This fall the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) offers a trove of LIVE, engaging, creative and inspiring classes, ensembles, lectures: from the baby-bopping Sing & Play class, to the hands-on Intro to DJ class, to enthralling Instrument Adventures classes, to Composition Club and much more.

Private lessons at BKCM are an extraordinary experience and are available for every major instrument including voice. Drawing from a diverse faculty of world-class musicians and educators, we match each student to a teacher whose approach and experience best fits their learning style.

Plus, private lesson students can take advantage of free or reduced admission classes and ensembles. More than just a phenomenal value, these complementary programs are integral to our holistic and comprehensive approach, and are designed to promote musical excellence.

Founded in 1897, BKCM brings high-quality music education and therapy to thousands of students and clients city-wide through its Community Music School (CMS), Suzuki Program, Music Therapy and Music Partners program.

BKCM is operating remotely through September. Check www.bkcm.org for updates.

BKCM
58 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Email: martinporterjazz@gmail.com
Phone: 954-552-6349
Online: https://bkcm.org

A unique, relaxing and truly natural experience awaits everyone in Oregon. Farm 2 Fork Tours is pleased to welcome everyone to its unique culinary food tours across dairy farms, fisheries near the coastline, and the array of artisan food producers of Oregon.

Visitors will have the opportunity to go around learning about sustainable farming, local artisans and their lives, and the amazing flavors of fresh produce. Each of our tours is meant to engage the senses to provide you with the most comprehensive and unique travel experience available in the Pacific Northwest.

As part of the coastal exploration tour, visitors will visit the heart of Tillamook County to explore the world of coastal seafood. They will experience behind-the-scenes moments at oyster and crab farms, figure out how to shuck an oyster or the proper way to eat a crab, and witness how fishermen bring seafood to the Pacific Northwest. The true taste of Oregon awaits every visitor at Farm2Fork when they undertake a customized tour of the Tillamook coast or the Willamette valley. They can select which farm to visit, including urban produce farms, tea and hops farms and sample the freshest of cheese, oysters, olive oils and wines.

Farm 2 Fork Tours
Email: info@farm2forktours.com
Phone: 415-465-4063
Online: http://www.farm2forktours.com

Don’t miss the two best Halloween events for Families on the Peninsula!

Haunted Hangar Party

Saturday, October 26 5:30 – 9 PM

Join ghosts, skeletons, witches, as the Museum is transformed into a spooky (but not too spooky for the younger goblins) haunted hangar. Grab a drink, dinner, and dance to the DJ music underneath the aircraft.

  • TWILIGHT HELICOPTER PUMPKIN DROP
  • NO HOST BAR + FOOD from T-Mo Food Truck
  • DANCING IN THE MUSEUM GALLERY
  • COSTUME CONTEST
  • CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
  • PERFECT EVENT FOR A FRIENDS AND FAMILY HALLOWEEN MEET UP 

Put on a costume and come to the party. Bring the whole family, invite your friends.

Insider tip

Buy your tickets in advance, and first 500 kids get a Goodie Bag to fill at trick-or-treat stations in the Museum.

Kids’ Carnival & Pumpkin Drop

Sunday, October 27 10 AM – 12 PM

Come in costume and join the creepy carnival games to earn unique prizes, meet our flying witch and sign her special Halloween pumpkin.

  • HELICOPTER PUMPKIN DROP
  • CREEPY GAMES AND PRIZES for KIDS
  • MEET THE WITCH 
  • PAINT-A-PLANE ORANGE AND BLACK

See the witch fly her helicopter and drop the great pumpkin in a festive salute to the Halloween spirit!

Hiller Aviation
601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070
Email: museum@hiller.org
Phone: 650-654-0200
Online: hiller.org/event/halloween-haunted-hangar

Photo by: Still Blessings Photography

 

Enjoy everything fall as we celebrate the last harvest of the season… pumpkins!

Daily, guests can take a wagon ride out to pick the perfect pumpkin, cheer on the pigs in the pig races (Tuesday-Friday at 12:30pm), get lost in our corn maze, and play all day in our five acre play area, with attractions like TWO jumping pillows, swings, slides, mazes, Farm Ninja Warrior Course, Putt Putt, barnyard animals, and more!

Weekend festival admission includes all daily activities PLUS: watch some pumpkin munchin’ at our P-Rex show, visit with the pumpkin princess, shoot mini pumpkins and apples out of our pumpkin cannons, roast marshmallows, and listen to live music!

Apple cider donuts are made fresh daily, and don’t forget to stop by Bluemont Vineyard and Dirt Farm Brewing across the street for beer or wine, and Henway Hard Cider located on our property! Saturday & Sunday festival admission: $10/child (3+ yrs) and $12/adult (18+ yrs) Weekday admission: $8/child (3+ yrs) and $10/adult (18+ yrs)

*Children 2 and under and military families do not pay admission

 

Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd
Bluemont, Va 20135
Email: askthefarmer@greatcountryfarms.com
Phone: 540-554-2073
Online: greatcountryfarms.com

 

Photo by: Richardson Adventure Farm

Located just an hour’s drive northwest of Chicago, Richardson Adventure Farm has become an annual destination for family fun, with a new 28-acre maze every year, plus more than 30 activities, including wagon rides, pig races, a vintage carousel and a “park train” that runs on real tracks. Most of the activities are included in the admission fee with a few (such as the zip line and “Orb” rides) cost extra. Private picnic sites with campfires and firewood are available by reservation, and there’s free parking.

This year Richardson’s added a heated tent near the pig races and train depot, serving wine, beer and hot chocolate with schnapps, plus live music on most weekend afternoons.

Admission in September: $17 for ages 13 and up, and $14 for ages 4-12;
October/November weekend prices are $19 for ages 13 and up and $16 for ages 3-12.
Free for ages two and under.

Richardson Adventure Farm
909 English Prairie Rd
Spring Grove, Il 60081
Phone: 815-675-9729
Online: richardsonadventurefarm.com

Photo by: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Fall Family Festival: Time Travel
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Norton Simon Museum’s creativity-fueled Fall Family Festival returns—taking families on a journey around the world and through time with pop-up art-making workshops in the galleries and garden. Join a time-travel workshop with educators from the creative writing organization 826LA, create your own time travel luggage and journal, design your own time machine, write postcards from the 18th century, create 17th-century inspired hats and explore 19th-century Paris. Listen to the sounds of ancient Indian instruments, and enjoy story time in 20th-century Europe—there’s so much to explore and experience at the Family Festival.

Fall Family Festival is free for children 18 and younger. Adults pay general admission.

 

Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, Ca 91105
Email: educate@nortonsimon.org
Online: nortonsimon.org

Photo by: Melrose Trading Post

Taking place every Sunday at the Melrose Trading Post from 9am-noon, Melrose Mornings is for kids from toddlers to ‘tweens. Entertainment includes kid-friendly bands and entertainers, a handmade putt-putt course, arts and crafts, and a host of fun, creative activities! Melrose Mornings at the MTP is brought to you by Greenway Arts Alliance in partnership with the Melrose Business Improvement District (MBID).Entrance is $5 for adults, free for kids. There is a charge for special activities.* The Melrose Sunday Music Series follows after on the Main Stage, and enjoy more than 200 vendors until 5:00pm.

* The Melrose Trading Post is operated by Greenway Arts Alliance, a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for programs at Fairfax High School; awarding grants to school organizations for arts programs, sports equipment, beautification projects, teacher programs, theatre productions, and more.

 

Melrose Mornings @ Melrose Trading Post
Online: facebook.com/events/1109955706061625

 

Photo by: Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

Annual Pumpkin Fest starts September 28 thru October 31st 2019, with Affordable Fun on the Family Fun on the Farm for the whole family! Our admission includes over 30 unlimited attractions for all ages to enjoy. From taking a hayride, sliding down the tallest mountain slide in the midwest, letting off energy in 1 of or all of our 5 play areas, to getting lost in 1 of our 2 cornfield mazes or visiting our farm animals to pet and feed. Be sure to head out to the Pumpkin Field to pick a pumpkin right off the vine it grew from. Come hungry we have an array of Meals and Treats to eat from Smoked Turkey Legs, Hamburgers, Chicken, Funnel Cakes, Apple Cider Donuts, Fresh Baked Pies and so much more yummy items. Come early so you have plenty of time to enjoy Affordable Fun on the Farm®.

 

Siegels Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest
Online: OurPumpkinFarm.com

Photo by: Love Like Harry Photography

 

The La Jolla Open Aire Farmer’s Market, located on the campus of La Jolla Elementary School, is a vibrant community event and gathering place each Sunday from 9-1, hosting more than 140 vendors each week. From farm fresh produce and an international gourmet food court, to talented local artisans, our market has something for everyone! Bring the family and enjoy breakfast or lunch on the lawn or in our covered seating arbor while listening to live music. Your kids will love running on the grass, playing on our two playgrounds, and being treated to face painting and balloon animals.  We also offer a complementary dog sitting service, right outside of our market gates, courtesy of Dog Zenergy.

On October 20, as we celebrate our 21st anniversary, we will be hosting our annual Harvest Festival, a free family event from 10-1, featuring games, music, prizes and more!

The La Jolla Open Aire market is different than other farmers markets in that all proceeds benefit La Jolla Elementary, a public school. The proceeds fund various initiatives including school improvements and programs such as art, music, library, technology and additional teachers to lower class sizes. Come explore locally grown perfection, every Sunday, rain or shine!

 

La Jolla Open Aire Market
7335 Girard Ave
La Jolla, Ca 92037
Email: juliemacd@me.com
Phone: 858-454-1699
Online: lajollamarket.com

Photo by: aoommiephotography.com

With ten or more daily programs, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is the place to play and learn this Fall. New activities, workshops, and performances every day enhance our five floors for fun exhibits full of hands-on learning. CMOM’s expert educators combine the arts, sciences and humanities to ensure children thrive at home, at school, and in the community.

Visit cmom.org to plan your visit and for daily program information.

Don’t miss these exciting Fall programs:

  • CMOM’s Back to School Special – Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8
  • Rosh Hahanah – Monday & Tuesday, September 30 & October 1
  • CMOM ComicCon – Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6
  • Pumpkins and Potions with the Creative Kitchen – Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20
  • CMOM’s Halloweekend – Satuday & Sunday, October 26 & 27
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration – Wednesday, November 27 & Friday – Sunday, November 29-30

 

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 W 83rd St
New York, Ny 10024
Email: info@cmom.org
Phone: 212-721-1223
Online: cmom.org

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