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Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, October 20, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Saturday Morning Show: Suzi Shelton & Puppet Playtime

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place, Waterfront Plaza (220 Vesey Street)

Enjoy an interactive concert by NYC singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton (10 am) and Puppet Playtime with Nicola McEldowney (11 am). Part of a weekly series.


Carl Schurz Park Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Carl Schurz Park (East End and East 86th Street)

Pick a pumpkin from a patch to decorate, meet a live scare crow, see shows from Playdate Puppets, ride a horse-drawn carriage along the rive, get your face painted and a twisty balloon and make a halloween maraca to shake with Mr. Corbitt’s Halloween Dance Party in a scenic Upper East Side park.


Halloween Hoedown with Families First Brooklyn

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Families First (250 Baltic Street)
$40/family

Not-for-profit community space Families First hosts a Hoedown with Hopalong Andrew, the neighborhood’s favorite singing cowboy. Also enjoy mini- bouncy house, face painting, tattoos, games, arts & crafts, mini-pumpkin decorating and a bake sale.


Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

Enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, face painting, apple cider donuts, a photo booth, and live music throughout the iconic Rockefeller Plaza.


Bing, Bang ... BOO! A Halloween Celebration With The Little Orchestra Society

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble 86th & Lexington (150 East 86th Street)

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Manhattan Country School Farm Festival

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Manhattan Country School’s Future Home (150 West 85th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam )
Free admission, fees for some activities

Get some country in the city with family-friendly live music, dance workshops and performances, rides, games, raffles, crafts and food from Manhattan Country School’s Catskills farm.


Taste of the Seaport 2017

Saturday, October 21, 11:30 am–4:00 pm
South Street Seaport (Fulton & Front Streets)
Free admission, $35 for 5 tastes, $125 for 20 tastes

This annual fall festival celebrates the vibrant food & beverage scene of Financial District and the Historic South Street Seaport. Enjoy musical entertainment, children’s activities and treats from more than 40 food & beverage purveyors. Proceeds benefit arts and enrichment programs at two local elementary schools, PS 343 Peck Slip School and PS 397 Spruce Street School.


Mark Morris Dance Group Family Fun: Bhangra

Saturday, October 21, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue)
$25/family of 2-3, $30/family of 4-6

Learn a high energy form of folk dance from the Pubjab region of India from Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) dancers accompanied by traditional music of the region. No experience needed. All ages and abilities welcome; adaptions available for dancers on the autism spectrum.


Rubin Family Sundays: Celebrate Children’s Day & Diwali

Sunday, October 22, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

In honor of October’s special family celebrations, live musicians will perform in the Education Center to set the tone for festive, art-filled afternoons. Learn how to make and play traditional Nepalese board games as a family. Sculpt cute, silly, or scary game pieces, then play to win. In honor of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, create traditional diyas (candles) to take a little festival light home. Feel free to BYOG (Bring Your Own [Board] Game).


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, October 22, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play for an open community gathering for prayer and reflection on the lines of jazz. All are welcome.


Midday Jazz

Wednesday, October 25, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Saint Peter’s Church, in partnership with the Midtown Arts Common, hosts a weekly jazz concert for the community. A nominal donation to cover presentation costs is requested at the door. Held in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, these popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, October 27, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


LOS Kids - Saint-Saëns

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am–11:30 am
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue at 68th Street)
$15-$50

Dedicated to introducing children to the world of classical music, The Little Orchestra Society has been putting on fantastic family-friendly events for 65 years. This edition of LOS Kids, its interactive concert series geared for ages 3-10, features a Halloween “Carnival of the Animals” by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Costumes welcome.

Also at 11:30 am & Sunday 10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm.

Just Kidding: Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
$17

At a special Halloween Hootenanny, Brooklynite Joanie Leeds and her harmony-driven trio performs in costume, singing “Confusing Costume” and other hits, plus new songs from the latest album Brooklyn Baby about the East River Ferry, subway rides, and fun Yiddish catch phrases. Come in costume for a chance to win a copy of the CD.


Saturday Morning Show: Hopalong Andrew & WonderSpark Puppets

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place, Waterfront Plaza (220 Vesey Street)

Enjoy an interactive music & movement program with urban cowpoke Hopalong Andrew at 10 am then a performance of WonderSpark Puppets’ Halloween classic, The Not-So-Spooky Ghost at 11 am. Part of a weekly series.


LC Kids Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am–2:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

Trick-or-treat through Lincoln Center’s plazas, parks, and halls, enter a costume contest, embark on a scavenger “haunt,” make spooky crafts, enjoy a reading of Crankenstein by Samantha Berger and see a screening of Monster House/em>.


Halloween Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Boulevard)

Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with a vibrant procession and dance performance presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York Join spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists and Free Style Arts Association, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to an ancestral community altar. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for pets, and dogs can join the annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges.


Laurie Berkner Band Monster Halloween Concert

Saturday, October 28, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
The Concert Hall @ NY Society For Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street)
$39/ages 1 & up. free/babies under 1

See a live halloween concert by Brooklyn-based kiddie rockers The Laurie Berkner Band, one of our family’s faves.


MEGA CirKiz - Halloween Extravaganza

Saturday, October 28, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Space Ibiza New York (637 West 50th Street)
$25

An exclusive NYC nightclub is transformed into a unique kid-centric daytime party space where families together can groove to DJs and experience a nightclub environment in a safe controlled daytime setting. Includes dance lessons, dance contests, friendship bracelet making, a snack bar, demonstrations by the The CirKiz Dancers and a LED ROBOT performance by The Dream Lab fusing alien science to human bodies.


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