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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

July 10, 2013   |    

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Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents'

'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical - Vineyard Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Upper East Side

Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, featuring music and lyrics by singer, songwriter and superstar children's recording artist LAURIE BERKNER, including fan favorites Monster Boogie, and Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do, plus brand new classics and book by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Best for children 2-10 years old. Save $3 with code NYMETRO

Rock Hall Museum Children’s Summer Workshop Series-Croquet in the Garden - Town of Hempstead Rock Hall Museum
July 10, 2013 - Lawrence

Children ages 5 and up are invited to participate in the Rock Hall Children's Summer Workshop Series. The first of these three workshops is Croquet in the Garden. Children are invited to play this vintage pastime. Lemonade and refreshments will be served. Materials included. Space limited. Reservations required and are only confirmed with receipt of full payment. Please contact the museum office at 516-239-1157 to make reservations. Rain date-Thursday, July 11 at 10-11:30am.

Children's Music Class - JCC - Chabad of West Queens
July 10, 2013 - Long Island City

Everybody sing! Don't miss the children's sing-a-long for newborns to 4 years old.

Mommy & Me classes - Spa-Tacular Party's at The Candy shop
July 10, 2013 - Midwood

Girls and their moms will enjoy story and circle time, dancing, activities, snacks and socializing in this mommy and me gathering.

Erik Dies, You're Stupid and We Hate You - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
July 10, 2013 - New York

Aaron & Brian lead their lonely friend Erik on a surreal, nightmarish odyssey to "get his d*** wet." Elderly lesbians, impromptu Fosse numbers, dueling Katherine Hepburns, and the ominous Old Valley are all pit-stops on this journey to happiness, or at least maybe getting laid. "The funniest sketch show I've ever seen!" -Josh Patten, writer, Saturday Night Live. "You guys are f***ing weird." -Nate Dern, artistic director, UCB Theatre.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Mount Kisco

For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent or caregiver.

Erin Barra - The Bubble Lounge
July 10, 2013 - New York

Singer-Songwriter Erin Barra is opening for acclaimed bassist Dwayne �DW� Wright (Jill Scott, Ryan Leslie) at the Global Acoustic Soul Showcase. Erin Barra is an Ableton artist, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and nationally touring artist Download her latest mixtape Comma, here:

Matt Long Sand Sculptor Comes to Water Street POPS! - Water Street POPS!
Through July 10, 2013 - New York

Sandman Matt Long creates a one-of-a-kind sculpture for Water Street Pops! Join us on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 to watch Matt Long in action. The sculpture will be on display through July 31, 2013.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
July 10, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the July 24 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on October 9. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 10, 2013 - Rye

Fireworks every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm through August 30.

Family Music Festival - Germonds Park
July 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Clarkstown's summer music festival continues with the music of the Showtime Dance Band. Dance to popular Motown, R&B, pop, and rock songs.

Cyndi Lauper - Beacon Theatre
July 10, 2013 - New York

Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual Tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album. Lauper will perform the record-setting album in its entirety.

Concerts in the Parks - New York Philharmonic
July 10, 2013 -

Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest and 15th Street.

Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Tito Rodriguez, Jr. - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 10, 2013 -

With a deep knowledge of Afro-Latin rhythm and percussion, Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill and his big band elevate Latin jazz standards to new heights. Tonight honors the Palladium's Big 3, featuring the mambos of Tito Puente, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez, with some salsa dura surprises thrown in for good measure. The ensemble, joined by special guest timbalero Tito Rodriguez, Jr. and vocalist Sammy Gonzalez, Jr., makes even the most dizzyingly complex pieces feel effortless and joyful, and the best dance tunes feel wonderfully artful.

Hello Gorgeous: The Movies of Barbra Streisand: What's Up, Doc - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
July 10, 2013 - New York

Free Films Every Wednesday Night* June 26 ? August 7 (except July 3.)

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 10, 2013 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
July 10, 2013 - Great Neck

You and your child are invited to come and play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up of Great Neck's Pop-In Play. Promote social development and physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Enjoy meeting other parents and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Enjoy a Food Option for an additional $3.95 per person which includes a slice of pizza and unlimited drinks. Reservations are required.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
July 10, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 10, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
July 10, 2013 - Long Island City

Fun,laughter, and learning. Enjoy reading picture books, singing songs, and more.

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
July 10, 2013 - New York

Join Casa Lever Gardens for drinks and live music as Grupo Irek mixes the sounds of Cuba -- Son, Cha-Cha, Mambo -- with New York City flavor. Band members hail from all over the globe, representing Cuba, Columbia, Germany, and Brooklyn, for an international sound from the soul.

Suzanne Vega: Summer Residency - City Winery
July 10, 2013 - New York

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as "a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper" and as "plaintive but disarmingly powerful." Also July 10.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 and their parent or caregivers can hear stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Registration is required.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library Association
July 10, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

Smooth Cruise Series - Regina Belle - Spirit Cruises
July 10, 2013 - New York

For 16 years, the Smooth Jazz Cruises have been a hit. This summer enjoy New York's favorite summer jazz series aboard the Spirit of New York! The Smooth Jazz Cruise has evolved into one of New York's most popular attractions.

Making Books Sing- My City Park - Woodside Library
July 10, 2013 - Woodside

When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. Best for ages 3-10, this 45-minute educational performance featuring puppetry, original songs and audience participation teaches children the importance of shared community spaces. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
July 10, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Summerscreen presents Can't Hardly Wait - McCarren Park
July 10, 2013 - Williamsburg

Food, music, and Can't Hardly Wait, which was ranked #44 on Entertainment Weekly's list of Best Hight School Movies. Plus, the Replacement's amazing song by which the movie takes its name plays at the end--worth sitting through any Jennifer Love Hewitt flick fershure!

Dancing at Dusk: Salsa Night with The Funky Guajiros - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 10, 2013 - Katonah

Funky Guajiros has a sound unmistakable and unique; their music transcends the stock music of Salsa pick-up bands. Sweet Son Montuno blends with the modern funk of Timba and goes straight to your soul. A show for the whole family dedicated to a deep love for Cuban music and dance. Info about the Dancing at Dusk Series: Come to Caramoor for an evening of fun with the kids! Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy great music together. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to live music, interact with the musicians, get to know their instruments, and ask questions. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child, up close, to music in a relaxed and joyful way. Activities are designed for toddlers as well as pre-teens.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 10, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor Zebedee Collins teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early!

Rainforest Scavenger Hunt with Jason Edwards - Scarsdale Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Search-and-find fun for children in grades 1 and up. Registration is required.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful summer days at the Center with walks, live animals, stories, and crafts. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 2-4 years with a parent/caregiver. (Formerly known as Critters, Crafts and Kids; please note new age group.)

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Janine Benyus & Biomimicry: Designing with the Wisdom of the Earth - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature." Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's designs and processes. Watch the talk that Beynus delivered at the 2012 Bioneers Conference in California, followed by discussion of Benyus' ideas for creating a sustainable world. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students.

Sunset Wednesday - Wave Hill
July 10, 2013 - Bronx

This summer, transport yourself from the bustle of the city streets to a lush, summer oasis where the breezes blowing off the Hudson pair perfectly with a glass of wine. Make your way to Wave Hill on Wednesday evenings July 10-Aug. 14 for an experience unlike any other. Unwind with an outdoor yoga class, take a guided stroll through the gardens, or simply put your feet up and take in the summer sun setting over the Palisades. Enjoy a relaxing dinner on the Terrace from the newly renovated Cafe, or bring your refreshments to the Great Lawn as local Bronx musicians fill the air with their sweet songs of summer. From smooth Latin grooves and classical guitar, to Garifuna rhythms and Caribbean jazz, by the end of the night these performers will have you tapping your feet and humming along. Bring your own chair, but please leave blankets at home. The grounds will remain open until 8:30pm. Free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. Registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center. Schedule: 6pm Sunset Yoga (Sunset Yoga, $23/person including admission to the grounds) Registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center All other programs free with admission to the grounds. 6:30pm Guided Garden Walk 7pm Live Music Check for complete listings of music each Sunset Wednesday.

Mad Science - Super Structures Workshop - East Rockaway Public Library
July 10, 2013 - East Rockaway

Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as a sweet earthquake-proof building! Take home your very own "Mad Science Bridge Basics Kit."

The Pasofino Social Club - Highland Park
July 10, 2013 - Cypress Hill

Enjoy the sound of Latin music with the popular band Pasofino Social Club.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 10, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Get in the reading groove at this high-energy story/music hour that combines new and favorite tales with songs, rhymes, dance, movement, and instrument play.

Storytime: Laura Numeroff Stories - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" and other stories by Laura Numeroff. Afterward, kids can do a coloring craft to take home.

Space Shuttle Pavilion Reopens - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
July 10, 2013 - New York

On Wednesday, July 10, the Museum will celebrate the Pavilion's reopening, reintroducing New York City to Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter � an engineering marvel and shining example of American ingenuity that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Passport to Imagination: France - Michael's
July 10, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Europe for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's stop is France for an Eiffel Tower craft.

PJ Library Island Beach Adventure - Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
July 10, 2013 - Greenwich

Cast off to a beautiful sandy park on Long Island Sound to play beach ball, make music and read The Littlest Pair. Sylvia Rouss's brightly illustrated book will introduce children to the Noah's Ark story and to ideals of tolerance. Hop the 10 am ferry and join the fun. Register at or 203-552-1818.

SummerScreen Movie Series - McCarren Park
July 10, 2013 - Williamsburg

Jennifer Love Hewett leads a teen comedy about friends on high school graduation night.

Word for Word with Aisha Tyler and Touré - The Bryant Park Reading Room
July 10, 2013 - New York

The actress, author and popular “The Talk” host chats with Touré (co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle) about her essay collection that is loaded with comic essays appropriately named after her podcast segment “Self-Inflicted Wounds.” "Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books. The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Summer Concert Series--Scarborough Fair - Calf Pasture Beach
July 10, 2013 - Norwalk

The evening starts out with Curious Creatures, a hands-on exhibit of exotic animals. At 7:30pm, listen to the sounds of Simon and Garfunkle as brothers Jeb and Jobk Guthrie pay tribute to the famous musical duo.

Look & See: Printmaking with Old Masters! - Bruce Museum
July 10, 2013 - Greenwich

This program, designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, allows for a an exploration of the museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition Dürer, Rembrandt and Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly and then create their own relief prints. Call the museum for reservations.

COPE Newly Bereaved Parent Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
July 10, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one evening per month. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Teen Band featuring Grey Rocks - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Four Wilton teen musicians -- Ryan Amodei, Forest Rappaport, Cole Smith and Wes Wallace - come together for a musical performance. Open to teens of all ages, families and friends. Registration suggested. Refreshments served.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee.

Wonderful Wednesdays—Robert Rivest and his World of Mime - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Robert Rivest is a comic mime artist in the grand tradition of Harpo Marx, Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau. Without saying a word he tells wondrous stories using body language and amazingly expressive gestures. Children and adults will be fascinated by this astoundingly talented artist. Come watch, wonder and interact with Robert Rivest, the Marvelous Mesmerizing Mime. Grades K and up. Registration required, no fee.

Tie Dye for Teens - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Teens experiment with tie dye and create a unique t-shirt. It's a messy task, so wear old clothes. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Please specify T-shirt size (Adult Small, Medium or Large).

New York Philharmonic Concert - Prospect Park Long Meadow
July 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Bring a blanket and relax under the stars to the New York Philharmonic. Program includes Tchaikovsky and Reshigh.i

Plaza Swing Series: Mona's Hot Four - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 10, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Clarinetist Dennis Lichtman leads the quartet through trad-jazz gems such as, "My Blue Heaven", "Tiger Rag", "Avalon," and more.

The Pasofino Social Club - Highland Park
July 10, 2013 - Cypress Hill

Enjoy the sound of Latin music with the popular band Pasofino Social Club.

Highland Park Soccer Clinic - Highland Park
July 10, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids ages 7-14 can bend it like Beckham in this instructional soccer clinic. Registration is required, space is limited.

Teen Service Wednesdays - Fairfield Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or toward the Library's Teen Summer Challenge? Drop in to the Teen Room on Wednesdays to help out in the Library.

A Couple of Puppets presents �Punch and Judy in the Kitchen� - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

Punch and his lovely wife Judy have been married for centuries. The time has come for Mr. Punch to pitch in around the house. You'll be surprised and tickled as these hand-carved puppets take over the kitchen creating a hilarious domestic disaster that ends with a kiss. An age-old puppetry tradition that's still cooking.

Puppeteers Cooperative presents �Little Inga and Mother Earth� - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

Come out to the backyard as the Puppeteers Cooperative use larger-than-life puppets to premiere the story of Little Inga and how she helps Mother Earth. Be a part of the premiere performance celebrating Mother Earth, play live music and join in the parade.

Puppetkabob presents 'The Snowflake Man' - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

This magical production is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. "The Snowflake Man" swings audiences into historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This award-winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect!

Outdoor Cinema 2013 - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 10, 2013 - Long Island City

Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of our borough. This international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each week. Families can picnic on the grass and watch international films on an outdoor screen. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm (weather permitting) Films begin at sunset. See website for film titles and descriptions.

Puppet Slam � Puppets After Dark - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

When the puppet community comes together they are bound to throw a Slam. Wit, humor, silliness and so much more will happen on the LICM stage. During this one night only event watch 10-plus short form puppet shows; then there off in search of their next Slam. Puppeteer Honey Goodenough is selecting the finest short shows from Long Island. Puppet MC Lolly Lardpop and her human Leslie Carrara-Rudolph will be on hand to guide us through the night�s excitement. This in an adult-only event,(teens, 18 and older) not meant for kids at all. This is a night out for grownups that helps support LICM!

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks -Picnic Pops Concert - Old Westbury Gardens
July 10, 2013 - Old Westbury

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and the Gardens will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens. In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and '30s jazz and popular music. "I just love the energy of the early jazz," says Giordano. "I wanted to recapture some of that." Early appearances with Leon Redbone and on the Prairie Home Companion and lending his talents to Francis Ford Coppola's film The Cotton Club, led to working with Dick Hyman's Orchestra in half a dozen Woody Allen soundtracks then as a bass player in Sean Penn?s band in Woody's Sweet and Lowdown. He and the Nighthawks were featured in Gus Van Sant's film Finding Forrester, in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Robert DeNiro's film, The Good Shepherd, Tamara Jenkin's The Savages and recently Sam Mendes' film: Revolutionary Road, and Away We Go; and Michael Mann's film Public Enemies; plus HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Story Time & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
July 10, 2013 - Mineola

This interactive program encourages responsible and interactive listening and thinking skills. It is also a time for adults to socialize. In the span of 45 mins, up to 2 stories will be (actively) read with props, to encourage appropriate interaction by the children. After the stories adult and child will have a chance to play and interact. Moms are encouraged to bring along snacks for their children and themselves. Registration required.

St. William The Abbott Family Festival - St. William the Abbott Church
July 10, 2013 - Seaford

Looking for a great way to spend a fun time with family and friends? Check out the Midway rides and games. Feeling more adventurous? There are Las Vegas games, plenty of entertainment, festival food and the popular 50/50 raffle.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 10, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

Fashion and Fabric Design - Museum of the City of New York
July 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

Do you have your own sense of style and color? Would you like to learn how to create your own special fabric designs? First, explore the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced with your family and look at Burrows photographs, drawings, and garments. You will think about the creative process of Stephen Burrows by learning about the methods, style, and techniques of his work. Using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will create a line sheet, a page that highlights many different ideas and styles within one theme. Then each child will choose one design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. Drop by anytime between 11am-3pm to participate. No reservations are required.

Bookworm Wednesday/Yogi Bear - Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
July 10, 2013 - Farmingdale

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit or to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
July 10, 2013 - Hicksville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit or to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas
July 10, 2013 - Valley Stream

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit or to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Summer Educational Workshops--Rain Stick - Vanderbilt Museum
July 10, 2013 - Centerport

This workshop begins with an educator-led tour of the Vanderbilt Museum's marine-life, natural-history and ethnographic-artifact collections and animal habitats, followed by hands-on creative projects.

KidFEST Hands-On Arts & Crafts Workshops - Guild Hall
July 10, 2013 - East Hampton

Enjoy hands on arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School - Assembly of God of Center Moriches
July 10, 2013 - Center Moriches

Children ages 3-10 learn about the attributes of true faith, courage and friendship and explore the lives of others that lived by these codes. Each night is filled with music, fun games, Bible teachings and puppets. Call for more information.

Catch and Release Fishing - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
July 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer is a favorite family and community pastime. Fishing poles are available to borrow at the Charles A. Dana Center, located on the north shore of the Meer. Picture ID required; instruction and bait are provided with the poles. The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel. All fishing is on a "catch-and-release" basis only, meaning that all fish caught must be put back into the water immediately. Free for families and individuals. Groups of five or more people must make reservations at least two weeks in advance. For more information, call 212-860-1370. Group reservations are taken for Monday to Friday only, for either of the following two-hour sessions: 10:30am-12:30pm, or 1:30-3:30pm. Recommended for children ages 5-15 and accompanying adults. Note: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations require persons 16 years of age and older to obtain a fishing license. For more information on this regulation and where you can buy one, please visit

Summertime Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
July 10, 2013 - Westport

Join the staff at Earthplace for story time and an animal encounter.

Loaves of Love - JCC - Chabad of West Queens
July 11, 2013 - Long Island City

Girls night! Learn the secret of delicious Challah and enjoy an evening with your girlfriends!

Women (& Men) on the Verge - 54 Below
July 11, 2013 - New York

Featuring some of Broadway's fastest rising newcomers, Women (& Men) on the Verge explores standing on the precipice of love & life amid the luster of the lights of NYC. With Musical Direction by Michael J. Moritz, Jr., the cast includes Drama Desk nominee Melissa Van Der Schyff (Bonnie & Clyde), Missy Keene (up and coming cabaret star), Vince Oddo(US Tour American Idiot), and Ben Hope (Once). Also July 29.

Taam Shabbat - Mommy and Me - JCC - Chabad of West Queens
July 11, 2013 - Long Island City

A great time for child and parent bonding. Enjoy an afternoon of circle time, stories, sing-a-long, snack and crafts.

Music in the Garden Summer Jazz Concert Series - Hopper House Art Center
July 11, 2013 - Nyack

Hopper House hosts its 33rd season of family-friendly jazz concerts in their back garden. Call or visit online for information about performers. Performances continue for three Thursdays, through August 1.

Experience Manhattanhenge with Jack Faherty - American Museum of Natural History
July 11, 2013 - New York

Does the grid of New York City have any astronomical significance? On July 11, the sunset will be aligned with the streets of Manhattan. Join Jackie Faherty for a viewing of this special event. We will begin with a scientific explanation for "Manhattanhenge" using the Digital Universe Atlas, the most complete and scientifically accurate 3D map of the universe, in the Hayden Planetarium.

Tap Internationals - Symphony Space
July 11, 2013 - NY

Tap City Main Event – Tap Internationals. Tickets $20-$40: call 212-864-5400 Tues–Sun, 1–6pm

Concerts in the Parks - New York Philharmonic
July 11, 2013 -

Enter at 193rd Street, near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street Field.

Mad Sq. Kids: David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band - Madison Square Park
July 11, 2013 - Gramercy

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents its 11th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families that takes place rain or shine in the park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am, June 11 to Aug. 8. Alastair Moock and Friends bring their rompin' family music concert to the Mad. Sq. Kids stage! The Boston Globe calls Alastair one of "Boston's best and most adventurous songwriters." 5 star family entertainment.

Jill & Julia Show - Highline Ballroom
July 11, 2013 - New York

Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney team up for a delightful set that mixes witty songwriting with a little bit of social commentary.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 11, 2013 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

Celebrate Brooklyn Fundraising Concert: Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

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Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
July 11, 2013 - New York

Why spend your Thursday after work Happy Hour indoors when you take advantage of the warm fresh air and gorgeous New York City Sights. Come and indulge specialty cocktails on Circle Line Sightseeing's brand new spacious, outdoor deck and bar.

Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
July 11, 2013 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer concert series kicks off with the music of Flat Five. For information about the band, visit

Buckwheat Zydeco - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 11, 2013 - New York

American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, one of the greatest party bands in America - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. 2009 marked Buckwheat Zydeco's 30th anniversary, and Buckwheat celebrated with the release of his Grammy Award-winning CD (and Alligator Records debut), Lay Your Burden Down. This Grammy Award was the band's first, although it had previously been nominated five times in three different categories.

The Gong Show Live Off Broadway - The Cutting Room
July 11, 2013 - New York

The authorized stage production of the iconic TV show. The Gong Show Live returns after its SMASH debut, doing monthly performances at The Cutting Room in NYC. The Gong Show was a cultural touchstone, a pioneering TV show and the godfather of every awkwardly great reality TV moment that has happened in history. We present the theatrical recreation of The Gong Show in a modern-day stage production. If you liked it on TV, you will love it right in front of your face. Critically hailed as "Jaw droppingly hilarious" and "Fast, fresh and fun" this uproarious, deranged, completely entertaining show has audiences laughing into the next day. Featuring modern-day performers from America's Got Talent, Conan, Letterman, 30 Rock and So You Think You Can Dance, you will be thoroughly entertained, fascinated, horrified and delighted. Starring comedians Ray Ellin, Chuck Nice, Dan Naturman, Ken Dashow, the Gong Show 10 Live Band, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, and the Unknown Convict. Appropriate for the whole family. This is a professionally cast and produced off-broadway production.

The Gong Show Live - The Cutting Room
July 11, 2013 - New York

Executive Produced by LESLIE GOLD (The Award-Winning Radiochick) and produced by Emmy-Nominated Peppy Castro and Broadway's Kenn Lubin, THE GONG SHOW LIVE is an even better idea than The Gong Show on TV. It's LIVE. In a theatre. Where most of the 1970s American population wanted to be. Right there and up close with the lunacy.

Hudson River Park's Riverrocks - Pier 84
July 11, 2013 - New York Harbor

7/11 Generationals and Sallie Ford & THe Sound Outside 7/25 Foxygen and Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down 8/8 Titus Andronicus with Ducktails

2013 Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series - Shadows of the 60s - A Tribute to the Four Tops - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
July 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy shopping, eating, and listening to great music al fresco on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Hosted by WFAS-FM, the show starts at 6pm, with an opening act featuring local talent from WFAS's popular Music Lounge. In Shadows of the 60s - A Tribute to the Four Tops, Dave Revels and company pay tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, performing the group's hits spanning three decades, from the 1960's to the 1980's. Considered by many to be the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown, The Four Tops hold the distinction of being the longest-lived group in rock/soul history (41 years) without personnel change (1956-1997). The Four Tops reigned supreme from 1964-1967 under the songwriting team of Holland Dozier Holland. Rain date: July 15. About Westchester's Ridge Hill Westchester's Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown with a lush town square, it features a children's play area, dancing fountains, and a trolley - the Westchester's Ridge Hill Express. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux - a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar, and children's playroom, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular brands and retailers like Apple, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, LL Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, South Moon Under, Subway, Sur La Table, Texas de Brazil, TJ Maxx, Vera Bradley, Verizon/Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House. LegoLand Discovery Center, Haagen-Dazs, and a two-level UNIQLO are now open. And soon, Ridge Hill will see the opening of Frannie's Goodie Shop. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, the shopping and dining haven is easily accessible to millions of Westchester, Putnam, and Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester's Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space - approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group, as well as an urgent care center. Learn more at

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 11, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

Further featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir - Barclays Center
July 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

Former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir and their band Furthur will play at Barclays Center on July 11 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10 am and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting or, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, starting Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. (if still available). Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all-star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Lesh & Weir take the musical journey further, exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking. For more information on Furthur, please visit

The Loser's Lounge Presents: Donna Summer and the Divas of Disco - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 11, 2013 -

Feel love, as the Losers Lounge takes on disco and the hot stuff of Donna Summer and other mirror-ball era divas. Powered by ace session keyboardist Joe McGinty and his crack team of pop tributeers, Losers Lounge will hustle and boogie through the best of the '70s club scene. The Last Dance will happen with headphones on, as the Freedom Dance Party DJs spin during an after-hours silent disco.

Family Music Festival - West Nyack Hamlet Green
July 11, 2013 - West Nyack

Pull up a chair or lounge on the lawn for the easy listening sounds of James Mee with Michael Sullivan.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 11, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are welcome with their caregivers to hear stories, songs, and more in both English and Spanish. Registration is Required.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 11, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-6, are invited for stories and a seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
July 11, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

SyFy Movies with a View - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 11, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy Ferris Bueller's Day Off under the stars.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
July 11, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grades 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 11, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomists Association lead participants across the sky. Telescopes will be on-hand, or bring your own.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! - Irvington Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Irvington-on-Hudson

Join Sukey Molloy & Friends for an hour of sing-along fun with songs to make you happy! Sukey is an award-winning recording and video artist seen on BabyFirstTV, known for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages birth-6 years. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, and Sunny, and enjoy the show!

Free Movie on the Lawn: The Sandlot - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
July 11, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Free movie on the lawn. Bring chairs and blankets, wine and cheese or whatever you enjoy! Call 516-678-5000 x7715 for more information.

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
July 11, 2013 - Tarrytown

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities and crafts. Enjoy a full day in the life of the estate's youngest residents and explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children's clothing. Eight dates through July and August.

Mad Science - Dinosaurs Workshops - The Bryant LIbrary
July 11, 2013 - Roslyn

Examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a "Mad Science dinosaur tooth" to take home.

Kids Zumbatomic - The Dance Treatment
July 11, 2013 - Garden City Park

Zumbatomic is a fun dance/fitness program uniquely designed to introduce children to international music and culture and to build a positive self-image through a healthy lifestyle. The class will include demonstrations of several hand-made musical instruments from around the world. Zumbatomic is similar to the adult Zumba program, using Latin and International music and fitness in the choreography. The songs, games and dance steps are age-appropriate for the children and encourage enthusiastic participation. The goal is to assist in the development of team work, respect, confidence and responsibility, while learning coordination, discipline, memory and creativity. Please wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled sneakers that allow movement, (not running shoes) and bring water.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
July 11, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Preschoolers enjoy stories, socializing, and exploring books.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
July 11, 2013 - New York

Ages 6 and up. Every Thursday. Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs?make a handcrafted gift for someone!

'Pinkalicious' - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
July 11, 2013 - Westbury

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.

Lee Brice in Concert - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
July 11, 2013 - Westbury

Country singer and songwriter Lee Brice takes to the stage to perform an amazing concert.

Zumba Thursdays - Forest Park Bandshell
July 11, 2013 - Woodhaven

Get fit while working out to music. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Apollo Theater
July 11, 2013 - New York

Tickets go on sale June 7.

Movie Theater Thursdays--Lady and The Tramp - Wilton Library
July 11, 2013 - Wilton

Walt Disney's classic Lady and the Tramp will be shown. Rated PG. Healthy snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver; children between 8 and 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed.

Movie Theater Thursdays--Back to the Future 1 - Wilton Library
July 11, 2013 - Wilton

Healthy snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver; children between 8 and 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed.

Symphony of the Soil NYC Premiere - IFC Center
July 11, 2013 - New York

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems. In addition to the feature film, there are several short  films, Sonatas of the Soil, that delve deeply into soil-related topics, and several short clips, Grace Notes, that are available to stream on the film’s website. Producer/Director Deborah Koons Garcia will be in attendance along with UC Berkeley Microbial Ecologist Dr. Ignacio Chapela and Dr. Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist with Consumers Union, for a Q&A after the film.   Buy tickets here:

Beginngs - Forest Park
July 11, 2013 - Woodhaven

Enjoy an evening at the George Seuffert Bandshell in this musical tribute to the rock and roll band Chicago.

Forest Park Karate Clinic - Oak Ridge at Forest Park
July 11, 2013 - Woodhaven

Kids ages 7-14 can learn the discipline of the ancient art of karate in this instructional clinic. Pre-registration is required.

Twilight Tales - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 11, 2013 - Douglaston

Snuggle up in the evening with some classic stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Kids can feel free to wear their slippers and pajamas as Mrs. Tina shares some old and new favorites. Space is limited. Pre-registration suggested.

A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham - Crocheron Park (Buz O'Rourke Playground)
July 11, 2013 - Douglaston

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of familiar children's songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Bring a blanket or low chair.

A Summer Salon with Karen Finley - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 11, 2013 - New York

This popular summer intensive encourages cross-generational dialogue and creative interactions inspired by notions of utopia, color theory, and the museum experience. Taught by internationally acclaimed artist and educator Karen Finley, daily sessions include focused explorations of specific works on view, studio sessions, creative writing, an offsite visit to another museum, and a final reflection. No prior art-making experience is necessary. $240, $160 members, $120 students and interns (over 16 with valid ID, students under 18 must be accompanied). Limited enrollment. Family discount available. For tickets and more information, visit

NY Philharmonic Concerts In The Parks - Cunningham Park-193rd Street Field
July 11, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

A beloved NY tradition, is back for its 48th year. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the concert featuring Principal Cello Carter Brey. Music under the stars with family and friends makes for a perfect summer evening.

TEEN ANIMÉ CLUB - Westport Library
July 11, 2013 - Westport

Join the Westport Library for a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Register online. For grades 6-12.

Valley Stream Community Orchestra Concert - John M. Smith Band Shell, Village Green
July 11, 2013 - Valley Stream

Join the Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, for this event. Bring a chair. Look for the SALI banner. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled. RSVP by 7/9.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
July 11, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy free admission and learn how to keep your family safe during Norwalk Night with the Norwalk and Rowayton Fire Departments. An Open Arms program.

The Secret Life of Books - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 11, 2013 - Fairfield

Take an old book and create something extraordinary: a secret safe, a planter, who knows? Teens grades 6 and up.

National Circus Project - Circus Fun Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
July 11, 2013 - Garden City

Have you ever thought of running off with a circus? You'll need to brush up on some circus skills and LICM has got just the folks to teach you. Learn juggling, plate spinning, rope tricks, basic clowning and more from performers from National Circus Project.

National Circus Project ? Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
July 11, 2013 - Garden City

National Circus Project, Long Island?s own center for professional circus performers is back again this summer to share the fun and artistry of the circus with LICM Theater audiences. Enjoy new circus antics every week this summer.

Teen Game Club - Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Shirley

Monkey Monkey Music with Meredith LaVande performs with their special brand of musical magic. Monkey Monkey Music is known by millions of families who have seen her videos on more than 100 PBS member stations nationwide. In person reqistration required. Limited free tickets available at the Children's Dept. reference desk beginning Thursday, June 27.

New Preschool Open House - Iken Science Academy
July 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learn about Iken Science Academy, a new preschool for kids ages 3-5. RSVP to

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
July 11, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

St. William The Abbott Family Festival - St. William the Abbott Church
July 11, 2013 - Seaford

Looking for a great way to spend a fun time with family and friends? Check out the Midway rides and games. Feeling more adventurous? There are Las Vegas games, plenty of entertainment, festival food and the popular 50/50 raffle.

Sunset Concert Series - Nautical Mile Esplanade
July 11, 2013 - Freeport

The Freeport Community Band will open the 2013 Sunset Concert Series produced by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and hosted by the Village of Freeport. Additional concerts to be held Thursday evenings throughout July and August. Concerts are free! Guests are asked to please bring chairs as available seating is limited.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 11, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
July 11, 2013 - Montauk

Sand sculptors may use sand, water, and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes are provided by the Natural Heritage Trust and JR Water Corporation, the program's co-sponsors. Prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories. Registration is held each Thursday from 9:30-10:30am. For more information call 631-668-2554.

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