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Metro New York Day Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013


————– NEW YORK CITY ———

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rebuilding Together NYC, a local nonprofit organization that provides free home repair and modifications for low-income homeowners, with support from the American Red Cross will be repairing six storm-damaged homes, one community center, and one low-income co-op building in Coney Island. MCU Park – Brooklyn Cyclones Stadium.

Contact: Jennifer Terry, jennifer.terry@rebuildingtogethernyc.org or 770-597-3845.

9:30 a.m.

Interfaith service before about 20 Sandy victims, clergy, and relief workers begin a 21-mile “Sandy Sojourn” through hard hit communities in Queens and Brooklyn; First Church of God, 1425 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway; walk ends around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at City Hall.

Contact: RSVP required; Joseph McKellar, 718-440-2992 or joseph@faithinnewyork.org.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pharmacists and pharmacy students from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences collect unused prescription medications from residents as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” event on Saturday; in front of the Public Safety department, ROTC Reserve Center, Goethals Avenue and 170th Street near 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens.

Contact: Hope Kaplan, hkaplan@rubenstein.com or 212-843-8070, or Sheila M. Brocavich, 718-990-2760.

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo continues “Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs” Halloween activities scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 5 through Nov. 3 and on Monday, Oct. 14; 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx.

Contact: Max Pulsinelli, mpulsinelli@wcs.org , 718-220-5182 or 718-367-1010, or Steve Fairchild, sfairchild@wcs.org , 718-220-5189 or 718-367-1010.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The fourth annual “American Fine Craft Show NYC” and “Contemporary Art Fair NYC” continues from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25 to 27, featuring over 185 artisans, artists and exhibits; Javits Center North, 11th Avenue and 39th Street.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Jeanne Byington, jeanne@jmbyington.com , 917-696-1265 or 212-840-5834.

11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm promotes legislative proposals concerning increases in flood insurance rates during a news conference with homeowners; Staten Island Alliance, 274 Colony Ave., Staten Island.

Contact: Carol Danko, Carol.Danko@mail.house.gov or 202-557-1191.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The third annual “Haunted High Line Halloween” festival features family activities including face-painting, a hay bale maze, pumpkin decorating, a scavenger hunt, a haunted train and an 18-foot-long freight train puppet built by children during a monthlong workshop as part of the “High Line Teaching Artists Halloween Program”; High Line between 13th and 18th streets, use entrances at 10th Avenue and 14th Street or 16th Street.

Contact: Nancy Haberman, nhaberman@rubenstein.com , 212-843-8021 or 917-881-0635, or Emily Pinkowitz, 646-734-7361.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The city Department of Parks and Recreation’s annual “Pumpkin Fest,” a free public event in Central Park, features a “NY ‘Z’ Scream Haunted House”; Bethesda Terrace, Terrace Drive between East and West drives, use entrance at 72nd Street at Central Park West or Fifth Avenue.

Contact: Arthur Pincus, PressOffice@parks.nyc.gov or 212-360-1311, or Phil Abramson, PressOffice@parks.nyc.gov or 212-360-1311.


Clinton Foundation Vice Chairwoman Chelsea Clinton joins hundreds of volunteers in Queens participating in the foundation’s second “Day of Action” community service events in Queens and Staten Island related to Superstorm Sandy.

—Noon — Clinton joins volunteers participating in maintenance projects near P.S. 43 The School “By-the-Sea”; 160 Beach 29th St., Queens.

—1:15 p.m. — Clinton, American Institute of Architects Vice President Russell A. Davidson and St. Bernard Project founder and CEO Zack Rosenburg mark the start of construction of the winning “Resilient Home” design from a “Designing Recovery” competition during a groundbreaking ceremony; 427 Beach 46th St., Queens.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Valarie Alexander, dayofactionpress@clintonfoundation.org , press@clintonfoundation.org or 212-348-8882.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Red Bull Studios New York continues an art exhibition about graffiti culture titled “Write of Passage,” open on Saturdays from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23; 218 W. 18th St.

Contact: Steffi Muehlenkamp, steffi@agwgrp.com or 917-216-7380, or Sherlen Archibald, 646-344-4208 ext. 702 or 917-297-4357.

4:30 p.m.

Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance unveils National Register plaque for actress Lilia Skala. 39-19 49th Street, Sunnyside, Queens.

Contact: Libby Skala, easkala@gmail.com or 917-783-1174.

7 p.m.

Libby Skala plays her grandmother and herself in free performance of Lilia! Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48th St. at Skillman Ave. Sunnyside, Queens. Contact: Libby Skala, easkala@gmail.com or 917-783-1174.

7 p.m.

Members of Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees honor supporters of the nonprofit Hackensack, N.J., hospital during an annual black-tie “Recognition Gala”; The Plaza hotel, 768 Fifth Ave.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Nancy Radwin, nradwin@hackensackUMC.org or 551-996-3765.

8 p.m.

LIFE IS PRICELESS GALA (LIPF) celebrates its second year in their awareness and fight against depression and suicide at The National Historic Landmark NYC Surrogates Court Building with a 1920’s speakeasy theme. NYC Surrogates Court Building, 31 Chambers Street, Manhattan.

Contact: Brad Taylor, brad@bigmachineagency.com or 646-395-2600.

————– LONG ISLAND ———–

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Riverhead Police Department officers collect unused prescription medications from residents as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” event on Saturday; 210 Howell Ave., Riverhead.

Contact: Chief David J. Hegermiller, 631-727-3200 ext. 315 or 800-882-9539.

11 a.m.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement. Albertson VFW Hall, 155 Searingtown Road, Albertson.

Contact: 518-474-8418.

11 a.m. to noon

Elected officials and residents commemorate anniversary of Superstorm Sandy; Kennedy Plaza – In front of City Hall; 1 W Chester St., Long Beach.

Contact: Pete Ottaviano, O: 516.829.8374, C: 631.875.3925, pottaviano@zimmed.com

Noon to 3 p.m.

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc. and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine will hold the third annual Suffolk Barkfest, Long Isalnd’s largest pet costume contest and parade. Holiday Inn Express, 3131 Nesconset HWY, Setauket.

Contact: Brittany D’Erasmo, brittanyderasmo@gmail.com or 516-376-9707.

————– WESTCHESTER ———–

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Yonkers Police Department precincts collect unused prescription medications from residents as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” event on Saturday.

—1st Precinct, 730 E. Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers. Contact: 914-377-7477.

—2nd Precinct, 441 Central Park Ave, Yonkers. Contact: 914-377-7452.

—3rd Precinct, 435 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers. Contact: 914-377-7427.

—4th Precinct, 53 Shonnard Place, Yonkers. Contact: 914-377-7402.

Contact: Detective Lt. Patrick McCormack, patrick.mccormack@ypd.yonkersny.gov, 914-377-6923 or 914-377-7200.

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial continues an annual “House on Haunted Hill” Halloween exhibit and train show on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 12 through Oct. 27 and on Monday, Oct. 14, to benefit the park’s Glass House Conservatory Trust Fund; Amawalk Road (state Route 35) and Orchard Hill Road, Somers.

Contact: Peter Tartaglia, 914-231-4500 or 914-864-7268, Mary Kaye Koch, 914-231-4500 or 914-864-7268, or Ned McCormack, 914-995-2932 or 914-864-7268.

1:15 p.m.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains.

Contact: 518-474-8418.

————– ROCKLAND ———–

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers trim brush along Nyack Beach State Park’s recently-completed river trail during a “Volunteer Cleanup Event”; 698 N. Broadway, Upper Nyack.

Contact: Chris Nielsen, Christian.Nielsen@parks.ny.gov, admin@palisadesparksconservancy.org, 845-268-3020 or 845-786-2701.


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