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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Fairfield

April 3, 2013   |    

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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!.

Queens Courier Kids Expo - New York Hall of Science
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

Register Today for Queens Courier Kids Expo! A fun-filled event for moms-to-be, parents and children, the Queens Kids Expo is free with paid admission to the New York Hall of Science, and the first 200 registrants will receive a goodie bag filled with great items for parents and the kids. At the expo, attendees can interact with other Queens parents and experts while learning about the latest information on local classes, camps, schools, financial planning, health and home improvement. But the parents won't be the only ones having fun. The expo will have plenty for the kids, such as face painting, airbrush and glitter tattoos, cotton candy, and kite-making activity. Kids will be able to meet a clown from the Big Apple Circus and a minion from the upcoming movie Despicable Me 2! There will also be free dental screenings, kick-boxing demonstrations, and snacks from Happy Family. Tons of giveaways and raffle prizes, including a Cancun trip raffle, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Life's WORC School of Autism, a stroller from B-O-B, car seat from Britaxl, a two-week stay at Frost Valley YMCA sleepaway camp, Broadway tickets, Big Apple Circus tickets, a gift basket from, spa gift certificates, free classes, and many more giveaways. Sponsored by The Queens Courier, Emblem Health, North Shore Animal Hospital, Fidelis Care, Rapid Realty NYC, Party City, Frankie's Carnival Time, Big Apple Circus, Frost Valley YMCA, American Style Baby, PM Pediatrics, Caliper Orthodontics and Happy Family. Register today and enter for a chance to win a free ticket at or call 718-224-5863 x201.

HAPA: The sounds of Maui - Highline Ballroom
April 03, 2013 - Manhattan

Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA's pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionarie, with a dose of American acoustic folk-rock.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

INCOGNITO - BB King Blues Club & Grill
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
April 03, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 03, 2013 -

Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi's eternal heroine for the first time at the Met in Willy Decker's inspiring production. Placido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta's tormentor. Tenor Saimir Pirgu sings Alfredo, her naive lover. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
April 03, 2013 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 03, 2013 - East Northport

Girls enjoy 40 minutes of dance fitness, 20 minutes of girl-talk and a lifetime of confidence in this program that follows a specific format to allow girls to openly express their feelings in a safe environment while still having fun and bonding together. The program adheres to FEMCHO which is an acronym for friendship, equality, mindfulness, compassion, honor,and open-mindedness.

Standard Time With Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
April 03, 2013 - New York

Ring in the spring with a master of the American Songbook and special guests.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 03, 2013 - New York

From its atmospheric opening notes to its propulsive finale, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is among the composer's most popular and best-known works, as well as one of the truly great pieces of the past 100 years. Also on this program is Rachmaninoff's virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
April 03, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on April 17.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 03, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
April 03, 2013 - Wilton

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

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Nassau Coliseum
April 03, 2013 - Uniondale

Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more. The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family. You can't resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin' memories to last a lifetime.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
April 03, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizon's Twirlers invites kids hosts this free workshop. Baton twirling is an athletic sport that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and eye/hand coordination skills. For more information, contact

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know - Yonkers Riverfront Library
April 03, 2013 - Yonkers

A free event open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. For more information, contact Anna at 914-939-1180 or email FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. Forever Families Through Adoption welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality, or disability.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
April 03, 2013 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Pre-registration is required; contact

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
April 03, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
April 03, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens play computer games, get tech and homework help, and learn about cool websites.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
April 03, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids get artsy and crafts after school.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
April 03, 2013 - Marine Park

Babies enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.

Storytime: Super Ladybug to the Rescue - Barnes & Noble
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear about the incredible rescue operations of a teeny-tiny ladybug with an enormous heart. His larger-than-life efforts help animals get out of trouble. Following the story, children will make their own super ladybug to take home.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store to hear Clifford stories and meet the big red dog himself.

Boppin’ with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 03, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with babies and toddlers are invited to join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
April 03, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

FREE Newborn Breastfeeding Class - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
April 03, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
April 03, 2013 - Ozone Park

Enjoy a morning of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts. For ages 2-3. Parent/caregiver stays with child.

Toddler Time-College Point - Poppenhusen Library
April 03, 2013 - College Point

Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays and circle time. Preregistration is not required.

Eco-Crafts for Preschoolers - Broadway Library
April 03, 2013 - Long Island City

It's never too early for kids to show to be ecology minded. Children ages 2-5 will spend the afternoon creating eco-crafts. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Bedford Chamber Concerts Ensemble Performs with International Guitarist Alexander Milovanov - St. Matthews Episcopal Church
April 03, 2013 - Bedford

On Wednesday, April 3, at 8pm young international star and guest guitarist, Alexander Milovanov will join renowned musician Anthony Newman and the Bedford Chamber Ensemble in an evening of Vivaldi and Boccherini. Originally from the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Milovanov has been cited as a faithful and expressive interpreter with exceptional musicality that captures the attention of the listener through a powerful insight and strong technical facility. Julian Gray, Guitar Department Chair of Peabody Conservatory says, "He possesses a virtuoso technique that he uses with authority to meet the demands of the most challenging guitar repertoire - indeed at those moments, his playing can seem like a force of nature." Currently, as a full scholarship and fellowship recipient, Mr. Milovanov is the Artist Diploma candidate at the Yale University School of Music under the direction of Benjamin Verdery. The program will include Vivaldi's popular Concerto for guitar and strings in D, Boccherini's "Fandango" Quintet in D for guitar and strings, as well as works for solo guitar. Vivaldi's Concerto, a lively piece most likely originally written for lute or mandolin, is familiar to many music lovers in its present form for guitar. Boccherini arranged many of his own earlier works for guitar and string quartet. His "Fandango" Quintet draws inspiration from the provocative Spanish couples dance he incorporates into the final movement. Number one on the list of Bedford Magazine's Fabulous 50 things to see in Bedford, Bedford Chamber Concerts has played to enthusiastic audiences from throughout the region for over ten years. Past attendees say: "The Bedford Chamber Concerts are sensational. It is chamber music at the highest quality, live, in a wonderful acoustic environment. It really doesn't get better than this." - KB, Bedford Hills. "Amazing, sublime, astonishing, these words don't even come close. It was simply great!" - BBS, Westchester County. BCC concerts take place in the Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew's Church, 382 Cantitoe St., in Bedford. Wine is served during intermission, and is included in the ticket price. Student tickets are available for $10 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information visit, or call 914-522-5150.

Robert Shaw - The Art Quilt - Katonah Museum of Art
April 03, 2013 - Katonah

As part of the Quilt Lecture series, widely recognized American quilt expert, Robert Shaw, talks about quilts as art, and describes how the art quilt movement and the boundaries of traditional quilt-making have expanded and overlapped in the last decade. Shaw is a former curator at the Shelburne Museum (VT), and has curated exhibitions at major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Reception and book signing at 7pm.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
April 03, 2013 - Peekskill

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

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 03, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring 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.

Stroller Tour: Mr. Morgan Collects - Morgan Library & Museum
April 03, 2013 - Upper East Side

On this tour designed for new parents and caregivers, participants will explore Pierpont Morgan's 1906 library and study, and discuss his encyclopedic collecting habits and the institutions that benefited from his restless curiosity. Free with admission; tours are led by museum educators and last approximately one hour. Single strollers, tandem strollers, and front carriers welcome.

A Poem As Big As New York City - Flushing Library
April 03, 2013 - Flushing

Kids and teens can use their imaginations in this poetry writing workshop to create their own poetic tributes to New York City.

Look and See: Out of the Egg - Bruce Museum
April 03, 2013 - Greenwich

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition, Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History, through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Call the museum for reservations.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
April 03, 2013 - Westport

All levels are welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up the board.

Game of Thrones Exhibition - Time Warner
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Prepare for the third season of the HBO series with this traveling exhibition that will send you into the world of Westeros. Featuring costumes, props, armor, and weapons from the show, an interactive experience, a replica Iron Throne that you can have your picture taken with, and more. Exhibit hours, weekdays, 10am-8pm, weekends, 11am-7pm, Easter Sunday, 10am-4pm. ***As of March 18, for more info, visit

Ron Sexsmith - City Winery
April 03, 2013 - New York

In a world of workaday singer-songwriters mired in vacuous self-regard, news of a new Ron Sexsmith record can only gladden the heart of those who care about deftly poetic, gently affecting songs that perfectly distil the pitfalls of being human. Especially when that record pairs him again with the producer who, for two decades, has framed his music in its most sympathetic surroundings.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
April 03, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester County is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county's most vulnerable children with temporary housing in a safe and stable environment. Attend this orientation to learn about what it means to become a foster parent. For more information or to preregister for orientation, call United Way's 2-1-1. RSVP required.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 03, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

April 03, 2013 - Norwalk

Assessing how a toddler, child, or early middle schooler comprehends and uses language is a complex issue. Starting with a comprehensive definition of language, Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D. will explain pragmatics, semantics, syntax and phonology, on both receptive and expressive levels. She will also discuss tools and methods for assessing each of these areas in children from ages 3 through 12. Dr. Schwartz has 30 years of experience working with children with language problems and, in particular, with children who are on the Autistic Spectrum and/or who have Speech Apraxia.

Disco Time with Yoni the Puppet - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
April 03, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Yoni the puppet visits the Windsor Terrace Y from Israel each week for Disco Time.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
Through April 03, 2013 - Great Neck

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

Amateur Night - Show off - Apollo Theater
April 03, 2013 - New York

For the first time this season, all the winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on June 19, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Read & Play Together: A Special Needs Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Children with special needs and their caregivers are welcome to come participate in a storytime that will feature sensory activities and time to play in a structured setting. Ages 5-7 or Grades K-2. Registration required.

Tot's Night Out - Manhasset Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Youngsters (with caregiver) will enjoy crafts, movement activities, and songs in this interactive and fun class. Ages 18 months - 5 years.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - New Stars, Emerging Artists Night - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 03, 2013 - New York

Featuring The LeBoeuf Brothers: Remy LeBoeuf, alto saxophone; Pascal LeBoeuf, piano; Linda Oh, acoustic bass; Henry Cole, drums. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
April 03, 2013 - 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.

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 03, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens’ story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

EatSleepPlay™ Tots: I Love My Veggies Collage - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 03, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can glue vegetable cut outs and collage materials onto green paper to make their very own vegetable garden collage. They will learn descriptive vocabulary, develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness, and creative expression.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Photographs by Diane Arbus Viewing Exhibition - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Presented together as a group for the first time, this online auction features 41 posthumous prints of some of Diane Arbus’ most iconic images. Many of these images were included in Arbus’ retrospective REVELATIONS, which was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and subsequently toured museums around the world including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. In pristine condition, each print is annotated number 12 from an edition of 75. Estimates start at $5,000.

Photographs Auction Viewing Exhibition - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

The October sale of Photographs in New York features over 200 exciting examples of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography by such preeminent artists as Vik Muniz, Irving Penn, Peter Beard and Erwin Blumenfeld. Highlights include rare and stunning examples from some of the medium’s most respected artists, including Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Among these is an exceptionally rare exhibition print of Trolley – New Orleans by Robert Frank, made by the artist himself for his two-person exhibition with Harry Callahan at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961; as well as a beautifully vibrant print of Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973 by William Eggleston, given as a gift to his close friend and fellow artist, Tom Young. This sale is preceded in the week by the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection.

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection will feature 71 extraordinary vintage prints, executed mainly between 1900 and 1925, that beautifully illustrate the dawn of modern photography. Assembled by a South American collector who chose to focus on photographers keenly influenced by the artistic revolution in Western Europe at the turn of the century, the deLIGHTed eye is one of the most important collections of Modernist photographs known today. The works have been displayed publically only once, at the International Center of Photography in 1985. Highlights include prints by Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Constantin Brancusi, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, Christian Schad, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand.

Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 03, 2013 - New York

Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry? Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 03, 2013 - New York

Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry? Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Lee Roy Reams - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

Carol Channing. Juliet Prowse. Gwen Verdon. Bob Fosse. Jerry Herman. Richard Rodgers. Lauren Bacall. Gower Champion. Those are just a few of the legendary performers about whom you'll hear loving tales when Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams steps onto 54 Below's stage for one special performance only. Cover charge $30-40. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Alexandra Silber - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

Broadway newcomer Alexandra Silber makes her 54 Below debut with a musical celebration of all things bookish. In this celebration of the written word, lyrical and otherwise, Alexandra takes her audience on a tour of some of her favorite prose in this self-proclaimed "book-stravaganza." Alexandra recently made her Broadway debut, starring opposite Tyne Daly in Master Class. Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Giulio Cesare - Metropolitan Opera
April 04, 2013 -

The opera that conquered London in Handel's time comes to the Met in David McVicar's inventive production -- which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar's "witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of Handel's Caesar and Cleopatra tale," which incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera's ideas of love, war, and empire building. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Composer Portraits - Rebecca Saunders - Miller Theatre
April 04, 2013 - New York

A star pupil of Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders (b. 1969) favors a delicate, sparse aesthetic. "From this surface of apparent silence," the composer explains, "I try to draw out and mold sound and color." Finding inspiration in the work of Samuel Beckett, the philosophy of Goethe, and Wassiliy Kandinsky's writings on spirituality in art, Saunders' seems to strip away the extraneous and ornamental in order to uncover the essential within. Her works explore the unique timbres of idiosyncratic solo instruments and chamber ensembles, all performed with thoughtfulness by the members of Either/Or. The Guardian calls Saunders "one of the most intriguing British composers of her generation," and for good reason.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 04, 2013 - New York

With thunderous power and enchanting tenderness, Mahler's Third Symphony depicts the all-encompassing power of nature. Behold the marvels of the natural world, from the pleasurable to the horrifying, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Gatti perform this expansive work here at Carnegie Hall.

Pagliacci - Dicapo Opera Theater
April 04, 2013 - New York

Dicapo ends their 31st season with a gala opening night performance of a perennial opera favorite -- Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci -- the story of a jealous husband in a commedia dell'arte troupe, whose actions on stage make theatre collapse into tragic reality.

Rob Zander of Cheap Trick - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 04, 2013 - New York

Robin Zander is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Cheap Trick. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame". They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the "American Beatles". The band was also ranked No. 25 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. He holds the distinction of being perhaps the only singer in rock history whose influence can be detected in such polar opposite musical styles as '80s glam metal (Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Enuff Z'nuff's Donnie Vie), and '90s alternative (Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, etc.). Opening, Randy Jackson of Zebra

Arts Award Luncheon - Crowne Plaza Hotel
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

ArtsWestchester invites you to their 2013 Arts Award Luncheon. The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership in the arts enrich Westchester, its communities and its citizens.

Planting Seeds for a Healthy Spring - Rosenthal JCC
April 04, 2013 - Yorktown

Get your picky eaters involved with growing and making their own healthy foods, even vegetables. Food coach, Hillary Marra, will facilitate a workshop on healthy spring eating. You and your child will plant lettuce seeds to start your own garden and taste-test a variety of foods, including a smoothie - who could resist?

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

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

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
April 04, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Invent It! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 04, 2013 - Crown Heights

Help us build a giant machine with levers, pulleys, ramps, and wheels inspired by wacky inventor Rube Goldberg. Start a chain reaction that's as wild as your imagination!

Sanda Weigl - Cafe Sabarsky
April 04, 2013 - New York

Sanda Weigl is a performer immersed in the musical tradition of Weimar cabaret. The niece of Bertolt Brecht, she trained as a teenager with Brecht's widow. She returns to Cafe Sabarsky with a program of Weimar-era music ranging from rustic Gypsy tunes to sophisticated and ironic songs from Paris, Vienna, and Berlin.

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
April 04, 2013 - Flushing

Edible gardening course designed to teach the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. This course, offered to those who will pass on the information to others in their communities, is offered in three locations through a collaboration among Bronx Green-Up of the NYBG, Just Food and QBG. Applications for the Queens program due March 4 and are available on our website

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 04, 2013 - Cornwall

This nature center hosts this weekly hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The one-hour walk is led by an environmental educator.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
April 04, 2013 - Crown Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers gather to hear books read aloud and explore books with their caregivers.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
April 04, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids meet up at a nurturing and supportive creative writing workshop.

Hive Fashion Teen Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
April 04, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens interested in fashion learn about photography photography and document new styles.

The Beach Boys! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
April 04, 2013 - Westbury

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys' concert presence, spirit and performance. One can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 04, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue invites children ages 2-6 to this playful and integrative approach to yoga.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Beth Am Temple
April 04, 2013 - Pearl River

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Tallman Bible Church
April 04, 2013 - Tallman

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 04, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office,, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Paint Your Self-Portrait - Arverne Library
April 04, 2013 - Arverne

What makes you strong? What makes you happy? What makes you "you"? Kids can paint their self-portrait and afterward, if they would like, their artwork will be displayed for the Arverne community to see! All supplies will be provided.

Terrific Kids Program - Cambria Heights Library
April 04, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Kids aren't just born terrific, even if their parents and proud grandparents think so. They need guidance and support. This program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance for children in elementary school. Space is limited. Preregister in person at the branch.

J-Baby: Planting Seeds for a Healthy Spring - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 04, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Get your picky eaters involved with growing and making their own healthy foods, even vegetables. Food coach, Hillary Marra, will facilitate a workshop on healthy spring eating. You and your child will plant lettuce seeds to start your own garden and taste-test a variety of foods, including a smoothie - who could resist?

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
April 04, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Afternoon Fun - The Moxie Spot
April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Come eat, drink, clap hands, sing songs, and dance. Baloonasaurus Rex balloon twisting follows.

Physics of Toys - Briarwood Library
April 04, 2013 - Briarwood

Yo-Yo's, balloons, and slinkies may be found in any kid's closet, but they probably don't realize that they can learn science from them. Students will use common toys to explore inertia, kinetic energy, laws of motion, and many more physics principles in this fun hands-on class.

Zumba for Kids - Forest Hils
April 04, 2013 - Forest Hills

Children ages 5 and up can explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be simplified so that all ages can participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 04, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
April 04, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn CPR with Greenwich EMS as the museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program.

Family Fun Days - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Stop by the Fairfield Museum on special early dismissal days in Fairfield for a Family Scavenger Hunt in the galleries and art-making inspired by the Connecticut landscape.

Storytelling on the Green: The Art of the Deal - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 04, 2013 - Fairfield

MouseMuse presents a spellbinding evening featuring true ten-minute tales told by local storytellers. Tickets available at the door, online at or by calling Mousemuse at 203-247-3346.

Live Music: April in Paris with Sonny & Perlie - Manhasset Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Manhasset

Springtime and romance...Enjoy Great American Songbook standards and French love songs performed with the heartbeat of aesthetic jazz. The music of Cole Porter, Johnny Mandel, Jerome Kern, Edith Piaf and notable others are presented with arrangements as fresh as spring itself. Includes songs, I Love Paris, Night and Day, A Time for Love, All the Things You Are, If I Were a Bell, and a fabulous new arrangement of April in Paris.

New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Space
April 04, 2013 - New York

This season, special guest conductor Matthew Oberstein promises music "from Middle Earth to Outer space and beyond!" Works include: Star Wars Suite (John Williams), Star Trek Through the Years (Jerry Goldsmith), Lord of the Rings Suite (Howard Shore), Apollo 13 selections (James Horner), and much, much more.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - MSM Combo Night - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring faculty guest artists. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

Somebody Up There Likes Me - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman stars in this deadpan comedic fable with touches of the supernatural. In possession of a magical suitcase, Max (Poulson), his best friend Sal (Offerman), and the woman they both adore stumble through 35 years of unfulfilling entanglements. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at last year's Locarno Film Festival, this "highly original and delightfully unorthodox" (The Hollywood Reporter) ensemble piece features an original score by Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio, showcases stunning animated sequences by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly), stars Will & Grace's Megan Mullaly and character actor Marshall Bell (Total Recall), and boasts cameos by indie stalwarts Andrew Bujalski, Alex Ross Perry, Kate Lyn Sheil, and others.

Excel -- Learning Shortcuts - Baldwin Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Baldwin

Get some great tips on how to use Excel for school or business.

All About Scrabble with Nick DeNezzo - Hillside Public Library
April 04, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Exercise your brain as you explore the world of Scrabble with an expert.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
April 04, 2013 - New York

Pick a song and join the house pianist as you take your turn on the stage with pianist and host Brian Nash. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing-along. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beer, $8 mixed drinks.

Emmanuel Villaume Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
April 04, 2013 - New York

Kevin Quill, trumpet soloist. RAVEL Suite de Ma Mère l'Oye; TOMASI Trumpet Concerto; STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919). Internationally recognized conductor Emmauel Villaume returns to Juilliard to lead the Juilliard Orchestra in a program featuring Ravel's beloved Mother Goose Suite, Tomasi's virtuosic Trumpet Concerto performed by Juilliard trumpeter Kevin Quill, and Stravinsky's celebrated Firebird Suite. FREE tickets available 3/21.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 04, 2013 - SoHo

Kids can stop by the Sound Booth and create an "Audio Portrait" with teaching artists. Using Garageband software, kids will flex their skills in oral interpretation as they record tracks that include autobiographical information such as descriptions of their home and family, their favorite color, food, animal, or their happiest place. In addition, they'll have the opportunity to add music and sound effects to their unique Audio Portraits. This is a great workshop for the budding podcaster, radio journalist or storyteller.

Silas Fermoy EP Release Show - Pianos
April 04, 2013 - New York

Join Silas Fermoy at Pianos on April 4th to celebrate the release of their new EP Chapters.

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

Sante D'Orazio / Other Graces Private Selling Exhibition - Christie's Private Sales Gallery
Through April 04, 2013 - New York

Christie’s Private Sales is proud to announce a selling exhibition featuring 45 photographs from photographer Sante D'Orazio. The exhibition taking place in New York, will feature new and well known works from the artist's oeuvre newly printed for the exhibition. D'Orazio is known for his glamorous images of models, celebrities, rock legends and artists. Sante D'Orazio • Other Graces focuses on large scale editions of photographs taken over the artist's twenty year career. The forthcoming exhibition catalogue for Other Graces will feature an essay by acclaimed writer and editor Glenn O'Brien.

Parsons Dance - 2013 Annual Spring Gala - Mandarin Oriental
April 04, 2013 - New York

Parsons Dance and Gala Chair Linda Stocknoff announce the company’s 2013 Annual Spring Gala, Strike up the Band! honoring the Board of Trustees of the Harkness Foundation for Dance: Theodore Bartwink, William Perlmuth, and Etta Brandman, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, NYC. The evening, which will be hosted by MC Brett Siddel, will begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction at 7pm, followed by dinner and live auction at 8pm, with a sneak peak of a never-before-seen new piece choreographed by David Parsons. The night will continue with the creation of a brand-new dance created on the spot through improvisation with a ten-piece big band, followed by social dancing with the band. Attire is black tie optional. Tickets begin at $700 and are available by phone at 212-869-9275, or online at

Christiane Noll - 54 Below
April 04, 2013 - New York

In celebration of her brand new, recently-released CD, Gifts, Live at 54 Below, Broadway's own Christiane Noll returns for a special one night only engagement. Look for songs spanning from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Gilbert & Sullivan, Kander & Ebb to Flaherty & Ahrens, Cy Coleman to Marvin Hammlisch, Puccini to Sondheim! Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Brian Feinstein & Chris Fenwick - 54 Below
April 04, 2013 - New York

Award-winning composer Brian Feinstein and acclaimed musical director Chris Fenwick celebrate their ten-year collaboration with a special one-night only concert at 54 Below. Joined by a terrific group of Broadway's best performers -- Christiane Noll, Andrew Samonsky, Betsy Morgan, MacKenzie Mauzy and Jonathan Shew -- Chris and Brian reprise songs from their unique and creative musical partnership and premiere a new set of songs they've written together especially for the occasion. Cover charge $20-30. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Strings of Scandinavia - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 04, 2013 - New York

Led by Dorrit Matson, Music Director and Conductor, musicians from the New York Scandia Symphony present a spirited performance featuring some of Scandinavia's most beloved music, including works by Rued Langgaard (1893-1952), Poul Ruders (b. 1949), Lars Erik Larsson (1908-1986), and Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758).

The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: 'Target Earth' Free Show Preview and Q&A - The Drama Bookshop
April 04, 2013 - Times Square

Catch a free preview performance of THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESISBOOK ONE: "TARGET EARTH," a sci-fi, live-action graphic novel in which three actors, a Foley artist, and musician perform all the voices, sound effects, and music for full color, hand-drawn comic book panels. Meet the artists that bring to life the inquisitive, Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her courageous and comic assistant Timmy Mendez and a librarian named Ben, who team up to travel universe-wide, conquer villains and battle romance all the way to Robot Planet, where they must take on the evil (and sludgy) Zygonians that are threatening the very future of humanity! THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESISBOOK ONE: "TARGET EARTH" will run at The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. from April 5 through 13. After an introduction from Jason Neulander, the show's writer, director, and producer, the cast will perform an excerpt from the show. The event will conclude with a Q&A session and autograph signing. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of "The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: 'Target Earth'" will also be available for purchase.

Holocaust Commemoration - These We Remember - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
April 05, 2013 - East Village

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism Holocaust Commemoration includes memorial candle-lighting, songs of the Holocaust, and a talk about Yiskor (memory) books which record and keep alive the history and life of communities that were lost in the Holocaust.

American Composers Orchestra - Colaboratory: Playing It Unsafe - Carnegie Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Playing It Unsafe is ACO's next musical laboratory. Composers pursue no-holds-barred explorations that challenge their creative capacities and stretch the limits of what is possible with an orchestra. New pieces, selected through a nationwide search, are born from a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, and collaborative feedback.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 05, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Alicia Keys - Barclays Center
April 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

Alicia Keys, a fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, will perform at Barclays Center as part of her upcoming 24-city North American tour in support of her new album GIRL ON FIRE.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
April 05, 2013 -

The gifted tenor Piotr Beczala sings his first Met Faust in Des McAnuff's inventive production, updated to the birth of the atomic age. Marina Poplavskaya is the captivating Marguerite, and John Relyea is the dashing devil. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Topsy-Turvy : A Camera Obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder - Madison Square Park
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will inaugurate Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art's spring 2013 season. will reimagine one of the world's oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City's urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Gabriel Iglesias - Radio City Music Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, comedian Gabriel Iglesias' animated comedy style combines storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects.

Artboom! - Museum of Arts & Design
April 05, 2013 - New York

Downtown Art Star, Uptown Fashion Maven, On-trend and On Time, Mary Boom!'s new talk show, ArtBoom! probes art world personalities and Avant-Gartist(e)s, daring to question market marvels, proposing new theoretical stratagems, and teasing only the most honest responses from her illustrious coterie of guests. May the holds be unbarred!

Surrounding: New Paintings by Alex Schuchard - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Thirteen new paintings by Alex Schuchard that explore the duality of abstraction and abstract art.

The Other: Photographs by Tria Giovan, Cig Harvey, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Rebecca Soderholm - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by four contemporary artists who examine the human subject -- sometimes in portraiture genre; sometimes figure in a landscape -- as the other.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Daniele Gatti drew praise from audience members and critics alike when he led the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala in 2009. They return to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing Wagner with luminous mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung -- the start of a three-night stay.

Amphibian Night Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 05, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Hike to Bechtel Lake in search of amphibians. Interested participants will have the option of continuing further up the trail on an additional 1/4-mile uphill hike to a vernal pool which comes alive this time of year as frogs and salamanders come out of hibernation and begin to breed. The vernal pool hike is recommended for ages 9 and older. Wear boots and bring a flashlight. Register by April 4th.

Lydia, From Indian Lakes, Sweet Talkers - Highline Ballroom
April 05, 2013 - New York

Leighton Antelman and Steve McGraw started writing music and booking shows when they were both in 7th grade. The band really got their start as Rolo 15 while attending Greenfield Jr. High. They then went on to change the name to Nextabest. At that time, the band consisted of Leighton Antleman, Tim Whitlock, William Bradford and Steve Mcgraw. After that band broke up, Antelman and McGraw continued to write and play music. They then soon added drummer Loren Briton and bassist Dustin Forsgren. Lydia was signed to the Arizona based record label HourZero, through which they released their debut album This December; It's One More and I'm Free. Since then, they have toured extensively throughout the country and participated in the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and The Bamboozle festival. They also played on the first annual Bamboozle Roadshow with Saves The Day, Armor For Sleep, Set Your Goals and Metro Station in 2008. The band returned in September 2011 with a new song, "Dragging Your Feet in the Mud". An album, Paint it Golden, was released in October, 2011. The band released a cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" on December 20, 2011. The band supported The Maine on their 2012 Spring/Summer tour. They were featured with Arkells and The Maine on a cover of The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends" that was released on May 1, 2012 on Spotify and featured two live tracks on The Maine's The Pioneer North American Tour Live EP.

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