What To Expect in October 2013

HOLIDAYS: Columbus Day (14), World Food Day/UN and UNICEF (16), Halloween (31)

Fall is in the air and the Halloween season is in full swing. Right now you can find Halloween promotions on candy, cookies, baking chocolate chips and fruitcake/candied fruit nuts. Also baking season begins and all baking needs will be on sale.

Fall promotions have started on apples and fresh pumpkins. You can check out this list of farms you can visit near the city.

Sales have already started on pet products and pet food for National Animal Safety and Protection Month.

In preparation for the winter months to come car care products will go on sale and promotions on car winterization packages will also begin.

Daylight Savings time normally ends this month, but will be ending on November 3. Nevertheless, the promotions will be held this month and you will be finding sale prices on batteries, smoke alarms, safety equipment and alarm clocks.

Produce in Season: Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Arugula, Basil, Fresh Shelling Beans, Green Beans, Beet Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Cardoon, Celeriac/Celery Root, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Daikon, Eggplant, Escarole, Fuerte Avocado, Fuyu Persimmon, Garlic, Haas Avocado, Hachiya Persimmon, Kale, Kohlrabi, Kumquat, Lemons, Lettuce, Valencia Orange, Parsley, Parsnip, Bosc pear, Comice Pears, Hot Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Pistachios, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Quince, Radish, Raspberries, Rutabaga, Spinach, Winter Squash, Tomato, Green Turnips, Turnips, Walnut, Yams, Zutano Avocado

Other Promotions this Month:

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Fire Prevention Week (6 – 12)
  • German-American Day (6)
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Sausage Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September –October)
  • Computer Learning Month
  • National Go On a Field Trip Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • International Dinosaurs Month
  • Clergy Appreciation MOnth
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Spinning and Weaving Week (7-13)
  • National Newspaper Week (6 – 12)
  • World Rain Forest Week (7 13)
  • National Clean Air Week
  • Sweetest Day (19)
  • Reptile Awareness Day (21)
  • Make a Difference Day (28)
  • Statue of Liberty Day (28)
  • National Candy Corn Day (30)

Want to get started, print coupons from  Red Plum, Hopster, Coupons.com, Smart Source and Saving Star pages now.


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Hispanic Heritage Month: Taino Mask Making and More @ The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and the The Children’s Museum is joining in with a day full of activities geared for kids. The day will be filled with many activities for kids of all ages, in English and Spanish.

  • Book of the Day: Oso Parda, Oso Parda Que Vez Ahí
  • Little Artists: Uno Dos Tres Collage: Practice numbers in English and Spanish and crafts (10:00am)
  • Bilingual Story Time: Learn words in English and Spanish (11:30am)
  • Little Artists: Uno Dos Tres Collage: Practice numbers in English and Spanish and crafts (1:00pm)
  • Meet The Artist: Taino Mask Making with Donna Lindo (2:00pm)
  • Meet The Artist: Taino Mask Making with Donna Lindo (3:30pm)
  • Bilingual Story Time: Learn words in English and Spanish (4:00pm)
  • Adventures with Dora and Diego (ongoing exhibit)


The museum is open from 10am until 5pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the activities and other exhibits. Tickets are $11.00 for both adults and children, $7.00 for seniors.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, New York 10024

This is something I plan on doing with my girls. Our Puerto Rican heritage is rich in Taino history and this will be a great way to introduce Puerto Rican history to my girls. They have no idea and of my plans to take them to the a museum. It will be their first museum visit, but hopefully not our last.

taino mask


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La Ciencia Y Yo: Hispanic Heritage Month At The New York Hall Of Science

NYSCI celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with hands-on science activities. Kids can make solar calculators, explore StarLab, NYSCI’s portable planetarium, and build architectural structures, all while discovering a variety of ways that Central and Latin American peoples contributed to the science of astronomy, food and architecture. Face painting, live musical performances, and folk dancing will bring a festive atmosphere to the event. Free with NYSCI admission.

Activities include:

  • Planetarium Shows – Learn how ancient people were the first astronomers able to predict seasons in an interactive planetarium show. 11 & 11:30 am, 1, 1:30, 3 & 3:30 pm
  • Solar Calculator Activity – Make a solar calculator to take home that will allow you to predict the rising and setting of the sun. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Build a Mayan City – Help create a city modeled after the strong and stable structures built by the ancient Mayan civilization. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Mask-Making – Design and create your own unique and colorful mask out of fruits and vegetables that are native to Central and Latin America. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Build a Bridge – Build a suspension bridge with blocks. 11 am – 4 pm
  • Musical Performances – Unique musical performances celebrating Latin American Culture. The Quintet of the Americas interprets folk and contemporary wind quintet music of North and South America (1 pm). And Frank Valiente performs on the piano (4 pm).
  • Dance Performances – Watch a variety of folk dances. noon, 2, 2:30, 3 & 3:30 pm
  • Face Painting – 11 am – 5 pm
  • Royal Botanical Expedition Display – View a collection of botanical prints. 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday October 09,2011

10:00am-6:00 pm
47-01 111th Street
Queens, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: Free with $11 museum admission; $8 for children ages 2-17, students with college ID and seniors
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