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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

January 15, 2014   |    

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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'

Downton Chappy - Costumes of the Downton Abbey Era - Horace Greeley House
Through January 15, 2014 - Chappaqua

Dresses and costumes from the Downton Abbey era from the New Castle Historical Society's extensive costume collection. Appointments for tours at other times than those mentioned can be arranged by calling 914-238-4666 or visiting the website.

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
January 15, 2014 - New York

A new production of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy Die Fledermaus premieres on New Year's Eve. Adam Fischer conducts the new staging by Jeremy Sams, which sets the farcical story of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. The new production of the quintessential Viennese comedy will feature new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by award-winning Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Susanna Phillips sings Rosalinde, with Christopher Maltman as her husband, Eisenstein; Christine Sch?fer and Jane Archibald as her clever maid, Adele; Michael Fabiano and Alexander Lewis as Alfred, her clandestine lover; Paulo Szot as the scheming notary Dr. Falke; and Anthony Roth Costanzo as the consummate party host, Prince Orlofsky.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
January 15, 2014 - Scarsdale

Learn to save a life in just four hours! CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Special Film Screening- Wagner's Jews - Museum of Tolerance New York
January 15, 2014 - New York

The German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, and his writings on the Jews were later embraced by Hitler and the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner's closest associates were Jews - young musicians who became personally devoted to him, and provided crucial help to his work and career. Who were they? What brought them to Wagner, and what brought him to them? These questions are at the heart of Hilan Warshaw's new documentary Wagner's Jews, co-produced with WDR and ARTE and broadcast in Europe in 2013. Filmed on location in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, Wagner's Jews tells these remarkable stories through archival sources, visual re-enactments, interviews, and musical performances. Parallel to this historical narrative, the film explores the ongoing controversy over performing Wagner's music in Israel. In a different form, the questions dividing Wagner's Jewish acquaintances still resonate today: is it possible to separate artworks from the hatreds of their creator? Can art transcend prejudice and bigotry, and the weight of history? Recent and upcoming screening venues including Yale, Columbia, and Boston Universities, Hebrew College, London's Barbican Centre, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, Jewish Museum Vienna, and DocAviv- The 16th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. WAGNER'S JEWS will be distributed in North America by First Run Features. Documentary, 55 minutes, 2013 Produced and directed by Hilan Warshaw. To RSVP

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 15, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Art Reception - Mineola School District - Mineola Public Library
January 15, 2014 - Mineola

Celebrate the young artists. Have fun at the art reception to honor the students of the Mineola School District.

Music with Dawny Dew - Bronxville Public Library
January 15, 2014 - Bronxville

Dawn Halasz (a.k.a. Dawny Dew) turns children's songs, stories, and rhymes into fun-filled activities for children ages 6 months-6 years. She and her puppets Sonny, Googoo, and Gaga enchant and delight children of all ages. Singing and the natural interaction with her audience create a session of fun, laughter, and learning.

The Gin Game - Luncheon Theatre - Westbury Manor
January 15, 2014 - Westbury

In this warm and touching Pulitzer prize play, Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady, discover the both dislike the "home" and enjoy gin rummy so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 15, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers are invited to exercise and play with a professional occupational therapist. Group meets on Wednesdays through Jan. 29.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
January 15, 2014 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. No sign-up required.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
January 15, 2014 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 15, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
January 15, 2014 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for pre-walkers and their caregivers.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
January 15, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids have fun exploring their creative abilities with arts and crafts activities.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
January 15, 2014 - Forest Hills

Reading makes mornings fun. Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories that are appropriate for all ages, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Full Moon Holiday Wolf Walk at the Wolf Conservation Center - Wolf Conservation Center
January 15, 2014 - South Salem

Celebrate the first full moon of 2014 with wolves! While keeping warm by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy warm drinks, sugary treats, and likely the symphony of howls from the dozens of wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests then will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at Program will be cancelled in case of rain.

Smartphone Use for Teens - Flushing Library
January 15, 2014 - Flushing

Being smart is more than just having the phone. Teens will learn healthy smartphone use and proper smartphone etiquette through videos, discussion and a fun Jeopardy quiz.

Look & See: Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound - Bruce Museum
January 15, 2014 - Greenwich

Children ages 3-5 with their caretakers, will explore the exhibition Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound and then work on a related-craft project. Call the museum for reservations.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2014 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2014 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
January 15, 2014 - Westport

All levels welcome. Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which they move, and how to set up the board. Grades K-12.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for 11 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - Wilton

Kids in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis each week. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Grab Bag Book Club - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - Wilton

Come and discuss a brand new best selling children's book. The book for January will be Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody, a new retelling of the Robin Hood legend by the author of Powerless. Healthy snacks will be provided as well as a book-related activity. Registration required. Grades 3 and up. Parents and guardians must be in the building.

Food Bank For NY - Campus Pantry
January 15, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Make a direct impact on the lives of hungry children and families in the Queens community during these monthly grocery distributions at high need public schools in New York City. Each child leaves the Meals for Minds pantry with 30 pounds of groceries: enough food for 25 meals and a chance at a full future. Volunteers help sort food, set up food stations, provide friendly service and put food directly into the hands of those in need.

Open House - Elisabeth Morrow School
January 15, 2014 - Englewood

Parents of prospective students are invited to this special program featuring remarks from the Head of School and a panel discussion with members of the Class of 2014. After the presentation, families are invited see the classrooms and to tour the 14-acre campus that includes technology labs, science labs, performance spaces, libraries, playing field, two gymnasiums, working gardens and nature trails. Registration is required.

45 Riots - Lucille's
January 15, 2014 - New York

45 Riots is a modern collective of first-call performing, recording, and touring musicians, operating with resolute focus, attention-to-detail, veteran experience, and artistic verve. 45 Riots recreates contemporary and classic covers from multiple genres including hip-hop, house, top 40, soul, funk, R&B, pop, rock, reggae, and jazz, all with a vibrant and unique sound.

Full Moon Hike - Tenafly Nature Center
January 15, 2014 - Tenafly

By the light of the full moon, teens and adults can take a two-hour, guided walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trails. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 2-3) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 15, 2014 - Riverhead

Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Call ext 426 for reservations. Series dates are Jan 8, 15, 22, 29.

Heart Health for Your Baby - St. Charles Hospital
January 15, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Stop by St. Charles Hospital to meet Douglas Luxenberg, DO, pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Luxenberg will answer all your questions about your child's heart health and general baby care. Call 631-474-3700 to reserve your seat.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY: Ages 9-12 - Bridges Academy
January 15, 2014 - West Islip

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

92Y @MJH - Stranger in My Own Country - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
January 15, 2014 - New York

In this searching memoir, Mounk describes growing up Jewish in postwar Germany and vividly portrays a country still struggling with the legacy of the Third Reich. Yascha Mounk is a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard University's Government Department, where he is currently a Krupp Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellow at the Center for European Studies. His writing about European and U.S. politics has been published in the New York Times, Die Zeit, and the Wall Street Journal.

Open House - Riverside Montessori School
January 15, 2014 - Upper West Side

Parents and children are invited to visit the school, tour classrooms, meet teachers and the executive director, and learn about the Montessori philosophy. Please rsvp to

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 15, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever.

A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran�aise
January 15, 2014 - Upper East Side

Take your child on a wonderful sensory adventure with FIAF's hands-on cooking Les petits chefs workshops. In each workshop, children will discover new flavors of the season by creating different sweet or savory treats with seasonal fruits or vegetables. Children will stimulate their five senses and develop motor skills as they smell mint, taste rhubarb, shape brioche, and play with shapes and colors. They'll also increase their French vocabulary, learn about utensils and ingredients, and of course, enjoy the treats they have created. A parent or caregiver must attend the workshop.

Save with a Class-Workshop Combo Package! Speed up and enrich your toddler's French language learning by combining an 11-week a petits pas class with all 11 les petits chefs workshops. Save 5%* on the class and $110 on the workshops!

Register online at, by phone at 646-388-6612, or in person at FIAF.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
January 15, 2014 - Central Harlem

Kids ages 5-7 learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction. Participation in this program includes use of all equipment. Space is limited; advance registration required.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Enternity Band - Birdland
January 15, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Boppin’ with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 15, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers and their parent or caregiver are invited to join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
January 15, 2014 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome.

Peekaboo Puppeteer - Temple Shaaray Tefila
January 15, 2014 - Bedford

Adults will learn about the benefits of friendship from a Jewish perspective, kids will enjoy puppeteer Nancy Tepper, and all will enjoy a free bagel brunch after the show.

Brian Scolaro Starts the Year off laughing with Wednesday Night Comedy Show at Empire City Casino - Empire City Casino
January 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Empire City Casino will start the New Year with laughs, chuckles and smiles galore with a Wednesday Comedy Night on the schedule to launch 2014, headlined by Brian Scolaro on January 15. Bob Dibuono will MC the January 15th show, and Phil Hanley will be the featured comic. Headlining on January 15th, Brooklyn born Brian Scolaro is most known for his Comedy Central special "Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro", as well as being Doug on TBS's "Sullivan and Son" and Stuart on FOX's "Stacked.”He has performed on "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien", "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Live at Gotham" and has also acted on "Dexter," "Mad Men", "Go On", "Grey's Anatomy", "Harry's Law", "Kroll Show", "Men of a Certain Age", "Wizards of Waverly Place", and numerous appearances on HBO'S "Life and Times of Tim" as well as many other programs and films. Featured on this show is Phil Hanley. Phil started stand-up comedy in Vancouver. After touring Canada coast-to-coast many times, taking in all the major festivals including Just For Laughs in Montreal and recording his own national televised comedy special, Phil decided to relocate to New York City. Since arriving in the U.S. he has appeared twice on the “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson, was a finalist in the New York’s Funniest Comic Competition, and was showcased by Comedy Central as a “Comic to watch in 2012”.

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop - Queens Botanical Garden
January 15, 2014 - Flushing

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively. Registration is required; email or call 718-539-5296.

LOONY and Gerald Martin Moore present 'Operetta and the Silver Screen' - The Players Club
January 15, 2014 - New York

Glamour! Sweeping melodies! High notes galore! Light Opera of New York (LOONY) presents “Operetta and the Silver Screen,” a concert with artistic direction by internationally renowned voice teacher and vocal consultant Gerald Martin Moore. Starring a cast of young, critically acclaimed singers, the evening will feature favorite tunes from favorite shows, including The New Moon, Kismet and more. This one-night-only event is at the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park, and the evening promises to leave you humming – and dancing – your way home! Please join LOONY for this limited availability, one night only concert to celebrate some of music’s most famous tunes! Glide on down to The Players for a musical night to kick off the new year with style, glamour and grace. Tickets and information: AND save the date...Sigmund Romberg's glorious operetta The New Moon, coming up on Feb 5 & 6. See website for details.

Storytime at the Museum: Neighborhood Growth - Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
January 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Preschoolers ages 3-1/2 to 5 (accompanied by a parent or caregiver) are invited to a monthly story time at Philipse Manor Hall with picture books, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a hands-on museum activity. Each month highlights a topic about the neighborhood history of downtown Yonkers.

Art Unveiling Event - Lobby of 4540 Center Blvd
January 15, 2014 - Long Island City

TF Cornerstone is hosting an opening event and reception with artist Elinore Schnurr of a new commissioned artwork in our building at 4540 Center Blvd. A contemporary figurative painter, Elinore Schnurr's work has been exhibited widely at prominent museums such as the MoMa. For TF Cornerstone's event, The Grand Central Terminal was chosen as the subject for "August Rush Hour/Grand Central Terminal" in its current location because of its iconic status and proximity to Long Island City and the drama of the multitudes that pass through it every day. Her paintings are in many museum collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL, and in more than 50 corporate collections and hundreds of private collections in this country and abroad. "This piece evokes an ethereal serenity and lightness, the beauty, the calm before snowfall. yet permanence of place. Though Grand Central's building seems solid and strong, commuters rushing in flux change interior landscapes within seconds.the shifting light, frenetic movement, scenes change again and again, moment to moment." says Ellen Bohrer. Guests can RSVP to

Tom Petty Tribute Damn the Torpedos w/Special Guest The Gripes - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 15, 2014 - New York

Tour the MET with the Katonah Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 15, 2014 - Upper East Side

Inspired by the Katonah Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Eye to I…3,000 Years of Portraits, explore the Met’s many galleries on this private docent tour, and make connections between many of the remarkable portraits in the collection. Limited space; registration required. Reservations for the optional lunch are also limited and must be made in addition to tour registration. Meet at the central information desk in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 10:45 am.

Marilyn Horne Song Celebration - Carnegie Hall
January 16, 2014 - New York

In celebration of her 80th birthday, the legendary songstress hosts a festive evening of songs performed by up-and-coming singers whom she has mentored during the workshop, plus an all-star lineup of special guest artists.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas and capture the special day!

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
January 16, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

All are welcome to share their original works, read their favorite poems and support and cheer for aspiring new poets or famous invitees. Join multi-talented host Susan Xia Yang Horiuchi for an exciting, unforgettable evening.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
January 16, 2014 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

Fran Lebowitz in Conversation with Martin Scorsese - Brooklyn Academy of Music
January 16, 2014 - Fort Greene

Celebrated author, humorist, and consummate Manhattanite Fran Lebowitz, beloved for her sardonic brand of cultural commentary, brings her bracing wit to Brooklyn for an evening of candid conversation at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. She will be joined for part of the evening by friend and fellow New York icon Martin Scorsese, whose documentary on Lebowitz, Public Speaking, premiered in 2010.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 16, 2014 - Stony Point

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

A SPOT of Planting - Rockland Jewish Academy
January 16, 2014 - West Nyack

Children ages 2-5, with or without older siblings in the Rockland Jewish Academy, are invited for a plant-themed activity, story or song, and craft. This is the first in a series of SPOT (Siblings and Preschoolers On Thursdays) workshops hosted by RJA. Look for upcoming events in March and May.

Liz and Dick -Movie - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance ? often called ?the marriage of the century? ? was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of." (88 Min.)

Lucky Fortunes - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

Grades 1-5. Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Long Island Children's Museum. Registration begins on Thursday, January 2. Class limit is 25.

Real Life: Manners for Teens - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

This workshop defines etiquette and good manners as they pertain to teens and teen issues. Ms. Arely Mendoza-Cantos, founder of the Always Gracious Academy of Etiquette and Image in Malverne, will cover a variety of topics such as: family manners, greetings and introductions, verbal and non-verbal communication; proper and improper language, public behavior, telephone/cell manners, being a host/guest, dress codes and interviewing for college. Registration begins January 2.

Bring It On: The Musical - Shubert Theater
January 16, 2014 - New Haven

This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical takes you on a high-flying journey with a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. Inspired by the Bring It On films, this humorous musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Cozy Winter Mugs - Mineola Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Mineola

Decorate your own cozy winter mug to take home for a hot beverage. Grades 1 and up.

Bedtime Math Pajama Party - Mineola Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Mineola

Come dressed in your pajamas and join in the fun as everyone plays number related games and activities. Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.

Informational Meeting - French-American School of New York (FASNY)
January 16, 2014 - Scarsdale

Informational Meetings give a description of the FASNY curriculum, allow prospective parents to discuss the benefits of a bilingual/bicultural education, and visit the Scarsdale campus. Register online at

Drop-In Crafts for Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 16, 2014 - White Plains

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

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
January 16, 2014 - Farmingdale

Bring the family for a fun time. The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by an experienced staff is provided.

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 16, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to try this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets on Thursdays through January 30.

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 16, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Little kids can really get their sillies out when Bounce hosts Toddler Time, each Monday and Thursday morning. Kids can run around Bounce's giant trampoline courts, jump on toddler-size trampolines, and take a running leap into a variety of foam pits. Guaranteed fun for kids and their caregivers.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
January 16, 2014 - Midwood

Kids get homework help from library staff.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 16, 2014 - Marine Park

Roll over Beethoven! Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian, play some of your favorite tunes.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
January 16, 2014 - Bath Beach

The best cure for boredom is a board game!

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 16, 2014 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 8-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Circle of Friends - Glen Oaks Library
January 16, 2014 - Glen Oaks

A morning of fun for children ages 3-5. A variety of fun-filled activities include listening to stories, singing songs and doing arts and crafts.

Zumba Fitness Fun - Windsor Park Library
January 16, 2014 - Bayside

Explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be broken down so that all ages can join the Zumba party. Please wear shoes you can move in. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling or visiting the library. This program is for children age 5 and up.

Financial Aid in a Nutshell - LeFrak City Library
January 16, 2014 - Corona

College bound teens can benefit from this seminar presented by the Lefrak City College Club. Learn the the ins and outs of applying for financial aid and gain insight into the steps to can take towards enrolling in college.

MINECRAFT - Westport Library
January 16, 2014 - Westport

Play Minecraft on the Fairfield County Minecraft server, a project designed to bring Minecrafters in grades 3-12 together in a safe environment. Bring your own laptop.

Museum After Dark: Fairfield Rocks! - Fairifield Museum and History Center
January 16, 2014 - Fairfield

Get your groove on for the opening of Fairfield's Rockin' Top Ten curated by drummer and music historian Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame. Celebrate the top ten musicians that put Fairfield on the musical map while listening to beats, jams and more. The evening will start with cocktails and hors d'œuvres, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Frantz and local musicians who will share their intriguing stories of being in the entertainment industry. The evening is free of charge, but requires advanced RSVP: 203-259-1598. Space is limited.

Why Doesn't He Use the Language He Has? - Brooklyn Autism Center
January 16, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Workshop addresses using motivation, shaping, and reinforcement to increase language use with a vocal-verbal learner.

Parents 4 Parents: A Special Needs Support Group - Rosenthal JCC
January 16, 2014 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their children. It is an intimate forum where parents can speak freely and emotionally without judgment or fear. All are welcome! RSVP is requested. For more information and to RSVP call Jennifer Pergament 914-741-0333 x29 or email

Parent Support Network - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch (Yorktown Jewish Center)
January 16, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Parents of children with special needs, would you like to meet with other parents to share information, find support, and build friendships in a non-judgmental, confidential environment - in a location that's close to home? Join the Rosenthal JCC and Yorktown SEPTA and the Rosenthal JCC for monthly meetings. RSVP requested. For more information and to RSVP call Jennifer Pergament at 914-741-0333 x29 or email

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 3-5) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 16, 2014 - Riverhead

Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Call ext 426 for reservations. Series dates are Jan 9, 16, 23, 30.

For Children Ages 2 to 102 - Ukrainian Institute of America
Through January 16, 2014 - New York

Ukraine children's book publisher A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA will host "For Children Ages 2 to 102," an exhibit featuring original hand-drawn illustrations from famed Eastern European children's books at the Ukrainian Institute of America. Exhibit is open Tuesday-Sunday.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 16, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever. Playing Prudential Center for eight shows Jan. 15-Jan. 20.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 16, 2014 - Upper West Side

Drop in and try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs ? make a handcrafted gift for someone! This program is designed for kids who are 6 and older.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Dominican College
January 16, 2014 - Blauvelt

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting led by an accredited lactation counselor and Le Leche League Leader. Pregnant women and new moms are invited to get up-to-date information on nursing including benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Novel Ideas - Barrow Street Theatre
January 16, 2014 - New York

Join Three Rooms Press as we present an exclusive sneak peek of forthcoming novels LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY and THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE with very special guest readers Malachy McCourt and Israel Horovitz as well as authors Eamon Loingsigh and Richard Vetere. NOVEL IDEAS: A sneak peak @ new books will take place Thursday, January 16, 7 pm, at Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St. (at 7th Ave. South). Tickets $10 cash at the door; bar opens 6:30 pm.

Herlin Riley - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 16, 2014 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York. Riley's group includes pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall, two young players in high-demand among Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members and other high-profile artists. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and these performances are going to be a good time!

Early Childhood Center Open House - Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center
January 16, 2014 - Park slope

Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Invites you to an open house for its preschool for ages 2-5. Special focus on our Dual Language classroom. Come learn about our school and our playful, nurturing approach to learn through two languages, Hebrew and English.

No Limits w/DJ Spinna (Launch Party) - the303 at LOUIE AND CHAN
January 16, 2014 - New York

NYC ARE YOU READY???!!! On Thursday, January 16th, genre defying producer and mixologist DJ SPINNA (Wonderwax) will push musical boundaries with a brand new event that will inject a shot of adrenaline into NYC nightlife. The night--aptly titled NO LIMITS w/DJ SPINNA--will be just that: A hot dance party where each month the legendary selector will dig deep into his vast music collection to deliver a seamless fusion of Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Reggae, Jazz, Classics and more. Powered by Hype Life Music & KeiStar Productions, the soirée will be hosted by Libation Party co-creator, recording artist and tastemaker MANCHILDBLACK. Come and get your dose of DJ Spinna's musical elixir on Thursday, January 16, and every first Thursday of month beginning February at the303 at LOUIE and CHAN. Open your ears...expand your mind...NO LIMITS!

Open Stage: Contemporary Dance Hyun-ju Lee Dance Company & Laban Movers - Gallery Korea
January 16, 2014 - New York

“Dynamic Korean Dance toward Cosmopolitan” aims to ideal Korean dance of future for globalization. The performance seeks to break down the wall between the audience and the performer through dance movements embodying the spirits of movement within stillness through the mystery of the core which harmoniously handles the energy of the universe by the control of breathing, and through the communion with those experiencing the union of the body, mind, and spirit. In this context, there is no seat and barrier of stage between audience and performer. It could be turned into a place for interaction with all people who are audience, staff and dancers. This environment actively invites the audience to performing space and practically would share dancers’ expression. The program will consist of three major parts: Past with Korean traditional dance and New dance, Present with Korean Contemporary dance and Future with movement choir (improvisational dance). This order indicates a Journey through Our Dance History that to enable an exploration of the periodic developments of Korean Dance. The first communion provides a taste of the communication between spirit and nature and the transition of naturalism, through the traditional dances of Chuneangjeon (Korean Court Dance), Yeongnam Gyobangchung-Chum (Dance from the Government School or Department of Dance and Singing, during the Koryo and Chosun dynasties of Korea – from 10th to early 20th century), and Hanlyangmu (Dance of Prodigal). The second New Dance corner, shows through the classic folk dance of Janggo-Chum (Hourglass Drum Dance), the transition and characteristics of Korean Dance during the Enlightenment period from the late 19th to early 20th century. The third Korean Contemporary dance part, Soul-Forever and Ever, provide an experience of the philosophy and phenomenology of the Korean Dance in the contemporary age. In the last Movement Choir(Improvisational Dance) corner, The Thought Embroidered with Heaven, Earth and Humanity aim to facilitate the communication between the oriental philosophy of naturalism and the western philosophy of rationalism. Part I. The Aesthetic of Classic ‘Gwanye and Honye’ - 1. Chuneangjeon; 2. Yeongnam Gyobangchung-Chum; 3. Hanlyangmu; 4. Janggo-Chum. Part II. The Aesthetic of Contemporary - 1. Soul-Forever and Ever; 2. The Thought Embroidered with Heaven, Earth and Humanity. Further information: RSVP - OR

Guided Tour of the History of the Second Avenue Subway Exhibit - MTA Second Avenue Subway Community information Center
January 16, 2014 - New York

Complementing its current exhibit about the history of the Second Avenue Subway, the MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC) will be hosting a gallery tour to answer the question, “What took so long?” For those who missed last October’s gallery tour on this topic, CIC Director Laura MacNeil will detail how the City of New York has been planning a Second Avenue Subway ever since its first official proposal in 1929 and why the subway was never built--until now. Please RSVP online: or by phone: (646) 449-8700

Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940 - Hudson River Museum
Through January 17, 2014 - Yonkers

The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 assured the Hudson River a vital role in the evolution of what would become New York City into the nation's industrial and financial powerhouse - its "Empire City." The same year, artist Thomas Cole was "discovered," setting in motion a tradition of painting that transformed American art, much as the Erie Canal was rapidly transforming the landscape. For the most part, artists ignored the industrialization of the region; Cole was a strong proponent of the British traditions of the sublime and the beautiful, and his melding of these romantic ideals to direct observation of nature became the mainstay of American landscape in the mid-19th century. The ideal expressed in thousands of Hudson River School canvases from the 1820s through the turn of the century constituted a moving vocabulary many artists clung to, even decades after the reality of the landscape had changed. It was not until the first decade of the 20th century, as artists like Robert Henri and John Sloan turned their attention to the urban scene, that American art shifted its focus from bucolic landscapes to the cities, the towns, and the crowds, especially the raucous urban scene of Manhattan - by then the nation's most important metropolis. The movement away from painting the land to painting the life on the street is often seen as a clean break with the depiction of the landscape, and with landscape painting generally as a mainstay of American art in the face of European Modernism. However, artists continued to paint the Hudson River, as well as its tributaries, the Harlem and East Rivers, and the great harbor of New York City into which they flowed. What was different was their approach. Having jettisoned the romantic ideals of their forebears, artists like Henri and Sloan, and later, Georgia O'Keeffe, George Ault, Edward Hopper, and Preston Dickinson, celebrated the changing way of life along the city's waterfront. As the century progressed, they did so with sharper focus and with ideals borrowed from the Machine Age. Instead of majestic mountain ranges, their subjects were the arching bridges, swinging cranes, and streamlined ocean liners resting in the harbor. Artists took the elements of the Sublime, combined them with Modernism's interest in structure and form, and applied them to the manmade industrial one - thereby creating a new visual vocabulary for the 20th century - the Industrial Sublime. "Industrial Sublime," the exhibition, takes as its focus the shift in both style and sensibility during the years 1900 to 1940, and explores the development of a new mode of landscape painting and pictorial ideals suited to America's role as a global industrial power. Museums lending works to the exhibition of more than 60 paintings include The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute; High Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale; Georgia Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; Museum of the City of New York; Newark Museum; the Phillips Collection; Flint Institute of Arts; Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Norton Museum of Art. The exhibition, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, is co-curated by Kirsten Jensen, Curator, Hudson River Museum and Bartholomew F. Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Hudson River Museum. Additional essayists for the publication include Wendy Greenhouse, co-author of "Chicago Modern 1893-1945: Pursuit of the New;" Katherine E. Manthorne, professor of modern art of the Americas, Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, Norton Museum of Art. "Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940" is the fifth exhibition in the Hudson River Museum series, "The Visitor In the Landscape." The exhibition will travel to the Norton Museum of Art, March 20-June 22, 2014. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. The exhibition catalogue is supported, in part, by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. On view through January 17, 2014.

Jonathan Bliss - Carnegie Hall
January 17, 2014 - New York

Pianist Jonathan Biss performs Brahms's Klavierstucke, Op. 119; selections from Kurtag's Jatekok; Chopin's Nocturnes, Op. 62, and Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61; and a pair of Beethoven sonatas: No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90, and No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein."

Woody's Children - Symphony Space
January 17, 2014 - New York

Tom Chapin, Christine Lavin, Tom Paxton, and Pete Seeger, joined by other legendary folk artists, celebrate the 45th anniversary of the iconic American folk radio program, Woody's Children, hosted by Robert Sherman.

One Step Beyond - Juan Maclean, Jacques Greene, and Kevin Graves - American Museum of Natural History
January 17, 2014 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History continues the seventh season of One Step Beyond with DJ sets by Juan Maclean, Jacques Greene, and Kevin Graves.

Avi Avital - Carnegie Hall
January 17, 2014 - New York

Mandolinist Avi Avital comes to Carnegie Hall for a unique recital that showcases his deep commitment to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and exciting new repertoire.

Morris Day & The Time - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 17, 2014 - New York

Born in Minneapolis, Morris Day went to school with the world-famous pop artist Prince, singing in his first band Grand Central. The Time was originally created as Prince's alter-ego, and after looking at several lead vocalists, Prince decided to cast someone with mad talent as the band's frontman ... so he chose Day, his high school friend. Soon after, Morris Day & the Time were cast in "Purple Rain," which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. Morris Day & The Time soon burst onto the public scene with the self-titled album The Time (1981), which included "Get it Up," "Cool," and "Girl." The group went on to record three more albums, including 1982's What Time is It? (featuring "777-9311," "Wild and Loose," "Walk," and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too") and 1984's Ice Cream Castle (which included the hit "Jungle Love"). After recording these albums, Morris Day launched his solo career, releasing three discs: The Color of Success (1985), Daydreaming (1987), and Guaranteed (1992). Combined sales of Morris Day's solo work and The Time's releases is in excess of 10 million units. "It was such an innocent time," Day reminisces. "We were just doing our thing, talking the way we talked and dressing the way we dressed. Bringing our personalities to the record. It was us being us. I'm proud of where I came from musically and the things we've done." After a lengthy hiatus in the late '90s and early '00s, Day returned to the scene with his latest solo album, It's About Time (2004). The disc combines classic old school sounds with new trends, all laced together with Day's energetic vocals and witty lyrics, and complimented by his trademark smooth-as-silk dance moves.

Center for Contemporary Opera presents El Cimarron - Symphony Space
Through January 17, 2014 - New York

El Cimarron (The Runaway Slave) is a composition by the German composer Hans Werner Henze, written when the composer lived in Cuba in 1969-1970. It is subtitled Biography of the Runaway Slave Esteban Montejo, and is based around the autobiographical passages recounted by Montejo to Miguel Barnet in 1963.

The East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Winter Extravaganza - Westchester County Center
January 17, 2014 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 17, 2014 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 50 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards. A wonderful way to introduce kids to a lifelong hobby.

Early Kabbalat Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
January 17, 2014 - Orangeburg

Pre-schoolers and their parents are invited to this musical service with story telling. Held the third Friday of each month through May.

Open Pop-In-Playtime - Pump It Up
January 17, 2014 - Plainview

Do your kids feel the itch to bounce around like crazy? Then join in for a Pop-In-Playtime session. The kids will laugh, bounce, slide, play and make new friends all in a safe, clean environment.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
January 17, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos. Bring your own or use the library's.

Romeo & Juliet - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
January 17, 2014 - Rockville Centre

This nine-person production will bring the famous play to life with a live score, and the emotional journey you have to come to expect from the bard. With a doomed star-crossed romance, pulse pounding sword fights, and the tragic fate of two families, it is a story that will touch the hearts of young, the old, and everyone in between.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 17, 2014 - Garnerville

Kids are invited to get creative with Legos. Bring your own or use the library's. For Ages 4-12.

PlayMove&Sing with Sukey Molloy - Nyack Library
January 17, 2014 - Nyack

Toddlers are invited to join Sukey Molloy for fun, interactive activities with puppets, scarves, balls, bells, stix, and more. Registration is required.

Bring It On: The Musical - Shubert Theater
January 17, 2014 - New Haven

This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical takes you on a high-flying journey with a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. Inspired by the Bring It On films, this humorous musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Inventor's Convention - Harrison Public Library
January 17, 2014 - Harrison

Are you America's next great young inventor? Celebrate Kid Inventor's Day by displaying your product at the Harrison Public Library. Inventors age 4-12 are welcome to bring their inventions and show them at the library. The young inventors will have the opportunity to discuss their inventions with business professionals as well as members of the general public. Certificates will be given to all participants. Call to register 914-835-0435 x4 or speak with Miss Bonnie to secure your spot today!

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 17, 2014 - West Nyack

The synagogue invites parents or caregivers with their favorite baby or toddler to this weekly group. Participants will celebrate Shabbat together and learn Hebrew words. Group meets each Friday through Jan. 31.

Tales for Tots @ The Field - The Field Library
January 17, 2014 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 17, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design winter-themed crafts. Choose from a large array of seasonal items including dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, plaques, and more including special gifts for the winter holidays such as Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Friday throughout the month.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby branch
January 17, 2014 - East Flatbush

Preschoolers, toddlers, and babies hear stories, socialize, and play with toys.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
January 17, 2014 - Bensonhurst

Come join your friends for chess, board games, reading fun, or just to socialize.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
January 17, 2014 - Bensonhurst

Come join your friends for chess, board games, reading fun, or just to socialize.

Cosmic Public Skate Night - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
January 17, 2014 - Mamaroneck

A great way to spend a Friday evening...skating to your favorite music coordinated to new cosmic disco lights on the ice. At 7:15pm, the house lights go out and the arena is lights up with colored lights that seem to sync to the music.

Storytime Series for Toddlers - North Forest Park Library
January 17, 2014 - Forest Hills

In this program children ages 14-30 months and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. (Note: Families may attend the toddler OR preschooler Storytime program, not both. Families with a mix of ages are encouraged to attend the preschool program.)

Storytime Series for Preschoolers - North Forest Park Library
January 17, 2014 - Forest Hills

Children ages 31 months-5 years and their caregivers are sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. (Note: Families may attend the toddler OR preschooler Storytime program, not both.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
January 17, 2014 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Vacation Day Workshop: It's All About Color - Westport Arts Center
January 17, 2014 - Westport

Mix, blend, and splatter your way through creative color combinations.

School Holiday Family Programs - Earthplace
January 17, 2014 - Westport

Enjoy a day off from school with fun, nature-based family programs at Earthplace that includes an animal-themed story followed by an encounter with one of the Animal Hall residents. Earthplace Naturalists answer all your questions while giving some animals their daily meals. Later, bundle up and head outside for a guided trail hike in search of scarlet cardinals, squirrel nests and animal tracks in the snow.

Reading Partners Program - PS 86
January 17, 2014 - Jamaica

Be Someone's Hero. Reading Partners empowers volunteers like to become leaders in their communities by helping struggling readers succeed. Meet one-on-one with a reading partner to help him or her develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. With no prior experience in the classroom, volunteers can change a child's life. Be someone's hero. Over the past decade, volunteers have helped more than 10,000 students become confident readers by using the Reading Partners curriculum. Volunteer tutors make a huge impact in the lives of their reading partners. By s

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