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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!.

'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical - Vineyard Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Opening this weekend: this summer's top pick, Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical featuring music and lyrics by Laurie Berkner! Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Opens Saturday, July 13 at the Vineyard's Dimson Theatre in Union Square for a limited time only.

Learn How to Barbecue with Edible Brooklyn - Brooklyn Brewery
July 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

To show appreciation for both barbecues and beer, Brooklyn Brewery and Edible Brooklyn will host a how-to event on Wednesday, July 24 from 8 to 10 p.m. A panel of experts will teach guests backyard tips from grilling and sauces to cocktails. Experts attending include: Delaney BBQ, Heartbreaking Dawns and Q Drinks. Tickets are $5 per person.

Annie Event - Make Meaning
July 24, 2013 - New York

Join the cast of ANNIE: The Musical in decorating an ANNIE-themed cake or your own creation at Make Meaning's Upper East Side location on Wednesday, July 24th from 5pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 for our Smile High Club Members and $30 for General Admission. Door prizes include goody bags and free show tickets!

Mike Lawrence & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 24, 2013 - New York

Summertime Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
July 24, 2013 - Westport

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

Rock Hall Museum Children's Summer Workshop Series-Wampum Workshop - Town of Hempstead Rock Hall Museum
July 24, 2013 - Lawrence

Children ages 5 and up are invited to participate in the Rock Hall Children's Wampum Workshop. The children will learn about wampum, the currency used between Dutch colonists and Native Americans during the 1600s. They will make their own wampum jewelry out of clay. Materials included. Space limited. Reservations required and are only confirmed with receipt of full payment. Please contact the museum office at 516-239-1157 to make reservations.

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
July 24, 2013 - New York

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

Healthy Cooking For Kids Demo / Workshop - West East Bistro
July 24, 2013 - Hicksville

Healthy eating simplified! Join resident Health Coach Raquel for a live cooking demonstration and workshop packed with tips and techniques to get you and your kids eating right! West East Bistro is proud to feature all-natural meats and organic produce. The menu is adored by foodies and health fanatics. Come see what the fuss is all about!

Erik Dies, You're Stupid and We Hate You - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
July 24, 2013 - New York

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

'Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life' - The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
July 24, 2013 - Times Square

A hilarious and heartwarming look at the juggle of doing it all. Join four best friends as they discover marriage is nothing like the movies, motherhood can push you to your limits and no one makes you laugh like your girlfriends do. Set to a rousing pop score, this is the musical comedy that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood. More from the press release: The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Popjam Productions present the North American premiere of MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE - a musical comedy that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood - with book and lyrics by Australian singer, songwriter and reality TV star Amity Dry, music by Amity Dry and Mark Simeon Ferguson and directed by Hilary Adams. MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE is an official selection of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning July 19th, 2013 for 6 performances only! Like a musical "Sex and the City" meets "Desperate Housewives," MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE follows four best girlfriends as they navigate life's trials and tribulations and discover marriage is nothing like the movies, motherhood can push your limits and no one makes you laugh like your friends do. Both a rioterous comedy and insightful drama, this refreshing new musical offers a raw and honest reflection on the challenges modern day women face trying to 'do it all.' The creative and design team behind MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE is: Amity Dry (Book, Music & Lyrics), Mark Simeon Ferguson (Music, Assistant Music Director, Pianist), Hilary Adams (Director), Stephen Purdy (Music Director), Janell Berte (Costume Designer), Kathleen McDonough and Kevin Lee Allen (Scenic Designers). The cast of MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE will feature Happy McPartlin (who recently made her Broadway debute in "Hands on a Hardbody"), Cicily Daniels (Broadway credits include: "The Little Mermaid," "Rent"), Mollie Vogt-Welch (last seen on Broadway in "A Tale of Two Cities") and Vanessa Lemonides ("Jewtopia," "Garbo and Me"). Amity Dry is an Australian singer/songwriter with two successful albums to her credit ("The Lighthouse," an Australian top 10 album and "True to Me"). In 2003, she along with her husband - Phil Rankine ? were selected to appear on Australia's biggest reality TV show "The Block," rocketing them to instant national fame. This year they competed on The Block All Stars series, winning the competition and gaining a whole new generation of fans. Following the birth of her first child, Amity began work on MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE ? at that point a solo show. After a successful production of MOTHER?LIFE in the Adelaide Fringe Festival Amity expanded it into a full scale musical. The musical version has been incredibly popular thoughout Australia, earning rave reviews, award nominations and a loyal audience following. It recently performed a successful 30 show Australian tour, featuring Amity in the lead role.

Seu George - The Blue Note
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

No shows July 19 & 22.

Red Hot + FELA LIVE! - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 24, 2013 -

Fela Kuti lives on, raised from musician's musician to legend by recent reissues of the Nigerian firebrand's back catalogue, and by Fela!, the Broadway hit dedicated to his tumultuous life. Red Hot + Fela takes this tribute a powerful step further, enlisting Afrobeat icons (master Fela drummer Tony Allen), mirthful indie voices (the cinematic dance rock of Superhuman Happiness, which unites members of Antibalas, TV on the Radio, tUnE-yArDs, and Iron + Wine), and the next generation of Afro-futurist innovators (Congolese rumba-rap sensation Baloji, Sudanese From Montreal collaborator Sinkane), for a show that bursts with Fela's defiant spirit and groove-heavy fire. One of the many highlights: the world performance premiere of "How to Survive a Plague," composed by Luke O'Malley and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), played for the first time live by Superhuman Happiness and Kronos Quartet.

Bay Ridge Jewish Center Garden Event and Open House - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
July 24, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Jewish Center's Garden Club plants flowers and herbs to attract butterflies and caterpillars. Learn about the Center or how it gardens, and make a sundae!

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Mount Kisco

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

Chang Wild Style - SEA
July 24, 2013 - New York

Chang Beer, Thailand’s #1 Lager, is hosting a kick-off to its national WildStyle Happy Hour Promotion on Wednesday evening, July 24, 7 p.m., at SEA, 835 Washington St., New York. WildStyle Wednesdays is an exciting opportunity for co-workers and friends to get over the mid-week hump and unwind with an ice cold beer and Thai cuisine while participating in Chang inspired bar promotions, games, sampling and exclusive prizes.

Big Apple Circus Comes to Water Street - Water Street POPS!
July 24, 2013 - New York

A Big Apple Circus rep will be on site to hand out promotional coupon flyers and clown noses to passersby, while a genuine Big Apple Circus clown will do classic circus tricks, like juggling and plate spinning, providing merriment to kids of all ages. Learn more at www.waterstreetpops.com

Summer Concert - Riverfront Park
July 24, 2013 - Stony Point

Stony Point continues its summer concert series along the Hudson River with the music of Beauty & The Grease.

Pilobolus Family Matinee 'Rules @ Play' - The Joyce Theater
July 24, 2013 - Chelsea

On Wednesday, July 24 at 1pm, Pilobolus presents Rules @ Play a lively, interactive show created specifically for a young audience exploring how rules present opportunities to solve problems and overcome challenges. They spark creativity and, in the case of Pilobolus, provide tools to make dances. In this fun, engaging and accessible show, Pilobolus dancers perform and analyze Walklyndon, Pseudopodia, The Transformation, and All is Not Lost, four of the company's favorite works, through movement and discussion that showcases the benefits of playing by the rules.

Outdoor Movie Night at Bideawee - Bideawee
July 24, 2013 - Westhampton

Bring the two-legged and four-legged members of the family to experience a one of a kind outdoor movie night at the Bideawee campus in Westhampton. On Wednesday, July 24th, Bideawee will be hosting an under the stars viewing of the hit movie “Monsters, Inc.” Attendees will enjoy an evening watching Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Jennifer Tilly, Steve Buscemi and others bring the animated characters of “Monsters, Inc.” to life as they sit outside with their pets. The movie screening will take place outside the Adoption Center at Bideawee located at 118 Old Country Road in Westhampton. Doors open at 7pm and the movie begins at 8:30pm. Seats are limited to the first 200 guests, so please come early to get your seat and meet some of Bideawee’s adoptable animals. Admission to the event is free with your purchase of a Bideawee Snack Pack. Visit www.bideawee.org/movie to reserve your seat and Snack Pack.

Amateur Night - Show Off - Apollo Theater
July 24, 2013 - New York

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 Oct 9, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 24, 2013 - Rye

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

Family Music Festival - Germonds Park
July 24, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Mancini, Mandel & The Movies - 92nd Street Y
July 24, 2013 - New York

In Henry Mancini and Johnny Mandel, movies and TV found a fresh voice steeped in jazz. Their unique personalities as arrangers and the beautiful songs they wrote sing from the heart. Featuring: Bill Charlap, piano; Sandy Stewart, vocals; Houston Person, tenor sax; Jeremy Pelt, trumpet; Steve Davis, trombone; Renee Rosnes, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Tim Horner, drums.

The Universe Within Art by Govinda Sah "Azad" - Tibet House US Gallery
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

Tibet House US has announced their upcoming art exhibit, The Universe Within, which will showcase the masterful works of renowned Nepalese artist Govinda Sah "Azad". The exhibit will run from May 23, 2013 through July 24, 2013, with an opening reception to be held on May 23rd from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Govinda Sah "Azad" is a celebrated, young Nepalese artist who studied in Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as London, where he is now based. The Universe Within, his first solo exhibition in the US, is an impressive display of his blossoming personal style -- an introspective of the human life and soul through the study and display of creative cosmic, nebulous, and celestial occurrences. His paintings sometimes include vivid colors, but the paramount focus is the sharp and breathtaking contrast he creates between darkness and light. Govinda's work encapsulates the Buddhist philosophy of inversion, an analysis of the macrocosm of the beyond in attempt to provide an awareness of inner humanity. Through his awe-inspiring depictions of the birth of stars and interactions between clouds, Govinda urges human understanding and recognition of a cosmic energy within. In 2010, Govinda's art was presented at the 7th conference on The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII) in the UK. INSAP conferences are a series of international meetings held to observe and explore the effects of the stars and sky on art, literature, myth, and other forms of cultural history. This year he will be presented at the 8th conference taking place at the American Museum of Natural History on July 7-12, 2013.

Hello Gorgeous: The Movies of Barbra Streisand: A Star is Born - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
July 24, 2013 - New York

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

Janeane Garofalo, Seth Herzog, Dan Soder & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 24, 2013 - New York

Rules @ Play by Pilobolus Dance - Joyce Theater
July 24, 2013 - New York

Join Pilobolus for Rules @ Play, their lively, interactive show created specifically for a youth audience. This fun, educational and witty performance is cool and captivating for kids and adults of all ages. Rules @ Play demonstrates that rules are not the drag that everybody thinks them to be.  Through the performance of four fan favorite dances, and audience engagement on and off stage, Pilobolus dancers show that rules are in fact important tools that challenge and spark creativity. The show includes Walklyndon, Pseudopodia, The Transformation, and All Is Not Lost. In New York City for ONE DAY ONLY. July 24, 2013 at 1PM, The Joyce Theater. Founded in 1971, Pilobolus has built its fervent and expanding international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The results of these collaborations has proven amazing feats can be achieved, and Pilobolus has been recognized for its developments in dance and multimedia art.  Based in Washington Depot, Connecticut, in recent years Pilobolus has transformed from avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Academy Awards. The company has explored worlds as disparate as advertising, publishing, film, and music videos (Pilobolus was nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for the video for OK Go’s “All Is Not Lost”). Pilobolus achieves all this without ever losing sight of their core mission: to make art that builds community.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 24, 2013 - Old Westbury

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

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
July 24, 2013 - Great Neck

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

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
July 24, 2013 - Battery Park City

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

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 24, 2013 - Battery Park City

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

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
July 24, 2013 - Long Island City

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

Gordon Lightfoot - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 24, 2013 - New York

Canadian singer and songwriter Gordon Lightfoot achieved international success in folk, country, and popular music. He came to prominence in the 1960s, and broke through on the international music charts in the 1970s with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970), "Sundown" (1974) and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976). His songs have been recorded by some of the world's most successful recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his "favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure."

New Order - Williamsburg Park
July 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

Live in concert. Holy Ghost opens.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library Association
July 24, 2013 - Stony Point

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

Smooth Cruise Series - Peter White and Mindi Abair - Spirit Cruises
July 24, 2013 - New York

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

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
July 24, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Dancing at Dusk: Dancing Under The Tree Of Life - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 24, 2013 - Katonah

Eletfa, which means the Tree of Life, symbolizes the core mission and passion of this band, which is to preserve the past while passing it on to the next generation. Join in Caramoor's version of a Tanchaz (a Hungarian folk dance party) and experience the joy of authentic Hungarian folk music, song, and dance from the villages of present day and historic Hungary. Info about the Dancing at Dusk Series: Come to Caramoor for an evening of fun with the kids! Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy great music together. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to live music, interact with the musicians, get to know their instruments, and ask questions. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child, up close, to music in a relaxed and joyful way. Activities are designed for toddlers as well as pre-teens.

Summerscreen presents The Craft - McCarren Park
July 24, 2013 - Williamsburg

See what happens when a quartet of outcast girls cast spells and curses upon those who even slightly anger them. Not for the little kids.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 24, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

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

Workshop Wednesday - Squishy Circuits - Scarsdale Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids ages 7 and older will make a dough that conducts electricity! Registration is required.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

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

Whole Foods Healthy Eating Demo - Cherry Fest! - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

As part of the series, "The Flavors of Summer Cooking," a chef from Whole Foods Market hosts a cooking demonstration and tasting themed around cherries. Free with Center admission.

Balloon Bonanza - Rose Memorial Library
July 24, 2013 - Stony Point

Children are invited to create balloon sculptures, then play games with balloons.

Sunset Wednesday - Wave Hill
July 24, 2013 - Bronx

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

Family Art Project: Bat Walk - Wave Hill
July 24, 2013 - Bronx

Yes, there are bats in New York City! Hunt for these mysterious creatures of the night with naturalist Paul Keim, the "Batman of Brooklyn." Participants use eyes and ears - and an echo locator -to search for bats as they skim the dusky sky looking for insects. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Registration required, online at wavehill.org, by calling 718-549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

P.O.D. & Flyleaf - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2013 - New York

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 in San Diego, CA, and all the way up to the release of their eighth and latest record, Murdered Love. Over the last two decades, the group has sold over 10 million albums (including 2001's triple platinum record Satellite), garnered four No. 1 music videos, three Grammy nominations and over a dozen rock radio hits, including "Southtown," "Alive," "Youth of the Nation" and "Goodbye For Now." The Belton, Texas-based heavy rock quintet Flyleaf formed in 2000 when front-woman Lacey Mosley played a string of the dark, hard-edged songs she consistently wrote as a brooding teen for drummer James Culpepper. After a brief period of playing together, they recruited guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, members of a local outfit that had recently called it quits. In 2002, bassist Pat Seals joined, and the band, initially known as Passerby, was born. Opening acts: Stars in Stereo, Manafest

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 24, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

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

Claudia Acuna - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

Claudia Acuna, vocals; Juancho Herrera, guitar; Jon Cowherd, piano; Michael Olatuja, bass; Yayo Serka, drums.

Storytime: Fairy Tales with a Twist - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 24, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear the unconventional tale of Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems and The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague. Following the stories, kids will make three little pig finger puppets to take home.

Passport to Imagination: Australia - Michael's
July 24, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Australia for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's craft is an "outback sunset painting."

The Great Open Jump - Pump It Up Norwalk
July 24, 2013 - Norwalk

Join BB the Bridgeport Bluefish and other special guests for an exciting evening of games, music, entertainment fun on giant inflatable's all for a great cause. Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.

SummerScreen Movie Night presents The Craft - McCarren Park
July 24, 2013 - Williamsburg

Enjoy some witchy wickedness with The Craft.

Summer Concert Series--Fleetwood Macked - Calf Pasture Beach
July 24, 2013 - Norwalk

This tribute band recreates the musical experience of Fleetwood Mac�s most popular line-up -- Mick Fleetwood (Frank Saitta), John and Christine McVie (Bobby Trombley and Sue Rowe), Stevie Nicks (Hillary Epstein) and Lindsey Buckingham (Mike Epstein).

Pat Kiernan's Summer Slam - Bell House
July 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

In a very special event, TrivWorks - NYC's trivia team building and corporate entertainment specialists - invites you back to The Bell House in Brooklyn to partake in the largest public trivia night in New York City, this time focusing on the greatest summer-themed pop culture trivia of all time! Hosted by Pat Kiernan, NY1 morning news anchor, former host of VH1?s "The World Series of Pop Culture" and co-host of CNBC's new reality competition "Crowd Rules," ALL attendees will partake in a high-energy, high-stakes team trivia contest about your favorite summer-themed movies, TV shows, music, products and more! Featuring multiple rounds of full-room trivia for the ENTIRE audience to enjoy and agame show-style "showdown" finale, everybody will also be automatically entered into a raffle to join Pat onstage for 1-on-1 "mini games," and the chance to win fantastic summer-themed prizes such as shows, tours, concerts and much, much more!

Shakespeare in the Park - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
July 24, 2013 - Flushing

This family-friendly production of The Tempest, is part of Hip to Hip Theatre Company’s 7th Season of “Free Shakespeare in the Park”. It is for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. Bring blankets or low chairs. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served. This year a new children’s program called “Kids and the Classics” will be offered 30 minutes before each show. This program consists of fun theatre games and an introduction to the play.

Piper Theatre presents The Neverending Story - The Old Stone House
July 24, 2013 - Park Slope

Piper Theatre presents a theatrical adaptation of author Michael Ende's fantasy about a place called Fantastica. Fantastic!

Plaza Swing Series: Eliano Braz, the Forro Fiddler - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 24, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Br�z and his Forr� group fuse the popular Brazilian music from the Northeastern region of the country with complex rhythms and lyrical melodies.

Swing Babroso - Highland Park
July 24, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Dance along to the rhythmic sounds of this dynamic Salsa band.

Highland Park Soccer Clinic - Highland Park
July 24, 2013 - Cypress Hills

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

Music in the Grove: The Deedle Deedle Dees - Fort Greene Park
July 24, 2013 - Fort Greene

The Deedle's merge really funny songs with lessons in history. Good thing Fort Greene Park has so much history within its borders!

Wonderful Wednesdays – Bubbleology - Wilton Library
July 24, 2013 - Wilton

Come and explore Keith Michael Johnson's Secret World of Bubbles. Watch state of the art soap bubble sculptures-some bigger than bathtubs, others are fog-filled spinning geometric shapes. Learn the science of how bubbles work and what bubbles can do and how to continue the experiments on your own at home. You'll never think of bubbles the same way again. Grades K and up. Under the age of 8, caretakers should stay in the room; over the age of 8, caretakers should remain in the building. Registration required.

Animated Movie Workshop for Teens - Wilton Library
July 24, 2013 - Wilton

Teens entering grades 6-12 learn how to make animated movies online using Xtranormal. Space limited. Registration required.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Queens Theatre
July 24, 2013 - Flushing

Performers combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty.

TEEN MINECRAFT - Westport Library
July 24, 2013 - Westport

Come play Minecraft with your friends on thee library's Minecraft server. Bring your own laptop. For grades 6-12.

Battle of the Bands - Stepping Stones Museum
July 24, 2013 - Norwalk

This night pits the best local bands selected by Fairfield County teen centers in a head-to-head competition and concert-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. The bands will compete to take home the Judge's Choice Award and the People's Choice Award. Tickets are available through the museum's website.

Teen Service Wednesdays - Fairfield Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Fairfield

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

Outdoor Cinema 2013 - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 24, 2013 - Long Island City

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

Marionette Making Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
July 24, 2013 - Garden City

Mirek Trejtnar, puppet master from Prague, will guide children and their parents through the process of making Czech-style marionettes (puppets that hang on wires). Children will receive pre-cut pieces of wood to make hands, legs, head and bodies. Then it?s time to paint and make costumes. Finally, you will connect your puppet to a controller, add strings, and voila; now you are a puppeteer. Adults will need to assist their children nail and screw together puppets parts as they finalize their puppets. Workshop length: 45 minutes.

Puppets in Prague present "Snehurka" (Snow White) - Long Island Children's Museum
July 24, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets in Prague is bringing a fairy tale across the ocean, from the romantic Czech forests to the coast of Long Island. Beautifully-carved marionettes will tell the well-known story of Snehurka (Snow Whilte), whose innocence and pure love triumphs over the egocentric wickedness of the Queen. Children will enter a magical world inspired by the rich tradition of European puppetry. After the show children will be invited onstage to to look more closely at the marionettes created by Czech puppet master Mirek Trejtnar.

Issa Cabrera and Los Tropicales del Ritmo -Picnic Pops Concert - Old Westbury Gardens
July 24, 2013 - Old Westbury

Bring your friends for a dance-off of Salsa to samba, Cumbia to Cha-Cha. Issa's lush vocals soar and serenade over her stellar band's infectious rhythms. It's an escapade through the Americas sure to make you want to dance. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Great Open Jump - Pump It Up
July 24, 2013 - Plainview

This year, Pump It Up is hosting an Imagination Celebration. Come join in for a night of fun, jumping, sliding and giving back. 100% of the admission proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks.

Singin' in the Rain - Patchogue Theatre
July 24, 2013 - Patchogue

It’s the roaring ‘20s and silent screen stars Bob Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown, until talking pictures begin to rain on their parade. What to do? Don’t just talk — sing. With a bevy of classic songs (“Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You’re My Lucky Star”) you’ll be happy again… singin’ and dancin’ in the rain.

Story Time & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
July 24, 2013 - Mineola

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

Now You See It, Now You Don?t - Museum of the City of New York
July 24, 2013 - Upper East Side

Furniture of the future will need to perform multiple functions in order to make the most of small spaces. Envision sleeping in a bed that folds up into the wall and becomes a couch. Imagine sitting at a small, low coffee table that becomes a longer, taller table for eating meals or playing games. Explore the furniture in the exhibition Making Room and see how each element transforms, giving one piece many functions. Afterwards, use art supplies to create a model of a room containing multi-purpose furniture that you imagined. Drop in anytime between 11am-3pm. No reservations required.

Bookworm Wednesday/Madagascar 3 - Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
July 24, 2013 - Farmingdale

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

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
July 24, 2013 - Hicksville

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

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas
July 24, 2013 - Valley Stream

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

Summer Educational Workshops--Elephant Paper Sculpture - Vanderbilt Museum
July 24, 2013 - Centerport

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

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 24, 2013 - Oakdale

Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true – to fall in love, become human and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula.

KidFEST Hands-On Arts & Crafts Workshops - Guild Hall
July 24, 2013 - East Hampton

Enjoy hands on arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School - Assembly of God of Center Moriches
July 24, 2013 - Center Moriches

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

Word for Word with Colum McCann - The Bryant Park Reading Room
July 24, 2013 - New York

The award-winning author of “Let the Great World Spin” discusses his latest tour de force “TransAtlantic”—a novel that spans centuries and brings to life characters real and imagined - from New York to Ireland. In conversation with former student Jessica Soffer, Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots. "Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books. Location: The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: There will be a tent set up for use during mists or light rain. Only in the event of severe weather, would we take our program indoors to The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street enter at 42nd Street. The website link for the entire “Word for Word” season including poetry events, a non-fiction series, film talks, story times and more for kids, a financial book series, a classics book club and workshops for writers is here: http://www.bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/wordforword.html. All programming is subject to change. The events are FREE and open to the public.

Swirl, Sprinkle and Scoop! - The Eloise Shop at The Plaza
July 24, 2013 - Upper East Side

Create your very own masterpiece in YoArt at The Plaza Food Hall. You will surely be amazed with all the flavors and toppings to choose. Skidder back to the Tea Room and have fun making an Eloise-y craft. Meet at The Eloise Shop at 3pm.

Groundbreaking Crafts - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 25, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library invites young readers for a weekly craft activity. This week, kids can make a garden stepping stone to take home.

92nd Street Y Jazz in July Festival - 92nd Street Y
Through July 25, 2013 - New York

Artistic director Bill Charlap returns with more than three dozen world-class jazz artists to celebrate jazz in all its artistry and imagination, from stride pianos to pink panthers. Jazz in July gives New Yorkers a reason to stay in the city for the summer.

Bust Magazine 20th Anniversary Extravaganza - Bell House
July 25, 2013 - Brooklyn

EMCEE JULIE KLAUSNER CIBO MATTO DJ SETS BY JD SAMSON AND JONATHAN TOUBIN HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, AMBER TAMBLYN, MURRAY HILL, AWKWAFINA JESSI KLEIN, BROAD CITY, VANESSA BAYER, 'GOLDEN BRA' AWARDS CEREMONY PLUS OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS!

Christmas Comes Early During the 'Oddest Summer on Record' - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
July 25, 2013 - New York

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square becomes a modern "Miracle on 42nd Street" as the Odditorium hosts Christmas in July with indoor ice skating, Christmas carolers, a visit from Santa & more. The first 200 children to arrive will receive a "present" from Santa -- a Ripley's Believe It or Not! book to take home. Brave the heat and bare your best "ugly Christmas sweater" & receive half-priced admission to Ripley's Times Square that day.

Wyatt Cenac, Pete Lee, Rich Vos, Kevin Meaney, Rachel Feinstein & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 25, 2013 - New York

Paul Weller - Apollo Theater
July 25, 2013 - New York

Mary Mary - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 25, 2013 - New York

Fearless. That one word eloquently captures the creative spirit of groundbreaking duo Mary Mary. Ever since siblings Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit "Shackles (Praise You)," the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2757#sthash.HjaVhEPp.dpuf

Music in the Garden Summer Jazz Concert Series - Hopper House Art Center
July 25, 2013 - Nyack

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

Mark Dendy Dance & Theater Projects: Ritual Cyclical - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 25, 2013 -

Lincoln Center's Hearst Plaza will be bursting with elegant movement thanks to eighty dancers led by Mark Dendy, whose choreography credits include everything from Mozart operas to Rockettes extravaganzas. Drawing on the ritual movements shaped by public spaces, Ritual Cyclical will make full use of Lincoln Center's architecture, including its fountain and grove. Dancers will present short, repeating loops to the music of Kronos Quartet, allowing viewers to move around and through them, and direct their own experience.

Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions - Pier 40, Courtyard East Field
July 25, 2013 - New York Harbor

Gotham Girls FC offers Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions with professional coach and freestyle-soccer teacher Vincent Grady. Sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 2 through August 22, 2013 (no session July 4) from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Pier 40. Cost is $20 per session, on a pay-as-you-go, drop-in basis. Come for one session, or come for many. All girls and boys ages 6-18 welcome. Kids will be broken into age-appropriate groups to work on juggling, 1v1 moves, and ball mastery in a fun, supportive and positive environment. No prior registration required. Bring water, a soccer ball, and a willingness to have fun. Tuesdays 5:30-7pm on Rooftop Field; Thursdays 5:30pm-7pm on Courtyard East field.

15:54 (15 Minutes of Fame ) Featuring Bridget Everett, Haus of Mimosas, Lance Horne, DJ Lord Easy & Others - 54 Below
July 25, 2013 - New York

A weekly Thursday Late Night series featuring the best of New York City's cutting edge nightlife. Re-inventing the magic of Studio 54, Resident artists, performers, DJ's will serve you 15 minute sets at 54 Below. This week's artists and DJ sets include: Haus of Mimosa, Tori Scott, Varsity Interperative Dance Squad, Noah Stewart, and DJ Lord Easy. Also August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
July 25, 2013 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer concert series continues with the music of Alive N Kickin. For information about the band, visit alive-n-kickin.com.

Mad Sq. Kids: Songs for Seeds - Madison Square Park
July 25, 2013 - Gramercy

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents its 11th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families that takes place rain or shine in the park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am, June 11 to Aug. 8. Songs for Seeds is a rockin' children's band that encourages kids ages newborn � 5 years to sing, play along with a live guitarist, keyboardist and drummer. Mixing kids rock �n� roll with great adult tunes, the band pleases everyone both big & small.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 25, 2013 - New York

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

Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
July 25, 2013 - New York

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

Animation Block Party Opening Night - Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 25, 2013 - Brooklyn

Animation Block Party, the premier animation festival of the East Coast, opens with a night of cartoons, music and comedy. This summer will mark the tenth annual ABP festival.

Benny Goodman: Let's Dance! - 92nd Street Y
July 25, 2013 - New York

92 Street Y has got the swinging-est rhythm section in town and a front line who feel this music from their fingertips to their toes. Whether playing Carnegie Hall or stompin' at the Savoy, Benny Goodman got people dancing everywhere -- now at 92Y. Featuring: Bill Charlap, piano; Ken Peplowski, clarinet; Warren Vache, trumpet & flugelhorn; Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar; Joe Locke, vibes; Peter Washington, bass; Dennis Mackrel, drums.

Hudson River Park's Riverrocks - Pier 84
July 25, 2013 - New York Harbor

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

2013 Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series - Wade Preston & The Movin' Out Band - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
July 25, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy shopping, eating, and listening to great music al fresco on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Hosted by WFAS-FM, the show starts at 6pm, with an opening act featuring local talent from WFAS's popular Music Lounge. The 5-piece Movin' Out Band is the smokin' original band from the Tony Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Broadway musical, "Movin' Out." The band includes members of Billy Joel's own band, and is fronted by pianist and vocalist Wade Preston, who played the original 'Piano Man' in the hit musical, hand-selected by Billy Joel himself. The Movin' Out Band performs all the famous Billy Joel hits, from "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," "Piano Man," and "Movin' Out" to "Just The Way You Are," "Pressure," "Angry Young Man," "Big Shot," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," and "New York State Of Mind"...plus great songs from that "other" classic rock piano master, Elton John. Rain date: July 29. About Westchester's Ridge Hill Westchester's Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown with a lush town square, it features a children's play area, dancing fountains, and a trolley - the Westchester's Ridge Hill Express. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux - a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar, and children's playroom, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular brands and retailers like Apple, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, LL Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, South Moon Under, Subway, Sur La Table, Texas de Brazil, TJ Maxx, Vera Bradley, Verizon/Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House. LegoLand Discovery Center, Haagen-Dazs, and a two-level UNIQLO are now open. And soon, Ridge Hill will see the opening of Frannie's Goodie Shop. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, the shopping and dining haven is easily accessible to millions of Westchester, Putnam, and Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester's Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space - approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group, as well as an urgent care center. Learn more at westchestersridgehill.com.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 25, 2013 - White Plains

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

My Brightest Diamond / Emily Wells / Kronos Quartet with special guest Mariana Sadovska - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 25, 2013 -

Art song gets earthy and edgy, thanks to three distinctive women's voices. Fronted by Shara Worton, whose velvety, delicate voice floats with equal beauty over chamber music-informed arrangements or alt-rock experiments, My Brightest Diamond will show their sonically innovative rock side. Emily Wells, a classically trained violinist, has a broad musical palette that embraces hip hop, gospel, symphonic flights of fancy, and quirky layered pop. Building tracks live via loops, the multi-instrumentalist creates atmospheric, infectious songs with melodica and strings, beats and voice. The night concludes with the US premiere of Chernobyl.The Harvest, performed by Kronos Quartet and special guest Mariana Sadovska. With a voice that ranges from ethereal to earth-shaking, the Ukraine-born singer finds fresh iterations of age-old Slavic melodies and aching traditional songs, accompanying herself on harmonium.

College Night - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 25, 2013 - New York

Physics of Toys Workshop - Barnes & Noble Palisades
July 25, 2013 - West Nyack

Kids ages 7 and up are invited to have fun while learning some simple physics by building rubber band-driven race cars. Registration is required; call 845-348-4713 or by e-mail crm2905@bn.com.

Family Music Festival - West Nyack Hamlet Green
July 25, 2013 - West Nyack

Relax to acoustic music performed by Larry Stevens.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 25, 2013 - Battery Park City

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

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 25, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 25, 2013 - Old Westbury

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

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 25, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
July 25, 2013 - Stony Point

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

SyFy Movies with a View - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 25, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The original, classic version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocoloate Factory (not the lousy remake from 2010).

Stayin Alive - Forest Park Bandshell
July 25, 2013 - Woodhaven

The era of disco comes alive in this exciting musical tribute to the Bee Gees.

Library Live: Tale Waggers Storytelling - Field Library
July 25, 2013 - Peekskill

A summertime program featuring seasoned and new storytellers. Have a tale to tell? Good listeners and storytellers of all ages are welcome.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 25, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

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

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
July 25, 2013 - Tarrytown

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

Freckleface Strawberry - BroadHollow Theatre Company
July 25, 2013 - Elmont

A new musical! Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles! Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? A great story about celebrating our own individuality.

Kids Zumbatomic - The Dance Treatment
July 25, 2013 - Garden City Park

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

Free Movie on the Lawn - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
July 25, 2013 - Rockville Centre

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

Reader's Theater - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
July 25, 2013 - Borough Park

Children perform in groups and practice using their voice to depict characters from prepared scripts. They'll have fun while strengthening reading skills and building self confidence.

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