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BEADS, BARTER & BLOOD



Learn about NY colonial life with
bead-making & ancient tales–free Halloween family festival at New York
Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), rsvp 873-3400; Sun. 1-4,
free for kids 12 & under.



CAROLINE KIDS KLUB



Sheeza Witch’s Halloween celebration
& costume contest at Caroline’s Comedy Club, 1626 B’way (49th
St.), 757-4100 res. req.; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.



CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME
BALL



Trick-or-treating, magic acts, dancing,
storytelling, & fortune telling, benefits Police Athletic League; FAO Schwarz,
767 5th Ave. (betw. 58th & 59th), 644-9400; Fri. 7-9, $50 per kid, $100
per adult.



CMA’S TRICK-OR-TREAT PARADE



Create trick or treat bags &
costumes before going trick-or-treating through Soho; Children’s Museum
of the Arts, 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 800-699-1512;
Sun. 12-5, $5, s.c. & kids under 1 are free.



COLOR ME AUTUMN



Halloween stories with David Elyha;
NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700; Sat. &
Sun. at 2, free w/grounds adm.



COOKIE TOSS TO CRUNCH HUNGER



Trick-or-treating preschoolers encouraged
to toss cookies into Cookie Monster’s mouth to benefit City Harvest; Central
Park, Rumsey Playfield, 5th Ave. (72nd St.), 625-3823; Sat. 11-4, free.



DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION



Mexican dance instruction followed
by discussion of El Dia de los Muretos; Museum of the City of New York, 1220
5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672; Sat. 2, free w/mus. contib.



FAMILY LIFE HALLOWEEN PARTY



Families encouraged to step into
Toysmart.com’s "interactive traveling adventure" & pick out
their own "good toy;" Children’s Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette
St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 800-699-1512; Thurs.-Sun. 10-5, $5, s.c.
& kids under 1 are free.



GHOULS & GOURDS



Paintings & costume parade at
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200;
Sat. 12-4, free from 10-noon, free-$3 after 12.



HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL



Ages 3-12 welcome; Vanderbilt YMCA,
224 E. 47th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 756-9600 ext.637; Sun. 10 a.m.-2,
$5 kids, adults free.



HALLOWEEN GARGOYLES



Reading of Eve Bunting’s Night
of the Gargoyles
followed by paper mask & gargoyle-making workshop;
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 932-7347;
Sat. 10-12, $5.



HALLOWEEN PARTY



Annual party of games, candy &
fun at Lesbian & Gay Community Center, One Little West 12th St., (betw.
Hudson & 9th Ave), 620-7310; Sun. 1-4, $8.



MASK-MAKING



Create fun & wacky masks with
sculpture/teacher Sham Mosher & Treva Offutt during "Hands-on Halloween"
workshop at The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 255-5793;
Sat. 12-2, $10.




Create a mixed media mask for Halloween at Wave Hill’s Kerlin Learning
Center, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun.
1-4, free w/grounds adm.




Artist Miguel Cossio assists children 7 & older in monster, alien &
underworld creature mask-making workshop; Museum of the City of New York, 1220
5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672; Sun. 12:30, free w/mus. contrib.



Fantastical masks, spine-tingling tales & performances at American Craft
Museum, 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535; Sun. 1-3, $5.



ONE MONSTER AFTER ANOTHER



Children’s Play Touring Theater
transforms three essays into a production for children filled with witches,
monsters & ghosts; LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theater, 47th
Ave. (Van Dam St.) Long Island City, 718-482-5151; Sun. at 2, $8.



PUMPKIN CARVING & MAKEUP SESSION



Carving (Fri. at 6) & scary transformations
(Sun. at 6) at 6th St. & Ave. B Garden, 982-5673; free.



PUMPKIN PATCH



Pick pumpkins from NY Botanical Garden’s
pumpkin patch, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for info; Sat.
& Sun. 11-4.



SCARY STORIES



Storytellers Robin Bady & Tammy
Hall resurrect tales from the past incl. story about Flatbush’s Pope Joe
at Lefferts Homestead Children’s Historic House Museum, Prospect Park,
Flatbush Ave. (Empire Blvd.) Bklyn., 718-965-6505; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free.



TRICK-OR-TREATING AT AMERICAN MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY



Clifford the Big Red Dog, Ms. Frizzle
& Ms. Spider from Scholastic Magic School Bus welcome children & their
families to an afternoon of trick-or-treating, arts & crafts & entertainment
from Big Apple Circus; American Museum of Natural History, 79th St. (Central
Pk. W.), 769-5200; Sun. 12-4, $5, $11.95 for adm. & Monster Meal package!



WEST END CHILDREN’S THEATER



Halloween stories with Vered Hankin
at West End, 2911 B’way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115;
Sat. at 1:30, $12.


 



Activities



DESIGNING WONDERS



Design your own park feat. the aspects
you like best about man-made Central Park; The Dairy at Central Park, 64th St.
(midpark), 794-6564; Sat. at 11-12:30, free.



FISHING: CATCH & RELEASE



Learn proper method to release fish
without hurting yourself or fellow fishermen with Central Park Conservancy staff;
Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370 to register;
Weds.-Sat. 10-4, free [through 10/30].



GOODNIGHT GARDEN



Help prepare the Ruth Rea Howell
Family Garden for winter; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx,
718-817-8700; Sat. & Sun., call for time, free w/adm.



RECREATING RADIO



Ninety-minute workshops allows kids
9-14 to recreate an old-time radio drama using scripts, sound effects &
music; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600;
Sun., call for times & price.



SATURDAYS ALIVE!



Family events incl. "Paper Masks"
with artist John Currie (12:30-2:30), "El Museo del Barrio" museum
tour (12:30-2:30) & afternoon of dance wtih American Ballet Theater (3-4);
Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B’way), 302-7433
ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.



WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS



Learn how to generate ideas &
explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise’s "Casting
Your Net" (Thurs. 4-6), Adam Nadler’s "Writing & Producing
the Screenplay" (Mon. 4-6) & Marcelle Karp’s "Making the
Zine" (Mon. 4-6)–ages 13 & up; Writer’s Voice at the West
Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; free [through 12/16].



 


Things to See & Hear



BIG APPLE CIRCUS



Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center,
B’way (64th St.), 307-4100 or 800-922-3772; Weds.-Fri. at 6:30, Sat. &
Sun. 12 & 4:30, $15-$60 [through 1/9].



CLASSICAL MAGIC



Jarrett Parker’s 19th-century
magic performed to classical music; Rose’s Turn, 55 Grove St. (7th Ave. S.),
875-7785; Thurs. at 7:30 & 9:30, $12, $6 child. [through 11/11].



THE CRAZY ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE



New LES puppet & children’s
theater for Latino children; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s
Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080
ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.



DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP



The Elementals puppet theater pres.
"Bunkbed Commando;" Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. (betw.
7th & 8th Aves.), res. req. 924-0077; Tues. at 8, $15, $10 st./s.c.



FILMS AT MOMA



Ellen Besen’s Sea Dream &
Gene Deitch’s Where the Wild Things Are–ages 5-10; Museum of
Modern Art, The Roy & Niuta Titus Theater 2, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th &
6th Aves.), 708-9400; Sat. 12-1, $5 per family.



FIRST BOOK STORYTIME



Monthly event helps underprivileged
children obtain books. Tonight, Barbara Maitland’s My Bear & Me
at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B’way (82nd St.),
362-8835; Weds. at 6, free.



RADIO FESTIVAL



WFMU’S "Greasy Kid Stuff"
with Belinda & Hova broadcasts live from the Museum of Television &
Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; Sat. 10 a.m.-12, free w/mus. adm.



THE MAGIC OF CZECH PUPPETRY



Czech fairy tales come to life during
sixth annual mini-festival feat. "The Fisherman’s Clever Daughter"
production & puppet dance work entitled "Morgon Kara in Morgan Kara;"
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Sts.), 631-3518;
call for times & prices [through 10/31].



MISS MAJESTY’S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE



Cinderella (1:30) & The Three
Little Pigs (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker &
Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 11/21].



THREE BEARS & A BABE



Musical fairy tale for children;
Vital Theater, 432 W. 42nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 592-4508;
Sat. at 11 a.m., $8 [through 11/20].



THE WORLD IS YOUR BIG, WONDERFUL
PARTNER



Advice from the theories of Aesthetic
Realism Foundation on learning to like the world as a whole, for children ages
five-12; 141 Greene St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 777-4490; 11, $7.


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