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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Fairfield

September 25, 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!.

Giant Tag Sale to benefit the Hudson Chorale - 107 Bedford Road
Through January 01, 2013 - Pleasantville

Support the arts and find a treasure! Bargain hunters keep coming back year after year for their favorite event! A Giant Tag Sale to benefit the Hudson Chorale (formerly Westchester Concert Singers and the Choral Arts Society) will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2013, from 9am-4pm. Rain or shine. This is not your typical neighborhood tag sale of used toys and children's clothing. Included will be donated items in a wide variety of categories: used and antique furniture, collectibles, jewelry, appliances, housewares, CDs, DVDs, books, toys, sports equipment, good used clothing and accessories, decorative art, etc. Location: 107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville (corner of Manville/Route 117). To donate tax-deductible items, call 914-769-9309. Early Birds can attend from 8-9am for $10. All proceeds will benefit Hudson Chorale, the area's largest not-for-profit community chorus. Weekly rehearsals are held in the Scarborough Presbyterian Church, and singers come from throughout Westchester and surrounding counties. The chorus performs a wide range of music featuring both traditional and contemporary composers. The chorus' next concert on January 25 & 26, 2014, will be a salute to American composers, highlighting the works of a homegrown master, Randall Thompson. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 23, 2013 and "friendly" auditions will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013. See the website for contact information. For more information about membership or upcoming events, visit the chorus at hudsonchorale.org.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
September 25, 2013 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for 10 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Toddler Time - Ozone Park Library
September 25, 2013 - Ozone Park

Young children ages 2-3 enjoy stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts with a parent or other adult caregiver.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
September 25, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids explore their creativity with arts and crafts.

Garden Tea - Old Westbury Gardens
September 25, 2013 - Old Westbury

It's the perfect place to spend a gracious afternoon at the Gardens. Enjoy an elegant tea at Orchard Hill, followed by a seasonal tour. Advance tickets required. Please call 516-333-0048, x301 or register online.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
September 25, 2013 - Mineola

Join these interactive workshops with a certified infant massage specialist. Infant massage is a great bonding tool. The massage helps little ones sleep better as well as relieve any colic symptoms they may be feeling. Please bring two baby blankets. Contact patti@wigglesandgigglesbabymassage.com or call 516-607-1153.

Worms In The House - Steinway Library
September 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Worms are little troupers in the garden and the compost pile. In this workshop, kids get a hands-on experience when they see the role these little creatures play in composting.

Sensory Playtime - Pump It Up
September 25, 2013 - Plainview

Pump It Up is now offering special Pop-In Playtime sessions specifically for those kids with special needs only. Bring your child to bounce, jump, and slide in Pump It Up's private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Come to bounce, laugh, and have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children. Pump It Up is an ideal location for support groups, play therapy, and social events for individuals on the autism spectrum or other special needs, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.

Learn to Grow - Broadway Library
September 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
September 25, 2013 - Forest Hills

Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 25, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
September 25, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
September 25, 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.

Hispanic Heritage Stories & Crafts - The Field Library
September 25, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in grades K-6 are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with great stories and a fun craft.

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) Free Summer Concerts & Yoga - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down. For full line-up, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/news/view/free-lunchtime-concert-series-returns-august-7th-%E2%80%93-september-25th.

WATCHING WESTPORT: 50 Years of Art by Gabrielle A. Dearborn - Westport Library
Through September 25, 2013 - Westport

A selection of paintings and drawings will be on exhibit by the late Scottish-born artist who lived on Wright St. in Westport for five decades and painted everything she saw in town, at the beach, and in her own back yard. Through September 25.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 25, 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.)

General Energy Workshops - Sunnyside Library
September 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Solar One engages children in hands-on activities and projects about our energy sources, present and future. All are materials provided. Registration required.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - The Players Theatre
September 25, 2013 - Greenwich Village

New York City sets the scene for Shakespeare's tale of romantic mischief. In this inaugural production, The Theatre Project's new acting company puts a new spin on an old classic.

Yosvany Terry Quintet featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

With Yosvany Terry, saxophones & chekere; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Osmany Paredes, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
September 25, 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 time. No registration, no program fee. This program runs for 10 Wednesdays from Sep 11-Nov 13.

Opening Concert of Great Music in a Great Space Concert Series - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
September 25, 2013 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will commence the 2013/14 Great Music in a Great Space concert series with All Creatures Great and Small on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This a cappella concert throws a spotlight on animal and nature-themed music featuring works by Whitacre, Tavener, Convery, Whitten Thomas, Gibbons and more. The professional Cathedral Choir under Kent Tritle presents a vast musical spectrum in a single evening, from the pleasant and light-hearted harmonic language of Ivor Davies’ Prayers from the Ark to Whitten Thomas’ setting of the profound prayer of a whale evading capture and demise. Audience and choir are placed in the unique environment of the Cathedral’s West End below the majestic Rose Windows and near the Ecology Bay. Launched in 2012 under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading choral conductors, Great Music in a Great Space is a series of public concerts inspired by the Cathedral’s 100-year history of diverse and exhilarating musical events. Great Music in a Great Space concerts feature the Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra, the Great Organ, and world-renowned soloists, and include the Cathedral’s signature Christmas Concert and New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace. Tickets for All Creatures Great and Small start at $25. For more information on this and future 2013/2014 series performances or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/GMGS.html.

Comedy School Dropout - Beauty Bar
September 25, 2013 - New York

You want free pizza and free laughs? Come to the Comedy School Dropout show!! Come to Beauty Bar this Wednesday to experience an awesome taste of comedy. See you there!! Featured this week: - Margaret Dodge – A comedian, writer, editor, and total New Yorker @Margaretdodge on Twitter - Claudia Kogan – Is a comic as affable as she is matter-of-fact. And her approach is working: she's been on Last Comic Standing 7 as a semi-finalist, been nominated three times for an Excellence in Comedy in New York (ECNY) award and won the first ever Time Out New York Joke of the Year. @blaudiablogan on Twitter.

Storytime: Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
September 25, 2013 - West Nyack

Oliver is nervous about the first day of school so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case, and boy, does it come in handy. Whenever anything scares Oliver - a teacher, a classmate, or the prospect of learning everything - the alligator makes the problem go away.

I Want to be Heard' Comedy Tour, Hosted by Ron Artest, Featuring Malik S & More of the Country's Top Comedians - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 25, 2013 - New York

RON ARTEST Born Ronald William Artest Jr. on Nov. 13, 1979, in Queensbridge, New York, Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace in September 2011, in an effort to encourage dialogue over physical violence and promote good will toward all. He is the father of four children. World Peace signed with the New York Knicks in July 2013 and has been playing professional basketball in the NBA since 1999. He was selected to the 2005-06 NBA's All-Defensive Team, was voted by the media as 2003-04 NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, and was the only man with 271 steals in his first two seasons in the NBA, breaking Michael Jordan's record. He won his first NBA World Championship with the LA Lakers in June, 2010, and received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award - the NBA's highest citizenship and community service honor - in April 2011.

Richard Dawkins - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
September 25, 2013 - New York

Here, for the first time is an intimate look into the childhood and intellectual development of the world's most famous atheist and evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, "one of the most outstanding intelligences in modern science" (Evening Standard) and "one of the greatest nonfiction writers alive today" (Steven Pinker). The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering.

Board Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
September 25, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids and tweens enjoy some classic and modern board games.

Youth Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
September 25, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Kids learn the basics of creative writing at this interactive workshop.

World-renowned Autism Expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D. - Adelphi University
September 25, 2013 - Garden City

As part of the Joseph Napolitano Memorial Lecture series, Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, will deliver the talk “The World Needs all Kinds of Minds” at Adelphi University on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. This is her third lecture at the University. Dr. Grandin is a best-selling author and activist on the topics of autism and animal welfare. She is also a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and humane slaughter. The event, which is being cosponsored with the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Additionally, the lecture will be Simulcast in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Since the 1980s, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for autistic individuals. She has spoken world-wide on autism and livestock handling. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has influenced much of her writing on the subject. Her most recent book, The Autistic Brain, focuses on the latest autism research and new diagnosis and treatments. As a consultant for companies with huge slaughterhouse operations, among them Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Swift, Grandin advises on practices that improve animal quality of life. Humane livestock facilities, designed by Grandin, currently make up half of those used in the U.S. and Canada alone. She has authored numerous publications on the livestock industry and animal behavior, including the best-sellers Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human. Dr. Grandin became interested in animals while attending a boarding school where they kept dairy cows and horses. This led her to pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment manager. Before earning her Ph.D., Grandin was the livestock editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and an equipment designer for Corral Industries. She received her B.A. in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, her M.S. in animal science from Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois. Grandin has appeared on major television programs such as ABC's Primetime Live and 20/20, CBS's 48 Hours, CNN's Larry King Live, NBC's Today Show, and has been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Time Magazine. Among her many achievements are being named in Time Magazine 2012 as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” receiving the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute, being named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and receiving honorary doctorates from McGill University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. In 2010, HBO released the movie, Temple Grandin, based on her life. The movie garnered 15 Emmy Award nominations, and won five including the Emmy for outstanding made for television movie and best actress in a drama (actress Claire Danes). It also won a Golden Globe and Peabody Award. At Adelphi, autism awareness and education is incorporated into campus initiatives and curriculum. In 2006, Adelphi established an Autism Task Force, made up of Adelphi faculty who are experts in the field of autism, with the purpose of discussing and promoting autism-related activities on campus. The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education includes courses on autism as part of its degree programs in special education and offers a graduate certificate program in Autism or Severe or Multiple Disabilities. For Adelphi students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Bridges to Adelphi is a multifaceted intervention program that includes coaching, learning strategies, behavioral modeling, and peer mentoring which addresses social, academic and vocational areas. Since its launch, the program continues to grow, with a current total of 75 students enrolled. Tickets are free for both Adelphi students and for the General Public. Reservations are required and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Ticket sales begin August 29 for Adelphi students. There is a limit of two tickets per student with ID during this pre-sale. Ticket sales for the General Public begin Wednesday, September 4. Tickets will be available by telephone, or in person at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office (located in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center and by phone at 516.877.4000). Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

An Evening with Graham Nash - City Winery
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Graham Nash will be performing as a trio, accompanied by James Raymond (keyboards) and Shane Fontayne (guitar)—who are also part of CSN's touring band. "The chance to play my songs with two such great musicians is thrilling to me," says Nash. "I don't do this often and I'm so looking forward to the tour. A splendid time is guaranteed for all..." Nash's long awaited autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life will be published on September 24, but the hardcover edition may be pre-ordered now through his website.

Fiddler on the Roof - BroadHollow Theatre at BayWay Arts Center
September 25, 2013 - East Islip

In the village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman, is trying to keep his family's traditions alive. Yet times are changing. Tevye's daughters want to make their own decisions. Songs include Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise Sunset.

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Presents NorCal Comedy with Al Madrigal, Janeane Garofalo, Louis Katz, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 25, 2013 - New York

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
September 25, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizons Twirlers invites kids and their parents to try twirling, a sport that provides youth with self-confidence, coordination, and team work skills. Learn about the club as well as community and competition teams in our area.

The Meeting - 54 Below
September 25, 2013 - New York

With Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, songwriter Joe Iconis, columnist Michael Musto and Jake Boyd. Also Oct. 30.

Great Writers, Great Readings Presents Philip Levine - Hofstra University
September 25, 2013 - Hempstead

Hofstra University�s Department of English and the M.F.A. in Creative Writing present the tenth annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series at Hofstra: A Yearlong Celebration. The series kicks off with poet Philip Levine, an award-winning American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. Mr. Levine�s recent books include News of the World (2010); Breath (2004); The Mercy (1999); and The Simple Truth (1994), which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, Mr. Levine was named the 18th U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. This event will take place in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Great Writers, Great Readings was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in English, Hofstra currently offers an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in English. The program's faculty include playwright Erik Brogger, author Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.

'Mitigating the Impact of Divorce' with Dr. Anna Balas - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
September 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division announces the second series in the "Dialogues on..." discussions with leading child development experts. Dr. Anna Balas is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Division of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also on the faculty of, and a member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Balas is a sought after instructor on trauma and child development for psychoanalytic candidates, residents, public/private school teachers and parents. In addition, Dr. Balas has a longstanding interest in psychoanalysis as applied to the arts. Dr. Balas has a busy private practice for adult, adolescent and child psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Manhattan. Given the prevalence of separation and divorce, Dr. Balas has pondered, at length, ways to help children master their experiences of loss when their own family divides up. With the “Dialogues on…” series of discussions, the NYC community has access to child development experts on relevant and pressing topics. The events are free and open to the public and are an integral part of NYPSI’s commitment to community outreach. The series began in 2012-2013 and proved overwhelmingly successful. "Dialogues on..." events are geared towards professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents and parents are welcome to attend. The "Dialogues on..." series is made possible by a generous donation to NYSPI from The Poses Family Foundation. Additional funding was received from The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation in honor of Ms. Themis Dimon.

Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
September 25, 2013 - Plainview

Learn all about this extraordinarily gentle method that combines light-touch neurological and energy work to help to resolve all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your spine and nerves. Learn how this care helps resolve a variety of acute and chronic conditions and live with more peace, passion, authenticity, and well-being. Lecture, demonstration, and free gift given by Dr. Michael Berlin. Register by calling the office.

Bryant Park Square Dance - Bryant Park
September 25, 2013 - New York

Square dancing hits the big city in Bryant Park! September 9th, 20th, and 25th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Come on down for a promenading, do-si-do-ing good time at a series of free dance parties like no other, with a whole lot of ‘wichcraft food and drink, live music, and fun. No experience? No partner? No problem! We’ll pair you up and our experts will teach you the steps. Dust off those cowboy boots and belt buckles, because donning your festive country best is encouraged. We’ve got a few surprises in store, like western themed giveaways and chances to win tickets on Southwest Airlines, so you won’t want to miss this one. Yeehaw!

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down!

Celebrate the Torah - Temple B'nai Torah
September 25, 2013 - Wantagh

Celebrate something new. Simchat Torah is a joyous festival in which the Jewish people affirm their view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending, lifelong study.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

James Turrell - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

James Turrell's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist's groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architecture -- its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space -- as one of Turrell's Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976-). Reorienting visitors' experiences of the rotunda from above to below, the exhibition gives form to the air and light occupying the museum's central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist's career will be displayed in the museum's Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one-third of a major retrospective exhibition spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Opening Gala with Yo-Yo Ma - New York Philharmonic
September 25, 2013 - New York

Performing works by Ravel, Piazzolla, and Osvaldo Golijov.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
September 25, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the October 2 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on October 9. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
September 25, 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
September 25, 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.

2013 New York City Cyber Security Summit - Hilton New York
September 25, 2013 - New York

The 2013 Cyber Security Summit in New York City connects C-Suite executives in need of innovative solutions to protect their business & critical infrastructure with the leading technology solution providers. Details: http://www.CyberSummitUSA.com - Tickets: http://cybersummit.eventbrite.com/

Earth, Wind and Fire - Beacon Theatre
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
September 25, 2013 - Roslyn

Provides an opportunity for local farmers to sell their produce directly to consumers. The produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced. Other local products sold include juices, honey, jams, jellies, pickles, pies and breads.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
September 25, 2013 - Floral Park

Made With Love is a service-oriented group of knitters and crocheters who create hats, scarves, blankets, and other items for hospitals, shelters, and the military in a friendly atmosphere. (There is no instructor, but you may get help on your own projects from your peers.)

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
September 25, 2013 - Norwalk

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

The Sound Of Music - Cinema Arts Centre
September 25, 2013 - Huntington

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

WEE Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 25, 2013 - West Village

It's all about the wee ones in the WEE Art Studio. Dedicated to children ages 5 and younger, this studio offers a variety of age appropriate workshops, including painting, drawing, drumming, story time, music time and much more.

Gotham Fall Open House - Gotham Writers' Workshop
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

You get invites all the time to open houses serving the same cubes of cheddar and plastic cups of Two-Buck Chuck. How about one with no wine or cheese, but free writing classes instead? We'd love for you to try one or two of the many free classes we will be offering during the Gotham Writers' Workshop Fall Open House on Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25 in Manhattan. You will meet our instructors, do a little writing, and get $30 off your first 6 or 10-week class. It's less boozy than other open houses but more inspiring. Visit free.writingclasses.com for more information and to register for a class.

Cocktail Reception and Briefing - What you Need to Know About Lyme Disease NOW! - Mercedes-Benz of White Plains
September 25, 2013 - White Plains

Lyme Research Alliance and Mercedes-Benz of White Plains cordially invite you to a cocktail Reception and Briefing: What you Need to Know About Lyme Disease - Now! with Kenneth Liegner, MD, specialist in the treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and Kim Lewis, PhD, university distinguished professor; director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Complimentary valet parking, wine, champagne, and hors d'oeuvres, featuring a tasting bar by Tito's Hand-Made Vodka and vintage Mercedes from Pepe Auto Group's collection.

World-renowned Autism Expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D. to Speak at Adelphi University on September 25 - Adelphi University
September 25, 2013 - Garden City

As part of the Joseph Napolitano Memorial Lecture series, Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, will deliver the talk “The World Needs all Kinds of Minds.” Dr. Grandin is a best-selling author and activist on the topics of autism and animal welfare. She is also a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and humane slaughter. The event, which is being cosponsored with the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, will take place at 8pm in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Additionally, the lecture will be Simulcast in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Since the 1980s, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for autistic individuals. She has spoken world-wide on autism and livestock handling. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has influenced much of her writing on the subject. Her most recent book, The Autistic Brain, focuses on the latest autism research and new diagnosis and treatments. As a consultant for companies with huge slaughterhouse operations, among them Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Swift, Grandin advises on practices that improve animal quality of life. Humane livestock facilities, designed by Grandin, currently make up half of those used in the U.S. and Canada alone. She has authored numerous publications on the livestock industry and animal behavior, including the best-sellers Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human. Dr. Grandin became interested in animals while attending a boarding school where they kept dairy cows and horses. This led her to pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment manager. Before earning her Ph.D., Grandin was the livestock editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and an equipment designer for Corral Industries. She received her B.A. in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, her M.S. in animal science from Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois. Grandin has appeared on major television programs such as ABC's Primetime Live and 20/20, CBS's 48 Hours, CNN's Larry King Live, NBC's Today Show, and has been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Time Magazine. Among her many achievements are being named in Time Magazine 2012 as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” receiving the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute, being named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and receiving honorary doctorates from McGill University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. In 2010, HBO released the movie, Temple Grandin, based on her life. The movie garnered 15 Emmy Award nominations, and won five including the Emmy for outstanding made for television movie and best actress in a drama (actress Claire Danes). It also won a Golden Globe and Peabody Award. At Adelphi, autism awareness and education is incorporated into campus initiatives and curriculum. In 2006, Adelphi established an Autism Task Force, made up of Adelphi faculty who are experts in the field of autism, with the purpose of discussing and promoting autism-related activities on campus. The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education includes courses on autism as part of its degree programs in special education and offers a graduate certificate program in Autism or Severe or Multiple Disabilities. For Adelphi students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Bridges to Adelphi is a multifaceted intervention program that includes coaching, learning strategies, behavioral modeling, and peer mentoring which addresses social, academic and vocational areas. Since its launch, the program continues to grow, with a current total of 75 students enrolled. Tickets are free for both Adelphi students and for the General Public. Reservations are required and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Ticket sales begin August 29 for Adelphi students. There is a limit of two tickets per student with ID during this pre-sale. Ticket sales for the General Public begin Wednesday, September 4. Tickets will be available by telephone, or in person at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office (located in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center and by phone at 516.877.4000). Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kate Flannery & Scot Robinson are The Lampshades - 54 Below
September 25, 2013 - New York

Kate Flannery, aka Meredith from The Office, and Scot Robinson, from the silver screen's Anchorman, are The Lampshades: America's favorite dying lounge act! "Kassie," (Flannery) along with "Hori" (Robinson), work the scotch-soaked, mascara-running piano medley to fine, sleazy effect. No matter how many bands you've seen, you have never heard "Mandy" meets "Brandy" combined with the theme song from The Andy Griffith Show and "Candy Man" thrown in for bad measure.

Adoption Information Meeting - Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
September 25, 2013 - Park Slope

Join Spence-Chapin to learn about adoption programs that seek loving adoptive families for the waiting children here and around the world. During the meeting, the school's adoption specialist will provide detailed information about all of Spence-Chapin's adoption programs and the range of our adoption services. The meeting will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Free Open House in Celebration of Their 39th Anniversary - New York Sports Clubs
September 25, 2013 - New York

New York Sports Clubs celebrates their 39th anniversary with an Open House Party, welcomed to all New Yorkers. Their doors will be open to a FREE GUEST DAY on Wednesday, September 25th. All NYSC locations will allow non-members to use their facilities throughout the day and sweat it out. Already a member? Bring a friend, and enjoy post workout snacks and prizes. Attendees are invited to come try a new class, meet with instructors, and experience all the fitness facilities first hand. Whether you are new to fitness or are a gym pro looking to switch it up, there is a challenge for every fitness level at New York Sports Clubs. Please visit www.mysportsclubs.com for a list of all New York Sports Clubs locations.

Brown Bag Lecture - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 26, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as museum docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Alex Katz whose works are in view in solo exhibition. Join the 2pm public tour of this exhibition. No reservations. First come, first seated.

Yoga for Toddlers - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
September 26, 2013 - Williamsburg

Yoga for babies, 18-36 months old.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
September 26, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children, with and without special needs, hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
September 26, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

Long Island Families Together, Inc. Hosts the 10th Annual Legislative Breakfast - Melville Marriott Hotel
September 26, 2013 - Melville

This event will provide an opportunity for elected officials to meet with their constituents, and hear the experiences and concerns of youth and families that have been affected by mental health challenges. Long Island Families Together (LIFT) is a parent and youth guided organization that assists families who have children with emotional, behavioral, and other mental health challenges. To register for this event, call 631-264-5438 x103. For professional and other resources, or to find out more information about Long Island Families Together, visit their web site lift4kids.org.

Brain Health and Cognitive Remediation: Truths & Myths - Somers Library
September 26, 2013 - Somers

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Guest speaker, Daniel J. Mancini, MA, Ed.M. and Cognitive Remediation Specialist, will discuss what seniors, persons with memory impairment, and caregivers need to know. Please register for this free event by calling the library at 914 232-5717 or register online at somerslibrary.org.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
September 26, 2013 - Cornwall

Families with babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers are invited to this one-hour hiking program led by en environmental educator.

K-2 Club - A Story from Puerto Rico - White Plains Public Library
September 26, 2013 - White Plains

After-school story time for kids in K-grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack.

Joe Sanders' Quartet featuring Gerald Clayton & Greg Hutchinson - The Life & Music of Oscar Pettiford - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 26, 2013 - New York

With Joe Sanders, bass; Gerald Clayton, piano; and Greg Hutchinson, drums.

Simchat Torah Family Celebration and Tot Parade - Chabad of the Rivertowns
September 26, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Hora with the Torah at the Simchat Torah Tot Parade at 6pm (geared for ages 0-7). Dance and sing with the Torah scrolls during the Hakafot procession and enjoy a delightful buffet dinner at 7:15pm. The Simchat Torah Festivities are for all ages, and all are welcome free of charge. Please RSVP to 914-693-6100 or chabadrt.org.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
September 26, 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.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
September 26, 2013 - Glen Cove

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

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - The Players Theatre
September 26, 2013 - Greenwich Village

New York City sets the scene for Shakespeare's tale of romantic mischief. In this inaugural production, The Theatre Project's new acting company puts a new spin on an old classic.

Stepinac High School Information Night on the Catholic High School Admissions Process - Stepinac High School gymnasium
September 26, 2013 - White Plains

Archbishop Stepinac High School will open its doors to the community for an Admissions Information Night to discuss the Catholic high school process. The information session, which will take place in Stepinac's gymnasium, is open for anyone to attend, but will focus on parents of 8th grade boys and girls.

Saw Mill River Audubon Public Program: Amazing Reptiles - Croton Free Library
September 26, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Bruce Lowder from Animal Encounters will introduce a variety of turtles, lizards, snakes, a baby alligator, and even one of his 12-foot-plus Burmese Pythons! No registration necessary, but space will be limited by room capacity so come promptly at 7pm to guarantee a seat. Doors close at 7:20 pm. Program will be 7:30-8:30pm.

Seven Math Girls - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
September 26, 2013 - New York

Join renowned German mathematician Günter M. Ziegler as he presents seven images of mathematicians – two of them are highly respected mathematicians, three are currently students, one was bad at math, two are works of art, two are quite well-known, and one of them is the first known mathematician. They all let us wonder about what mathematicians do, what mathematicians can do, and whether math is a girls' world after all. The presentation is designed for teenagers and would best be enjoyed by participants age 11 and up. The presentation will be held from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit mathgirls.momath.org or call (212) 542-0566. Location: National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), 11 E. 26th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and Madison) By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the museum.

Music With Tony C - Museum of Motherhood
September 26, 2013 - Upper East Side

Rock out with Tony C and enjoy free play in the play space after.

Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
September 26, 2013 - New York

Returning to MoMath by popular demand, renowned German mathematician Günter M. Ziegler presents his new "math stories" book, a journey into the world of mathematics – a world that is filled with stories about numbers, places, problems and people. What's so special about the number 13, or about 42? What do you know about "numerical estimates" or "random numbers"? Why is there no Nobel Prize in mathematics? Hear about the places where mathematics is created (among them: the desk, the bed, the beach, and even in church), about mathematics record races, and about remarkable mathematicians and their careers -- among them a Traveler, a Magician, and a Politician. Math is fun, a challenge, and an endeavor – it’s a vast and wild landscape! Come tour the scenery with Dr. Ziegler, a superb math storyteller, as your tour guide. The presentation is designed for adults and would best be enjoyed by participants age 13 and up. The presentation will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. Admission is $14 for members and $16 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit mathstories.momath.org or call (212) 542-0566. By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the museum.

Toddler Talk - Museum of Motherhood
September 26, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bring your toddler and meet new friends at this weekly meet up. Each week you'll chat about issues that affect toddlers.

10th Annual Legislative Breakfast - Melville Marriott
September 26, 2013 - Melville

This celebration and annual forum provides an opportunity to discuss the impact of changes to human services for children and families with local legislative officials. This is also a wonderful opportunity for parents and agency representatives to network and share information with each other on children’s mental health programs and services. Advance registration required.

Jermaine Fowler, Dan St. Germain, Kurt Metzger, Giulia Rozzi, Richie Redding, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 26, 2013 - New York

Jermaine Fowler, Dan St. Germain, Kurt Metzger, Giulia Rozzi, Richie Redding, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 26, 2013 - New York

Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper – THE EXPANDED EDITION - Cinema Arts Centre
September 26, 2013 - Huntington

Acclaimed Beatles scholar Scott Freiman returns with an expanded version of his entertaining live multimedia journey through the creation of The Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Picture Book Time - Howard Beach Library
September 26, 2013 - Howard Beach

The library is the place for afterschool fun. Kids can make new friends and spend the afternoon listening to great stories.

Neko Case - Radio City Music Hall
September 26, 2013 - New York

The singer performs in support of her sixth studio album, Middle Cyclone.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (5-10 yr olds) - Calliope Fitness & Arts
September 26, 2013 - Roslyn

These small group classes provide a consistent sequence of activities that recur in each session, offering predictability and structure. Lessons include a warm-up, calming breathing exercises, yoga poses with visual support, cooperative yoga games, creative guided imagery, mindfulness techniques, and calming relaxation techniques. The class is limited to four children. Classes are tailored to match the physical abilities and needs of the children. Call for complete class schedule.

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success - Flushing Library
September 26, 2013 - Flushing

Some people have difficulty being understood. Their accent may keep them from reaching their goals or finding work. Speech-language pathologists will teach participants everyday tips and techniques to help them approximate an American English speaking style.

The Eighth Annual Carle Honors, Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - Guastavino's
September 26, 2013 - New York

On Thursday, September 26, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Guastavino’s in New York City at the eighth annual gala and auction, the Carle Honors. The benefit will pay tribute to the talented people and organizations that have made the picture book such a vibrant and impactful art form in America, as well as those who have championed its vital role in supporting art appreciation, early literacy and critical thinking. The event will be hosted by Museum co-founders Eric and Barbara Carle, and co-chaired by best-selling children’s book authors/illustrators Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi. This year, the Carle Honors will honor the following selection of distinguished luminaries in four categories: Chris Van Allsburg (Artist Award), Lynda Johnson Robb and Carol Rasco (Angel Award), Phyllis Fogelman Baker (Mentor Award) and Barbara Bader (Bridge Award). In addition, the Carle Honors will include an exclusive auction featuring original works of art donated by over a dozen of the most celebrated artists. For more information, please visit: http://www.carlemuseum.org/carlehonors2013

Children's Program - Greenwich Library
September 26, 2013 - Greenwich

Pre-registered program for infants up to 12 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. Take home a folder filled with the words and songs so the fun can continue at home. For information call the Children's Room.

Fiesta de los Cuentos-Bilingual Storytime - Greenwich Library
September 26, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy a Spanish and English storytime. Toddlers and preschoolers sing songs, listen to stories and enjoy this bilingual program. No registration.

Simchat Torah Family Service and Dinner - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 26, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families are invited to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah with a fun night of singing, dancing, and eating.

Eugene Onegin - Metropolitan Opera
September 26, 2013 - New York

Conductor: Valery Gergiev Tatiana: Anna Netrebko Olga: Oksana Volkova Lenski: Piotr Beczala Onegin: Mariusz Kwiecien Gremin: Alexei Tanovitsky The season opens on September 23 with a new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin. Valery Gergiev returns to the Met to conduct the opening performances of this production, staged by acclaimed English director Deborah Warner in her Met debut. Mariusz Kwiecien sings his first Met performances as the imperious title character, a much-admired interpretation he has sung in many of the world's leading opera houses, opposite Anna Netrebko as Tatiana, in her third consecutive Met opening night and her first company performances as the naive heroine from Pushkin's classic novel. Piotr Beczala reprises his performance as Onegin's friend turned rival, Lenski. A second cast, conducted by Alexander Vedernikov in his Met debut, features Peter Mattei as Onegin, Marina Poplavskaya as Tatiana, and, in his first Met performances since the 2008-09 season, Rolando Villazin as Lenski; all three singers will be making their company role debuts.

School Uniform Discount Days - Monster Mini Golf
Through September 26, 2013 - Nanuet

Throughout the month, Monster Mini Golf is offering ½ price miniature golf play for kids who arrive in a school uniform. The promotion will run Tuesdays through Thursdays and applies to kids up to 18 years of age. Monster Mini Golf is an indoor, monster-themed, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. A DJ entertains golfers throughout their stay, playing music and giving away prizes.

Joe Satriani - Beacon Theatre
September 26, 2013 - New York

Joe Satriani, one of rock music's most respected electric guitar players, will be joined by Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally (keys) with a special opening performance by Deep Purple and Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 26, 2013 - White Plains

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

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
September 26, 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.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
September 26, 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.

The Inkomati (dis)cord - New York Live Arts
Through September 26, 2013 - New York

Making its U.S. premiere, The Inkomati (dis)cord is a work made collaboratively by South African artist Boyzie Cekwana and Mozambique artist Panaibra Canda. In 1984, the Mozambique of Samora Machel and the South African apartheid state signed the Nkomati accord, a non-aggression pact. The Inkomati (dis)cord is Cekwana and Canda's referral to this failed historical agreement, as well as the river that lent its name to it. In an attempt to break through artificial borders and traverse territories, using their own bodies, skins, identities and histories, the choreographers explore the internalized colonial boundaries that still alienate shared histories and aspirations.

Mitigating Disasters: Earthquake Response in the 21st Century with Gavin Hayes - American Museum of Natural History
September 26, 2013 - New York

Gavin Hayes, of the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, presents this special lecture about earthquakes—a natural part of the world we live in. We cannot prevent earthquakes, which are a natural consequence of the relative motions of tectonic plates, which make up the jigsaw puzzles of Earth's outer shell. But in a world in which populations are increasing—notably in megacities that are often located in areas of high seismic hazard—we must learn to better mitigate their impact.

Picture Book Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
September 26, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger

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