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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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There's so many activities events for kids and families this weekend in Fairfield County! If you're looking for festivals, museums, or just some time spent outside-you'll find it here! Browse this weekend's kids and family activities, or if you'd like to see what's going on next weekend, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Games and Puzzles - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
December 12, 2012 - Williamsburg

Tweens gather for games and puzzles.

Frank Sinatra 97th Birthday Celebration - Patsy's Italian Restaurant
December 12, 2012 -

Patsy's Italian Restaurant, known for years as Frank Sinatra's favorite, will pay tribute to their number one customer by offering his favorite dishes on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 pm for his 97th birthday. They will serve Old Blue Eyes's favorite dishes including: Frank's Clams Posillipo, Frank's Veal Milanese, Frank's Fusilli with Fileto di Pomodoro, and Sinatra's favorite desserts including Ricotta Torte and a glass of wine. The meal is $75/person plus tax and tip.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
December 12, 2012 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

TUCKAHOE PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTENNIAL KICK-OFF - Generoso Pope Foundation Building
December 12, 2012 - Tuckahoe

Help the library celebrate its 100th year with an evening of entertainment, food, and a Chinese auction. At the Generoso Pope Foundation Buildng, the original site of the Tuckahoe Public Library. Please call the library to RSVP at 914-961-2121.

Family Fun Story Times - Fairfield Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Fairfield

Story time class for ages 0-5 and parent/caregiver with themes of friendship, peace, holidays and family.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
December 12, 2012 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 12, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers can join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Class meets every Wednesday through December 19.

HypnoBirthing Class - BirthingWisdom
December 12, 2012 - Blauvelt

HypnoBirthing(R) is a comprehensive childbirth education class that teaches an expectant mother how to access her innate knowledge and allows her to birth more comfortably and gently.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
December 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

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.

Music and Merriment - Yonkers Public Library - Crestwood Branch
December 12, 2012 - Yonkers

Interactive stories and songs for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years. No registration required.

Made with Love - Floral Park Library
December 12, 2012 - Floral Park

Join this group of knitters to help share the warmth of wool with those in need. Bring your own needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Manhasset's Got Talent - Manhasset Library
December 12, 2012 - Manhasset

Be the audience or be the star when critically-acclaimed singer Linda Ciofalo, accompanied by piano, leads a host of local talent in song. Each month twelve new STARS will be chosen by Linda to take center stage with an enthusiastic audience of well-wishers to cheer them on. Dreams are not just for the very young, but also for the young at heart. Whether you aspire to wow them at the karaoke party, or have always waited for your moment of fame, this showcase is for you. Bring along sheet music with your favorite song.

The Music and Images Show - Port Washington Library
December 12, 2012 - Port Washington

The Photography Club of Long Island created an hour-long show of scenes of Port Washington, past and present, and set it to music. They are showing it to the community as a "Holiday Gift." Coffee, tea, cake, and cookies will be served.

Homework Help on Databases - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Libary
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Students in grades 3-6, with their parents, can pick up some great tips on using the databases available on the Library's website.

Treasure Party - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for glittery, sparkling, and treasure-filled crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

United Hospice of Rockland¹s (UHR) Trees of Life Lighting Ceremony - Palisades Center
December 12, 2012 - West Nyack

United Hospice of Rockland once again hosts this touching holiday tribute and fundraiser on level one, near Banana Republic. From November 30-December 24, between the hours of 10am and 8:30pm, UHR volunteers will staff the Tree of Life table to accept purchases of stars in honor or memory of a loved one. Trees will be lit on December 12 (snow date December 13) at a special ceremony featuring musical entertainment by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus. Members of the group come from Rockland and Westchester Counties, New Jersey, and upstate New York. Light refreshments will be served.

The Frog Prince and Other Tales - Stepping Stones Museum
December 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Four enchanting tales of fantasy and imagination come alive with handcrafted puppets and detailed scenery in this very holiday treat for the whole family.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Elf Workshop Activities: Create your own mini-marshmallow snowman - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
December 12, 2012 - Danbury

Children will create snowmen out of mini-marshmallows. Customers must sign their children up in advance at the customer service desk. All events will be held in the Danbury store's conference room, located on the store's second floor.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
December 12, 2012 - Mapleton

Teens create art.

Toddler Story Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
December 12, 2012 - Bushwick

Toddlers hear stories and play.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Sacred Circle Dance: Celebrate the Solstice - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

Circle dancing is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions and strengthening community. Warm and brighten your December by joining in an evening of simple but inspiring dance led by Jean Ando. No dance experience or special clothes required. In partnership with the Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Group.

Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting - The Ritz-Carlton Westchester
December 12, 2012 - White Plains

Celebrate Hanukkah in the lobby with songs by the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester Lower School Choir. Enjoy potato latkes, jelly doughnuts, and chocolate gelt.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 12, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

TEEN CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
December 12, 2012 - Westport

All levels welcome as long as you names of the pieces, direction in which each moves, and how to set up the board. Grades K-12.

'The Knickerbocker Suite' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
December 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

"The Knickerbocker Suite," a new holiday classic, has been brought to the stage by Rose Caiola with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Based on the jocular story by artist Elliott Arkin, this original ballet is a timely tale of American values and folklore with New York City at the center of attention.

NYC Puppet Theatre's 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' Holiday Musical - Theodore Roosevelt High School Auditorium
December 12, 2012 - Bronx

Starring puppets Santa Claus and his Elves, children will enjoy such musical and dramatic holiday standards as "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells," "Feliz Navidad," "Happy Hanukkah," "Happy Kwanzaa," and "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Geared towards elementary schoolers.

Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
December 12, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Kids ages 4-7 can enjoy the author Michael Buckley when he reads from this book that encourages kids to laugh at their fears and celebrates the bravery it takes to try new things no matter how ordinary. The story unfolds as a performance in which readers themselves become part of the audience, encouraging Kel to get dressed all by himself(without a net), eat new foods like broccoli(eww), and take a bath(gasp).

Picture Book and Storytelling Hour - Rosedale Library
December 12, 2012 - Rosedale

Children and their parents or other caregivers enjoy looking at picture books, listening to stories, interlaced with singing, fingerplays, and dancing.

Arts and Crafts - Auburndale Library
December 12, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 5-12 will create seasonal decorations in time for the holidays.

SIMPLY BARBRA: A VERY BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS - 54 Below
December 12, 2012 - New York

It's true... The legendary Barbra Streisand (or, as she's sometimes known, Steven Brinberg) has returned to her nightclub roots! Join Barbra for two very special, very intimate performances as she celebrates the season as only she can with her dulcet tones, hot tea and perfectly manicured fingernails. It's back to Brooklyn for the Funny Girl in this brand new show from Brinberg, an award-winning performer who travels the world with his spot-on impersonation of the living legend that is Barbra Streisand

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Art Adventures - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 will learn about an artist or artistic movement, then create their own art project inspired by it. Children should wear appropriate clothing that may get dirty. Registration required.

One Voice: World Record Attempt for Caroling - Compo Beach in Westport
December 12, 2012 - Westport

All are welcome to participate in “One Voice,” an attempt by Fairfield County residents to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people singing Christmas carols at the same time, door to door. Caroling begins at Compo Beach in Westport, CT and follows a predetermined, non-strenuous half-mile route. Over 250 people are needed to sing and complete the route if a new record is to be set. Participants must register online at carolingworldrecord.org no later than December 10. The event will benefit the Lily Sarah Grace Fund which supports the arts in underfunded elementary schools across America. Lily, Sarah and Grace are three young sisters who lost their lives when their Stamford home burnt to the ground on December 25, 2011. The Lily Sarah Grace Fund was established by their father, Matthew Badger, in their memory. For more information on the charity, please lilysarahgracefund.org.

Mythology Book Club for Kids - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 will discuss the book Akhenaten Adventure by Philip Kerr. Caregivers must remain in the building. Registration required.

Holiday PJ Story Time - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
December 12, 2012 - Fairfield

Families are invited to join a holiday celebration of books, bells and The Polar Express.

Juilliard New Dances: Edition 2012 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
December 12, 2012 - New York

New Dances: Edition 2012 brings together four of today's notable choreographers, assigned to create world-premiere commissions for each class in The Juilliard School's Dance Division Choreographers: Camille A. Brown: Freshmen Emery LeCrone: Sophomores Susan Shields: Juniors Jarek Cemerek: Seniors Queens native Camille A. Brown is the artistic director of her own company, and was chosen by Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph students in their training program last season. Choreographer Emery LeCrone was recently honored by an inaugural New York City Center fellowship for choreographic research. Susan Shields is a principal dancer from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and current professor at George Mason University. Up-and-coming Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek currently teaches at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany, and his work with the BalletBoyz in London last season was praised by The Arts Desk as "a pulsing, driving, compellingly theatrical event, lit with noir-ish style and ferocity" FREE tickets available 11/28

Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Conductors and Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
December 12, 2012 - New York

Juilliard students share their talent with the community in these free hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season FREE; no tickets required

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
December 12, 2012 - Amityville

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.

Holiday Concert - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
December 12, 2012 - Dix Hills

Enjoy a holiday performance by the Five Town College chamber orchestra, choir and vocal jazz ensemble.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 12, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Drop-In for Parents of Preschoolers - InParentis
December 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn how to help your child expand horizons with confidence and joy while developing the ability to control impulses, share, and take turns. Topics may include setting limits tactfully, gaining your child's cooperation, responding to your child's work, instilling pride, and building self-esteem. In this more informal meeting, you'll get practical advice and guidance from InParentis experts and an opportunity to meet and talk with other parents. RSVP needed the prior Friday.

The Guss Hayes Band - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 12, 2012 - Yonkers

Noon & 2pm.

Chanukah deLIGHT! - Jewish Children's Museum
December 12, 2012 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the holiday as you participate in a "Soil to Oil" interactive olive-pressing workshop (1:30pm), watch a Chanukah Game Show (2:30pm), and customize your own donut (12:30-3:30pm).

Catherine Wagner & Joel Lewis - Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
December 12, 2012 - New York

Catherine Wagner & Joel Lewis Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:00pm New York, NY Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003 http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/joel-lewis-catherine-wagner.html Joel Lewis is the author of Surrender When Leaving Coach (Hanging Loose, 2012) and the forthcoming North River Rundown (Accent Editions 2013). He has edited the selected talks of Ted Berrigan, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels and an anthology of contemporary New Jersey poets. And, for better or worse, he originated the now-abolished NJ Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka. Catherine Wagner is the author of Nervous Device (City Lights, 2012) and three books from Fence, My New Job (2009), Macular Hole (2004) and Miss America (2001). As of January, she will be writing a new column on poetry at Los Angeles Review of Books.

THE CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF - Madison Square Garden
December 12, 2012 - Midtown

On the bill: Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more TBA! Tickets go on sale Dec. 3 at noon.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
December 12, 2012 -

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radam�s, played by Marco Berti and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through December 12, 2012 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. December's program will focus on animals in winter. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563.

Jazz Wednesdays At Brooklyn Terrace: Holiday Coat Drive - Brooklyn Terrace
December 12, 2012 - Brooklyn

LegendFactory Presents Jazz Wednesdays At Brooklyn Terrace: Holiday Coat Drive Featuring the Renee Manning Quintet Sponsored by SESAC, New York Cares and LegendFactory Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 7-10pm 21+ FREE ADMISSION!! Warm Coat Donation Suggested Last show of the year! Don't Miss It! Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge 216 Duffield Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Renee Manning- Vocals Earl McIntyre- Trombone Ron Jackson- Guitar Trifon Dimitrov -Bass Kirk Driscoll- Drums ***SAGITTARIUS!! Come celebrate with us! Affordable birthday packages available***

Holiday Shopping Evening to Benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation - Beretta Gallery
December 12, 2012 - New York

Beretta Gallery pays tribute to the dedicated men & women of US Special Operation Forces as they partner with Promenade Magazine to launch their winter issue and help raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Enjoy special savings on selected merchandise, with food and drink courtesy of Trattoria Dopo Teatro, as 20% of the evenings purchases will be donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. RSVP: rsvpny@berettausa.com.

Autism Expert Dr. Fred Volkmar of the Yale Child Study Center - Pleasantville High School
December 12, 2012 - Pleasantville

Presentation will include important facts about the new DSM-V and transition from Adolescence. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance online by Dec. 10 or at the door for $10 each. Hosted by Pleasantville SEPTA.

American Express Holiday Gift Card Pop-Up Shop - Grand Central Terminal: Graybar Passage
December 12, 2012 - Midtown

For every American Express Gift Card purchased at the pop-up store this weekend, American Express will make a $10 donation to Toys for Tots (up to $10,000). American Express Gift Cards for everyone on shoppers' holiday lists are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Each gift card comes with a complimentary holiday gift box. In addition, shoppers that visit the pop-up can have a free, fun holiday photo taken that when shared generates a $5 donation to Toys for Tots by American Express Gift Cards.

Live Music Wednesdays - Dragones at China Latina
December 12, 2012 - New York

Dragones, China Latina restaurant’s year-round rooftop bar that boasts incredible views of downtown Manhattan, is one of the only spots in the city for enjoying live music high in the sky. Up and coming bands will perform every week. Plus, enjoy signature cocktails like Lychee Margaritas and platters of China Latina's signature Latin American meets Asian cuisine.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 13, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
December 13, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Kids get help with their homework.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 13, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Mitzvah Makers - JCC Rockland
December 13, 2012 - West Nyack

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to a brainstorming session to help create community service projects. Participants will discuss various projects and review different charities to determine which ones to help.

DST3K Presents: “King Kong vs. Godzilla” - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
December 13, 2012 - New York

Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! Tickets are $5 and there is no drink minimum. More information at: http://www.dst3k.com

Community Candle Lighting - JCC Rockland
December 13, 2012 - West Nyack

Celebrate the 6th night of Hanukah at the JCC. Festivities include live music, children's activities, latkes, and a screening of the movie Rockland JCC Macabi Games.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
December 13, 2012 - Stony Point

Children ages 24-35 months, with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this introduction to storytime with picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, and coloring. Pre-registration is required.

Celebrate Chanukah - JCC Rockland
December 13, 2012 - West Nyack

Bring your toddler to celebrate the Festival of Lights with crafts, music, and a screening of Shalom Sesame's Grover and the Missing Menorah.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
December 13, 2012 - Hollis

Calling all teens: Come learn how to use a laptop to complete homework assignments, and play fun games.

Video Game Academy - Pomonok Library
December 13, 2012 - Flushing

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe video games? During this program, kids learn how to design and build games and mazes using the software program Scratch. This series is recommended for ages 10-14.

Origami Workshop - Seaside Library
December 13, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Kids can learn how to make fun and easy origami projects. Make something different every week. Free supplies!

Lots of Latkes Family Fun Night - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 13, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Everyone is invited to join the synagogue's Hanukkah celebration. There will be lots of latkes along with a relay race course, games, music, and more.

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
December 13, 2012 - Oceanside

Tutors will walk parents and students through a focused activity and then help with general homework questions. Workshops are free and snacks are provided. Invite friends, family, and students. This event is open to anyone, not just Club Z! members. RSVP to ClubZAdvantage@gmail.com. Topics: ADD/ADHD tips(11/1); Reading Comprehension (11/8); PSAT/SAT tips (11/15); Organization/Study skills (11/29); ADD/ADHD tips (12/6) and Reading Comprehension (12/13).

Language Immersion at LICM - Long Island Children's Museum
December 13, 2012 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These French workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

Green's Farms Nursery School's Bookfair - Barnes and Noble - Westport
December 13, 2012 - Westport

Barnes & Noble in Westport will contribute a percentage of every sale made with a special Book Fair voucher to Green's Farms Nursery School. Vouchers will be available the day of the fair at the store. Special Book Fair events include a story time and singalong hosted by the Greens Farms Nursery School Director and teachers.

Puppets Read Jokes - White Plains Public Library
December 13, 2012 - White Plains

Make a puppet, then learn how to use the puppet and practice reading jokes.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek branch
December 13, 2012 - East New York

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hear stories, socialize, and play.

Elf Workshop Activities: Create your own gingerbread house - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
December 13, 2012 - Danbury

Children will decorate their very own gingerbread house. Customers must sign their children up in advance at the customer service desk. All events will be held in the Danbury store's conference room, located on the store's second floor.

Chess Class - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
December 13, 2012 - Homecrest

Play and learn chess. All levels.

Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
Through December 13, 2012 - Ardsley

A Chanukah gift shop and family fun house with Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Featuring a clay bar, giving menorah, Chanukah art and edible crafts, a Tot Zone, a giant holiday piano mat, Lego menorah competition, glow-in-the-dark room, and Dreidel Movie House, plus special events all month long.

Chanukah Celebration - Cross County Shopping Center
December 13, 2012 - Yonkers

Join Cross County Shopping Center and the Chabad of Yonkers to light the Menorah in celebration of Chanukah. Enjoy dancing, potato latkes and chocolates, and arts & crafts for kids.

Cream Tea and Tour - Old Westbury Gardens
December 13, 2012 - Old Westbury

Call a group of friends and relatives and enjoy cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream and jam, and tea. Then take a tour of magical Westbury House. Each room is designed and decorated with natural greenery to produce a wonderful aroma of the season. End the tour by purchasing unique gifts for loved ones in the Gift Shop. Call 516-333-0048 Ext. 301 to register or go online.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
December 13, 2012 - Westport

The club meets monthly to explore all things Zombie. Register online.

'The Knickerbocker Suite' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
December 13, 2012 - Upper West Side

"The Knickerbocker Suite," a new holiday classic, has been brought to the stage by Rose Caiola with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Based on the jocular story by artist Elliott Arkin, this original ballet is a timely tale of American values and folklore with New York City at the center of attention.

Caldecott Club - Chappaqua Public Library
December 13, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 3-5 discuss what makes a picture book a work of art. Registration required.

Holiday Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
December 13, 2012 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information at x412, or email dorfmanj@jccmw.org.

TOM WOPAT - 54 Below
December 13, 2012 - New York

Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in City of Angeles, Guys & Dolls, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Catered Affair & Sondheim on Sondheim among others, but television audiences the world over remember him as Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazard! Also Dec. 13.

Play: Abandon the Citizens (USA Debut) - Alwan for the Arts
December 13, 2012 - New York

A performance based on the 1922 testimonies of Greek refugees of Asia Minor. Created and performed by Aktina Stathaki and Tina Yotopoulou and Produced by Between the Seas On the 90 year anniversary of the Fire of Izmir, this performance highlights a fascinating and little known part of modern history: the tragic end of the Greco-Turkish war, the expulsion of the Greek population from the Asia Minor coast and the destruction of one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the time. Using rare archival material, the performance brings on stage the powerful, poetic language of the survivors in their own words and asks the question: how can the trauma of history be staged, remembered and overcome?

Choo Choo Storytimes - Fairfield Museum and History Center
December 13, 2012 - Fairfield

Get your ticket, meet new friends and enjoy stories about all things trains. Discover new and fun adventures with books that spark the imagination.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
December 13, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

An Italian Christmas - Wilton Library
December 13, 2012 - Wilton

There will be activities, games, crafts, stories and Italian goodies to eat. Children will learn about La Befana-The Christmas Witch as well as other Italian Christmas customs and traditions. Refreshments may include pasta, fruit, pastries, cookies, Panettone, and antipasto. Parents should be aware that some food products may contain nuts. Children ages 4 and up with a caregiver. Registration required.

Managing Homework and School for Kids with ADHD - Hampton Inn
Through December 13, 2012 - Jericho

Understand what is really making homework and schoolwork so challenging. Learn how Executive Functions impact your child’s motivation, retention and self-confidence. Reduce the homework battles, explore the true difference between supporting and enabling, and learn organizational strategies your child might actually use. Full of helpful tips, tools, strategies and resources. 2-Session Workshop Dates and Times Tues. Dec. 4th and Dec. 11th 10am-12pm Thurs. Dec. 6th and Dec. 13th 7pm-9pm Cost: $180/person or $270/ couple. Register on our website: http://www.ptscoaching.com Email: cindy@ptscoaching.com Phone: 516-802-0593

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Public Library
December 13, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Make something special for yourself and make holiday gifts. For children in grades 6 and under. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library. Adults must accompany children younger than 12 years old.

Holiday Origami - Levittown Library
December 13, 2012 - Levittown

Learn the beautiful art of paper folding and create something magical. Grades K to 6.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 13, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Double Bill: One-Act Operas by Britten and Vaughan Williams - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
December 13, 2012 - New York

Mark Shapiro, conductor John Giampietro, director BRITTEN Curlew River Members of the Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers Featuring Kyle Bielfield as the Madwoman, Tobias Greenhalgh as the Ferryman, Emmett O'Hanlon as the Traveller, Ying Fang as the Spirit of the Boy, and Davone Tines as the Leader of the Pilgrims VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Riders to the Sea Adam Nielsen, piano Chorus of Juilliard singers Featuring Lacey Jo Benter as Maurya, Emmett O'Hanlon as Bartley, Simone Easthope as Cathleen, Laura Mixter as Nora, and Kara Sainz as A Woman Juilliard Opera explores the bonds between mothers and sons through the production of two British one-act operas--Benjamin Britten's Curlew River and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea. Based on Motomasa's Japanese musical drama Sumidagawa and translated to a Christian parable by librettist William Plomer, Curlew River tells the tale of a woman searching for her missing son. Premiered in 1937 and inspired by Irish playwright John Millington Synge's tragedy of the same name, Riders to the Sea examines an elderly woman's fears of losing her remaining sea-faring sons Very limited seating FREE tickets available 12/3

Juilliard New Dances: Edition 2012 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
December 13, 2012 - New York

New Dances: Edition 2012 brings together four of today's notable choreographers, assigned to create world-premiere commissions for each class in The Juilliard School's Dance Division Choreographers: Camille A. Brown: Freshmen Emery LeCrone: Sophomores Susan Shields: Juniors Jarek Cemerek: Seniors Queens native Camille A. Brown is the artistic director of her own company, and was chosen by Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph students in their training program last season. Choreographer Emery LeCrone was recently honored by an inaugural New York City Center fellowship for choreographic research. Susan Shields is a principal dancer from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and current professor at George Mason University. Up-and-coming Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek currently teaches at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany, and his work with the BalletBoyz in London last season was praised by The Arts Desk as "a pulsing, driving, compellingly theatrical event, lit with noir-ish style and ferocity" FREE tickets available 11/28

Edward Gardner Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
December 13, 2012 - New York

Matthew Lipman, viola WALTON Viola Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 1 Acclaimed British conductor Edward Gardner leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a program featuring William Walton's virtuosic Viola Concerto and Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1, often referred to as Titan, as it is scored for 100 musicians FREE tickets available 11/29

Liederabend - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
December 13, 2012 - New York

Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts FREE concert; no tickets required

Art Starts: Grades 3-4 - The Long Island Museum
December 13, 2012 - Stony Brook

This themed activity program includes an exhibition visit and an art project. Pre-registration required.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
December 13, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 13, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Taboo - Santana Tribute - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 13, 2012 - Yonkers

8 & 10pm.

Chanukah deLIGHT! - Jewish Children's Museum
December 13, 2012 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the holiday as you participate in a "Soil to Oil" interactive olive-pressing workshop (1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm), watch entertaining Chanukah Game Shows (1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm), and customize your own donut (12-4pm). Hang around for the Grand Menorah Lighting (4:30pm) and guess how many dreidels are in the Giant Driedel Chocolate Gelt Menorah for a chance to win a Sled and Snow Play Set.

ISRAEL VIP HANUKKAH BASH 2012 - BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
December 13, 2012 - New York

You are cordially invited to ISRAMERICA's 1st Annual Hanukkah BASH Featuring From Tel Aviv to Broadway Join us for the BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST Hanukkah event of the YEAR! Over 800 exclusive guests comprised of young Jewish professionals and Israeli artists in all genres and mediums are expected! *Special LIVE Performaces of 'Tel Aviv to Broadway' *Dessert Bar with Sufganiyot *Premium Sweet Creations and Chocolates *PITOPIA Falafel *Gifts and Giveaways all night!

NY Moms World Holly Jolly Holiday Sip 'N Shop - Crescent Beach Club
December 13, 2012 - Bayville

NY Mom's World Moms will host you, pamper you, and introduce you to some of the best holiday products and services Long Island has to offer. From 5-9pm at the beautiful Crescent Beach Club in Bayville, you'll get to sip an adult beverage and sample some yummy treats, shop for all your holiday wish list items from over 40 local vendors, indulge yourself in some mini spa treatments, enter to win tons of raffle prizes, leave with an awesome goodie bag in addition to all your purchases and more. Register at EventBrite: nymomsworld.com/sip-n-shop.

Les Troyens - Metropolitan Opera
December 13, 2012 -

The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.

Thursday Night in NYC at The Empire Hotel Rooftop - The Empire Hotel Rooftop
December 13, 2012 - New York

Thursday Nights at The Empire Hotel Rooftop located 44 West 63rd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue Guestlist: Everyone free on the Guestlist Music Type: Top 40, Dance/Electronic, House, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, International Guestlist Details: Say you are on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp by texting Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Dresscode: Guys must wear shoes and button down shirts. Females do not wear flats. For more information about Empire Hotel, please contact Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com

SPECIAL EVENT: Political Subversities - Ars Nova
Through December 13, 2012 - New York

Hosted by Matt Dellapina Episode #4 Guest Lineup: Donnetta Lavinia Grays, John Behlmann, Eric Clem, Britannie Bond, Phil Pickens, Vichet Chum, Ashley Grombol, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Knight, Erin Felgar & Rachel Bonds Join us for episode 4 of Slant Theatre Project's live-theatrical podcast, a night of New York City-inspired storytelling all Created & Performed by Political Subversities Directed by Andrew Neisler & Annie Tippe This team of sketch/musical dynamos is back to take Ars Nova by storm following their summer ANT Fest sell-out! Kick back as they highlight the best of 2012's humorous, foolish and downright absurd happenings in the social and political landscape, in this darkly comic cabaret featuring side-splitting sketches, fast and funny monologues, Broadway-worthy songs and a full, live band!

Wine and Art Event - Space Gallery
December 13, 2012 - New York

Diamond Sommelier Services would like to invite you to an elegant celebration of wine, art, and food. Join us on Thursday, December 13th at 549 West 52nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) and spend the evening with people who share a love of wine, art & fine food. The event will include the opportunity to taste these amazing wines, served with perfectly paired hors d'oeuvres: NV Jose Dhondt, Blanc de Blanc, Champagne 2011 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, Loire 2007 Sylvain Pataille Marsannay, Clos du Roy, Burgundy, France and will feature live piano and violin performances by Peter Fancovic and Filip Pogady. Myles Bennett is an Architecture graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently lives and works in Bushwick, BK. Exhibiting nationwide at such galleries as MAC Fine Art in Miami, Bennett Galleries in Nashville, Elga Wimmer Gallery in Chelsea, and Storefront in Bushwick, his work has also been collected by the Tennessee State Museum. Doreen Winkler, a German native, has been an event planner and Sommelier for over a decade. She has worked throughout Europe, Australia and the United States, and founded Diamond Sommelier Services. She and her firm have provided wine consulting, luxury event management, and product launches for clients including Chateau Palmer, Acker Merrall & Condit Company, Patek Philippe Watches, and Jorge Posada. We would look forward to the pleasure of your company. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or at http://www.diamondsommelierservices.com/Artandwinedec13.html

Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Root Vegetables with Alex Guarnashelli - American Museum of Natural History
December 13, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join Alex Guarnaschelli, executive chef at Butter restaurant and The Darby, as she discusses the importance of sustainable agriculture. By creating savory vegetable samplings, Guarnaschelli will inspire you to make smart buying choices and raise awareness of how necessary root vegetables such as celery and rutabaga are to Earth's ecosystem and biodiversity. Chef Guarnaschelli will be joined by Eleanor Sterling, director of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and co-curator of the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture. Ticketholders to this program will receive complimentary after-hours admission to Our Global Kitchen from 5:45 to 6:15 on the night of the event.

Public Viewing of MARKUS + INDRANI’s ICONS Art Exhibition - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Through December 13, 2012 - New York

MARKUS + INDRANI, globally esteemed celebrity and fashion photography and director duo who have captured many of today’s most provocative pop culture legends, will celebrate the international release of their first full photography book, ICONS, with a public art exhibition at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on December 12th and 13th. The two-day public exhibition features their most iconic images printed and mounted on 4 x 7 ft frames that will be available for pre-sale at the event. The 30-piece exhibition include: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, David Bowie, Iman, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Eva Mendes amongst others. Ten percent of proceeds from print sales during the event will go to New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY), a non-profit organization founded to commemorate the love and ongoing support given to New Yorkers by Americans following 9/11.

American Express Holiday Gift Card Pop-Up Shop - Grand Central Terminal: Graybar Passage
December 13, 2012 - Midtown

For every American Express Gift Card purchased at the pop-up store this weekend, American Express will make a $10 donation to Toys for Tots (up to $10,000). American Express Gift Cards for everyone on shoppers' holiday lists are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Each gift card comes with a complimentary holiday gift box. In addition, shoppers that visit the pop-up can have a free, fun holiday photo taken that when shared generates a $5 donation to Toys for Tots by American Express Gift Cards.

America's Rarest Autograph - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
December 13, 2012 - New York

America's rarest signature comes to New York for its first and only public preview at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square. Presented by RR Auction, the one-of-a-kind artifact signed by Declaration of Independence Georgia signer Button Gwinnett will be on display at the 42nd street Odditorium on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 11:00am-3:00pm. Only 51 examples known to exist and only eleven of them remaining in private hands, the autograph of Button Gwinnett, who died in a duel in 1777, is the most uncommon of the members of the original Continental Congress who signed the declaration in 1776. The signed Button Gwinnett will be on display at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times from 11:00am-3:00pm and is available for preview with paid admission to the Odditorium.

LIBATION w/Ian Friday (2012 Finale) - Sullivan Room
December 13, 2012 - New York

Acclaimed music historian Tim Lawrence, author of Loves Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, calls New York dance party LIBATION a "special, intimate and friendly" party where "the focus is completely on the dancers and the dance floor." He goes on to praise it as "one of the few places in New York where the sonically and socially progressive lineage that began with the Loft and carried on at parties such as the Gallery, the Paradise Garage, the Underground Network and Body & Soul lives on." THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th IAN FRIDAY & MANCHILDBLACK/HYPE LIFE MUSIC Present LIBATION (The Global Soul Experience) ***MANCHILDBLACK'S B-DAY & FINAL PARTY OF 2012*** Music by IAN FRIDAY (Global Soul Music) & DJ SPECIAL (Afro Mosaic Soul) Hosted by AFRO MOSAIC SOUL @ SULLIVAN ROOM 218 Sullivan Street (bet. West 3rd & Bleecker) NYC 10pm-4am $10 b4 11pm/$15 after

SibShops - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 14, 2012 - Pleasantville

Sibshops provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-741-0333 for group day/time and more information.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 14, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
December 14, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents and kids ages 1-5 are welcome and celebrate Shabbat at the JCC with songs, stories, and crafts.

THE KILLERS - Madison Square Garden
December 14, 2012 - Midtown

FETCH! Club: Science Fun @ your Library - Pequot LIbrary
December 14, 2012 - Southport

The library takes kids on a science adventure. Registration required for each session.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
December 14, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
December 14, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Parent Survival Nights - The Little Gym of Westport
December 14, 2012 - Westport

This three hour drop off program for children 3 to 12 years old offers activities in the gym as well as pizza and arts and crafts.

Westchester Ballet Company presents 'The Nutcracker' - Westchester County Center
December 14, 2012 - White Plains

For the past 16 years, the Westchester Ballet Company has been entertaining Westchester audiences with its production of this holiday classic that has become a tradition for families. The production features professionally trained student dancers from communities throughout Westchester and neighboring areas, along with professional guest soloists. Under the direction of Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, the show includes spectacular scenery and beautiful costumes, classic choreography and special stage effects that rival the best productions in the New York metropolitan area. Tickets are available at the County Center box office, or through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000, at ticketmaster.com or at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
December 14, 2012 - West Nyack

There's always something special and meaningful about a hand made gift or item for entertaining. Jill invites artists of all ages to enjoy the holiday season by choosing from a large selection of plates, mugs, serving items, or other seasonal items such as Christmas trees, Menorahs, angels, and much more. Pieces can be taken home same day or can be left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops held each Friday throughout the month.

RONNIE SPECTOR'S BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 14, 2012 -

Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock 'n' roll in the 1960s. And to this day, no one has ever surpassed her powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, or her innocent but knowing sexuality. For these qualities and more, Ronnie Spector and her hit-making girl group, The Ronettes, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007.

Erev Shabbat Family Chanukah Service - Temple Beth Torah
December 14, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families are invited to the synagogue for a festive Hanukah service featuring a performance by the junior choir. The evening will include special holiday music, Hanukah candle lighting, latkes, treats, gelt, and dreidel games. Families can bring their own menorah for candle lighting.

NYC Puppet Theatre's 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' Holiday Musical - Springfield Gardens High School Auditorium
December 14, 2012 - Springfield Gardens

Geared towards elementary school children, this unique holiday puppet show will showcase holiday puppets and holiday themes. Starring puppets Santa Claus and his Elves, some of the musical and dramatic presentations include traditional holiday standards : “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”; “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”; “Jingle Bells”; “Feliz Navidad”; “Happy Hanukkah”; “Happy Kwanzaa”, and “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

Carols 'n' Cookies 'n' Cocoa 'n' Cheer - The Center at Maple Grove
December 14, 2012 - Kew Gardens

The Friends of Maple Grove presents this happy holiday event for the entire family. Celebrate the joy of the season with warm wishes, delicious treats and music by the renowned choral group, Voices That Blend. They will sing many of the old time favorites providing an elixir against the hustle and bustle of the everyday, and will regenerate your holiday spirit. There will also be a video presentation of Jacob's Gift. The story of how Jacob Riis brought Christmas Caroling to America in 1911 and it all began here in Queens New York!

Read to Me - Briarwood Library
December 14, 2012 - Briarwood

Children ages 3-7 can enjoy an exciting picture book storytime every Friday afternoon.

Jazz Clinic - Flushing Town Hall
December 14, 2012 - Flushing

Jazz isn't just great to listen to, but even more fun to play. If you are interested in jazz and looking to play with other musicians your age, this jazz program is for you. Curriculum/ arrangements by Professor Michael Mossman, Queens College, equipment provided; free round trip metro cards.

Affairs Afloat Holiday Party Cruise - The Queen Of Hearts
Through December 14, 2012 - New York

Celebrate the Holiday season with friends & co-workers! Guests enjoy a warm & enclosed cruise on the Hudson River with a Live DJ, Dancing and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. Mix & Mingle with other local professionals aboard this Holiday Party Cruise! The Queen of Hearts - Pier #40 West Houston Street & West Side Highway, NYC Live DJ spinning a mix of Dance Music and Holiday Favorites Cash Bar & Cash Buffet 21 & over only. Proper ID required. $25 per person. Mention code EARLY to get discount! ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE. Call for more information

Teen Holiday Treats to Eat - Floral Park Library
December 14, 2012 - Floral Park

Kids in Grades 6-12 are invited to make a delicious smorgasbord. Create a variety of holiday winter treats to share with your family and friends. Bring them home in bakery boxes. Sign up online or at the adult reference desk.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
December 14, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Toddler Story Time - Port Washington Library
December 14, 2012 - Port Washington

This story time is designed for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years old with an adult. No registration is required.

Friday Morning Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
December 14, 2012 - Port Washington

Finish every week peacefully with Friday Morning Yoga led by Victoria Selbach. Held in the majestic setting of the Sands Point Preserve. Classes are held inside Hempstead House.

'Peter & the Wolf' Narrated by Isaac Mizrahi - Guggenheim Museum
December 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Isaac Mizrahi will narrate Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, as George Manahan conducts the Juilliard Ensemble. Artist Will Cotton will bring the production to life with a newly commissioned installation, in which the familiar characters are set within a gingerbread chalet. The audience is invited to view the artwork on stage following the program. The story brings 30 minutes of suspense, including a happy ending, and allows the young and young at heart to learn and remember the various instruments in the orchestra. Second show at 4pm.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
December 14, 2012 - Haverstraw

Challenge yourself and your friends on the Wii. For grades 1-6.

Movie Debut: The Hobbit - IMAX Theater Palisades Center
December 14, 2012 - West Nyack

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien, is one of the most popular children's books of all time. The story follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins who is determined to secure his share of treasure guarded by Smaug, the dragon. Personal growth and forms of heroism are central themes. The Hobbit will eventually be told in a series of three movies: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and There and Back Again (2014).

Debbie Gravitte & Friends All-Star Holiday Show - Ridgefield Playhouse
December 14, 2012 - Ridgefield

Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte celebrates the holidays with her friends, including Broadway pals from the hit show Phantom of the Opera and more. They will be singing songs such as "Memory", "Defying Gravity", and holiday favorites "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Twelve Days of Christmas." She is joined by The Russ Kassoff Orchestra featuring members of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.

White Plains Library Lego Club - White Plains Public Library
December 14, 2012 - White Plains

Children in grades 1-6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove's Legos.

Gallery Conversations - Pelham Art Center
December 14, 2012 - Pelham

Tour and discuss works in the "Craft-Tastic" exhibition with Gallery Manager and co-curator, Laura Nicholas. The hour-long session will focus on only a handful of works to encourage in-depth looking at art.

'From the Underground to Uptown: A History of Dance As We Know It!' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 14, 2012 - Irvington

The award-winning Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists perform a series of innovative, soulful, and exciting works that span the history of dance, from the creation of Ballet to the contemporary styles of Modern dance, Broadway, Hip-Hop, and Rock 'n Roll from the early days as expressions of rebellion, to their current status as respected art forms. The performance will include guests artists from famous dance companies and Broadway, dancing in the styles of revolutionary choreographers. Watch as the performers of a new generation take on works of the great masters of dance. Call 914-909-5070 for tickets.

Family Fun Night - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
December 14, 2012 - Danbury

Enjoy an evening of holiday-themed games, caroling, and more. Complimentary milk and cookies will be served.

Preschool Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
December 14, 2012 - Park Slope

Children, ages 3-5, hear stories and play.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
December 14, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Video games are fun! Come and play at the Library.

'Peter and the Wolf' - Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ten live performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, "Peter & the Wolf," in a brand-new production combining the visual and the performing arts. Renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will narrate and George Manahan will conduct the Juilliard Ensemble. Artist Will Cotton will bring the production to life with a newly commissioned installation, in which the familiar characters are set within a gingerbread chalet in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. The audience is invited to view the artwork on stage following the program. The story brings 30 minutes of suspense, including a happy ending, and allows the young and young-at-heart to learn and remember the various instruments in the orchestra.

Astronomy Nights: Winter Constellations - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
December 14, 2012 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation on winter constellations than, weather permitting, view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
December 14, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Celtic Christmas - Old Westbury Gardens
December 14, 2012 - Old Westbury

Nollaig Shona. Light the welcome candle in the window and learn of Celtic Christmas customs during this enchanting night of traditional music, song, and storytelling. Advance registration required. Please call 516-333-0048 Ext. 301 or register online.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 14, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Lantern Light Tours - Mystic Seaport
December 14, 2012 - Mystic

Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1876. The village of Greenmanville is alive with the bustle of last-minute Christmas activity, preparations for the holiday festivities, and the merry jingle of sleigh bells. Stroll with a townsperson as you take in a one-hour moving performance on a tour that meanders through the Museum's 19th-century maritime village. Reservations strongly encouraged.

John Treacy Egan's Great Big Broadway Christmas - Emelin Theatre
December 14, 2012 - Mamaroneck

John Treacy Egan returns with an evening of traditional holiday fare, musical comedy, and special guests from The Great White Way. The Broadway tenor and local boy ("Sister Act," "The Producers," "The Little Mermaid," and the upcoming "Rodgers & Hammersteins's Cinderella") displays his soaring voice while celebrating the warmth of the season with old and new yuletide classics.

Candlelight Tours - Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
December 14, 2012 - Canarsie

Explore the Wyckoff Farmhouse by candlelight, as it was before electricity. Learn how colonial people survived without modern conveniences. Reservations required.

'The Knickerbocker Suite' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
December 14, 2012 - Upper West Side

"The Knickerbocker Suite," a new holiday classic, has been brought to the stage by Rose Caiola with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Based on the jocular story by artist Elliott Arkin, this original ballet is a timely tale of American values and folklore with New York City at the center of attention.

Storytellers' Club - Chappaqua Public Library
December 14, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 can listen and learn traditional storytelling. Registration required.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas, reading - Keeler Tavern Museum
December 14, 2012 - Ridgefield

Reading by firelight of Clement C. Moore's poem for children. Each child will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and go home with a self made Christmas craft.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
December 14, 2012 - Staten Island

Create yummy baby quiche.

Chanukah Service - Temple B'nai Torah
December 14, 2012 - Wantagh

Bring your friends and family and celebrate Chanukah with members of the community. Listen to the intriguing story behind this special holiday. Bring your personal menorah and candles.

Fun Day Friday - Fairfield Public Library
December 14, 2012 - Fairfield

Teens in grades 6-12 can drop in after school to watch movies, play games, snack, work on crafts, and even get homework help.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band 'Creole Christmas' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
December 14, 2012 - Greenvale

Enjoy the likes of Blue Christmas, Swinging in a Winter Wonderland, Bells will be Ringin' and The Dreydel Song. Treat your family to a New Orleans-style celebration they'll never forget.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 14, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Juilliard New Dances: Edition 2012 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
December 14, 2012 - New York

New Dances: Edition 2012 brings together four of today's notable choreographers, assigned to create world-premiere commissions for each class in The Juilliard School's Dance Division Choreographers: Camille A. Brown: Freshmen Emery LeCrone: Sophomores Susan Shields: Juniors Jarek Cemerek: Seniors Queens native Camille A. Brown is the artistic director of her own company, and was chosen by Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph students in their training program last season. Choreographer Emery LeCrone was recently honored by an inaugural New York City Center fellowship for choreographic research. Susan Shields is a principal dancer from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and current professor at George Mason University. Up-and-coming Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek currently teaches at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany, and his work with the BalletBoyz in London last season was praised by The Arts Desk as "a pulsing, driving, compellingly theatrical event, lit with noir-ish style and ferocity" FREE tickets available 11/28

Robert Mealy and Juilliard415 - Alice Tully Hall
December 14, 2012 - New York

Juilliard Historical Performance's new Artistic Director Robert Mealy leads Juilliard415 for the first time RAMEAU Suite from Dardanus RAMEAU Suite from Castor et Pollux An influential figure of the French Baroque, Jean-Philippe Rameau's operatic works--the fantastical Dardanus and the mythological Castor et Pollux--feature extensive orchestral dance suites, which proved to be an essential element to French opera of the Baroque era FREE tickets available 11/30

An Evening with Paulette McWilliams - “Telling Stories” - Aaron Davis Hall
December 14, 2012 - New York

An Evening with Paulette McWilliams -Telling Stories with The Nat Adderley Jr. Quartet. Experience the sultry, velvety tones of Jazz and R&B, sensation Paulette McWilliams at her show entitled Telling Love’s Stories. For years Paulette has recorded and toured with Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones, Marvin Gaye, Bette Midler, Johnny Mathis, Whitney Houston and so many more. Now, she is sharing her solo work in her Aaron Davis Hall debut. Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7PM & 9PM, Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York (Convent Avenue and West 135th Street on City College campus) New York, NY 10031. Tickets are: $25 (general admission). For more information and ticket sales visit: www.adhatccny.org or call Aaron Davis Hall Box office at 212.650.6900.

CHRIS TUCKER: Guess Who's Back? - Apollo Theater
Through December 14, 2012 - Harlem

Comedian and actor Chris Tucker will make his triumphant return to stand up comedy with his Guess Who's Back Tour presented by AEG Live. The tour will include two nights of performances at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater.

Eat, Drink, and Be Mommy - Museum Of Motherhood
December 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

Eat, drink, and be "mommy" at this holiday party with exercise demos, holiday giveaways, yummy refreshments, and opportunities to meet other moms. Laura Shapiro and Kristen Pfeffer of Mommy-Focused Fitness will be offering 15-minute private sessions specifically focused on the postural challenges of each new mother and pregnant woman. Sponsored by GYMBOREE, Bai Drinks, Mad Housewife Wine, and Happy Baby Food. All proceeds benefit M.O.M.

Bob's Your Elf - BayWay Arts Center
December 14, 2012 - East Islip

An elf named Bob with a bad attitude gets sent by Santa to a small town to help out with their Christmas Pageant where he is faced with a group of bumbling actors who are trying to put on the best Christmas show their town has ever seen.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
December 14, 2012 - 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.

Holiday Late Lunch Cruise - Spirit of New York
December 14, 2012 - Chelsea

Celebrate the season with an entertaining Spirit Cruise. Every holiday extravaganza features buffet dining, DJ music for dancing, and dazzling views from the water, all aboard the most fun atmosphere.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 14, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

HANUKKAH DINNER WITH KARINA ZILBERMAN - 92 Street Y
December 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

Light the menorah and Shabbat candles and eat latkes and challah to celebrate Hanukkah and Shabbat at the same time.

Remixx - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 14, 2012 - Yonkers

10pm-2am.

Soulful Sundown - Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
December 14, 2012 - Manhasset

Reverend Jennifer L. Brower This evening worship service, led by Rev. Jennifer L. Brower is multigenerational. Held on the second Friday of each month, Oct. through May, the evening includes a light meal at a low cost at 6:30pm, worship for people of all ages, a time of fellowship and the opportunity to participate in a variety of service projects. The worship service weaves together the spoken word with a wide selection of contemporary live music played by the Gathering of Friends band. UUCSR members, friends and newcomers are welcome. Registration is not necessary. Childcare is available for infants and toddlers. Following the service on December 14th, musician Rob Poe will perform at the Shelter Rock Coffee House in the Art Gallery. All ages are invited to attend.

Un Ballo in Maschera - Metropolitan Opera
December 14, 2012 -

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 24 min. Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo �lvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Hands-On Hanukkah! - Barnes & Noble Union Square
December 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate Hanukkah at Barnes & Noble with free kids' crafts, live entertainment, music, story time, face painting, origami dreidel-making, contests, photo opportunities with Debbie the Dreidel, and more. Free activities for all kids ages 2 to 8 and their grown-ups. All families welcome.

Family Holiday Extravaganza hosted by WeeZee World of 'Yes I Can!' - Chappaqua Crossing
December 14, 2012 - Chappaqua

WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" hosts a holiday celebration featuring a variety of fun activities for children including creating gingerbread houses, a scavenger hunt, dreidle making and games, cookie decorating, and ornament making. Each child will build a snowman (which won't melt!) to take home, and will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa. The minimum donation of $10/person will benefit Sensory Bullets, a nonprofit research organization aiming to reduce the effects of sensory integration disorders in children through clinical and therapeutic "play" applications.

UNCHARTED: The Shaina Taub Songbook - Ars Nova
December 14, 2012 - New York

Directed by Jordan Fein Featuring Shaina Taub & Friends Classically schooled on the keys, raised on the Steves (Wonder and Sondheim), and deeply rooted in soul, Vermont-raised singer/songwriter Shaina Taub creates a unique style of pop brewed with folk and explosive harmonies. Ars Nova's 2012 Composer-in-Residence and her killer live band cap off the year with this celebratory concert, featuring the best of her diverse repertoire and much-loved performers from the downtown indie scene and the big Broadway! www.shainataub.com The UNCHARTED music series provides a forum for burgeoning musical theater writers to showcase original work through public concerts. Utilizing the talents of leading directors and performers with support from the Ars Nova artistic staff, each concert offers the creative team vital resources in developing and debuting new material.

Caroling at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
December 14, 2012 - New York

Traditional and popular holiday music will be performed throughout the Morgan by singers from Mannes College The New School for Music. Free with admission.

50 Shades of Essentia- Exploring the Art of (con) Sensual Power Exchange - Essentia New York
December 14, 2012 - New York

Did 50 Shades of Gray inspire you to explore a darker side of your sexuality? Have you ever wondered about power play and how to bring BDSM into your bedroom? This workshop, for female-identified participants over the age of 18, will provide an affirming environment to explore your fantasies while offering some basic information about safety and consent. “Safe, sane and consensual” – what does that mean? Participants will develop an understanding of some of the myths and misconceptions about BDSM, learn about different roles and types of power exchange. What does it take to be a Dominant or submissive? We will also discuss introducing BDSM to a partner, and get some tips on how to start your own toy box or equip your own Red Room. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and your sense of fun! We will share an enlightening evening. There will be a raffle for an ESSENTIA GIFT, and a drawing for a door prize. Toys provided by Purple Passion. Space is limited, so RSVP by Dec. 12th to heraldsquare@myessentia.com or call 212- 967-6300 All are welcome. This FREE event is open to any woman -- transgender, cisgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming -- who is single or in any kind of relationship -- polyamorous, open, monogamous -- with any kind of partner -- male, female, transgender or genderqueer.

Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Exhibition - Openhouse Gallery
December 14, 2012 - SoHo

Join Sanrio and Hello Kitty in their first NYC art exhibition to celebrate the launch of "Hello Kitty, Hello Art!". The gallery exhibition will showcase unique artwork inspired by Hello Kitty & other Sanrio characters. Artists featured include Betsey Johnson, POSE, Paul Frank, RISK, DABS MYLA and Simone Legno, among others.

Holiday Caroling and The Trinity Youth Chorus’ Rendition of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols - St. Paul's Chapel
December 14, 2012 - New York

The Trinity Youth Chorus performs its annual concert of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and leads holiday caroling with the audience after the concert. Melissa Attebury conducts. The Youth Chorus is the voice of youth in Lower Manhattan, providing a unique musical environment for young singers. A collective of community choirs, the chorus offers music education and performance opportunities for girls and boys, ages 5-18.

Fridays at Hudson Terrace (December 14th) - Hudson Terrace
December 14, 2012 - New York

Friday, December 14th, 2012 Fridays at Hudson Terrace located 621 West 48th Street between 11th and 12th Aves Music by Dj Stoon and Phresh spinning Top 40, House, Hip Hop etc Ladies free and Guys Reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. RSVP a must Doors Open at 11pm Special Birthday Packages are available. Please inquire with Eric Virgil. Birthday Packages: Ladies free and Guys free til 12am, reduced after on the Birthday List. Bottle Packages: Purchase 2 Bottles and Get 1 House Vodka Bottle for Free To RSVP, Birthday Packages information or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com When two respected nightlife impresarios joined forced, a neglected turn-of-the-century horse stable transformed into one of New York's most elite and desirable event destinations. Since opening in the spring of 2008, Hudson Terrace has become the venue of choice for some unforgettable celebrations - playing host to corporate fetes, politicians, celebrities, diplomats and party revelers from all walks of life. The Salon-Situated on the second floor of Hudson Terrace, The Salon is a mélange of old and new. Hand-hewed wooden beams from vintage vessels were reclaimed to construct the streamlined edges of this modern venue. The Salon is enabled with state-of-the-art broadcast quality video, audio and lighting capabilities. Hudson Terrace was designed to deliver dreams. The flow can accommodate a myriad of floor plan configurations, transforming 5,000 square feet into a night club, a classic catered ballroom setting for up to 400 guests, or an intimate lunch gathering. Garden Terrace-The outdoor Garden Terrace is an ideal location for parties of up to 150 guests. The private garden on The Salon level is ideal for hosting brunch, outdoor meetings or moonlit dinner parties. Rooftop Garden Lounge-Inspired by Palm Springs modern, the open-air Rooftop Garden Lounge is the ultimate urban all-season rooftop venue. Complete with a DJ booth, centralized fireplace and conversation area, the lounge is set upon temperature-regulated mahogany flooring. The rooftop amenities include surround sound, programmable lighting and large projection screening capabilities. Glass enclosed, curtained cabanas are augmented with individually controlled heat and cooling units. The Rooftop Garden Lounge is serviced directly from a rooftop kitchen. Customized catering menus are available for parties of up to 300 guests.

Holiday Caroling and The Trinity Youth Chorus' Rendition of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols - St. Paul's Chapel
December 14, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The Trinity Youth Chorus performs its annual concert of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and leads holiday caroling with the audience after the concert. Melissa Attebury conducts. The Youth Chorus is the voice of youth in Lower Manhattan, providing a unique musical environment for young singers. A collective of community choirs, the chorus offers music education and performance opportunities for girls and boys, ages 5-18.

American Express Holiday Gift Card Pop-Up Shop - Grand Central Terminal: Graybar Passage
December 14, 2012 - Midtown

For every American Express Gift Card purchased at the pop-up store this weekend, American Express will make a $10 donation to Toys for Tots (up to $10,000). American Express Gift Cards for everyone on shoppers' holiday lists are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Each gift card comes with a complimentary holiday gift box. In addition, shoppers that visit the pop-up can have a free, fun holiday photo taken that when shared generates a $5 donation to Toys for Tots by American Express Gift Cards.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Wheatly HIlls Discount Wine & Spirits
December 14, 2012 - Westbury

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a tasting of the delicious liqueur at Wheatly HIlls Discount Wine & Spirits on December 14th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Great Liquor Store
December 14, 2012 - Springfield Gardens

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings at Great Liquor Store on December 14th 222-16 144th Ave. Springfield Gardens, NY LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a tasting of the delicious liqueur at Great Liquor Store on December 14th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
December 15, 2012 -

Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. Join host Garrison Keillor -- Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the News from Lake Wobegon -- as PHC returns to The Town Hall stage. Special guest, Diana Krall, Rob Fisher.

Once Upon a Holiday - Take One Performing Arts
December 15, 2012 - Ronkonkoma

Take One Performing Arts presents an original musical, "Once Upon a Holiday", a celebration of all the holidays of the season. Performances are on December 15th, 22nd, 27th, 29th at 1:00pm. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Free Target Picture Story Saturday - Katonah Museum of Art
December 15, 2012 - Katonah

During the exhibit "'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios," Free Target Picture Story Saturday sponsored by Target, welcomes special guest reader, Chris Wedge, director of "Ice Age," "Robots," and "Epic," who will read "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," by William Joyce, at 10:30am. A related hands-on art activity follows.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
December 15, 2012 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the center’s education animals. Participant will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall 2012: Children's Dance Classes (Ballet or Flamenco) - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Looking for an active and diverse creative opportunity for your child? Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their Midtown Manhattan studio. After-school or Saturday classes available. September 20-December 15, 2012 for 12 weeks of classes: Fall 2012 Children's Ballet: Sept 20-Dec 13, 2012: Children's Ballet, Pre-School, 3 to 4 yr: Thurs. 4:00-5:00 pm Children's Ballet, 5-8 yr: Thurs. 5:00-6:00 pm NEW! Children's Ballet, 9-12 yrs: Tues. 5:00-6:00 pm OR Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm and also... Fall 2012 Children's Flamenco: Sept 22-Dec 15 Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Sat 1:00-2:00 pm NEW! Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Tues 4:00-5:00 pm There will be no class on the following Holidays: 9/18, Tues, Rosh Hashanah 11/22-24, Thanksgiving Day Weekend All classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Rates for Children's Ballet and Children's Flamenco Classes: Only $120 for 12-pack! Paid in advance. To pay online go to: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Walk-in Trial Class, $15.00 (by reservation only) Discounts available for enrollment of more than one child from the same family, or for Ballet plus Flamenco classes. Please call 212-399-8519 or email. For more information see: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Contact 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

A Christmas Carol at Boscobel - Boscobel
Through December 15, 2012 - Garrison

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's presentation of Charles Dickens' classic. Performed live in the grand entry hall, this lively reading of excerpts delivers a fresh view of this holiday tale that is funny, moving, charming, and inspiring. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and 14 at 7pm; Dec. 1, 8, and 15 at 4pm and 7pm. Email boxoffice@hvshakespeare.org with any questions.

Discover flamenco for beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class: Mondays from 7:30-8:30 PM OR Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 PM 2012 Fall term: September 17 - December 15, 2012 at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Cost: Fall Term Prices: --12 pack- $204 ($17/class) --4-pack- $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 aurora@flamencolatino.com www.flamencolatino.com

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class for Fall 2012 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover cante at Flamenco Latino this fall! Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners is led by Basilio Georges. Fall Session runs September 17 - December 15,2012 on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or "impostatcion." The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the "letras" will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Secret Theatre
December 15, 2012 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Lantern Making & Winter Solstice Celebration - Tenafly Nature Center
December 15, 2012 - Tenafly

Enjoy a warm fire and learn about the solstice while hand-crafting a portable lantern from recycled containers. Afterward, participants will form a candle-lit procession along one of the nature center's trails and end up at the pavilion for a cozy fire and hot cocoa. Program is intended for adults and families with children 7 and up. Pre-registration required.

Flamenco w/ Props- this Fall! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM Fall term runs September 17- December 15, 2012. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Hero and Rock & Roll Bowling Holiday Party - Singles Association of Long Island-AMF East Meadow Bowl
December 15, 2012 - Levittown

Singles parents and other singles(25 and older) enjoy a time of fellowship and camaraderie with others. Call Vinny 516-825-0633 or Joe 516-333-2861 for more information.

Junior Congregation and Tot Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
December 15, 2012 - Orangeburg

Children in grades 3-6 are invited at 10am to learn with the synagogue's Education Director, pray, and have fun with their peers. Tot Shabbat follows at 10:30am.

Museum of Mathematics Grand Opening - Museum of Mathematics
December 15, 2012 - New York

The Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) opens its doors to the public on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The only math museum in the US, MoMath strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics in daily life. The Museum’s dynamic, interactive exhibits & programs geared for families & adults will present mathematical experiences that are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math.

Westchester Ballet Company presents 'The Nutcracker' - Westchester County Center
December 15, 2012 - White Plains

For the past 16 years, the Westchester Ballet Company has been entertaining Westchester audiences with its production of this holiday classic that has become a tradition for families. The production features professionally trained student dancers from communities throughout Westchester and neighboring areas, along with professional guest soloists. Under the direction of Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, the show includes spectacular scenery and beautiful costumes, classic choreography and special stage effects that rival the best productions in the New York metropolitan area. Tickets are available at the County Center box office, or through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000, at ticketmaster.com or at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Animals in Winter - For All Ages - Westmoreland Sanctuary
December 15, 2012 - Mount Kisco

When you are cozy and warm in your home, what are animals doing to keep warm? Why do birds migrate? Meet some of Westmoreland's animals and discover what each species does to survive the deep freeze. RSVP by Dec 14.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Studio Theatre
December 15, 2012 - Lindenhurst

You'll be transported back in time to a provincial French town in this stage version of the popular Disney movie with music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

SUPER!market NYC - St. Patrick's Old Gym Youth Center
December 15, 2012 - New York

SUPER!market NYC is a curated boutique market of New York City's contemporary & vintage fashion, design objects, jewelry and culinary delights. OPEN to the public every SATURDAY, 11AM-7PM. SUPER!market NYC is a newly opened market for local designers and tastemakers. It's Super! Come shop!

Infant CPR - Nyack Hospital
December 15, 2012 - Nyack

This class teaches CPR techniques for a child from birth to eight year of age. It includes a discussion on choking on objects, accident prevention, and safety issues. Pre-registration is required; e-mail walkere@nyackhospital.org.

CANDY DULFER - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
December 15, 2012 -

Performing since age seven, bandleader of Funky Stuff since age fourteen, international recording artist since age nineteen, touring the world since age twenty. Candy Dulfer has recorded and / or performed with artists like Prince, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyonce, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff, George Duke, Blondie, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Angie Stone, Tower of Power, The Time, Alan Parsons, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Joey DiFrancesco, Jonathan Butler, and many others.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
December 15, 2012 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off to receive help with homework; No pre-registration required.

Beauty and the Beasts Magical Christmas - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
December 15, 2012 - Centerport

Favorite characters from the story celebrate the holiday.

SPAM V. 3.0 - A Party of Experimental Performance - Flushing Town Hall
December 15, 2012 - Flushing

Performed by some of the most versatile and engaging young musicians in New York, this is a community-curated party of experimental and classical music and performance art. Queens-based new music ensemble thingNY takes over Flushing Town Hall with a marathon of new compositions and non-positions from composers, writers, video artists, friends, relatives and strangers.

Hands-on History: Decorate the Manor - King Manor Museum
December 15, 2012 - Jamaica

Fun for the entire family. When King Manor was home to Rufus and his family, winter was a time for decorating and bringing greenery inside. Learn about and make historic winter decorations for your own home.

Affairs Afloat Holiday Party Cruise - The Queen Of Hearts
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Celebrate the Holiday season with friends & co-workers! Guests enjoy a warm & enclosed cruise on the Hudson River with a Live DJ, Dancing and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. Mix & Mingle with other local professionals aboard this Holiday Party Cruise! The Queen of Hearts - Pier #40 West Houston Street & West Side Highway, NYC Live DJ spinning a mix of Dance Music and Holiday Favorites Cash Bar & Cash Buffet 21 & over only. Proper ID required. $25 per person. Mention code EARLY to get discount! ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE. Call for more information

Breakfast With Santa - The Cupcake Corner
December 15, 2012 - Garden City

Enjoy a continental breakfast with delicious baked goods, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal, gourmet coffees and teas, and holiday treats with your family and friends. Holiday craft table for children. Take pictures with Santa. Reservations and pre-payment required. Children under 2 are free. Assigned seating - tables seat up to 8, smaller parties share a table.

Lunch With Santa - The Cupcake Corner
December 15, 2012 - Garden City

Enjoy finger sandwiches with delicious baked goods, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal, gourmet coffees and teas, and holiday treats with your family and friends. Holiday craft table for children. Take pictures with Santa. Reservations and pre-payment required. Children under 2 are free. Assigned seating - tables seat up to 8, smaller parties share a table.

Gingerbread Decorating - The Cupcake Corner
December 15, 2012 - Garden City

It's festive and fun in this gingerbread decorating class. You'll review instructions for assembly and decorating, sip homemade hot cocoa, and get instructions and materials to create Christmas ornaments (to do while you wait for your house pieces to dry/set). Kids will have fun listening to elves read the Nutcracker and complete holiday crafts. Reservations and pre-payment required, sessions begin promptly. Prices are dependent upon items chosen to decorate. Parties of less than 8 will share a table.

Mr. Punch's Holiday Adventure - Yorktown Museum
December 15, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

In this traditional puppet show by Fred Greenspan, Mr. Punch goes on a mission to save the holidays. Will he succeed? Pre-registration required.

Breakfast with Santa - Platzl Brauhaus
December 15, 2012 - Pomona

This annual event features live Christmas music, a miniature train village, holiday decorations, a visit with Santa, gifts for children, and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Photos with Santa are available for an additional fee. Reservations are required.

Vienna Boys Choir - Colden Auditorium at Queens College
December 15, 2012 - Flushing

Celebrate the holiday season. The rich musical experience of the Vienna Boys Choir is a fusion of extraordinary talent, singular training, and master artistic direction. Their repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music, providing a varied evening of styles to enthrall every member of the family and audience.

'Peter & the Wolf' Narrated by Isaac Mizrahi - Guggenheim Museum
December 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Isaac Mizrahi will narrate Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, as George Manahan conducts the Juilliard Ensemble. Artist Will Cotton will bring the production to life with a newly commissioned installation, in which the familiar characters are set within a gingerbread chalet. The audience is invited to view the artwork on stage following the program. The story brings 30 minutes of suspense, including a happy ending, and allows the young and young at heart to learn and remember the various instruments in the orchestra. Second show at 4pm.

Breakfast With Santa ZEPHYR Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
December 15, 2012 - New York

You and your family are cordially invited to join Kris Kringle and the elves for fantastically festive, fun-filled breakfast buffet cruise! You'll be just tickled by all the merriment, interactive games, and dancing with the big guy in the red suit himself! (Holiday tunes spun by Santa's favorite DJ direct from the North Pole!) But that's not all! In between the hustle and bustle of activities, saunter on up to Santa's breakfast buffet, which will feature a spread that is certain to satisfy guests of all ages!

THE 5 BOROUGH BASKETBALL TOUR - St. Raymond's High School for Boys
December 15, 2012 - Bronx

Each tour stop will include a morning launch of Father Knows Best Program for up to 100 pairs (9am-2pm) featuring basketball clinics, relationship workshops, skill competitions and an awards ceremony. There will be an iStar Charity Shootout in the afternoon for up to 500 participants (2-5pm). The Shootout will include live performances including aerial acrobats, dancers, musical acts, and more; basketball competitions; slam dunk contests for young and old; and food and games for children of all ages. Developed by the Assistant General Manager of the New York Knicks and two-time NBA All-Star, Allan Houston, and his father Wade, Father Knows Best is a signature program of the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF). This community program combines high-powered basketball with relationship-development activities, and has been recognized by the Obama administration as an important tool to help solve the crisis of absentee fatherhood in America. Through its basketball clinics, learning sessions, panel discussions and sports competitions, Father Knows Best creates a safe environment for participants to reconnect, discuss sensitive topics, compete against each other and ultimately share an experience that will last a lifetime. As an extension of the Father Knows Best Basketball Program, through its FISLL Curriculum (Faith, Integrity, Sacrifice, Leadership, and Legacy) AHLF provides the opportunity to extend the relationship-building activities beyond the one-day clinic into a seven-week ongoing leadership curriculum. Additional information on Allan Houston's Father Knows Best Program is available at allanhouston.com/fkbnation.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House - Alley Pond Environmental Center
December 15, 2012 - Douglaston

Young Chefs between the ages of 7 and 12 come out of the cold and design, build, and decorate their own graham cracker Gingerbread House. Come join the fun and take home a completed masterpiece to show off this holiday season. All materials included. Space is limited,pre-registration required.

An Evening With The Stars - Alley Pond Environmental Center
December 15, 2012 - Douglaston

Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. View the moon close up, the Orion Nebula, the Andrometer Galaxy, the Big Dipper, Saturn and Sirius. The program comprises an indoor lecture on basic astronomy and outdoor viewing with a professional telescope, weather permitting. Call 718-229-4000 to register. To ensure the quality of all astronomy workshops the venue reserves the right to cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain.

Holiday Laser Spectacular - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
December 15, 2012 - Upper Saddle River

This winter holiday celebration features colorful laser lights as well as a sing-along to classic, non-denominational holiday songs and current pop tunes. Children can also meet Squicky the Penguin and cheer him on as he tries to fly to Antarctica.

"Winter Song and Dance Matinee 1" Presented By Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 15, 2012 - Irvington

Enjoy the youngest students of Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists and Dance Life as they perform new and classic songs and dances with an incredible cuteness factor! Call Sleepy Hollow PAC at 914-909-5070 for tickets.

"Winter Song and Dance Matinee 2" Presented By Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 15, 2012 - Irvington

Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists and Dance Life present an exciting blend of student ballet, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. An energetic and entertaining show - with some special surprise guests! Call Sleepy Hollow PAC at 914-909-5070 for tickets.

'From the Underground to Uptown: A History of Dance As We Know It!' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 15, 2012 - Irvington

The award-winning Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists perform a series of innovative, soulful, and exciting works that span the history of dance, from the creation of Ballet to the contemporary styles of Modern dance, Broadway, Hip-Hop, and Rock 'n Roll from the early days as expressions of rebellion, to their current status as respected art forms. The performance will include guests artists from famous dance companies and Broadway, dancing in the styles of revolutionary choreographers. Watch as the performers of a new generation take on works of the great masters of dance. Call 914-909-5070 for tickets.

Holiday Crafts: Christmas - Field Library
December 15, 2012 - Peekskill

Children are invited (with a helping adult) to make the holiday season brighter with a fun holiday craft. No sign-up required.

Holiday Handbell Performance - Stepping Stones Museum
December 15, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy the sounds of the season during a handbell performance by Shelton's Trinity Lutheran Church Bell Choir.

Messiah & More - Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
December 15, 2012 - New York

It's everyone's seasonal favorite — the Christmas portion of Handel's classic along with the beloved Halleluia Chorus! We have a few more favorites in store, among which (how could we not!) is Der Tannenbaum. Come ready to join in! $25 at the door/$20 advance purchase--purchase through us by calling 1-888-407-60002 Ext. 2 or using this link --http://www.scholaonhudson.org/store

Annual Christmas Bird Count - Teatown Lake Reservation
December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Celebrate nature this holiday season by helping Teatown educators in this important census to count wintering birds. The information gathered is compiled and sent to National Audubon to monitor trends in populations and other conservation issues that impact avian health. Dress for the weather and wear hiking boots. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call x110 to reserve.

Dickens' Christmas Carol - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
December 15, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies at Philipsburg Manor. Buy advance tickets online at hudsonvalley.org.

Christmas Bird Count - Prospect Park Audubon Center
December 15, 2012 - Flatbush

The Christmas Bird Count is a nationwide bird census that helps conservation researchers track the long-term health of bird populations. It's a great chance to enjoy the Park and participate in citizen science!

Christmas Bird Count - Prospect Park Audubon Center
December 15, 2012 - Flatbush

The Christmas Bird Count is a nationwide bird census that helps conservation researchers track the long-term health of bird populations. It's a great chance to enjoy the Park and participate in citizen science!

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Workshop - The Ritz-Carlton Westchester
December 15, 2012 - White Plains

After donning chef's hats and aprons, children will be taken on a tour of the hotel's kitchens. Then, kids ages 3-8 will decorate gingerbread cookies, and those older than 8 will decorate gingerbread houses, alongside The Ritz-Carlton's pastry chefs. Refreshments will be served. Call for reservations.

MARIO CANTONE - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Mario Cantone: Mario Cantone's one-man variety show "Laugh Whore" opened to a flurry of rave reviews, and took its final Broadway bows with a special taping for the Showtime network. Just prior to that, Cantone starred on Broadway in "The Violet Hour," and left 'em dead in the aisles starring in the Tony Award winning "Assassins," by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.

'Peter and the Wolf' - Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 15, 2012 - Upper East Side

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ten live performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, "Peter & the Wolf," in a brand-new production combining the visual and the performing arts. Renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will narrate and George Manahan will conduct the Juilliard Ensemble. Artist Will Cotton will bring the production to life with a newly commissioned installation, in which the familiar characters are set within a gingerbread chalet in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. The audience is invited to view the artwork on stage following the program. The story brings 30 minutes of suspense, including a happy ending, and allows the young and young-at-heart to learn and remember the various instruments in the orchestra.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
December 15, 2012 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

Tea & Tour - Muscoot Farm
December 15, 2012 - Katonah

A guided tour of the Main House is followed by a formal tea in the living room. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Pre-registration required. Call 914-864-7286 to register.

Rudolph and the Reindeer Games - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
December 15, 2012 - Bridgeport

The 73rd annual Reindeer Games features familiar names, characters along with music and dance. Santa's North Pole Team is hoping the odds are in their favor for the Games. Rudy, the young, new contestant who's a "chip off the old buck," looks like he may "sleigh" the competition, but five-time Champion Donner isn't giving up his title without a fight.

Rocks and Minerals Workshop - Southeast Museum
December 15, 2012 - Brewster

Learn about rocks and minerals from the Brewster/Southeast area, especially magnetite which was mined at the Tilly Foster Mine. Through hands-on activities, participants will investigate and test magnets to understand their behavior, properties, and applications in today's world.

Christmas in the Caribbean with the University Singers - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
December 15, 2012 - Midwood

This holiday program includes a mix of Christmas music, Caribbean rhythms and traditional Jamaican and Caribbean folk music.

Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market - Littlefield
December 15, 2012 - Gowanus

Different vendors for each of this event's two weekends, including items at a range of prices. Foot trucks and warm drinks on hand. A great solution for procrastinators hoping to avoid the big-box stores.

Astronomy - Wolfe's Pond Park
December 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Observe the cosmos with an Urban Park Ranger, who will discuss the science, history and folklore of the universe. Observe through a powerful telescope.

Astronomy - Prospect Park Picnic House
December 15, 2012 - Park Slope

Observe the cosmos with an Urban Park Ranger, who will discuss the science, history and folklore of the universe. Observe through a powerful telescope.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'It's a Wonderful Life' - Jacob Burns Film Center
December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

How would the world be different if you weren't in it? That's the question posed by this, perhaps the most beloved of all Christmas films. James Stewart plays George Bailey, a good man in desperate straits, and Henry Travers is his guardian angel, Clarence. It's every bit as touching and warm now as it was on the day it was released. Directed by Frank Capra. 1946. 130 mins. The classic - not rated because it doesn't need to be!

Theater for Young Audiences - 'A Christmas Wizard of Oz' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 15, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Celebrate the season with a family musical. In "A Christmas Wizard of Oz," all the friends you know from Dorothy's famous trip return in a holiday tale about the joy of giving and the happiness of home. Through Dec. 24. To purchase tickets, visit wstshows.com.

Westbury House Visit and Craft Workshop - Old Westbury Gardens
December 15, 2012 - Old Westbury

Visit Westbury House as part of your holiday tradition. With decorated period rooms, Santa, cookies and cider, the holiday celebration is a must for the entire family. Extend the fun as kids create holiday crafts at 10am-1pm when they make ornaments to decorate Santa's tree.

Beastly Breakfast with Santa - Staten Island Zoo
December 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Join the zoo's animals for a hot breakfast buffet, a tour throughout the Zoo, and a picture with a very jolly, special guest. Reservations are required (limited number of tickets available).

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
December 15, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

TEEN MAKER SPACE SPECIAL: LED Candles - Westport Library
December 15, 2012 - Westport

Register online.

Dino'mite Dinosaurs - Alley Pond Environmental Center
December 15, 2012 - Douglaston

Aspiring paleontologists ages 5 and 6 can enjoy a dynamite day of dinosaurs, learn how these prehistoric creatures lived and then pretend to go on an archeological dig. This event includes a craft, a snack, and non-prehistoric animals. Call 718-229-4000 to preregister.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
December 15, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Lantern Light Tours - Mystic Seaport
December 15, 2012 - Mystic

Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1876. The village of Greenmanville is alive with the bustle of last-minute Christmas activity, preparations for the holiday festivities, and the merry jingle of sleigh bells. Stroll with a townsperson as you take in a one-hour moving performance on a tour that meanders through the Museum's 19th-century maritime village. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Annual Have-a-Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive - Westchester Jewish Community Services
Through December 15, 2012 - White Plains

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) kicks off its annual "Have a Heart for the Holidays" Gift Drive. When the project began in 2001, several hundred gifts were contributed for children, ages infant to teen, served by WJCS. Last year, thanks to the generosity of individuals throughout Westchester, more than 1,000 gifts were collected. Most of the children served by are from local families living below the federal poverty level, and in many cases, the gifts they receive are the only presents these children get during the holidays. Sponsors may choose an age or sex of a child to buy a gift for. Often, the older children request gift cards to national chain stores such as Best Buy and Target, so they can pick out their own gifts; gift cards in denominations ranging from $15-25 are some of the more popular requests. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child/children should contact Ms. Lewis at 761-0600 X222 or email mlewis@wjcs.com.

Museum Explorers Club for Families Affected by Autism - Queens Museum Of Art
December 15, 2012 - Flushing

Come explore the Queens Museum of Art with the ArtAccess team. Participants can enjoy new exciting opportunities,travel to partnering museums and cultural spaces; highlights of the Carribbean: Crossroads of the World exhibition. Learn how to view art with your children; make art in the studio inspired by the work in the exhibitions. Exploration and play will help bridge connections to the artwork and build literacy. Groups will include up to 6 families affected by autism. Feel free to include parents, grandparents, and siblings when registering for the workshop. The only requirement is that all registered guests must make art. Call to register.

Shadow Box Theater presents Big Annie - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
December 15, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Big Annie saves Christmas by using her incredible strength to pull a boatload of christmas toys through a storm. Three dimensional puppets and a unique shadow screen help make this production a captivating one.

Candlelight Tours - Historic Richmond Town
December 15, 2012 - Staten Island

The village is illuminated by candles, oil lamps and the warmth of a flickering hearth, and enlivened by holiday sweets. Enjoy a Wassail Bowl Reception in the Courthouse. Reservations are required.

'The Knickerbocker Suite' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
December 15, 2012 - Upper West Side

"The Knickerbocker Suite," a new holiday classic, has been brought to the stage by Rose Caiola with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Based on the jocular story by artist Elliott Arkin, this original ballet is a timely tale of American values and folklore with New York City at the center of attention.

Winter Music - Brooklyn Museum
December 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

A quartet from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra presents a program of winter-inspired music, curated by artistic director Nicholas Armstrong. A gallery tour making connections between the music and art in the Museum will follow the performance.

Special Holiday Sale - Chatsworth Auction Rooms & Furniture Studios
Through December 15, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Sales at this venerable, 60-year-old business are rare, so don't miss this enjoy this holiday treat. Save 20% on all items storewide: antique and quality furniture, lamps, chandeliers, decorative objects, china sets and more. Sale dates and times are 8am-6pm Dec. 1-4, Dec. 4-8, and Dec. 11-15.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
December 15, 2012 - Chappaqua

A program for special-needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. Registration requested.

Howliday Fest! - Wolf Conservation Center
December 15, 2012 - South Salem

Celebrate the holiday season with the wolves. Guests will help decorate the ambassador wolf HOWLIDAY tree, then observe how the Center's wolves react as they discover the ornaments! Pre-registration required.

Saturday Family Program: Amber Brown is Not a Crayon - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

You'll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of friendship. Families will be given seating priority. Performed by the ArtsPower National Touring Theater.

'Narnia, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
December 15, 2012 - White Plains

The mystical, magical land of Narnia waits for someone to free it from the evil White Witch, who keeps Narnia in a state of everlasting winter (but never Christmas!). When four humans stumble into the frozen world through an old wardrobe, the adventure to bring hope and spring back to Narnia begins. With help from the ancient magic that encompasses Narnia and the mythical Aslan, four children set out to fulfill a prophesy and help restore Narnia. Don't miss this wonder-filled production that brings to life C.S. Lewis' beloved tale and magical creatures. Tickets are available online at playgroup.org or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

A Christmas Carol - Brooklyn Lyceum
December 15, 2012 - Park Slope

Puppets tell the classic Dickens story in an all-ages production.

Story Book Movie Time - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 15, 2012 - Crown Heights

Tots! Camera! Action! Calling all pint-sized film enthusiasts to enjoy animated films. Watch cherished children stories come to life on the screen.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
December 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids make their own holiday card.

THE FIFTH ANNUAL JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - 54 Below
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks are proud to bring their insane celebration of all things red and green to 54 Below for the first time ever! Directed by John Simpkins and produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, this wild yultide explosion is part rock concert, part theatre piece and part theme park attraction come to life. Again at 11pm.

A Fairy Tale Winter - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
December 15, 2012 - Bellmore

Everyone will enjoy this holiday children's musical. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.

Travelin' Treats - New York Transit Museum
December 15, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Sweet on the holidays? Assemble candies, cookies, and cakes into edible transit masterpieces! Space is limited. Advanced phone registration is recommended; please call 718-694-1792.

Connecticut Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' - The Palace Theater
December 15, 2012 - Stamford

The Connecticut Ballet's production features principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre and international stars along with falling snow, a gigantic Christmas tree and a cast of forty professional dancers.

Seussical the Musical - Temple B'nai Torah
December 15, 2012 - Wantagh

See all your favorite Seuss characters, The Cat in the Hat, Mayzie, JoJo, The Grinch, Horton, Gertrude and the people of Whoville. The whole family will have a laugh-out-loud time.

21st Annual Toy Drive - John Thiessen Children's Foundation Center
December 15, 2012 - Wantagh

Many low-income families who have sick children experience financial hardships throughout the year, but during the holidays the strain is even greater. Parents are burdened with medical bills, the cost of medication and other treatments, household bills and other expenses. You can help by donating new toys for young children or gift cards,bath and body products, make-up sets, or small electronic items for teens. Financial donations are also accepted. Give so that children can experience the warmth and happiness of the holiday season. Call or visit the website for more information.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - Beckett Theatre
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

In the steam-punk world of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING where Clara-Marie lives, she doesn’t fit in, surrounded by cruelty, ugliness, and people who don’t understand her. One Christmas, in a loving gesture, her Godfather Armand, gives her a Nutcracker to protect her. That evening, Clara-Marie travels to the land of Colossus, where toys are larger than life—including her Nutcracker—and humans small. As she journeys through the land, she encounters evil characters including the Mouse King and his cronies who are trying to enslave Colossus’ dolls. At last she meets the Mouse Queen and her children who are trying to thwart the king’s evil plans.

Jolly Jump - Pump It Up of Great Neck
December 15, 2012 - Great Neck

Santa and Frosty are coming to Pump It Up of Great Neck for a very special holiday visit. Join in for a jumping, climbing, and sliding extravaganza with Santa Claus himself. Space is limited, register today to be sure you're able to join in all the fun. Santa will be available for pictures in while the children enjoy a delicious bagel breakfast.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 15, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Barnaby - Theatre Three
December 15, 2012 - Port Jefferson

S.B. Dombelbury has set out to ruin Christmas for everyone. Barnaby, with the help of his reindeer friend, Franklynne, show everyone that they are not too small to help Santa. As they set off on their journey, they make some very special friends and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season.

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
December 15, 2012 - Smithtown

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

If You Really Love Polar Bears….. - Nassau County Museum of Art
December 15, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Meet Patchy, a little boy who is obsessed with polar bears. While traveling on a magical journey into the past, present, and future, Patchy learns firsthand how much of an impact he has on the planet. This interactive story is told through music, puppetry, and physical comedy. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee.

Columbus Avenue Holiday Market - St. Paul's
December 15, 2012 - New York

In its 2nd year, the Columbus Avenue Holiday Market will again be held out of the historic, beautiful, and well known Church of St. Paul the Apostle located right on Columbus Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets. The venue is just a stone’s throw away from Lincoln Center, Fordham University, Columbus Circle, and Central Park. The holiday market event will be situated in St. Paul’s 9,000 sq ft Hall with its high ceilings and exquisite grand doors just a few steps down from the sidewalk level. The Hall at St. Paul’s regularly hosts classical music performances, concerts, art exhibits, and visiting choirs. The famous Rockettes even rehearse at this location for the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular.” The Columbus Avenue Holiday Market event will be on December 15th from 11-5:30pm. Do come by to check out the 60 plus vendors that will be featuring their unique handcrafted and vintage wares out of the spacious 9000 square foot auditorium. You’re sure to find amazing holiday gifts such as art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationary, scarves and hats, pottery, and more!

Juilliard New Dances: Edition 2012 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
December 15, 2012 - New York

New Dances: Edition 2012 brings together four of today's notable choreographers, assigned to create world-premiere commissions for each class in The Juilliard School's Dance Division Choreographers: Camille A. Brown: Freshmen Emery LeCrone: Sophomores Susan Shields: Juniors Jarek Cemerek: Seniors Queens native Camille A. Brown is the artistic director of her own company, and was chosen by Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph students in their training program last season. Choreographer Emery LeCrone was recently honored by an inaugural New York City Center fellowship for choreographic research. Susan Shields is a principal dancer from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and current professor at George Mason University. Up-and-coming Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek currently teaches at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany, and his work with the BalletBoyz in London last season was praised by The Arts Desk as "a pulsing, driving, compellingly theatrical event, lit with noir-ish style and ferocity" FREE tickets available 11/28

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 15, 2012 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Prices include museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Piccoli Cuochi: Taralli - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
December 15, 2012 - Tuckahoe

It's hard to find someone who doesn't enjoy Italian taralli - these sweet, versatile treats are a welcome guest at any table during the holiday season. Start a taralli tradition of your own with Cathy Blanco.

Breakfast with Santa - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
December 15, 2012 - Riverhead

Celebrate the holiday season at this annual breakfast with Santa. Say hello to the aquarium's mascots, savor a hot buffet breakfast, and take a family photo with Santa. There will be an educational program and a special holiday craft. Email reservations@amwny.com.

Amateur NIght Holiday Special - Apollo Theater
December 15, 2012 - Harlem

The Apollo Amateur Night Holiday Special featuring Apollo Stars of Tomorrow with guest artist OMG Girlz is a family show for the holidays filled with entertainment by ten child musicians, singers, and dancers (ages 11-18) who are past winners of Amateur Night and demonstrate why they are the best of the best.

New York Theatre Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER - Florence Gould Hall
December 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Also 1pm, 3:30pm.

Santa at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
December 15, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Santa will meet and greet visitors.

Magic Toy Shop - CM Performing Arts
December 15, 2012 - Oakdale

In this musical, handmade dolls come to life when The Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on them. They can walk, talk and breathe prompting The Master Toymaker to want to keep them for himself rather than sell them to children who might break them.

Polar Plunge - Cedar Beach
December 15, 2012 - Mt. Sinai

Raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to support your efforts. Then, take a dip or a slow crawl into the chilly waters. Every plunger that raises $125 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt. The more money you raise, the more prizes you win. Register online.

Owl Prowl - Old Westbury Gardens
December 15, 2012 - Old Westbury

A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center will bring live owls for a meet and greet, and later will lead an outdoor search. Following the walk, participants are welcome to visit beautifully decorated Westbury House. Advanced tickets are required.

Flamenco Cante Workshop w/ David de los Santos - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino hosts David de los Santos for our final cante workshop of 2012. Join us Dec. 1-Dec. 15, 2012. Sat. 12/1: 3-4 pm Tues. 12/4: 8:30-9:30 pm Sat. 12/8: 3-4 pm Tues. 12/11: 8:30-9:30 pm Sat. 12/15: 3-4 pm at Flamenco Latino Studios 244 West 54 Street, 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Pricing: Advanced (Purchase online at http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/DavidSantos.shtml )- 1 Class: $25 All 5 Classes: $115 Same Day Pricing- 1 Class: $30 Questions or to reserve: 212-399-8519 http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/DavidSantos.shtml Born in Sevilla, David learned from the old gypsies, connoisseurs and artists in Morón de la Frontera, the village of his grandparents. As a boy, his most outstanding qualities were “cante jondo” (song with depth) and ability with rhythmic flamenco songs. At age 15, he began working venues such as Tablao Arenal, Cristina Hoyos Museum, Tokyo Tablao Flamenco, Peña Torres Macarena, La Carboneria, La Perla de Cadiz, and la Peña La Platería in Granada. He has sung for dance in La Unión with Soraya Clavijo (Premio Nacional de baile), and El Nano (lead dancer in company Cristina Hoyo) in 2012; VIII Festival de Jóvenes de Andalucía (Andalusia Youth Festival), XXIII Festival de Arte Flamenco in Extremadura, and has shared the stage with El Oruco, Pili Ortega, Juan Polvillo, Miguel Vargas Company, La Turronera, Sergio Gonzalez, Francis Nunez, Esperanza Fernandez, Eugenio Iglesias, Antonio Moya, Carmen Ledesma and Curro Fernandez.

Bob's Your Elf - BayWay Arts Center
December 15, 2012 - East Islip

An elf named Bob with a bad attitude gets sent by Santa to a small town to help out with their Christmas Pageant where he is faced with a group of bumbling actors who are trying to put on the best Christmas show their town has ever seen.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - John w. Engeman Theatre
December 15, 2012 - Northport

Come see a staged version of the classic holiday story of a reindeer who turns an obstacle into an opportunity to help Santa deliver presents on Christmas eve.

'Snow White' - Galli Theater
December 15, 2012 - Midtown West

Galli's "Snow White" encourages kids to beware of strangers. In this twist on the familiar story, a man named Mr. 7-Dwarf rescues Snow White not once, but three times. Meanwhile, a king places an ad in the newspaper looking for a beautiful wife. This fairy tale classic reminds audiences about the power of friendship and the danger of envy. Find out why a hunter makes a deal with a boar, why Snow White's stepmother will do anything to be the fairest, and why beauty is not always bliss. In the after-show workshop which takes place at 3pm, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairy tale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

New York Theatre Ballet's 'Nutcracker' - Florence Gould Hall
December 15, 2012 - Upper East Side

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a second season of Keith Michael's "Nutcracker," an enchanting holiday ballet. This one-hour ballet is perfect for children ages 3-10, with clever choreography sophisticated enough for the most discerning parent. This classic retelling of the Nutcracker begins on Christmas Eve with toymaker Drosselmeyer's arrival carrying an endearing nutcracker doll, and includes a lively mouse queen with a 18-foot-tail, a journey through the Land of Snow and, of course, a sweet romance between a young woman and her nutcracker prince. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. The Nutcracker is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 featuring innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael, set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

'The Adventures of Maya the Bee' - Culture Project
December 15, 2012 - Greenwich Village

The new revamped production, back after its first successful run at 45 Bleecker, will feature the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. The production will feature a sparkling new set and props by Joe Silovsky and the original dazzling array of puppets from Poland, as well as new staging by Will Pomerantz to the glorious jazz-themed score by Nancy Harrow.

All Aboard: Historic Trains and Toys Weekend - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
December 15, 2012 - Upper West Side

After visiting the Holiday Express exhibition of historic trains and toys, families will create train-inspired art, hear tales of the rails, and learn about the history of trains and train collecting.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 15, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Christmas Story Hour Special - Bank Street Bookstore
December 15, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Andy Laties and friends read picture book favorites for toddlers and families. Andy plays music and the children all get to participate.

Watson Adventures’ Midtown Holiday Movie Locations Scavenger Hunt - Rockefeller Plaza
December 15, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique holiday scavenger hunt for adults! See the best of midtown’s holiday displays by visiting places associated with holiday movies, including Home Alone 2, Scrooged, Miracle on 34th Street, and Elf. Stops include Grand Central Terminal, the model train display in the Transit Museum Annex, window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, and the Rockefeller Center tree. Price per person: $22.50. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Columbus Avenue Holiday Market - St Paul's Church
December 15, 2012 - Columbus Circle

In its 2nd year, the Columbus Avenue Holiday Market will again be held out of the historic, beautiful, and well known Church of St. Paul the Apostle located right on Columbus Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets. The venue is just a stone's throw away from Lincoln Center, Fordham University, Columbus Circle, and Central Park. Check out the 60 plus vendors that will be featuring their unique handcrafted and vintage wares out of the spacious 9,000 square foot auditorium. You're sure to find amazing holiday gifts such as art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationary, scarves and hats, and pottery.

Winter Wonderland - Citibabes
December 15, 2012 - SoHo

The annual Citibabes Winter Wonderland Party includes arts & crafts, a photo booth with Bellamy Blue Photography, a concert with The Rockdoves, cupcake decorating with Junior's Fresh, a holiday book fair hosted by McNally Jackson, and more. Citibabes will be collecting canned food and toys for holiday charities City Harvest and Room To Grow. Proceeds from the book fair will benefit these charities. RSVP to 212-334-5440 or soho@citibabes.com.

'Songs of the Season' - 92nd Street Y
December 15, 2012 - Upper East Side

In celebration of the 25th anniversary season of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, two performances of YPC's popular, annual winter concert will be held featuring all divisions of the chorus in an evening of good cheer and festive programing.

Frank Dain Reprises 'The Magic of Mathis' - Don't Tell Mama
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Singer Frank Dain will reprise The Magic of Mathis in December with two performances at Don’t Tell Mama, Dec. 8th and 15th at 6pm. This show was recently nominated for a Broadway World Award in Best Tribute Show category. The Magic of Mathis brings fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” “Wild Is the Wind,” “Misty” and “The Twelfth of Never. ” Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's frequent collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis, a popular pianist who is missed by many people at the Cafe Pierre, where she entertained audiences for years. The Magic of Mathis will also include some more obscure songs, as well, such as “99 Miles from L.A.,” “Yellow Roses on Her Gown,” “I’ll Be Easy to Find” and “Photograph,” all part of Mathis’s remarkable 56-year career. The show, which ran very successfully at Metropolitan Room in September, has been directed by the Multi-award winning director/entertainer, Lennie Watts. PLEASE NOTE: Don't Tell Mama is a CASH ONLY room. There is a $20 cover and two beverage minimum. CASH ONLY.

Holiday Shopping Event - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Through December 15, 2012 - Yonkers

Looking for great holiday gifts? You've hit the jackpot! Redeem your Empire Points for a wide variety of exclusive merchandise.

Winter Rhythms - Urban Stages Theater
Through December 15, 2012 - New York City

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2012, beginning on Tuesday, December 4 and running through Friday, December 15, 2012 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $25 per show (both shows in one night, $40). Beer and wine will be available for a $3 donation. Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. WINTER RHYTHMS 2012 marks the fourth year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. Proceeds from this critically acclaimed musical series helps to fund Urban Stages’ On Tour Outreach Program, bringing over 300 FREE “arts in education” presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. The celebrated cabaret entertainer and Tony nominee Karen Akers will open WINTER RHYTHMS 2012 at Urban Stages on Tuesday, December 4 with her acclaimed tribute show to the songs of Cole Porter entitled Anything Goes: Karen Akers Sings Cole Porter with musical direction by Don Rebic. This special Patron’s Night Performance will be followed by dinner at Seven Resturant. Tickets are $125. Other performers to present solo/duo shows in the series are Tony nominee Adriane Lennox and Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson with The Barry Levitt Trio, jazz vocalists Mary Foster Conklin and Cleve Douglass, cabaret artists Julie Reyburn, Susan Winter, Marissa Mulder and Erin Cronican, Broadway and television veteran Carole Demas, multi-instrumentalist Sean Hagerty and singer/songwriter Lora-Faye Whelan. Special one night only group performances include musical director/pianist Bill Zeffiro’s “Birthday Tribute to Frank Sinatra” hosted by TV personality Bill Boggs with a cast of cabaret notables including Karen Oberlin, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Ronnie Whyte, Valerie Lemon, Stacy Sullivan and Jenna Esposito, Emmy Award winner Glen Roven’s “Poetric License” with TV/stage actor David Garrison, opera star David Okulitch and others to be announced, musical director/pianist Barry Levitt’s ”Jazz Jam” with vocalists Kat Gang, La Tanya Hall and Gabrielle Stravelli; “Very Special Material,” an evening of the songs of Sean Harkness, Nicholas Levin and Tracy Stark with performers to be announced; and a special closing night concert, “From All of Us to All Of You: Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too” with a cast to be announced. Musical theatre is represented by performances of songbook revues and excerpts from new American musicals including “The Songs of Douglas J. Cohen”, Peter Napolitano’s “Songs From a Wedding, a Penthouse, and a Pinocchio,” featuring Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli; Mary Liz McNamara’s “The Good Girl in Concert”; “Smile On My Face: The Songs of Richard Eisenberg”; and “Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce”. Other Participating Artists From Broadway, film, television, cabaret, classical music and jazz to include Robert Cuccioli, David Garrison, Adriane Lenox, Andrea Frierson, Glen Roven, Daniel Okulitch, Carole Demas, Sarah Rice, Janice Hall, Barry Levitt, Douglas J. Cohen, Bill Zeffiro, Julie Reyburn, Karen Oberlin, Sidney Myer, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Jenna Esposito, Stacy Sullivan, Valerie Lemon, Ronnie Whyte, Mary Foster Conklin, Lora-Faye Whelan, Cleve Douglass, La Tanya Hall, Kat Gang, Gabrielle Stravelli, Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, Marissa Mulder, Susan Winter, Paula Janis, Sean Harkness, Nicholas Levin, Tracy Stark, Mary Liz McNamara, Ritt Henn, Raissa Katona Bennett, Erin Cronican, Rob Langeder, Adam Shapiro, Stacie Perlman, Marcie Henderson, Miles Phillips, John McLaughlin, Mick Bleyer, Tryone Robinson and more to be announced.

Celebrate the Holiday Season in "Reverse" - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
December 15, 2012 - New York

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square's 'Reverse Santa' returns for the famed 'Santa sits on YOUR lap' holiday portraits. Bringing some extra help from the North Pole, Ripley's own 'Reverse Santa Claus' will be joined by Mrs. Claus to sit on visitor's laps Saturdays in December, creating out-of-the ordinary family photos. And this year, guests who deliver toys to "Reverse Santa" will earn $10 off admission to the Times Square one-of-a-kind attraction. In partnership with the TODAY Show's Annual Holiday Gift Drive, Guests who bring two or more toys suitable for children ages infant to 18 years old to the museum will receive $10 off admission. For every toy donated at the New York City Odditorium, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square will match it. Accepted items include new and unwrapped toys, books, clothing, electronic games, school supplies, sports equipment, videos and computer games. Reverse Santa pictures will be available each Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, December 1, 8, 15, and 22. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Holiday Gingerbread House Workshop - Guild Hall
December 15, 2012 - East Hampton

Make a beautiful gingerbread house of your very own with instruction and supplies provided by a Citarella chef. Limited to 25 students. For more information, contact Michelle Klein at 631-324-0806 x19 or michelle@guildhall.org. Sponsored and all materials provided by Citarella.

Breakfast with Frosty & Friends - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
December 15, 2012 - Bridgeport

Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at Connecticut's only zoo. Reservations are required. Call Amanda Bolanos at (203) 394-6574. Price includes zoo admission and breakfast.

Walking in a Winter Woode - Fritz Hansen's Showroom
December 15, 2012 - New York

Please join Fritz Hansen, a Danish furniture company, for the 2nd annual "Walking in a Winter Wooden Land" event. From 1-4pm, join us in our Soho showroom for traditional Danish refreshments, shopping & ornament craft-making. Kids of all ages are welcome.

Newsday's Annual Holiday Lights Festival - Newsday Headquarters
December 15, 2012 - Melville

Visitors will enjoy more than 1,200 feet of illuminated holiday light displays including 58 brand new exhibits, as well as carnival games, crafts, photos with Santa, and a full size ice skating rink. Presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Lord & Taylor, the festival is open to the public every weekend in December. For every ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to Newsday's Help-A-Family campaign, which helps Long Island families in need. Visit the website for tickets.

¡WEPA! Xmas with SOULGASM, FUNKBOX & I'LL HOUSE YOU - Le Poisson Rouge
December 15, 2012 - New York

Joann Jimenez presents: The ¡WEPA! Christmas Fusion Celebration with Resident DJ: Antonio Ocasio Guests: SOULGASM :: Brian Coxx FUNKBOX :: Tony Touch I'LL HOUSE YOU :: Oscar P. Live Art by: Michael Casiano Hosted by: Joann Jimenez, REDness, Voodoo Ray, Khahim Johnson & Jessica Poche $10 11pm-midnight $15 after w/RSVP to muzikbutrfly@gmail.com $20 at the door www.wepanyc.com

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
December 15, 2012 -

Michael Grandage's elegant production returns with the charismatic Ildar Abdrazakov as the world's most famous lover. Rising star Susanna Phillips is Donna Anna, Emma Bell is Donna Elvira, Charles Castronovo is Don Ottavio, and Erwin Schrott is Giovanni's lieutenant, Leporello. Edward Gardner conducts.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
December 15, 2012 -

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radam�s, played by Marco Berti and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

Santa Concert Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
December 15, 2012 - New York

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with the Circle Line! Enjoy the wonders of the Holiday Season and bring the family on their Santa Concert Cruise. Sail around and see the city landmarks, meet Santa himself while you enjoy complimentary milk and cookies, listen to live Holiday entertainment, and enter the raffle to win prizes and giveaways! As an added bonus, children will get their picture snapped with Santa, and take home a FREE wallet sized photo.

Knox Symphonic Wind Ensemble - Church of the Intercession
December 15, 2012 - Manhattan

The award-winning Knox Symphonic Wind Ensemble from Australia is performing a free concert at 2pm Dec. 15 at the Church of the Intercession in New York City. The concert is part of the group's two-week tour of the United States. Hailing from the Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia, the high school group was recently crowned the 2011 Australian National and 2011 and 2012 New South Wales State Junior A Grade Champion Concert Band. The group's United States debut program consists of works from its championship contest programs, along with other concert favorites, including the music of Alfred Reed, John Williams and Frank Ticheli.

Holiday Art Workshop at Darien Arts Center - Darien Arts Center
December 15, 2012 - Darien

The holidays are a busy time for parents, but thankfully the season also presents a great opportunity for young hands to create art. The Darien Arts Center’s Holiday Workshop, returning for its 17th year, helps children craft decorations, and helps moms get some shopping done. For 90 minutes, children aged 5 and up are happy little elves, making snowmen from Paris-craft. While these Snowmen are drying, students rotate through several creative stations. Finally, the snowmen are dressed up in their finest buttons, hats and scarves. The class is lead by long-time DAC Birthday Party Coordinator Joyce Bottone. The Holiday Workshop will take place at the DAC’s Visual Arts Studio behind Darien Town Hall. For more information or to register, email anne@darienarts.org, or call the DAC Office at (203) 655-8683.

Emergency Service’s Annual Holiday Show @ The Bitter End - The Bitter End
December 15, 2012 - NY

The Holiday Season is upon us and we're pumped to be throwing our Annual Emergency Service Holiday Show: An Emergency Christmas @ The Bitter End, Saturday, December 15th! This year is going to be even bigger and better than ever! We will be collecting toys and clothes at the show to be donated to New Yorks Cares, to help and support Sandy victims. We'll have some special treats for anyone that brings a particularly Bad Ass donation, so start collecting now! Join us for a night of Good Music, and Giving Back. ANNUAL EMERGENCY SERVICE HOLIDAY SHOW - Toy and Clothing Drive!! Saturday, December 15 10PM The Bitter End - 147 Bleecker St. TIX: $10

Talia Billig @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 - Rock Music Hall Stage 1
December 15, 2012 - New York

Singer, songwriter, and bandleader Talia Billig blends lilting soul and itinerant folk with a steady inkling of jazz. Arriving on the scene at the very moment that the old genre labels are on their way out, she has deftly authored a clear sound that binds together her grace at the piano with the tight motion of her bandmates. Her music sings subtle hope against despair, a generous spirit reinvented in songs that change rhythms, chords, and verbal direction with sophisticated aplomb.

Holiday Art and Craft Fair - The Old Tootsie Roll Factory
December 15, 2012 - New York

Featuring artisan-made, beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts, including mosaic items, jewelry, clocks, photography, paintings, cards, holiday decorations, designer hats, ceramics, hand-woven Items, and much, MUCH more! Saturdays Dec.1, 8 & 15, 11am-4pm. Cash only please.

Concert: Tarek Yamani Trio Album Release - Alwan for the Arts
December 15, 2012 - New York

ASHUR is a piano trio that features 5 original compositions, Dabke and Sama’i Yamani which are based on Arab rhythms and modes; and three others that are more rooted in contemporary jazz. Tarek Yamani’s take on jazz standards is a complex rhythmic exploration in melodies and harmonic structures. In Ashur, Yamani re-arranges 3 Jazz Standards, and one pop song as well as a Prelude by J.S. Bach.

.357 Lover's Spectacular Showtime Show - Big Sky Works
December 15, 2012 - Brooklyn

57 Lover's Spectacular Showtime Show Saturday, December 15, 9pm Big Sky Works On Friday, June 29, .357 Lover accompanies Brooklyn aerialists T-Pow, Kristine Petrucione, Jason Mejias and Una Mimnagh at Big Sky Works. Originally from Denton, TX, .357 Lover found themselves as a backing band for both John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig and Andrew WK respectively. In addition to supporting They Might Be Giants and Ben Folds, frontman, Corn Mo, recorded a song with each. .357 Lover’s dynamics include power chord riffs and densely packed narrative structures, a homunculus of Queen and Tiny Tim. Also, performing is Firecracker Firecracker. Video stylings provided by BAMiAM.tv. Hosted by Corn Mo. For more information on .357 Lover visit: http://www.357Lover.com. Tickets $10 Big Sky Works is at 29 Wythe Ave (@N. 14th) in Williamsburg, NY

Family Art Project: Sparkle and Shine - Wave Hill
December 15, 2012 - Bronx

Visiting artist Esperanza Cortes helps ornament soft, fragrant pine boughs with shiny foil, glittery beads, and natural objects, like cones, dried herbs, and spices. Tie up a small sachet to create a glowing, deliciously scented decoration.

Starnes&Shah - Arlene's Grocery
December 15, 2012 - New York

Starnes & Shah will be sharing the stage with Gone By Daylight, H2Awesome, and Misterwives at Arlene's Grocery Saturday, December 15th in support of their latest release Red Brick Tide.

Ice Theatre of New York Presents 'Winter Suite' - Peter Cooper Village
December 15, 2012 - East Village

Ice Theatre of New York will present a free ice skating performance entitled Winter Suite, choreographed by ITNY Artistic Director Douglas Webster, at Peter Cooper Village's Holiday Express in celebration of the upcoming holidays. Ice Theatre was originally scheduled to perform for the opening of the rink in Peter Cooper Village, but this year the performance was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. The Ice Theatre Ensemble consists of US Champion and World Bronze medalist Nicole Bobek, United States National Dance Medalists and World Competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, Patrick Connelly, Alicia Jackson, Andrew Lavrik, and Elisa Siegmund Some of the pieces and performers showcased will be: Carol of the Bells: The Ice Theatre Ensemble Silent Night: Sally Jeanne Watkins White Christmas: Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre Blue Christmas: Michael Solonoski The Nutcracker Suite: Nicole Bobek Let it Snow: The Ice Theatre Ensemble

Peridance's 'The Nutcracker': A Contemporary Look - Salvatore Capezio Theater
December 15, 2012 - East Village

By weaving hip hop, modern, and ballet together with an intriguing new perspective, this classic is sure to delight audiences of all ages and introduce every generation to "The Nutcracker" anew. Snowflakes, sugarplums, and a grand pas de duex will capture your heart as they have since childhood, while contemporary choreography makes Peridance's "Nutcracker" unlike any you've seen before. This dance extravaganza will be set to excerpts from Tchaikovsky's original score as well as new music for an exciting new take on the classic ballet. Presented in Peridance's state-of-the-art, in-house Salvatore Capezio Theater, this production brings dreams to life and is a holiday event to remember. The performance showcases a cast of over 60 dancers including young students from The School at Peridance, pre-professionals from the Certificate Program and the International Student Programs, and professional dancers from the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.

Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Exhibition - Openhouse Gallery
December 15, 2012 - SoHo

Join Sanrio and Hello Kitty in their first NYC art exhibition to celebrate the launch of "Hello Kitty, Hello Art!". The gallery exhibition will showcase unique artwork inspired by Hello Kitty & other Sanrio characters. Artists featured include Betsey Johnson, POSE, Paul Frank, RISK, DABS MYLA and Simone Legno, among others.

Little Pim at J&R Jr. Kids Night Out - J&R Jr/J&R Music
December 15, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Little Pim and friends will host a special Kids Night Out at J&R Jr. on Dec. 15. Led by musical guests Sonia De Los Santos and Mona Kayahn, babies, toddlers, and young kids can enjoy and sing along to Spanish Little Pim songs with their parents. Little Pim videos will also be shown and those that attend can be read books from the program's fun and educational series. For more information about Little Pim visit littlepim.com.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – December 15th – Chanukah Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
December 15, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – December 15th – Chanukah Day! WHO: Gentle Movement and Yoga as prep for Meditation. “Invoking the Light;” telling the Chanukah story as metaphor for triumph of light over darkness; Community Cinema: High Noon; Milton the Menorah! (A Chanukah Adventure!); Guy Mendilow Ensemble Family Concert followed by Around the World in Song! interactive workshop that will introduce children to music from around the world in up to six languages, A Capella Concert: University of Delaware’s YChromes and much, much, more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Chanukah Day - The JCC In Manhattan
December 15, 2012 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor & outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. All are welcome.

MATISYAHU - Terminal 5
December 15, 2012 -

Presents to the Animals Events - Queens Zoo
December 15, 2012 - Flushing

Donate a new unwrapped toy for children who live in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Make a donation through Monday, Dec. 31, and receive a free ticket to the Bronx Zoo. Donations can be dropped off at the park entrance (no admission necessary). Free tickets can be collected at your chosen drop off location. Toys accepted as follows: Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 9 and 15,16: Coyotes: 1 p.m. Pumas: 2:15 p.m. Andean bears: 2:45 p.m.

Storybook Discovery Day - Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
December 15, 2012 - Flushing

Now that it’s winter time, best bunny friends Teeny and Tino write their wish lists. Will their wishes be granted? Maybe! Join staff and enjoy reading "Bunny Wishes: A Winter’s Tale" to find out. After reading stories together in the museum's parlor, we will make holiday garlands using beads and popcorn. Best for ages 6 and under. $2 suggested donation.

Secret Theatre's Santaland - The Little Secret Theatre
December 15, 2012 - Long Island City

Santa and his Elf welcome the kids to his winter workshop. Come and take a photograph, get a free gift and a candy from Santa Claus. Each child will meet Santa who wants to know whether you've been naughty or nice but to be honest everyone gets his or her picture, gift and candy.

Family Chanukah Roller Skating Party and Holiday Crafts - Stamford JCC
December 15, 2012 - Stamford

Celebrate Chanukah with latkes, gelt, and roller skates. Join us for our first-ever roller-skating party. Test out your skills on four wheels, and/or participate in some family-friendly arts and crafts in celebration of the Festival of Lights. Member $10 – Family maximum $30 Community $12 – Family maximum $36 For more information, call Virginia Clark at 203-487-0971, visit www.Stamfordjcc.org or e-mail vclark@stamfordjcc.org. * * * * * The Stamford Jewish Community Center boasts a wide variety of social, educational and recreational programs. JCC membership, events and programs are open to everyone, regardless of race or religion.

NY Mom's World’s Breakfast with Santa - Crescent Beach Club
December 15, 2012 - Bayville

NY Mom's World and Crescent Beach Club Breakfast with Santa where your child will get to meet Santa and have their photo taken with him, give Santa a Wish List letter and receive a little treat from his elves. Parent and grandparents will get to indulge in the merriment as they enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet and engage in holiday shopping. Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by going online at nymomsworld.com/breakfast-with-santa.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Crazy Billys/Deer Park Liq
December 15, 2012 - Deer Park

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a tasting of the delicious liqueur at Billys/Deer Park Liq on December 15th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

Sugar Hi Saturdays - Dragones at China Latina
December 15, 2012 - New York

Saturday night dance party high in the sky at Dragones, China Latina's year-round rooftop bar. Music by DJ Jimmy Prada, complimentary admission and drink specials all night long. LATE-NIGHT HAPPY HOUR WITH 2-4-1 DRINKS FROM 1AM-3AM! $150 Grey Goose Bottles. For bottle service reservations e-mail reservations@chinalatinanyc.com

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

The Nod - The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

In THE NOD: Tony dealt with the hardships life threw at him with a simple accepting nod. A nod that said "everything's gonna be alright." Even if it wasn't or wouldn't be. Nodding was his way of coping -- coping with the kinds of fears universally shared. As a kid, the nod was a strategy to deal with his ‘crazy mama's’ seductive ways. As a grownup, he nodded to bluff his way in and out of lucrative writing gigs; nodded, as he would veer towards then away from the not quite available woman he loved. Over and over with self-effacing candor and deceit, he pretended to hold it all together, even as he felt it slipping from his grasp. Consumed by mortifying panic, suffocating breathe, and an epic aversion to the feelings he most feared and desired -- intolerable life affirming feelings like joy, serenity, fulfillment -- Tony started springing leaks not even Hans Brinker could plug. With little or no help from family or friends, doctors or shamans, therapists or gurus, he squandered his Hollywood wealth -- emptied his pockets, shelved his career. What happened then? He stumbled upon personal fortune. And now Tony sifts thru, picks up, and rearranges the pieces in this hilariously painful solo-performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. THE NOD plays the following schedule: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 4th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 10th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 11th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 24th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 25th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 1st, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 8th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 9th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 16th, 2012 3pm Tickets are $23; $18 for students/seniors and are now available online at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ prior to performance. Website: www.nuyorican.org or www.thenodlive.com The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (located at 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan) is a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains. For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386 BIOGRAPHIES TONY DRAZAN (Playwright/Actor) has written, directed and produced award-winning film and television for over 20 years. His film credits include ZEBRAHEAD(1992 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy; 30th NYFF), HURLYBURLY (1998 Venice Volpi Winner, Golden Bear Finalist), IMAGINARY CRIMES. For television he has written, directed, produced, or consulted on episodes of THE WEST WING, EDNY, AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE and LARRY SAUNDERS. He is currently writing a film directed by Alexander Payne slated for production in 2013-2014.

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Magical toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, mischievous mice, and all the enchanting inhabitants of E.T.A. Hoffmann's whimsical world return to BAM for the winter holidays in this acclaimed production of The Nutcracker, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre and choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. Performed with a live orchestra, together with extraordinary sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Richard Hudson (The Lion King), The Nutcracker is bound to be a treasured memory for years to come. It is no wonder The New York Times praised, "American Ballet Theatre has a production like no other, made with complete theatrical authority from first to last. The poetry of Alexei Ratmansky's vision is very striking. I'm impatient to see it again."

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - BAM
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

The renowned American Ballet Theatre serve up the toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, and those mischievous mice in this yearly reprisal of winter enchantment. A live orchestra and superb costumery and production make this one of NYC's best Nutcracker performances.

Julliette Tehrani presents 'Impressions Near and Afar' - Stamford Art Association
Through December 16, 2012 - Stamford

London-born of Persian heritage and with extensive travels throughout her life, Juliette brings an international perspective to her paintings. November 11-December 16, 2012.

Speaking in Tongues - Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

Exploring our inability to truly understand each other, this absorbing psychological thriller will leave you breathless as it poses questions about the rights and wrongs of emotional conduct. Are we listening to each other? Are we making ourselves understood? Or are we merely Speaking In Tongues? speakingintongues.brownpapertickets.com

BAX Holiday Photoshoot - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT SUNDAYS | December 2nd & 16th Half-Hour Sessions available in the morning & afternoon Price: $250 Families | Headshots | Bands | Performers | Just Because Get an affordable, creative portrait sitting with photographer Angela Jimenez! Check out some of her work at http://angelajimenez.photoshelter.com/ What are you waiting for? — Make your appointment NOW! HOW IT WORKS Using a combination of natural and studio lighting, these shoots will be a creative collaboration with you. Bring yourself or your small group, a few changes of clothes (solid colors that are not black or white work best!) and your sense of adventure. YOU WILL GET After your half-hour portrait session, a downloadable online gallery (approximately 125-150 photos) will be delivered to you within three days of the shoot. Optional framed & unframed prints and holiday cards are available with fast holiday delivery. (You will get instructions with the link to the online gallery following your session.) Bookings are confirmed only with full payment and are non-refundable. For more information, or to book your appointment contact Vanessa@bax.org or call (718) 832-0018. A benefit event. All proceeds benefit the programs and events at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. BAX | 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | (718)832-0018 | info@bax.org | www.bax.org

Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience - Queens Center Mall
Through December 16, 2012 - Elmhurst

Brighten the holiday season with Nintendo and check out all of the latest games for the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nov.9-Dec. 16. Receive expert gaming tips from the Nintendo Gurus, and get gift ideas for your friends and family. Located in the Nintendo Home Entertainment Area.

Inside the Lion King - Bryant Park
Through December 16, 2012 -

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced THE LION KING, but never like this. In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history. 10am-8pm.

'The Nutcracker Sweet Ballet' - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Through December 16, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

A cast of local children perform alongside professional ballet dancers who have danced major roles with some of the most celebrated dance companies. This year's production offers expanded scenes and new costumes.

'Oliver' - Bay Street Theatre
Through December 16, 2012 - Sag Harbor

Young performers from Stages, a Children's Theatre Workshop, Inc., take on the classic Dickens story about an orphan and his adventures in 19th century London. The show includes the Tony-winning music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.

The Drunken City - Workshop Theater Main Stage
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

The Drunken City follows three best friends out on the town for a bachelorette party, and the ways in which all those pink drinks reveal the truth of their desires and the reality of their relationships. When the bride-to-be questions her upcoming wedding, it ripples through her friendships and creates a tectonic shift that they may not all recover from. The Drunken City stars Nicholas Cocchetto; Tyrone Davis, Jr.; Samantha Payne Garland; David Marshall; Jen Ponton and Kelly Strandemo. Direction by Misti B. Wills. The production team includes Maxwell Bowman (lighting design) and Howard Fredrics (sound design), Danica Andler (set coordination). Performances of The Drunken City run November 30 through December 16, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.

The Drunken City - Workshop Theater Main Stage
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger. A wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps.

Holiday Crafts & Fun Photo Opps - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through December 16, 2012 - Bridgeport

December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 Enjoy making holiday crafts in our Research Station, and then take some fun photos in our festively decorated, tropical greenhouse. Don't forget to visit your favorite animals and wish them happy holidays!

Lynch Ballet Company's 4th Annual Nutcracker - Huntington High School Auditorium
Through December 16, 2012 - Huntington

The Lynch Ballet Company presents its fourth annual Nutcracker production bringing together over one hundred Lynch School of Ballet dancers and Matthew Donnell, formerly of Kansas City Ballet, in the role of Cavalier. Dancing with Donnell will be Lynch Ballet Company esteemed alumni’s Alyssa Brogan of the Adelphi University dance department performing in the role of Sugarplum Fairy.

DAC Presents 'Scenes from the Nutcracker' - Darien Arts Center
Through December 16, 2012 - Darien

The Darien Art Center’s Dance Department presents their annual production of “Scenes from the Nutcracker.” The Tchaikovsky holiday classic is abbreviated to an hour long narrated show specifically for young audiences. Children sit up close for the show and are invited to meet and greet the characters after the performance. Performances will be held at the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road, behind town hall. Reservations are highly recommended, as performances sell out quickly. Call the DAC box office 655-8414, or email Bonnie@darienarts.org for reservations.

Four more spots left for the Holiday Photo Shoot! - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Four more spots left for the Holiday Photo Shoot! Sunday, December 16th Half-Hour Sessions available 8:45am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm Price: $250 Families | Headshots | Bands | Performers | Just Because Get an affordable, creative portrait sitting with photographer Angela Jimenez! What are you waiting for? — Make your appointment NOW! HOW IT WORKS Using a combination of natural and studio lighting, these shoots will be a creative collaboration with you. Bring yourself or your small group, a few changes of clothes (solid colors that are not black or white work best!) and your sense of adventure. YOU WILL GET After your half-hour portrait session, a downloadable online gallery (approximately 125-150 photos) will be delivered to you within three days of the shoot, guaranteed. Optional framed & unframed prints and holiday cards are available with fast holiday delivery. (You will get instructions with the link to the online gallery following your session.) Bookings are confirmed only with full payment and are non-refundable. See http://bax.org/holiday-photo-shoot/ for details. For more information, or to book your appointment contact Vanessa@bax.org or call (718) 832-0018. This is a benefit event. All proceeds benefit the programs and events at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. BAX | 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | (718)832-0018 | info@bax.org | www.bax.org

Lynch Ballet Company's 4th Annual Nutcracker - Huntington High School Auditorium
Through December 16, 2012 - Huntington

The Lynch Ballet Company of Huntington, NY presents its fourth annual Nutcracker production bringing together over one hundred Lynch School of Ballet dancers and Matthew Donnell, formerly of Kansas City Ballet, in the role of Cavalier. Dancing with Donnell will be Lynch Ballet Company esteemed alumni’s Alyssa Brogan of the Adelphi University dance department performing in the role of Sugarplum Fairy. This timeless two-act classic premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg Russia and was originally choreographed by Marius Patipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Tchaikovsky. Over one hundred years later the Nutcracker remains a holiday favorite. The 2012 Lynch Ballet Company production promises to dazzle audiences young and old with its gifted dancers, timeless tale and beautiful costumes that have been designed by the talent of Madeline Hinkis, former costume mistress for American Ballet Theater II.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: Ripe Time's Preview Production of The World Is Round, based on book by Gertrude Stein - The JCC In Manhattan
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: Ripe Time's Preview Production of The World Is Round, based on book by Gertrude Stein WHAT: The World is Round is JCC Artist-in-Residence Rachel Dickstein’s movement-based theater adaptation of a Gertrude Stein children's book of the same name. The World Is Round steps inside the dreams, desires and drive of Rose, a young girl on a quest to climb a mountain. Through acrobatics and darkly playful rock music by Heather Christian, Rose's journey illuminates the joys and challenges of growing up. Please join us for a reception celebrating Rachel Dickstein's residency following Thursday's performance. WHEN: Thursday Dec 13th 8 PM, Saturday Dec 15th 8PM, Sunday Dec 16th 3 PM & 7 PM WHERE: The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium @ The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 For more information: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/performances or join our Facebook page for updated information http://www.facebook.com/jccperformances

Quirky.com Presents Santa’s QuirkShop - Corner of Broadway & Prince Street (Soho)
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

The Quirky.com Presents Santa’s QuirkShop will include: Quirky.com gifts for the techie, the foodie and everybody in between On site invention collection – submit your new product idea A peak at the Quirky.com invention and creative process Spin the Quirky.com Wheel for chance to win prizes Quirky.com’s Santa reinvented

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

SibShops for Preschoolers - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 17, 2012 - Pleasantville

Do you have a typically developing child who is beginning to ask questions or show signs of distress because of a sibling with special needs? This activity-based group will explore the world of "same" and "different" in an age-appropriate manner, and give them their own time to feel special. Takes place on Mondays (10 sessions). Call 914-741-0333 for more information.

Creativity and Compelling Charm in Agora Gallery Collective - Agora Gallery
Through December 18, 2012 - New York

Intriguing, challenging and magical, the works in Unbound Perspectives blend personal vision with individual experience to create a paradoxically universal appeal. Touching on matters of the deepest emotional and practical importance, this is art which refuses to acknowledge the existence of any barriers or boundaries other than those chosen and defined by the artists. In The Persistence of Form, these talented artists turn the fruits of their meticulous observations of life and its complexities into wonderful, stirring works that seem to initiate the viewer into the miraculous secrets of the world. Clever, creative and compelling, these artworks transform what we know and expect into something fresh and transcendent. The exhibitions open on November 27, 2012 and continue until December 18, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 29, 2012, and art enthusiasts are invited to attend, admire and enjoy. Exhibition Dates: November 27, 2012 – December 18, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_29_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Unbound Perspectives nosmaS | Tatiana Davidov Romo | Ping He | Kristina Garon | Mark Tomczak | Caroline Örnstedt | Sarah Otts | Michele Rocca | Charles Nikas | Dan Florén | Flavio Pellegrino | Karin Galler ("KAGA") | Hara Hiroshi The Persistence of Form Won Choi | Harry Russell | Rudolph Mason Jr | Sarah Cousineau | Mina Novian | Margreet Duin | Sophie Scahill | Jeremy Curlee | Eulàlia Borrut Casas | Pierrard Anthony | Judy Talacko | Daniela Dimova | Catherine Raynes About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Robert Oelman Reveals the Hidden Wonders of the Rainforest - Agora Gallery
Through December 18, 2012 - New York

Treasures of the Amazon Rainforest: A solo exhibition of photography by Robert Oelman presents the work of a talented photographer who also has an interest in forwarding the knowledge of science. Robert Oelman lives and works in exotic locations to capture insects, fauna, flora and panoramas whose existence and beauty is unseen and unsuspected by the majority of the world. The result is images that introduce new creatures to our shared awareness, recording them for posterity, and possess a mysterious, marvelous beauty. This artist shares his fascination with the living world with his audience, enriching our hearts and our minds. The exhibition opens on November 27, 2012 and continues until December 18, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 29, 2012, and art lovers are encouraged to attend and see these beautiful, unique works in all their physical glory. Exhibition Dates: November 27, 2012 – December 18, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Robert_Oelman.aspx About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through December 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Toddler Adventure Open Gym - Westport Weston Family Y
Through December 21, 2012 - Westport

Children ages 6 months-4 years can crawl, roll, jump and explore. Children must participate with parent or caregiver. No membership required. Monday-Friday through December 21.

Cup o� Snow, Man! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through December 21, 2012 - Garden City

Meet in the Inner Lobby to build your own snowman to take home. Bring to life a �cute as a button� pal with its own unique personality using cups and other fun materials. This program runs through December 21, 2012.

Holiday Clothing and Toy Drive - Downtown Community Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

To support the Single Parent Resource Center, drop off these items: New clothing and toys for teens and children: hats, scarves, gloves, coats, and age-appropriate toys (games, electronics, books, educational games, etc.) New clothing for adults: hats, scarves, gloves, and coats. To help direct the gifts appropriately, try to label them with age, gender, and size. The Single Parent Resource Center is the only organization in New York City that takes programs to women and children in the homeless shelters and is solely dedicated to helping single mothers and fathers. If you have questions contact russ@manhattanyouth.org.

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 22, 2012 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

CHEAP Studio Space in December - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 22, 2012 - New York

ARTS RELATED RENTALS ONLY! Looking for a good deal on space AND a convenient location to put together a class, workshop or rehearsals? Flamenco Latino is offering a great deal on large studio rentals for December 2012. The studio is 33' by 25' (825 sq ft.) with marley floor. STUDIO A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:30 PM -9:30 PM and Friday 7 PM-9 PM for $38/hr. OR If you book 6 hours or more, price drops to ONLY $32/hr! also... Saturday 3 PM-5 PM for $32/hr. OR If you book 6 hours or more, price drops to ONLY $26/hr! You're not going to get a better deal on this amount of studio space in midtown Manhattan. Sprung marley floors, 7' high quality mirrors, ballet bars, fans, a/c and 10' high ceilings. Windows and natural light. Two dressing rooms with sinks. Public restrooms on same floor. Small waiting area. Thirty folding chairs available and benches. Good for rehearsals or classes for ballet, modern, exercise/aerobics, salsa, and, of course, flamenco and tap. Music rehearsals also permitted. Sound system with iPod hook up, CD and tape. One piano available. DVD/VCR and monitor available for $10.00 extra. Flamenco Latino Studio 244 West 54 Street (bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.) 4th floor New York, NY 10019 Email or call 212-399-8519 http://www.flamencolatino.com/studio.shtml

Bumbug the Musical - The Clurman Theatre
Through December 22, 2012 - New York

BUMBUG The Musical is an electrifying new Rock Opera, reinventing A Christmas Carol through the lense of NYC immigrants and hyphenated Americans.

Christmas Tree Sale - North White Plains Fire Co.
Through December 23, 2012 - White Plains

Various sizes and types of trees available. Proceeds benefit the North White Plains Fire Company. For more information, email ncsfd1@optonline.net.

'Seven in One Blow or The Brave Little Kid' - Axis Theatre
Through December 23, 2012 - West Village

For the 11th consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music encourages the audience to participate in many of the kid's challenges with singing and organized "shout outs."

Holiday Show & Boutique - Loft Artist Association
Through December 23, 2012 - Stamford

All kinds of items from artwork, to cards, bookmarks, ceramics, photography, silkscreened items, clothing and jewelry, will be available to the public over the holiday season.A portion of the proceeds will go to Laurel House, a non-profit organization that provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness, bridging the gap between isolation and community. Fridays-Sundays, December 6-December 23.

Breakfast with Frosty & Friends - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through December 23, 2012 - Bridgeport

December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23 Get in the holiday spirit and join Frosty and his friends for breakfast at Connecticut's only zoo. Reservations are required. Call Amanda Bolanos at (203) 394-6574. $10 per person for Zoo members, $20 per person for non-members. Price includes zoo admission and breakfast.

Union Square Holiday Dessert Tour - Sugartooth Tours
Through December 23, 2012 - New York

Learn about Union Square's remarkable history while exploring the holiday market and eating tasty treats. Visit website for schedule (Thurs.-Sun. afternoons).

Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical - Take One Performing Arts
Through December 23, 2012 - Ronkonkoma

You loved the movie, now see the musical. Take One Performing Arts presents, "Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical" from December 14th through the 23rd, Fridays and Saturdays. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Grand Central Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2012 - Manhattan

Entering its 13th year, The Grand Central Holiday Fair is a unique New York City holiday shopping experience, and it's the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors! 76 Unique Vendors with endless gift options.

4th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop - McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Greenwich

Families can visit Santa's live reindeer and have their photo taken with Santa at his workshop. Hours for the Photos with Santa are: Monday-Friday 12-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-5:30 pm; Sunday 9am-4pm. Reindeer feedings will take place daily, 9am-4pm. Reindeer facts and educational information about reindeer will also be available.

18th annual Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Rowayton

Unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople will be featured in this fundraiser that supports year-round education and other community programs at the Rowayton Arts Center.

Visit with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Yonkers

Visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland House and receive a free gift. Santa's hours: Mondays-Saturdays 11am-8pm; Sundays 12-6pm. Friday Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 9am-6pm; Sunday Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve 9am-6pm.

Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Sales at the Farm - Queens County Farm Museum
Through December 24, 2012 - Floral Park

Enjoy shopping at this holiday sale Dec. 1 through Dec. 24. Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, poinsettia, Amaryllis, and paperwhites will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Farm Museum.

Santa Photos - Queens Center Mall-JC Penny Wing
Through December 24, 2012 - Elmhurst

Santa Claus is coming to town, Nov 17-Dec 24. He's making a list and checking it twice. Enjoy a visit and have a photo taken with Santa and his helpers. See Santa in his winter wonderland house located on the Level 3. Special hours on Dec. 9 12-4pm, and pet photo night 6-8:30pm.

Union Square Holiday Market - Union Square Park
Through December 24, 2012 - New York

In it's nineteenth year, the Union Square Holiday Market is a New York institution, and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe. Famous for its distinctive red and white tents and ebullient atmosphere, visitors flock to Union Square every holiday season in search of superior local products and unparalleled local cuisine. What's new this year? -There are more food vendors than ever, including Momofuku Milk Bar, Sigmund's Pretzels, Mayhem & Stout, Wafels & Dinges, Mighty Balls, Hong Kong Street Cart, La Sonrisa Empanadas and many more -The food vendors will offer delivery to local businesses and residences via SeamlessWeb -There will be a "Little Brooklyn" section of the market, highlighting local, handmade goods from Brooklyn, NY -There is a larger diversity of retail goods than ever before -UrbanSpace will be hosting a group of carolers each week to add seasonal flair -Visitors can download a free iPhone app called "Here" which includes an interactive map of the market, vendor descriptions and even discounts and deals -To aid our fellow New Yorkers (and neighbors) devastated by Hurricane Sandy, UrbanSpace will have a donation basket in the information booth; all proceeds with benefit the American Red Cross. Many vendors will be donating percentages of their proceeds as well.

Christmas Holidays at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through December 24, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Make your own Holiday ornaments to hang on the Hatchery's Christmas Tree. Also, during Dec, the Hatchery is a Toys for Tots drop off, the U.S. Marine Program accepts donations of new, unwrapped toys for needy children.

Toys For Tots Toy Drive - Toys 'R' Us-The Hub
Through December 24, 2012 - Hempstead

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's premier community action program, collecting new toys to give to kids in need across the country each holiday season. Toys'R'Us, Inc. and Toys for Tots are united in their commitment to bring toys to children who might otherwise go without on Christmas morning. You may give a monetary donation online or you may choose to donate a new toy to the drop locations of Toys "R" Us nationwide, including this location. The toy drive runs through December 24.

FREE Shopping Shuttle from Times Square - Westfield Garden State Plaza
Through December 25, 2012 - Paramus

This holiday season, hop on the FREE Shopping Shuttle from Times Square, New York City to tax-FREE shopping at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ. Located just approximately 20 minutes from Manhattan in Paramus, New Jersey, Westfield Garden State Plaza is a superb fashion shopping destination offering the ultimate selection of brands in every retail category and is renowned for introducing cutting edge, first-to-market retailers. HOW TO RIDE – Pick up your FREE TICKET at CitySights NY Visitor Center in Times Square 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue inside Madame Tussauds) SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: Monday – Saturday November 12 – December 24 DEPARTING TIMES: From Times Square 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm (Shuttle Departures board across the street from Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue.) RETURNING TIMES: From Westfield Garden State Plaza 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm (Shuttle Returns board at Bus Depot in parking lot by California Pizza Kitchen near Entrance 10 of shopping mall.) ***MUST PRESENT VALID TICKET to shuttle driver on both departures and returns to board bus*** Exclusive Offers Visit Westfield Concierge located near Macy’s & Ruby Tuesdays to pick up a copy of exclusive VIP holiday offers at participating stores. For more information on the Free Shopping Shuttle to Westfield Garden State Plaza, contact Westfield Concierge at 201.843.0687. More info here: http://www.newyorksightseeing.com/tourpage.php?item=GSP

Weekly Cooking Class - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through December 26, 2012 - Chelsea

Cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in this signature weekly class. Recipes vary from savory to sweet and the class focuses on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. This class is a great way to introduce new ingredients and flavors to your child. You'll be amazed at what your budding chef makes and eats. Class size is limited to 10 students. Starting with our youngest chefs at age 2 on up to our advanced teens classes, we have a weekly class for everyone.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 27, 2012 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay?artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director?promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911?1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through December 29, 2012 - East Northport

Parent's can leave their children for up to 3 hours on these nights. Tumbling Tunes will provide entertainment for the kids in the form of games, crafts, music, gymnastics and free play. Reservations are required at least 1 day in advance.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 -

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker - New York City Ballet
Through December 30, 2012 -

Welcome to the world of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with adorable children, marching toy soldiers, a glowing one-ton Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, mischievous mice, crystalline waltzing snowflakes, the Land of Sweets and some of the most glorious dancing on earth.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - New York City Center
Through December 30, 2012 -

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies. This season, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company returns with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that challenge Ailey's extraordinary artists in new ways. This season includes a new work commissioned by New York City Center, along with encore performances from Battle's acclaimed first season: modern dance master Paul Taylor's Arden Court, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris' soul-lifting Home, and Ohad Naharin's unique and innovative Minus 16, which features improvisation and audience involvement. A variety of repertory favorites and classic Ailey works will be performed, including the must-see Revelations with live music or an expanded cast of 50 dancers on select programs. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all in a universal celebration of thehuman spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the Americanmodern dance tradition.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 -

You and your loved ones will be immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of the Music Hall into a magical canvas. Expect to be awed vis a vis digital projections coupled with the world's largest flown indoor LED screen. Fan-favorites including "New York at Christmas," where the Rockettes board a real double-decker bus and the high-energy tap number, "Twelve Days of Christmas." Of course, beloved classics like "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" will also be back. Bonus: This 2012 edition is celebrating 85 magical years of the Rockettes with an experiential archive exhibit at Radio City Music Hall commemorating the past, present and future of the legendary precision dancers. Visit website for playing schedule and to reserve tickets.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes Celebration! - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

This year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 years of the Rockettes in New York. The show features dazzling dance numbers, beloved favorites, and breathtaking special effects. A new scene will be added this year, in honor of the 85th anniversary: a costume retrospective featuring the most interesting and unique Rockettes costumes throughout the decades. The show is interactive and inspired, and highlights the attributes that have made the Rockettes so engaging for so long.

'Falling' - Minetta Lane Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - West Village

"Falling" boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

ADMIRAL'S GRAND HOLIDAY CRUISE - Hornblower NY
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

Hornblower's ultimate holiday cruise is designed for groups seeking the perfect end to a successful year. Charter a private cruise to show your team how much you appreciate them. Three hour cruise.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.?If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Valerie for more information at vharchencko@cmany.org. Each session accommodates 16 participants.

New York City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. Tschaikovsky's incomparable score is joined by hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement.

'The Sound of Music' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through December 30, 2012 - Millburn

One of the most beloved and inspirations stories of all time, this tale of love and courage is Rogers and Hammerstein's final triumphant collaboration. Based on the true story of the von Trapp family, this musical masterpiece has become a beacon of hope and joy for generations. Don't miss this holiday tradition for the entire family.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 -

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Madison Square Garden's 'A Christmas Carol' - CM Performing Arts Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Oakdale

Based on the beloved classic novel by Charles Dickens, this whimsical ghost story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable, old miser, as he is visited by Christmas apparitions and is taken on the ultimate journey of self-redemption.

Girl Scouts' 9th Annual Holiday Light Show - Camp Edey
Through December 30, 2012 - Bayport

Drive through a mile-long wooded trail filled with light displays and holiday vignettes. After the show, warm up at the Holiday Village, where you can meet Santa, visit the Hall of Trees, and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks.(Closed Dec. 24 & 25.) Proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs and outreach services. November 29-December 30, 2012.

'Circus Oz Holiday Show' - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

Shout the loudest "G'DAY!" ever for the awesome Aussies of "Circus Oz" as they return to The New Victory for the fifth time with their bold, bodacious, and brassy brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists, and sassy ringleaders who manage the whole irreverent mob, this all new, saucy show delivers downright Down Under fun. A live rock band propels the already ecstatic energy into the stratosphere, and with one amazing and madcap act topping the next, you and your whole family will hoot, holler and hunger for more this holiday season.

CIRCUS OZ - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

The awesome Aussies of CIRCUS OZ return to The New Victory with their bold, bodacious brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists and sassy ringleaders who manage the madcap mob, this saucy, new show delivers downright Down Under fun perfect for the holidays!

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' - Lyndhurst
Through December 30, 2012 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst is proud to present "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol," a theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale about the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. This spirit is brought to life in this adaptation, which takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Performances are held Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27, and 28.

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
Through December 30, 2012 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst is proud to present "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol," a theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale that brings alive the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. This adaptation takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Performances are held Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances are held at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27, and 28.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Holiday Musicales - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through December 31, 2012 - Katonah

A magnificent way to usher in the holiday season. Each concert of holiday music includes an audience sing-along. In the Music Room. December 1, 6-7, 9, 13-15, 2:30pm.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

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 her predicament.

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

Bug Out! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about mother nature's little helpers and why bugs are so important.

'The Little Engine That Could' Puppet Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through December 31, 2012 - Bronx

This classic tale is brought to life in a presentation by New York City-based puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Dec. 1: Create a Snow Globe; Dec. 8: Celebrate Hanukah with a Paper Plate Menorah; Dec. 15 Make a Happy Holidays Windsock; Dec. 22 Create a special Christmas Tree Cone or a Kwanzaa Kinara; Dec. 29 Make a New Year Shaker.

Free Adaptive Basketball Fun - Tuckahoe Community Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Tuckahoe

A new Adaptive Basketball program for children with special needs ages 4-12 focusing on fun and motivation. Presented by Fun For Cure, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and wellness in children with chronic illness or special needs through therapeutic recreational endeavors, group support, and quality time. The program meets on Mondays, December 4, 11, and 18, from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments for those with food allergies and restrictions will be available. Online sign-up required at funforcure.com, or call Florence at 914-713-4065.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Westchester Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. Grand opening Dec. 8 at 10am. Exhibit runs December 8-16, weekdays (except Friday, Dec. 14) from 9:30am-4:30pm; weekends: from 10am-4:30pm.

21st Annual Quilt Show: Cool Quilts - Lefferts Historic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

This year's exhibition of quilts at the Lefferts House features quilts that draw inspiration from the word "cool" and often depict cold, wintery scenes.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Play animal charades, pretend to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or join many other fun and active nature games.

Family Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Physical-science demonstrations and projects in the Hudson Riverama gallery that each explore an aspect of the natural world or relate to the Museum's Planetarium shows. Explore rainbows Dec. 2, 16, and 30; explore clouds Dec. 8 and 22.

Holiday Circus Extravaganza - The Millennium Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Brighton Beach

The holiday season is captured with acrobats, dancing dogs, magic, illusions, and all the wonders of a great circus. A special pre-show that includes dancing begins an hour before showtime.

Shadow Box Theater presents Big Annie - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
Through December 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Big Annie saves Christmas by using her incredible strength to pull a boatload of christmas toys through a storm. Three dimensional puppets and a unique shadow screen help make this production a captivating one.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through December 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups prepare for their first winter season. Guests will visit the Center's wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. December 1, 8, 15, 16, 26, and 30 at 11am; December 27 and 28 at 2pm.

Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour - Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge Neighborhood Streets
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Tour some Brooklyn nabes where the front lawn Christmas lights are truly completely over the top. Ride in a luxury coach bus and enjoy free cannoli and hot chocolate. Tour begins in Manhattan.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The beloved Charles Schulz classic featuring a live jazz trio playing Vince Guaraldi's famous soundtrack.

SANDY RELIEF BENEFIT TOURS - Wall Street Walks
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

As the flood waters recede and downtown New York cleans up and gets back to business, we are left with many reminders of the effects of the storm. Wall Street Walks will be adding points of interest to their regular walking tours so that visitors to New York can experience the power of Hurricane Sandy themselves. The height of flood waters, the damage done to local businesses, the flooded infrastructure of downtown and the widespread recovery efforts will be highlighted at various points during each tour. Interestingly, the areas of downtown New York that were once a part of New Amsterdam in the 1600s were largely spared from the flood waters. Wall Street Walks will take visitors along the 400-year-old streets to the edges of the old coastline, far inland from the current edges of Manhattan, to point out the affected areas versus the unaffected areas. In this way, the Dutch history of New York becomes acutely relevant to the effects of Sandy as well as future storms. As a business affected by Hurricane Sandy, Wall Street Walks would like to give back to the neighborhood that supports it and makes these walking tours possible. To that end, proceeds from each Wall Street Walks walking tour through the end of this year will be donated to local relief efforts. Tickets are $25. Wall Street Walks Tour Schedule History of Wall Street + Ground Zero Tour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11am; Monday & Wednesday 1pm Exploring Historic Dutch New York: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1pm 9/11 Memorial + Wall Street Tour: Wednesday 11am Tickets available for purchase online at www.wallstreetwalks.com About Wall Street Walks Wall Street Walks provides guided walking tours of downtown Manhattan’s Financial District. With a focus on the rich history of this area, Wall Street Walks tours offer tourists and locals an insight into the financial and geopolitical history of New Amsterdam and New York. Far from a boring history lesson, Wall Street Walks tours reveal the colorful stories behind the world largest financial center, the historical significance of America’s oldest buildings, and the characters that built the city up from a Dutch outpost to the most powerful city in the world.

'Miracle on 34th Street' The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on a holiday tale written by Valentine Davies and made famous by the movie of the same name, "Miracle On 34th Street" has music composed by Doug Smith and book and lyrics by Vern Stefanic. Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus spreads a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humor, spectacle, and such wonderful songs as "This Is What I Live For," "Just Imagine," and "I Believe In Miracles," "Miracle on 34th Street" is a traditional celebration of the magic that is Christmas. A joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment! The movie won three Academy Awards, and has been selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Through December 31, 2012.

FLOS Black D'E-light Sale - FLOS showroom
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

FLOS, the renowned Italian lighting manufacturer has a special holiday sale, offering almost 50% off the Black D'E-light task lamp, designed by Philippe Starck. The sale will take place at all FLOS showrooms, U.S. retailers and on www.flosusa.com. The sale will take place until December 31st, 2012

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in November from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Shadow Monsters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

In this installation, interaction designer Philip Worthington radically enlivens the timeless amusement of creating shadow puppets with the support of a computer, a camera, two projectors, a light box, and original code. The fantasy of monsters materializing from the shadows becomes a reality, thanks to vision-recognition software that augments the gestures of participants with sound and animation.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

'The Polar Express' - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

See this popular holiday film about a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus and gets taken on a magical Christmas Eve trip to the North Pole. Through January 1, 2013.

Traveling Exhibition: Strange Matter - Connecticut Science Center
Through January 01, 2013 - Hartford

Examine the always amazing and sometimes bizarre world of modern materials, providing a glimpse of where the future of materials research might take us in this 6,000 square-foot interactive exhibit.

Annual Holiday Express Train Show - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 02, 2013 - Fairfield

Visit the annual Holiday Express Train Show, an exhibit of model trains winding around a decorated tree and through holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield based Housatonic Model Railroad Club and the Connecticut G-Scalers Club are on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas and antique trains in this holiday display. The show will run on weekends with special weekday hours between Christmas and New Years. Check the website for the weekday hours. Through January 2, 2012.

Now's the Time: Recent Acquisitions - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 02, 2013 - New York

This presentation surveys some of the most exciting contemporary artworks acquired by the Guggenheim in the past five years. Works by artists such as Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Kruger, Ryan Trecartin, and Danh Vo are on view in the museum for the first time.

Celebrities: We Remember Them Well - ArtsWestchester's The Arts Exchange
Through January 02, 2013 - White Plains

An exhibition of rare celebrity portraits, featuring approximately 150 rare, vintage photos of iconic celebrities. Some of the last photos taken of John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a couple before Lennon's death are featured prominently. Other photos taken of artists, actors, politicians and authors - Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong, and President Obama among them - will all be showcased. Unique for their quality and poignancy, the works are artful images of the last half-century's most illustrious and influential personages. Combing prominent gallery and private collections, Westchester-based curator Milton J. Ellenbogen has assembled this selection of vintage, candid photographs and exquisite studio portraits. Lectures and expert panels will accompany the exhibition. All photographs are for sale. Through January 1. For more information, visit artsw.org/celebrities or call 914-428-4220.

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers. How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown. Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting. The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013. Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

NY See the Holiday Lights! Tour - OnBoard Tours
Through January 05, 2013 -

This three-hour tour showcases New York's Christmas spirit, displayed in one of the most elaborate light shows in the world. See Rockefeller Center, then cruise down Fifth Avenue, where department stores like Macy's, Saks, and Lord & Taylor will be outfitted for the holidays in classic New York style. Tour departs daily from 50th St. & Seventh Ave. in Times Square at 7pm.

MUMMENSCHANZ - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 05, 2013 -

The troupe creates a playful and uniquely memorable experience through an inventive use of forms, shadow and light and creative manipulation of sculptural, expressive masks. The result is a visually stunning spectacle of family entertainment that sparks the imagination and transcends cultural barriers. In 2012, it will be forty years since the founding of the legendary Mummenschanz - an important anniversary which the ensemble will celebrate with its audiences all over the world. The witty ideas of the group, founded in Paris in 1972 by Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schurch, have been carrying away audiences all over the world. So much so that Mummenschanz have come to mean far more than a name. The work of the group has become a form of art which has put its mark on the Mime-Masque Theater, and impressed a few generations of audiences. Showgoers of all ages and culture who, led into the creative work of Mummenschanz, witness weird timeless creatures and incredible colorful forms competing to enchant them. Check website for performance schedule.

Craft-Tastic: An Exhibiton and Sale of Handmade Goods - Pelham Art Center
Through January 05, 2013 - Pelham

An annual artisan exhibit and craft sale featuring one-of-a-kind and affordable crafts and gifts, including ceramics, artwork, jewelry, glass, and furniture. Through Jan. 5, 2013.

Craft-Tastic: An Exhibiton and Sale of Handmade Goods - Pelham Art Center
Through January 05, 2013 - Pelham

A lush variety of unique and affordable artisan crafts will be on display and for sale at Pelham Art Center’s annual artisan exhibition, "Craft-Tastic." This year’s exhibition will feature a variety of crafts, large and small, including jewelry, leather goods, ceramics, letterpress, ornaments, furniture, sculpture, and visual arts.

RAMMELLZEE Fine Art Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 05, 2013 - SoHo

Experience RAMMELLZEE's unique world of neon color, edgy design, and vast imagination in this series of fine art workshops. To fully explore his vision, CMA Teaching Artists will introduce kids to a variety of mediums and techniques including illustration, painting, sculpture, and music.

'White Christmas' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 05, 2013 - Elmsford

Make your days merry and bright by warming to an unforgettable tap-dancing delight! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and the perennial favorite, "White Christmas," that will fill you with the joy of the season. Through January 5, 2013.

iLuminate Presents: Artist of Light - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through January 05, 2013 - NY

iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on “America’s Got Talent” and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate Productions takes you on a fantastical journey in their first off-Broadway show! “Artist of Light” tells the story of Jacob, a talented but insecure young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures. When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob ’s sweet creations into horrifying monsters, Jacob must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for “Artist of Light,” an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding. The theme of this year's 13-foot tree is Museum Collections, with ornaments inspired by current exhibitions Spiders Alive!, Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, and the upcoming 2013 exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The Origami Holiday Tree will display models folded by local, national, and international origami artists. Expect to see a pod of whales, a cluster of spiders, a barrel of monkeys, a flight of butterflies, a flock of birds, a school of fish, a large herd of dinosaurs, and more. Past themes have included "Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real," "Under the Sea," and "Origami Safari."

Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene?embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above -- adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

This exhibit is an introduction to Native Americans living in New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities through stories and songs.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Holiday Happenings at Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy sock skating, a life-sized igloo, festive train rides (weather permitting), caroling, decorative snowmen, a Celebrations Maze and visits with Santa, Frosty and other friends from the North Pole.

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich showcases the Morgan's significant holdings with exceptional examples by Italian, German, French, and Dutch and Flemish artists of the Renaissance and baroque; German draftsmen of the nineteenth century; and an international contingent of modern and contemporary draftsmen. This exhibition marks the first time works from the renowned graphics collection at Munich have been shown in the United States.

ROLLING STONES: 50 - Paley Center for Media
Through January 06, 2013 -

The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to be part of the fiftieth milestone celebration of The Rolling Stones, who on July 12, 1962, went on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street and changed music history. This gallery exhibit—first seen at Somerset House, London, and never before exhibited in the U.S.—includes seventy rare prints including reportage, live concert and studio sessions, and outtakes, giving us an unmatched, front-row look at every period of the band's history. To complement the photography exhibition, the Paley Center has curated a video compilation from its wide-ranging music collection, highlighting the Stones's most impressive appearances over five decades.

Robert Frost: Holiday Cards in the Perkin Gallery - Pequot Library
Through January 06, 2013 - Southport

Poet Robert Frost wrote original poetry for his holiday greeting cards. Many were illustrated by prominent artists, mostly working with woodblock prints. The cards were then printed by the Spiral Press, founded in 1926 by Joseph Blumenthal. These cards are on display thanks to Elinor Wilber, Robert Frost's granddaughter, who has loaned them to the Pequot Library for this exhibit.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Ghost Story of Christmas - John W. Engeman Theater
Through January 06, 2013 - Northport

Michael Wilson's adaptation is a creative re-telling of Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of the holiday season after a Christmas Eve haunting. Wednesdays-Sundays, November 20-January 6, 2013.

'ELF: The Musical' - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

"ELF: The Musical" is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the 2003 movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, "ELF: The Musical" has become a New York holiday tradition.

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas - The Theater at St. Clement's
Through January 06, 2013 - New York City

The Holidays are murder? literally. This year stuff you're stocking with rat poison, a pistol, octogenarian sex, a little giggle-weed, and a family hungry for more than Grandma's Christmas dinner. Possessed by greed, the family plots and schemes murder in order to get Grandma's money. Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas is a twisted black comedy that says there's no place like six feet under for The Holidays. Official open, Dec. 3. The cast includes: Roxie Lucas (B'way: Damn Yankees, My Favorite Year, Harrigan 'n Hart); Adam Mucci (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" B'way: You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush), Kevin O'Donnell (Film: The Word; Salt TV: "Unforgettable"), Katie Webber (B'way: Catch Me If You Can, Memphis: A New Musical, Rock of Ages, Wicked TV: "Smash," "American Idol", Brandi Nicole Wilson (Love Me Tinder, MITF Best Actress Nom.; Film: Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship, That's What She Said), James Wirt (Saturn Return. Film: Motive, The Order of Things), Sets and lights will be designed by Harry Feiner, Props will be designed by Jeena Yoon. Casting by Judy Bowman.

2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree - Rockefeller Center
Through January 07, 2013 - New York

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart?k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

'Illusion' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through January 08, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring the works of three diverse artists: Hisako Kobayashi, Jin-Seob Yun, and Denise Petit Caplan. Each artist’s unique style is vibrantly abstract and expressive with a strong sense of harmony, feeling, and dynamism. Hisako Kobayashi’s hard-worked colorful surfaces, reminiscent of Mark Rothko and Bruce Marden, portray an emotional and poetic process that embody harmony in the disarray of nature. Her lighter colors reflect the quality of light and achieve a feeling of translucency. Kobayashi’s abstract multi-layered paintings reflect impulses of dynamism and feeling while creating a three-dimensional accord. Jin-Seob Yun plays with vivid color by creating modern figures with color fabrics and strings that similarly illustrate various feelings and emotions but in a playful manner. Yun’s work has been described as both allegoristic and comical while addressing the clashes of desire and illusion one searches for in life. As a classically trained artist, Denise Petit Caplan uses a broad spectrum of mediums in dynamic layers to create glowing harmonious multi-media works full of color and expression. Her multicultural exposure and her career in Decorative Textiles have influenced her focus in fine art and have helped enrich her work through experience.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Art Exhibit and Presentation about Jamaic Bay - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 12, 2013 - Flushing

Ongoing through January 12, 2013, Queens Botanical Garden will exhibit “Fragile Beauty: Jamaica Bay Landscapes,” a photographic showcase of landscapes by Queens-based artist, Rosalie Frost. In conjunction with the exhibit, QBG will present “Jamaica Bay: Past, Present and Future,” a free lecture by Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian with the American Littoral Society, on Sunday, December 2 at 2pm. “Jamaica Bay is home to amazing diversity of wildlife and is perhaps the most important urban estuary in the nation,” explained Mr. Riepe. In his roles with the National Park Service and American Littoral Society, his knowledge of the Bay spans a 30-year time period filled with environmental advocacy and education. His presentation on December 2 will include a briefing on the state of Jamaica Bay in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The tenuous balance of nature is the inspiration for Ms. Frost’s work. “With a wildlife refuge at its heart, the Bay's seemingly pristine natural habitats of water, beach and uplands are under threat from many sources that threaten its future viability -- but these do not yet diminish the inspiration to be found here, in this place where water and land warily meet," she said. For more information about “Fragile Beauty” or Queens Botanical Garden, please contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, or dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gabriel Orozco's Asterisms, the final project in Deutsche Guggenheim's commissioning program, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus Orozco has gathered at two sites -- a playing field near the artist's home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean. The two related bodies of work provocatively oscillate between the macro and the micro and invoke several of the artist's recurring motifs, including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials, and the ever-present tension between nature and culture. The show also underscores and amplifies Orozco's subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems. The exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Joan Young, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

'Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the characters created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig, the Angelina Ballerina The Musical creative team returns with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito.

Wade Guyton OS - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Over the past decade, New York-based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a groundbreaking body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Guyton's purposeful misuse of these tools to make paintings and drawings results in beautiful accidents that relate to daily lives now punctuated by misprinted photos and blurred images on our phone and computer screens. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton's first midcareer survey features a dramatic, non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and concludes with two spectacular new canvases, stretching up to fifty feet in length, which Guyton created specifically for the Whitney's Marcel Breuer-designed building. The title, Wade Guyton OS employs the common acronym for a computer's "operating system," linking Guyton's art to the technologies of our time.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity, beginning in October 1843 and ending in time for Christmas publication. He had the manuscript bound in red morocco as a gift for his solicitor, Thomas Mitton. The manuscript then passed through several owners before Pierpont Morgan acquired it in the 1890s.

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW - New World Stages
Through January 16, 2013 - Manhattan

New York – For over five years, the Yang Family of Bubble Artists (Fan, Ana, Deni, Melody and Jano) have been entertaining New York audiences in the most unbubblievable show in the world, the GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW. The GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW is a fun-filled family affair that will amaze you with mind blowing bubble magic. Check website for showtimes. No Wednesday performances.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Through January 17, 2013.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates. Through January 17, 2013.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through January 17, 2013.

Albert Watson - Hasted Kraeutler
Through January 17, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title, Cyclops, refers to ALBERT WATSON's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth. Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer's career. One of a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view, including Road Kill, a series rarely exhibited.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites. Swim with a whale shark (life-sized on the giant IMAX screen), witness the birth of a baby shark and see if Fox survives when dropped into great white-infested waters while inside a clear diving tube. Through January 17, 2013.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas's first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) - Frick Collection
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

This fall The Frick Collection will present Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier). The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA, in nearly forty years, making this a particularly rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. The exhibition aims to shed light on the master's transformative contribution to this art form, incorporating the results of newly performed technical research to answer questions about the dating of Antico's works, his technique, and his development as an innovative artist. Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Art and The Frick Collection, the exhibition opened in the fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New York City the following spring. The exhibition is curated by Eleonora Luciano, Associate Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, Curator at The Frick Collection. The accompanying catalogue is written by an international team of scholars including Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Italian Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It will be the first independent monograph in English to focus on the artist and the first comprehensive presentation of his works in color.

Beatrice Scaccia: The Perfect Stage - BOSI Contemporary
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary presents Beatrice Scaccia: The Perfect Stage. The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm. All welcome.

2012 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 21, 2013 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is decorated for the holidays with 24 hand-crafted lighthouses. Visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The builder of the lighthouse with the most votes will receive $1,500 at an awards ceremony on Jan. 25.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Picasso Black and White - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 23, 2013 - New York

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso's career. Surveying his oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 115 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist's unique vision throughout his work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. The exhibition includes significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Picasso Black and White is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee, with Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation-Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

Christophe Come: Material Transformation Exhibition Opening - Cristina Grajales Galelry
Through January 25, 2013 - New York

Cristina Grajales Gallery is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of furniture and lighting designer Christophe Côme, Material Transformations. Based in Paris, Côme creates sculptural furniture and lighting design through his manipulation of industrial materials, resulting in objects that are elegant and timeless. Material Transformations will present a range of new, exquisitely crafted furniture and lighting pieces, including cabinets, screens, and coffee tables. In addition to his signature glass roundels, Côme will incorporate hand-glazed tiles, enameled copper, colored glass and gilded wood into his uniquely handcrafted wrought iron forms. The addition of these vividly colored and richly textured materials continues Côme’s tradition of juxtaposing the raw with the refined, all while maintaining the sophisticated, graceful style for which he is so well known. Born in Normandy, France in 1965, Côme began his artistic career as a sculptor, training under Louis Derbe. Working primarily in cast bronze, Côme’s original creations were sculpture and jewelry until the mid-1990s, when his focus shifted to furniture forms. His work has a distinctive style of pure elegance that is balanced with a contemporary outlook. His sculptural perspective emanates through his furniture and lighting designs, elevating every day objects into works of art. In addition to numerous important private collections, Côme’s work is featured in Chanel boutiques in Paris, Beirut, and Shanghai. Please join us for the opening reception at Cristina Grajales Gallery on Thursday, November 8th from 6PM-8PM. For more information, please contact Lindsay Johnson at lindsay@cristinagrajalesinc.com Cristina Grajales Gallery 10 Greene Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013 T. 212.219.9941 F. 212.966.2620 www.cristinagrajalesinc.com Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10AM-6PM

The Adventures of Maya the Bee - Culture Project
Through January 26, 2013 - New York

The new revamped production of MAYA THE BEE features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism.  The production will feature a sparkling new set and props by Joe Silovsky and the original dazzling array of puppets from Poland, as well as new staging by Will Pomerantz to the glorious jazz-themed score by Nancy Harrow. More information available at CultureProject.org PRESS & QUOTES “…this is no more a conventional puppet show than Julie Taymor’s ‘Lion King’ is.” “Long may she buzz.” —The New York Times TICKETS Tickets: $25 Online:  http://bit.ly/Ry6Fu2?By phone:  866-811-4111 In person:  Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette Street) Box office opens one hour prior to show time  

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

Based on the book by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila ("Click Clack Moo," "Altar Boyz"), this wonder-filled production is a testament to the power of a child's imagination. With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy, and of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

All Aboard with Bill Probert and Friends III - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

Bill Probert will be making an encore performance with his All Aboard LEGO train exhibition. He creates visual puns, pastoral scenes with unexpected surprises, and urban scenes where railroad tracks, weeds, carefully-tended gardens, and busy streets blend seamlessly into one another. A special feature in this year's exhibition will be the addition of four creations from winners of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's All Aboard competition. LEGO enthusiasts in four age categories from five-years-old and up will be submitting entries for inclusion in the exhibition. Through January 27, 2013.

Visions of Gingerbread: The Sweetest Architects IV - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

See creative confections, consisting completely of edible materials, from the area?s bakers, chefs and caterers. Returning favorites, along with new competitors, will show off their gingerbread skills. Visitors will be able to vote for their Fan Favorite." Through January 27, 2013.

Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 27, 2013 -

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 27, 2013 - Midtown

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters, including the famous Peter Rabbit letter, from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. The letters will be supplemented and enhanced with more than eighty related items, including Potter's privately-printed "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and other printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children's toys and games inspired by Potter's stories.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, this classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in a wonder-filled, interactive production created by Kevin Del Aguila. With a little bit of nursery magic (and a whole lot of audience participation), three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

Cinderella Brunch - The New York Palace
Through January 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

The New York Palace will begin serving a magical Cinderella Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 1. Featuring whimsical entrees and delights for all ages, the themed brunch will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-2:30pm. As part of The Palace's enchanted Cinderella Brunch, Prince Charming will make special guest appearances each Saturday and Sunday to spread delight to diners of all ages. Guests can pose for a photo with Prince Charming and try on a special Cinderella slipper. Guests can enter a daily drawing to win four tickets to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on Broadway.

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Midtown

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 30, 2013 - West Village

The Children's Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE's artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering "Wild Style" graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. RAMMELLZEE's legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the "Battle Station," where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy. The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE's artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery's ceiling are RAMMELLZEE's legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to "break free." In addition to his visual artwork, RAMMELLZEE is well-known for his contributions to hip-hop lyricism and vocalization, as illustrated in the documentaries Style Wars and Wild Style, as well as the hip-hop single Beat Bop, which was produced by Jean-Michael Basquiat and consists of a 10 minute narrative rap by RAMMELLZEE and K-Rob that is considered to be one of the most essential hip-hop recordings ever made.

The World of Bees Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through January 31, 2013 - Cornwall

This lively exhibit features a colony of honeybees in a thriving observation hive and many interactive elements including hive cells for children to crawl through and large replicas of bees and their young. Visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of the honeybee, its colony structure, social hierarchy, and importance to our own lives.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through January 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Family Center's Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through January 31, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. Caregivers can attend sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays or the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to Miriam 516-485-5914 x 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Alexander Rutsch 2013 Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting - Pelham Art Center
Through February 01, 2013 - Pelham

Solo Exhibition May 3 - June 29, 2013, and $5,000 cash award. U.S. based artists 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Entries must be received by February 1, 2013. Download prospectus and apply online beginning November 1, 2012, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch.

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo - The Cooper Union Gallery
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo, a singular exhibition that brings never seen before Maciunas pieces to the United States, sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history. By connecting the countercultural activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s to the moment of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s, the exhibition features over 170 objects, documents, ephemera, personal items, and films. These works were created by a variety of Fluxus artists, specifically focusing on the Fluxus founder and self-appointed "chairman," George Maciunas (1931-1978, graduated from The Cooper Union in 1952). The exhibition will include rarely exhibited early work by Maciunas, such as his self-portraits, as well as the entire Atlas of Russian History (1953), along with Fluxus manifestos, charts, interviews, and Maciunas’ plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo was created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, and The School of Art at The Cooper Union. WHERE: The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery 41 Cooper Square (entrance at 3rd Ave at East 7th Street) Lower Level 1 NY, NY, 10003 Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R) WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8PM, closing February 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays, and winter holiday (Friday, December 21, 2012- Tuesday, January 1, 2013) COST: Free and open to the public INFO: 212.353.4200, or email artschool@cooper.edu Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

SibShops - JCC on the Hudson
Through February 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

SIBSHOPS provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity-based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-366-7898 for group day/time and more information.

New Photography 2012 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 04, 2013 - Midtown

New Photography 2012 presents five artists -- Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi -- whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through February 08, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at Amanda_Kayam@14StreetY.org or 646-395-4339.

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 and we're starting the party early with our eleventh annual Holiday Train Show! In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the Museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. Salute the Centennial with your very own Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, unveiled and on sale at the Museum Store.

Susan Roecker Cat Exhibition - Avenue C Studio
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

East Village Dance Project/GOH Productions present cat - an exhibition of ink drawings & woodcuts by Susan Roecker.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Westport Arts Center presents TOY DESIGN COMPETITION - Westport Arts Center
Through February 11, 2013 - Westport

Inspired by WAC's upcoming exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," WAC seeks toy designs conceived by children ages 5-12 for a juried contest. Submit up to three concepts, be it a manipulative toy, action figures, game, or animated robots. A maximum level of creativity, playfulness, fantasy, humor, and imagination are strongly encouraged. Entries due February 11.

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Learn from a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30pm. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. No reservations needed.

Artists in America - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American painting rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present include history painting, landscape, portraits, still life, and modernist abstraction with significant examples of photography, collage, and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee. This program runs through February 24, 2013.

PICNIC - Roundabout Theatre
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Previews Dec. 14. Opens Jan. 13, 2013. William Inge's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece in its second Roundabout Theatre revival with Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Maggie Grace, Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel and Mare Winningham in her Broadway debut.

Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard - Yale Peabody Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - New Haven

This interactive traveling exhibit illustrates how climate change is impacting the landscape of New England over the changing of the seasons. As you explore the exhibit, you'll get a chance to find out how climate change is affecting the people of New England; share your thoughts about what aspects you might miss most about New England's current climate; compare coastal flooding today with projections for the year 2100 and control a global climate change simulation. December 15 2012-February 24, 2013.

Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 25, 2013 - New York

Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde brings together some of the most iconic works from the period as well as works recently discovered or reevaluated by new scholarship. A significant number are already part of MoMA's collection, while others are on loan from important public collections in Japan and the United States. Artists in the exhibition include artist collectives such as Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop), Hi Red Center (Takamatsu Jiro, Akasegawa Genpei, Nakanishi Natsuyuki), and Group Ongaku (Group Music); critical artistic figures such as Okamoto Taro, Nakamura Hiroshi, Ay-O, Yoko Ono, Shiomi Mieko, and Tetsumi Kudo; photographers Moriyama Daido, Hosoe Eikoh, and Tomatsu Shomei; illustrators and graphic designers Yokoo Tadanori, Sugiura Kohei, and Awazu Kiyoshi; and architects Tange Kenzo, Isozaki Arata, and Kurokawa Kisho, among others.

Discover Tour - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

A different arts and crafts project at each session, usually tied to a theme such as a holiday or the seasons.

Dick Tracy Returns in Tut's Fever - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through February 28, 2013 - Astoria

Kids can spend the winter with an original super hero, Dec.1 through Feb. 28. Enjoy screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. This sequel to the original Dick Tracy serial finds Dick battling spies and saboteurs in his quest to bring the notorious Stark crime gang to justice.

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

37th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition: Memories - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through March 03, 2013 - New City

The Historical Society once again presents this delightful winter exhibit featuring little creations that can be appreciated by visitors of all ages. The exhibition showcases the work of miniature artists, fine artists, quilters, dollhouse collectors, and creators.

The Art of 'Rise of the Guardians' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

"Rise of the Guardians," the new animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, is a visually enthralling film based on William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood" book series, with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and other beloved characters reinterpreted as action heroes in a parable about the ongoing struggle between good and evil. This gallery exhibition takes a look behind the scenes, revealing the innovative collaborative process behind the making of the film. Original artwork, both digital and hand-drawn, an exclusive time-lapse video presentation of in-process footage progressing to the finished film, and a revealing documentary that takes us into the DreamWorks Animation studio, show how the colorful world of the movie and its memorable characters were created. An accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and special holiday screenings, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the finest films from DreamWorks Animation, including the Shrek and Madagascar series, "Antz," "How to Train Your Dragon," and much more, in a theatrical setting. Note: The documentary "Creating an Epic" (directed by Patrick Hanenberger; 70 minutes) will screen continuously in the Bartos Screening Room from 2pm-close on weekdays and 12-6pm on weekends. The exhibit is organized by guest curator Jenny He and chief curator David Schwartz, presented with support from DreamWorks Animation.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

Annual Holiday Exhibit - 'It Takes A Village' - Yorktown Museum
Through March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

The museum's annual holiday exhibit takes you on a stroll down memory lane through miniature rural towns, farms, and village shops sprinkled with antique toys and foreign dolls. A French lithographed dollhouse, 1950's diner, and New England fishing hamlet are just some of the buildings that will be on display. On view through March 16, 2013.

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum's rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement's inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Although Pop art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop's darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir and the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop whose art may be understood within its wider field of reference. These include William Eggleston, Peter Saul, Christina Ramberg, and Vija Celmins, among others.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this ninety-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

WWII & NYC - New York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2013 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. Works of art encompass use of various materials: steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color. The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - HVCCA
Through June 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the fifth installment of Peekskill Project, a citywide Festival of Contemporary Art devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Food celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food -- as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world's growing population, and how we will eat in the future. Gallery 3, third floor

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Pre-registration is requested.

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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