out & about
Friday October 25
The Great Comet of 1812
259 West 45th Street
$125 and up
After enormous critical reception - one critic called it "the best thing I saw in a theater last year" - Rachel Chavkin has brought back her funny, tragic, and thoroughly entertaining adaption of a brief section of Tolstoy's War and Peace. Transport yourself into a 19th-century Russian supper club and enjoy the show.
Saturday October 26
Artists for Peace & the Environment
NYC Contemporary Art Fair
Javits Center North, Oct. 25-27
Developed with Michael Lang (one of the primary forces behind the epic Woodstock Festival of 1969) and directed and curated by Jamie Ellin Forbes, publisher of Fine Art Magazine, "Artists For Peace & The Environment" is comprised of paintings expressly created for Woodstock on 4' x 8' canvasses.
Charlie Hope Celebrates Release of 'Sing As We Go' at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at W. 95th St)
11 a.m., $13-$20
An internationally touring, Juno Award-winner and a fresh voice in today's burgeoning family music scene will celebrate the release of a new album, Sing As We Go!!!, at Symphony Space as part of the 2013-14 Just Kidding series. Fun for the whole family.
Green Outlook Walkathon
Riverside Park (along the Hudson River Greenway, south of the 96th Street Red Clay Tennis courts near 95th Street.)
10 a.m., $20 per individual (includes a GO t-shirt/ticket to post-event carnival); $40 for a family (includes 3 GO t-shirts)
Join Riverside Park's effort to build NYC's first carbon-neutral, composting, solar-powered public restroom and to transform an abandoned parking lot into new park land. Participants get: GO t-shirt, music by Mr. Clown and Stephan of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, food, entry into art contest, tennis festival for kids under 10 yrs. of age at the courts.
Gotham Gargoyles & Crypt Crawls
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., $8-$20
Didn't get enough at Procession of the Ghouls? Come back the next morning (with the kids!) for two fun, educational programs: a gargoyle workshop where kids 4 and up will make masks and shape clay gargoyles, and a guided tour of the Cathedral crypt, where you'll learn about the origins and history of Halloween. Bring your flashlight!
Sunday October 27
The Butterfly Conservatory
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
$27 adults, $16 children
Warm up - just as the weather gets ready for winter - in the Natural History Museum's magnificent butterfly conservatory, a tropical paradise of winged creatures steps off of Central Park. Learn about butterfly conservation, ecology, and the nearly 500 specimens on display.
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail
Central Park Conservancy
14 East 60 Street
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Try on your costume a few days early and bring over your best carved jack-o-lantern for the city's largest pumpkin flotilla. Accompanied by haunted tunes, crafts, live entertainment and a parade.
Monday October 28
Art of the Brick
Discovery Times Square
226 West 44 Street
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
In this massive space sponsored by the Discovery Channel, artist Nathan Sawaya has created innovative, eye-popping sculptures out of every child's favorite little brick: Lego. Whether he's recreating classic works of art and sculpture or fashioning giant monochromatic human forms, there's something for the Lego-lover in all of us.
Tuesday October 29
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday October 30
(Spooky) Yoga StoryTime
104 West 14th Street
Every Wednesday and Friday, Karma Kids brings together parents and children 6 and younger to stretch out into some relaxing yoga poses while they sing, hear stories, and enjoy the puppets. This week, come by for a special Halloween-themed event--including spooky poses like Goblin and Cat. Wear (yoga-friendly!) costumes.
Thursday October 31
Village Halloween Parade
Every year, more than 50,000 folks parade up Sixth Avenue-decked out in some of the City's scariest, most innovative and most hilarious costumes-while numerous live bands complement the ghoulish revelry. Come up with a creative costume of your own and join the festivities, or take it all in from the sidelines.
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