moxie Spot, a family-friendly restaurant and play space for a fun Friday night film screening. Kids will eat for free when you purchase an entrée from the dinner special after 5:30pm. Now that what we call “family friendly.”
Details: The short feature begins at 6:15pm. The longer feature begins at 6:45pm. 81-83 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks Street). 718.923.9710.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

Saturday, November 3rd from 10am — 5pm
It Takes A Village! Open House
It Takes A Village! is a membership-based, non-profit community space for Brooklyn parents and their children under 4 years of age. “The Village” is a funhouse for kids and a clubhouse for parents–a home away from home where new families find friends, reassurance and a creative environment to have fun, get inspired, learn and grow. Children here learn by engaging socially in an inspiring second home for exploration and diverse friend-making. The Village is a continually evolving open space to nurture our growing community of new families. This Saturday, families can enjoy free, fun, indoor activities for children under 4 (such as music, arts and crafts and dance lessons) as well as opportunities for their parents to join “The Village”. Sounds like fun, right?
Details: 721 Franklin Avenue between Sterling Place and Park Place, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: (917) 499-3244. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd: 10 am on…..
Bija Kids Special Programming

10am – 10:45am
Little Lotuses Yoga (mobile – 3yrs/with adult)
Special Price $15/family

11am – 1pm
Drop In Play (up to age 4yrs)
$5/family
Details: Bija Kids is located at 900 Fulton Street (at Washington Street) in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Saturday, November 3rd at 11am
Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore
Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and sometimes activities and crafts too!
Details: 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn. Ages 3 to 8. FREE for all, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd at 12:30pm
Combating the Cold with Baby at Caribou Baby
Get advice on how to keep yourself and your baby warm, healthy and safe this Winter season at this information session.
Presenters include:
Karolina PalmerPrivate Chef and Holistic Health Coach, will discuss healing cold weather foods for pregnant and nursing women. She will teach you about meals that will help boost your immunity to help prevent sickness as well as foods that are beneficial if you do feel under the weather.
Adriane Stare, owner of Caribou Baby, will explore the many different babywearing outerwear options and show you how to wear your baby in wintertime. In addition, she will discuss challenges that you need to consider while wearing your baby in winter like how to dress yourself and your baby for the cold.
Details: 272 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: (347) 460-BABY (2229). Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd at 3pm
The Colored Pencil Factory CD Release Show at Jalopy Theatre & School of Music
Astrograss has performed at Jalopy many times since Geoff and Lynetter Wiley opened the venue’s doors in 2006, and they have played for adults and kids alike. The bandleader, Jordan Shapiro taught mandolin and music ensemble classes at Jalopy for years and has hosted several successful events there. This weekend will be no different. Get ready for a Hometown Hoedown… and loads of fun!
Details: 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. Cost: $10/person; FREE/children 2 and under. Contact: 718.395.3214. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd from 3:30pm — 9pm
Halloween Haunted Walk and Fairytale Forest at Owl’s Head Park

This event was postponed from October 31st due to the hurricane.
I love Owl’s Head park all year:  It’s spacious with fantastic playgrounds and a skateboarder’s park too.  The Haunted Walk is free (suggested donation of $1) and the later in the day you go on it, the scarier the walk gets. The park will be turned into a fairytale forest with free face painting, character visits, pumpkin patch, trackless train ride, sand art and much more. There is also a food court, novelty vendors, pony rides and bouncy rides.  The fairytale forest is not at all scary and a fun alternative to trick or treating. There is also a costume contest so get your fabulous homemade duds ready. Stay for dinner as Dracula’s Food Court is open from 3:30-8:30 pm..  This event is really popular: last year they had 10-15,000 people! This year they expect up to 20,000- yikes! Go early as the lines get long very quickly. For more information call 718-238-6044.

Fairytale Forest Tours
(featuring the pumkin patch, apple orchard, costumed characters, coloring contest, magician and more)
3:30-5 pm
5:30-7 pm

Haunted Walk Tours
Scary 4:30-6 pm
Scarier 7-8:30 pm

The Costume Contest
Registration from 3:30-6:30 pm
Judging 5-7 pm (0-3 years judging 4 – 5 pm)
Winners announced at 7:30 pm (need not be present)

Details: Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge at Colonial Road and 68th Street. Suggested Donation will be $1 but you can also buy VIP Sponsors Pass for $5 (per adult) at these businesses: Circles, Boragi Florist, Kaleidoscope Toys, Heart to Heart, The Bay Ridge Mail Station.  Sponsorship Passes are limited and will admit one adult and up to 5 children at the VIP entrances.

Saturday, November 3rd at 4pm
Music Adventures Workshop at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
In this event, children can participate in an interactive jam session using a variety of engaging instruments and props while parents learn about the Conservatory’s early childhood music programs Lead Teacher Brian Barrentine.
Details: 58 7th Avenue at Lincoln Place. Ages 5 and under. FREE for all. Contact: Brian Barrentine, brian.barrentine@bqcm.org. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, November 3rd at 9pm
M Shanghai String Band at Jalopy Theatre & School of Music
This live concert is FREE of charge, but donations will be accepting donations for Red Hook Initiative and Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. Please come and enjoy great music, proceeds from the door and CD sales will be donated.
Details: 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all, but donations truly appreciated. Contact: 718.395.3214. Visit the website for more information.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4TH

Sunday, November 4th: 9:30 am….
Bija Kids Special Programming
Sunday 11/4
9:30am – 10:15am
Little Lotuses Yoga (mobile – 3yrs/with adult)
Special Price $15/family

11am – 5pm -
Mini Photo Sessions with Kelley Bruso.
Details: Bija Kids is located at 900 Fulton Street (at Washington Street) in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Sunday, November 4th at 11:00am
Baby Stories and Singalongs at Greenlight Bookstore
Babies and toddlers under 3 years old will be highly entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play as the children’s performers Miss NinaJon Samson, and Vered take turns keeping them busy.
Details: Geared toward ages 3 years and under. Open to public, but on a first come, first served basis. 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 4th at 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Story Time at Books of Wonder
Each week, they choose several books (based on the age of the children attending) and sit down with children and their parents.
Details: 18 West 18th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212.989.3270 or emailstore@booksofwonder.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, November 4th from 3pm — 5pm
Yellow Sneaker Sock Hop Puppet Show and Album Release Party at Littlefield
Brooklyn based Yellow Sneaker is celebrating the launch of their new album with a puppet show and party! Fun for all ages, activities include an original interactive musical puppet show, puppet making crafts, a puppet photo booth, Toby the Human Jukebox, Yellow Sneaker themed snacks and more! So wear your fave socks and sneakers and get ready to GROOVE!
Details: 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn. All ages welcomed. Cost: Kids — $8/advance; $10/at the door. Adults — $10/advance; $12/at the door.; Discount family tickets (4 or more) are available in advance for $30; FREE/children 2 and under. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

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