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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!.

Nanuet Family Resource Center Fundraiser - IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
December 19, 2012 - West Nyack

IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center will host a family event on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00pm. Families are encouraged to attend in costume. The event will be a fundraiser for the Nanuet Family Resource Center. A delightful basket of Hobbit themed prizes donated from Barnes & Noble at the Palisades Mall and other Hobbit related merchandise will be raffled to benefit the Family Resource Center. Everyone who attends will receive hot chocolate gift certificates from Barnes & Noble. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on line at www.imax.com/palisades.

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!

Wonderful Winter Works at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through January 12, 2012 - New York

In The Odyssey Within - an exhibition of Fine Art by Greek and Italian Artists viewers are introduced to art that takes the power of tradition and melds it with the thrilling novelty of the present. Charming, thought-provoking and intelligent, this is art with the ability to inspire. Pathway to Abstraction explores the force and creativity that consummate skill offers when combined with a feeling of daring and innovation. Lively, lovely and full of energy, the art contains both breadth and depth in terms of both content and technique. The artists of Sensorial Realms sensitively investigate the complex layers of human thought and imagination, yet remain carefully rooted in the physical world. The result is an appealing meeting of everything that is most fascinating about human nature and experience. The exhibitions will open on December 20, 2012 and run until January 12, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, December 20, 2012. Entrance is free and all art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: December 20, 2012 – January 12, 2013 Reception: Thursday, December 20, 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/12_20_2012.aspx Featured Artists: The Odyssey Within – an exhibition of Fine Art by Greek and Italian Artists Mariana Acuna | Laura Almerico | Stefania Buccio Gonzato | Paolo Cristiani | Lucia Ferrara | Luka Hajdini | Sofia Dorotea Kukkonen | Massimo Margagnoni | Vito Matera | Silvio Natali | Fabio Pasotti | Fabrizio Pinzi | Alma Sheik | Elio Talon | Monia Tartarini | Franco Testa | Guido Villa Pathway to Abstraction Kathleen Barefield | Helen S. Cohen | Michael Freedman | LeeAnn Gorman | Emily Grieco | Shu-Tsin Liu | Tyice Natasha | Minami Ogura | Maurice van Tilburg | Yana Yami | Chiho Yoshikawa | Susanne Zimmer Sensorial Realms Eva Fritz | Cathy McClelland | Therese Obergottsberger | David Renn | Samuel Rosell | Eduardo D. Rubin | Pati Trippel | Uriu Veselik | NJ Woods 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.

Art Starts: Grades K-2 - The Long Island Museum
December 19, 2012 - Stony Brook

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

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.

Holiday Earring Making Workshop - John C. Hart Memorial Library
December 19, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings. For adults & teens, program limited to 30 participants. Please register.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 19, 2012 - Upper Nyack

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

Infant Care - Nyack Hospital
December 19, 2012 - Nyack

This class is designed for first-time parents. Topics include the basics of holding, diapering, bathing, swaddling, sleeping patterns and feeding cues, choosing a pediatrician, infant safety, and pet issues. Pre-registration is required; application available online.

Handmade Felt Ornaments - Pelham Art Center
December 19, 2012 - Pelham

Art + science + soap + water = clean hands! Kids ages 5 and older create fun, holiday-themed ornaments with felt and sparkles.

Made with Love - Floral Park Library
December 19, 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.

Holiday Piggy Banks - Manhasset Public Library
December 19, 2012 - Manhasset

Teens are invited to do community service by decorating piggy banks for kids at Anna's House, a non-profit organization. Students in Grades 7-12 are welcome. Registration starts December 5th.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 19, 2012 - Garnerville

Children in grades 1-6 can make new friends while decorating cookies with frosting and toppings.

Holiday Story Play Celebration - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
December 19, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hear holiday songs and stories, play with toys, and create arts and crafts.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
December 19, 2012 - Ditmas Park

Toddlers, 18-36 months, hear stories and play.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
December 19, 2012 - Brownsville

Kids unplug from the video games and play some board games.

Vacation Drop-Off Days (ages 4-8) - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through December 19, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy winter fun that includes visits with live animals, crafts, hikes, games and exploring the grounds of the SM&NC. An organic, nut-free snack and drink will be served. The program is taught by two SM&NC professional educators. Limited to 12 children for a small group experience. Call 203-977-6521 to register. Must be 4 by date of program.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 19, 2012 - Garden City

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

Toddler Storytime - Long Island City Library
December 19, 2012 - Long Island City

Little ones can enjoy half hour of fun which includes songs, rhymes, games and crafts. This program is for children from 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
December 19, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers can enjoy listening to picture books, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and join in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required, as space is limited.

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
December 19, 2012 - Laurelton

Reading is fundamental for success. This program will teach kids how much fun reading can be, with a great selection of books from the library.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
December 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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.

Manhasset's Got Talent - Manhasset Library
December 19, 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.

Lego Club - Mineola Public Library
December 19, 2012 - Mineola

Create unique structures and meet other Lego enthusiasts. Kindergarten and up. Sign up begins Monday, December 3 for all sessions.

Money Matters - Lakeview Public Library
December 19, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children will learn about saving, earning, and spending. They will decorate a piggy bank during the workshop. For children in grades 3 to 8.

Holiday Piggy Banks Grades 7-12 - Manhasset Public Library
December 19, 2012 - Manhasset

Teens in grades 7-12 will decorate piggy banks for the children at Anna's House, a local facility. Community service hours will be awarded. Registration starts December 5.

Portfolio Club - Levittown Library
December 19, 2012 - Levittown

If you?re a high school student thinking about college, a career and how to move out on your own, Portfolio Club is for you. The group will focus on creating a portfolio to document your personal interests and achievements and on learning about library resources that are available to help you explore possible career paths. In addition, you will explore money, how to get and keep a job, what it takes to live on your own and more.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
December 19, 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.

'Max the Rein-Dog' Friendship Ornaments - Children's Museum of Manhattan
December 19, 2012 - Upper West Side

Create a mini-sculpture ornament of the Grinch's pet, Max. These ornaments will be delivered to homeless shelters.

The Animated Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
December 19, 2012 - SoHo

Step inside the world known as Galaxseum. Inspired by the work of exhibiting artist, RAMMELLZEE, you will work closely with Media Lab Teaching Artists to explore new frontiers in clay sculpting, filmmaking, and sound design. Workshops will employ various techniques including character and creature design in the Clay Bar, stop motion animation in the gallery, and music and sound experiments in the Sound Booth.

Peter Lawrence Orchestra - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 19, 2012 - Yonkers

Noon & 2pm.

Forever Young - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 19, 2012 - Yonkers

Empire Club Members 55+ come play at Empire City Casino on Wednesdays. Earn 10 Empire Points to receive your Forever Young giftpack: $10 free play, free valet, $5 food voucher.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
December 19, 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.

SFX: Nuclear Winter - RBar
December 19, 2012 - New York

VJ Wetcircuit and music recording artist Demetra present their monthly event, SFX, on Wednesday, December 19th at R Bar; located at 218 Bowery. The theme for the evening is Nuclear Winter. SFX showcases breaking live bands, underground fashion, and DJ dancing. End the year in apocalyptic style with legendary dark-wave band Hussle Club, as well as IAMEVE, The Mystic Underground, Zas, Demetra, newcomer Radiomusik, and resident DJ Annakickarse. All live music sets will be accompanied by a light show produced by VJ Wetcircuit. Nightlife space invaders Allison Wwonderland and Venus Pain will host the party. After hours, Brina Stella will showcase her newest anticouture pieces, while DJ Valerie Valentine of the Wolf Party spins her signature mixture of electrohouse. Other attractions include atomic gogos Apathy Angel, Lucille Ti Amore and Chloe Madison, UV Body Painting provided by Kirkworx, a nuclear snowstorm, atomic sparklers, and nuclear winter drink specials from 8 to 9PM.

Live Music Wednesdays - Dragones at China Latina
December 19, 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.

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 20, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Put on your pajamas and hear some of Keats' famous stories.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 20, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 20, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

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.

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
December 20, 2012 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

LEONARD COHEN - Barclays Center
December 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

DST3K Presents: “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians” - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
December 20, 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

Let it Snow! - Pelham Art Center
December 20, 2012 - Pelham

Ages 5 and older make their own lovely, sparkly snowflakes that will never melt using wire and beads.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
December 20, 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 20, 2012 - Flushing

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe video games? During this four-week program, 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 20, 2012 - Rockaway Park

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

Jump for Joy - Floral Park Library
December 20, 2012 - Floral Park

Bring out children ages 18 months-4 years for music, movement, and fun filled action.

Kids' Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
December 20, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids get help with school subjects from an NYC school teacher.

Read and Play (The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs) - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
December 20, 2012 - Greenpoint

Kids, with and without disabilities, hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun.

Gingerbread Houses - The Field Library
December 20, 2012 - Peekskill

Children ages 3 and older are invited to decorate their very own gingerbread house. Please bring candy to share. Space is limited so registration is required.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
December 20, 2012 - Windsor Park

Children ages 8 to 23 months can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Choo Choo Storytimes - Fairfield Museum and History Center
December 20, 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 20, 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.

downUNDER Gifty Gala Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through December 20, 2012 - Fairfield

Drop by to craft a special present for the important people in your life. Arrive early as supplies are limited. Teens, grades 6-12.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Mineola Public Library
December 20, 2012 - Mineola

Read this classic tale, make a red-nosed cupcake, and design a reindeer paddle game. Call to register. Food used in this program may contain allergens.

Family Movie: Men in Black 3 - Mineola Public Library
December 20, 2012 - Mineola

Bring the entire family out to this showing. Rated PG-13, 106 minutes. No sign up is required. Bring your own snacks to the show.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Public Library
December 20, 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.

Great Books: The Red and the Black by Stendhal - Manhasset Public Library
December 20, 2012 - Manhasset

Join the Great Books Discussion Group and enjoy classic stories of European and American fiction. Cookies and coffee will be served. Co-leaders are Dr. Peter Kornblum and Scott Korman. Call for more information.

An Afternoon at the Ballet with Dr. Kolb: Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' - Manhasset Public Library
December 20, 2012 - Manhasset

With its Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, Snowflakes, Spanish Hot Chocolate, Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea, Russian Candy Canes, Danish Marzipan, Dewdrops, Flowers, and Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker ballet has something for everybody. It exists in numerous versions, all more or less based on the Russian original from the 1890s. A fascinating story that's read and re-enacted.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 20, 2012 - Port Jefferson

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

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK - Apollo Theater
December 20, 2012 - Harlem

Just in the time for the holidays, the Apollo Theater brings the soulful harmonies of Sweet Honey in the Rock to its audience. This internationally renowned a capella ensemble presents a one-of-a-kind season concert, celebrating music from many faiths and religions of the globe through stunning vocals rooted in the rich textures of African-American legacy and traditions. With American spirituals, Latin, Chinese, African and Hebrew influences, this program honors the holiday spirit from Christmas to Kwanzaa.

Art Starts: Pre K and K-2 - The Long Island Museum
December 20, 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 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

A City Singing at Christmas - St. Patrick's Cathedral
December 20, 2012 - Midtown

The Young People's Chorus of New York City returns to St. Patrick's Cathedral for the cathedral's 33rd annual "A City Singing at Christmas" celebration. With the cathedral aglow in the joy of the season, YPC will be joined by the New York City Master Chorale conducted by Artistic Director/Founder Dr. Thea Kano, the Cathedral of St. Patrick Choir conducted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual, the New York Symphonic Brass and others in an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols.

This Is Tom Jones - Tom Jones Tribute - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 20, 2012 - Yonkers

8 & 10pm.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
December 20, 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.

Winter Solstice and Telescope Party - American Museum of Natural History
December 20, 2012 - New York

Join Museum astronomers and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association for the final night of the autumn season. First, see a "sneak preview" of the night sky in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater. Weather permitting, head out to the Arthur Ross Terrace for observations of celestial objects such as Jupiter and the full Moon. Participants are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes.

Guardianship & Special Needs Trusts presented by Sheryl Frishman - Westchester ARC - The Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center
December 20, 2012 - Hawthorne

Organized by the Westchester/Putnam Transition Consortium. Meeting held in the board room of Westchester ARC. For more details please contact Ellen Weinstein, Coordinator and Chairperson, Transition Consortium, 914-843-4353 or ellenow516@gmail.com.

White Truffle Extravaganza - The Beard House
December 20, 2012 - New York

For BiCE Restaurant Group's annual ode to luxurious white truffles, they've tapped Milan-born chef Mario Cassineri of the global and chic BiCE Restaurant Group to do the honors. This season, indulge in one of nature's most decadent and elusive treats at the Beard House with this spectacular Northern Italian feast.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - MAB Finer Wines & Spirits
December 20, 2012 - East Meadow

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 MAB Finer Wines & Spirits on December 20th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

Family Bounce Night - BounceU Farmingdale
December 21, 2012 - Farmingdale

The endless excitement of our state of the art inflatables and games is perfect for the entire family, and there is no better place to bond than BounceU. Keep the fun going with dinner! Pizza and Drinks are available at an additional cost. Please let us know if you would like to add dinner when you make your reservation so that we can have everything ready for you! Call or Email us to Reserve a spot for your Family TODAY!

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age five are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, and games, and puppets. Hosted by Rabbi Abraham.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and puppets.

AjkunBT Presents Legacy, The Odyssey of Albania at Hostos - Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
December 21, 2012 - New York

LEGACY, THE ODYSSEY OF ALBANIA Trial and Dreams of Immigrant People Immigrant: it could be you, your father, your mother, sister or brother. You emmigrate from fear or for hope of a better life. You walk away from what is known and head for the unknown. Slowly, memories surface. Momentos of your life flood your mind in no specific order. The joy of youthful girls playing with water, the moment you recognized the love of your life, an invasion of war, and sadly, too often, broken lives. You walk away but you yearn to go back. What is the legacy of your land? Choreographer, Leonard Ajkun, self-inspired by the history of his native country, Albania, has created a contemporary ballet in order to generate a discussion on this important social topic.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
December 21, 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.

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.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
December 21, 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.

Shababa Fridays at 92YTribeca - 92YTribeca
December 21, 2012 - Tribeca

Families with young children can celebrate Jewish values, culture and tradition through interactive musical activities, singing, and lots of puppets in this inclusive, welcoming community.

Read to Me - Briarwood Library
December 21, 2012 - Briarwood

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

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - Barclays Center
December 21, 2012 -

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
December 21, 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.

Friday Morning Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
December 21, 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.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
December 21, 2012 - Haverstraw

Build some cool things with the library's LEGO's or bring your own.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
December 21, 2012 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
December 21, 2012 - Wantagh

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh will host a Shabbat and a community pre-service gathering where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service will run approximately 45 minutes. For more information please call 516-221-2370.

The North Pole Comes to Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 21, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy hands-on activities and meet holiday favorites, from Santa Claus to Frosty the Snowman to other surprise characters.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
December 21, 2012 - Borough Park

Kids watch a feature-length movie.

Kids Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
December 21, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids hang out, play board games such as chess, read, do homework, and do other activities.

Outdoor Adventures: Winter Solstice Night Hike - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
December 21, 2012 - Stamford

Celebrate the coming of winter and the shortest night of the year with an evening family night hike. Discover how night vision works, make a spark in the dark, look and listen for winter wildlife and make your head (temporarily) disappear. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call 203-977-6521 to register.

DEE SNIDER - 54 Below
Through December 21, 2012 - New York

Heavy metal icon Dee Snider, lead singer of the legendary 1980 's rock band Twisted Sister ("We're Not Gonna Take It," "I Wanna Rock!"), has gone on to success with his own radio talk show, in film and on television, including his recent and forthcoming appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. But Dee?s longtime passion is Broadway, as evidenced by his new CD, Dee Does Broadway, in which he covers everything from West Side Story and Sweeney Todd to Sweet Charity and Chicago. Broadway audiences embraced him during his recent stint in Rock of Ages, and on this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, his charity of choice is none other than Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

“Happy Helping-Days” Soirée and Silent Auction - The Digital Experience
December 21, 2012 - White Plains

Give back this holiday season by supporting the March of Dimes at the first-annual "Happy Helping-Days" Soiree and Silent Auction, hosted by the Digital Arts Experience in White Plains. Guests are invited to bid on an array of items donated by local Westchester businesses, and enter to win a gift pack from the Tuscany Cafe. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Music Conservatory of Westchester and the 9/11 Fund. The event is all-you-can-eat and drink.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 21, 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 21, 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.

Storytellers' Club - Chappaqua Public Library
December 21, 2012 - Chappaqua

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

Happy Winter Solstice - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 21, 2012 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers celebrate the first day of winter with stories, music, and art, and learn about the change of seasons before making a special craft to enjoy all winter long.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
December 21, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids make cocktail weenies in a blanket--the perfect holiday finger food!

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
December 21, 2012 - Flushing

Kids can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Fun Wii Friday - Hollis Library
December 21, 2012 - Hollis

Calling all teens. Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and Wii games.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas - Brooklyn Irondale Center
December 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

The wonderful actor Austin Pendleton stars as Scrooge in this New York-centric interpretation of the Dickens classic. By the way, Pendleton looks remarkably like Alistair Sim, who starred in the English film production of the 1950s.

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.

Fun Day Friday - Fairfield Public Library
December 21, 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.

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.

The Eglevsky Ballet Nutcracker - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
December 21, 2012 - Greenvale

This year, the Eglevsky Ballet brings excitement to Long Island in the form of the production of The Nutcracker choreographed by distinguished choreographer Laszlo Berdo. The Nutcracker by The Eglevsky Ballet is an annual treat for the families of Long Island, danced to the traditional lush score by Tchaikovsky, while bringing Clara?s magical holiday journey to life. Returning guest artists, Lia Cirio and James Whiteside, principal dancers of The Boston Ballet Company and American Ballet Theatre will be joining the professional company of 24 dancers. They will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier. New this year, Aran Bell, star of the extremely popular documentary First Position will star as the Nutcracker.

Stories and More - Lakeview Public Library
December 21, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children ages 2-7 can enjoy a story and craft. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library. Adults must accompany children younger than 12 years old.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 21, 2012 - Port Jefferson

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

Bob's Your Elf - BayWay Arts Center
December 21, 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.

'Max the Rein-Dog' Friendship Ornaments - Children's Museum of Manhattan
December 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Create a mini-sculpture ornament of the Grinch's pet, Max. These ornaments will be delivered to homeless shelters.

McLean Avenue Band - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 21, 2012 - Yonkers

10pm-2am.

Longest Night of the Year! Midnight Cash Giveaway - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 21, 2012 - Yonkers

12 Empire Club Members will be called to each win $2100 cash! Receive 1 virtual entry for every 21 Empire Points you earn until 11:55pm.

Catholic/Christians Social at Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge - Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge
December 21, 2012 - New York

Come out to the Rubin Museum of Art on Friday December 21st starting at 6pm. The museum is located at 150 West 17th Street between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. Every Friday night the Café at the Museum becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs. Admission to the galleries is free from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Drink special (2 for 1 special) are available from 6pm-7pm (bar in K2 Lounge closes at 10pm). The Catholic Fellowship will have a separate area reserved for us in the lounge. Meet some new people, make some new friends and experience the unique collection, display, and preservation of the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially that of Tibet. For more info on the museum, go to www.rmanyc.org How to find us: at the K2 Lounge. Ask for Joe or Toan. Our group will have name tags, and we will have tables reserved for The Catholic Fellowship. Public Transportation Subway A, C, E to 14th Street (8th Avenue) 1 to 18th Street (7th Avenue) 2, 3 to 14th Street (7th Avenue) F, L, M to 14th Street (6th Avenue) N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square Bus M6, M7, M20 to the corner of 7th Avenue and 18th Street M5, M6, M7 to the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street Commuter Rail PATH trains to 14th Street or 23rd Street Parking There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue.

Les Troyens - Metropolitan Opera
December 21, 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.

BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT-A JAZZ NATIVITY IN SPANISH - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 21, 2012 - New York

A colorful presentation that delights children and families as well as jazz fans, the JAZZ NATIVITY boasts an all-star band and cast featuring trombonist Steve Turre, Max "Rumba tap" Pollak and trumpeter Ray Vega, as the Three Kings, New York's "singing policeman," Daniel Rodriguez, jazz singer Claudia Acuna as Mary, soprano Brenda Feliciano, as the archangel, singers Mauricio Trejo, Jorge Ocasio and saxophonist David de Jesus as the shepherds and Franshees Richardo as the shepherd girl. Special guests in the grand finale include the great Latin percussionists Candido, Chembo Corniel and Bobby Sanabria, trumpeter Enrique Sanchez, from the Juilliard Jazz Program and pianist, Alex Brown. The vocal group is Shadia Almasri, Elise Hernandez, Bert Dovo and Edwin David Vargas.

Holiday Spotlight Tour - Morgan Library & Museum
December 21, 2012 - New York

These holiday-focused tours include stops at a Gospel Lectionary featuring an illumination of the Nativity, Beatrix Potter's designs for holiday cards, and the manuscript of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

Caroling at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
December 21, 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.

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.

The National September 11 Memorial Extended Holiday Hours - The National September 11 Memorial
December 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The National September 11 Memorial has extended holiday hours for ten days at the end of the year. The special holiday operating hours are from 10am-8pm with last entry at 7pm. Visitor passes are required and must be reserved for a specific date and time. Visitor passes are free and available through the memorial's online reservation system. The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Emerging Designer Holiday Pop-Up Shop - Fashion Center BID
Through December 21, 2012 - New York

The Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) hosts a holiday pop-up shop featuring winter collections by emerging designers local to the New York City’s iconic Fashion District. The shop includes women’s wear, lingerie, handbags, scarves, hair accessories, jewelry and more. The Thursday, December 22nd sale will feature designs by Spoon Fashion (designers Randi Spoon & Alexis Przybylski Lawton), E. Kammeyer Accessories (designer Emily Kammeyer) and Astridland (designer Astrid Brucker). The Friday, December 21st sale will feature Cousin & Co. (designers Celeste Duncan & Shekima Francois), She and Reverie (designer Quinne Myers) and Samina Mughal (designer Samina Mughal). For additional information on the Fashion Center BID’s emerging designers, visit the Fashion Center BID online.

'Spa-liday' Sensation - THE OUT NYC
December 21, 2012 - New York

Come check out the recently opened, 5,000-square-foot wellness center and indulge in a day of complementary manicures, massages, facials, spray tanning, BOTOX consultations and more at The Spa at THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan) on Friday, December 21st from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The ‘Spa-liday’ pass (a $50 value) will feature sponsor services including Airbrush Spray Tanning by Courtney GLO, who provides the top airbrushing to high-profile celebrity clientele for an unmatched quality tan; on-site BOTOX consultations from Chelsea Cosmetics, and an opportunity to get those last-minute gifts at an exclusive trunk show by Mt. Sapola Spa at Home products. Visitors will also have an opportunity to win an annual spa membership at The Spa at THE OUT NYC (a $350 value), BOTOX treatments from Chelsea Cosmetics, anti-aging skincare products from OSEA, and Mt. Sapola Spa at Home products and fragrances. The Spa at THE OUT NYC will also offer a 20% discount for all future spa services when purchased that day. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about The Spa please visit http://theoutnycspa.com.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Port to Port
December 21, 2012 - Northport

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 FREE tasting of the delicious liqueur at Port to Port on December 21st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Brentwood Liquors
December 21, 2012 - New York

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 FREE tasting of the delicious liqueur at Brentwood Liquors on December 21st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Huntington Wines & Liquor
December 21, 2012 - Huntington

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 Huntington Wines & Liquor on December 21st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night- Toy Story - Charlotte's Place
December 21, 2012 - New York

Trinity Wall Street continues its series of free family movie and pizza nights at Charlotte’s Place, a free space operated by Trinity, with Toy Story. In this modern animated classic, a cowboy doll’s popularity is threatened when the arrival of a new spaceman toy shakes up the playroom. After getting lost from their home, they must work together to get back to their owner. For more information, call (212) 602-0800 or visit www.trinitywallstreet.org.

Hudson Terrace Fridays - Hudson Terrace
December 21, 2012 - New York

Friday, December 21st, 2012 Hudson Terrace Fridays at Hudson Terrace located 621 West 48th Street between 11th and 12th Aves10036 Music by DjRizzy 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.

Handel's Messiah - New York Philharmonic
Through December 22, 2012 -

All Ages Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
December 22, 2012 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your BOUNCE on. Call or Email us today to Reserve your spot in our next All Ages Open Bounce!!

Asellina’s Christmas Brunch Wonderland - Asellina
December 22, 2012 - New York

Ristorante Asellina has a special guest for brunch December 22nd, join Santa from 12pm – 3pm in decorating Asellina’s Christmas Tree and building festive gingerbread houses. Enjoy a delicious $25 brunch or items off the a la carte menu while your little elves decorate with Santa.

Gotham Classic - Syracuse vs. Temple - Madison Square Garden
December 22, 2012 - Midtown

Syracuse and Temple, two of the country's elite and historic college basketball programs, face off in the inaugural Gotham Classic. Come to The Garden on Saturday, December 22nd at NOON to see these two perennial Top 25 teams battle it out.

The Snow Maiden - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
December 22, 2012 - Midwood

Enjoy this magical Christmas tale in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. Traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes create a winter wonderland in this delightful children's extravaganza. Performed in Russian with English subtitles. Recommended for ages six and up. Tickets: $35-$50. 6pm.

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.

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
December 22, 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.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
December 22, 2012 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Feed the Birds - Westmoreland Sanctuary
December 22, 2012 - Mount Kisco

While some songbirds have left for a warmer climate, the resident winter birds are happily coping with the cold and the snow. Make a birdseed bagel or a pinecone feeder for your backyard birds. String popcorn and cranberries and decorate the Sanctuary's bird feeding station. RSVP by Dec 21.

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.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Studio Theatre
December 22, 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.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
December 22, 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 22, 2012 - Centerport

Favorite characters from the story celebrate the holiday.

'The Nutcracker: A Christmas Celebration' - Flushing Town Hall
December 22, 2012 - Flushing

Tchaikovsky's classic music comes to life and introduces children to the story of Clara's Nutcracker. Visit the Enchanted Forest with its magical dancing snowflakes and the wondrously beautiful Sugarplum Fairy in the Kingdom of the Sweets.

Affairs Afloat Holiday Party Cruise - The Queen Of Hearts
Through December 22, 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

Gingerbread Decorating - The Cupcake Corner
December 22, 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.

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 A

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