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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Fairfield

October 9, 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!.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 09, 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.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
October 09, 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
October 09, 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.

Make your Own Sundae - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 09, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to create their own sundae with ice cream and toppings. Registration is required.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
October 09, 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.

Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 09, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregivers are invited to the library for stories, crafts, songs, finger plays, and more. Registration is required.

Richard Bonynge Master Class - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
October 09, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge leads singers from Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in his and the Solti Accademia's first-ever New York City public master class, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Georg Solti Accademia, an Italian-based organization dedicated to educating highly talented singers in the art of Italian opera and song. FREE tickets available 9/25

Sara Bareilles - Radio City Music Hall
October 09, 2013 - New York

Discussion: Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt - New-York Historical Society
October 09, 2013 - New York

A panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the presidential terms of Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with authors Jodi Kantor, Jonathan Alter and Kati Marton (moderator).

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
October 09, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. No sign-up required.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
October 09, 2013 - Garden City

Clapping, singing, playing. Fun, fun, fun. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest children?s bodies moving. A great opportunity for kids to get acquainted with musical sounds.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
October 09, 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.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
October 09, 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.)

Joanna Gleason - 54 Below
October 09, 2013 - New York

54 Below is delighted to welcome Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason as she makes her NYC cabaret debut! Accompanied by Well Strung, the dazzling modern-day string quartet, her fantasy and real lives intersect underscored by tunes ranging from Billy Joel to Dave Frishberg to Johnny Mathis, with maybe even a little walk through the woods. Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (& award-winning) portrayal of The Baker's Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, the upcoming Last Vegas and a whole host of other projects. It's the cabaret event of the fall when this eloquent, witty and thoroughly delightful star graces our stage. Be there! Also Oct. 16 & 23.

Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
October 09, 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.

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
October 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents. Parents and siblings new to COPE must speak to COPE�s Clinical Director Laraine Gordon prior to their first meeting 631-259-2018.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
October 09, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
October 09, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids enjoy hearing a read aloud and doing a story inspired activity afterward.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
October 09, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Kids and tweens play board games.

Toddler Time-Rosedale - Rosedale Library
October 09, 2013 - Rosedale

This is a fun reading program for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Preschoolers are also welcome.

Grand Adventures in the Zoo - Queens Zoo
October 09, 2013 - Flushing

Grandparents can bring their grandchildren, ages 4 and older to the zoo for a grand tour and an afternoon of activities in the Discovery Center. Enjoy live animal encounters, and craft making. Together they can share an appreciation for wildlife and our natural world. Pre-registration is required.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
October 09, 2013 - Nyack

This class prepares mom (and dad) for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Registration is required.

Birding and Nature Club - Bergen County Zoo
October 09, 2013 - Paramus

Beginning bird watchers and nature lovers of all ages are invited to meet at the Zoo entrance for a guided walk either on zoo paths or through Van Saun Park to learn about local ecology including birds, reptiles, mammals, and plants, as well as the conservation issues faced in this area. Walking shoes and binoculars are encouraged. Group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy crisp fall 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.)

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
October 09, 2013 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Election 2013: Make Your Vote Count for the Environment - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Local candidates for political office are invited to describe their positions on key environmental issues, and answer questions from the audience. At press time, who will be invited is not yet known, so please visit newyork.sierraclub.org/lhg for more information as the date of this event gets closer. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
October 09, 2013 - thiells

New Horizons Twirlers invites kids - and their parents- to try something new. Twirling can provides participants with self-confidence, coordination, and team work skills. Learn more about the group and the sport as well as community and competition teams in our area. Fore more information, contact Newhorizonstwirlers@yahoo.com.

Eugene Onegin - Metropolitan Opera
October 09, 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.

Pajamarama: "Night Owls" - White Plains Public Library
October 09, 2013 - White Plains

Children ages 2-5 can wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Amateur Night - Top Dog - Apollo Theater
October 09, 2013 - New York

Winners from the past three months of shows square-off at the Top Dog competition. Which of tonight's contestants will move one step closer to the winning title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000 on November 27?

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
October 09, 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.

Rodriguez - Barclays Center
October 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Resurgent troubadour Rodriguez -- the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man -- performs.

Decoupage Bracelets for Teens - Pomonok Library
October 09, 2013 - Flushing

Calling all creative teens. Don't miss this opportunity to design, and create beautiful, and unique Art Deco-styled bracelets using decoupage techniques. Materials will be provided.

Zoo Tots - Beardsley Zoo
October 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

This 45-minute program, for children 22 months to four years who are accompanied by an adult, includes stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation. This session is titles Not So Scary, just in time for Halloween. Pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
October 09, 2013 - Westport

Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which they move, and how to set up the board. Grades K-12. All levels welcome.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
October 09, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades K-4 are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.

Shades of Blue CD Release Celebration - Metropolitan Room
October 09, 2013 - New York

This fall, Harold Sanditen returns to New York’s Metropolitan Room on October 9th at 7pm to celebrate the release of his CD “Shades of Blue.” The recording is a smooth mesh of jazz-cabaret, filled with diverse material that allowed Sanditen to explore his fascination with the word “blue” – from music and sound to color… and naughty to nice. Tunes like Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” are comfortable on the disc with companions like Stevie Nicks “Landlside,” Jobim’s “No More Blues,” and “The Waters of March” as well a ditty titled “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me.” Sanditen is a charmer, a UK based, Oklahoma born, former international theatrical producer who was himself smitten with the performing bug just a few short years ago. He'll be backed by a sophisticated ensemble. Tickets: $20 plus 2 drink minimum. Snacks available, full bar, no dinner service. For information and advance purchase, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com/index.cfm.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT SERIES 2013--Portfolio Advice - Heckscher Museum of Art
October 09, 2013 - Huntington

This series is designed to help high school art students develop their portfolios for college admissions. Students may attend one or more sessions. An admissions counselor from the School of Visual Arts will discuss how to develop a strong portfolio for the college admissions process. Registration not required.

Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
October 09, 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.

Executive Function Skills - Hampton Inn
October 09, 2013 - Jericho

Executive Functions are the set of neurologically based skills responsible for Mental Control and Self-Regulation needed for academic performance, social skills, and life skills. They govern the HOW you do what you DECIDE to do. This presentation will briefly explain what Executive Function skills are and will include tips, tools, and strategies parents can use to promote optimal success in all aspects of life. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich

Executive Function Skills - Hampton Inn
October 09, 2013 - Jericho

Executive Functions are the set of neurologically based skills responsible for Mental Control and Self-Regulation needed for academic performance, social skills, and life skills. They govern the HOW you do what you DECIDE to do. This presentation will briefly explain what Executive Function skills are and will include tips, tools, and strategies parents can use to promote optimal success in all aspects of life. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich

Whisky Jewbilee Fundraiser for Support Connection at Grand Prix New York - Grand Prix New York
October 09, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Popular Manhattan Whisky-Tasting Event for Jewish Whisky Aficionados will raise money for Support Connection. After years of success across the nation, a popular whisky-tasting event is coming to Westchester. Organized by Jewish Whisky Company, the Whisky Jewbilee will feature more than 45 major whisky brands, representing more than 200 different whiskies. The event will be held on October 9 at Grand Prix New York. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Support Connection - a Yorktown Heights-based not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. To learn more, visit supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402. For the suburban whisky fan, this is the event of the year – but there's a twist. Whisky Jewbilee is designed specifically for Jewish whisky enthusiasts. Glatt Kosher cuisine will be provided by Ari White, Executive Chef, Gemstone Caterers, Pitboss, Wandering Que. There will be games and racing at Grand Prix NY from 5-7pm. The grand tasting and dinner begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm. Tickets are $110, and can be purchased at whiskyjewbilee.com. There is a maximum capacity of 600 people for this event, so participants are encouraged to buy tickets early to guarantee entry. Grand Prix New York is located at 333 N. Bedford Road in Mount Kisco, New York. For more information about GPNY, please call 914-358-3600 or visit gpny.com. For more information on the event, email info@whiskyjewbilee.com, call 866-883-7528, or visit whiskyjewbilee.com.

Mural Wall Painting - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can mix paint on the mural wall and discover scientific skills including color mixing and cause and effect.

THALIA KIDS' BOOK CLUB: RICK RIORDAN HEROES OF OLYMPUS - Symphony Space
October 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

The author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series returns to discuss his latest book, "The House of Hades," the fourth installment in the Heroes of Olympus series. There will be no public signing line, but autographed books will be sold at the event. Ages 10 and older.

Mary Alouette - Pianos
October 09, 2013 - New York

Following up on her incredibly successful release show at Strathmore in D.C. and Cameo in July, award-winning, gypsy jazz electronica vocalist Mary Alouette returns to NYC to play Pianos. Alouette's performances "draw you in with their soft, hypnotic qualities, turning each song into a dialogue between her and the audience.” (Brooklyn Exposed).

New York's Next Urban Agenda: What's the Future for Real Estate, Development and Construction in New York City - The William and Anita Newman Conference Center
October 09, 2013 - New York

On Oct. 9th, New York's top leaders and industry experts will gather to explore directions the new Mayor should consider as New York moves forward into a new Mayoral Administration in January. Keynote speakers include William C. Rudin, Vice Chairman and CEO of Rudin Management Co, Inc. and Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President and Investment Manager of RXR Realty Metropolitan Emerging Market Strategy (also former NYCEDC President). Other speakers are: Richard T. Anderson, President of the New York Building Congress; Suri Kasirer, President of Kasirer Consulting; Eugene Kohn, Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; William A. Marino, President of Star America & Chairman of The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure; Jack S. Nyman, Executive Director of The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute; R. Donahue Peebles, Entrepreneur, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Peebles Corporation; Ray Quartararo, Vice Chairman & International Director of Jones Lang Lasalle’s Project and Development Services Group; Frank Sciame, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of F.J. Sciame Construction; Marryl H. Tisch, Chancellor of New York State Board of Regents; Robert Yaro, Chairman & Founder of Regional Plan Association; Michael S. Zetlin, Senior Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. The session will facilitate a lively conversation highlighting diverse perspectives that will help shape new directions and initiatives for the real estate and construction industry. Event speakers and participants will examine several major topics that will impact New York's development agenda and put their recommendations on the record. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the major challenges the new administration must consider as the City continues to build. Reservations, which are required, can be made at http://www.nexturbanagenda.com/register/

RIOULT Dance NY & Manhattan School of Music present BACH DANCES - Manhattan School of Music
October 09, 2013 - New York

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, along with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will present a one-night-only performance of its Bach Dances on October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Manhattan School of music’s stunning John C. Borden Auditorium. The school is located on the northwest corner of Broadway at 122nd Street, NYC. Tickets are $12 adults, $7 students/seniors and can be purchased in person at the MSM Box Office (M-F, 10am - 5pm), online: http://www.msmnyc.edu/Concertgoer/Event-Highlights#oct or by calling 917-493- 4428. The Bach Dances includes three RIOULT Dance NY works set to the music of J.S. Bach - Views of the Fleeting World (2008) set to "The Art of Fugue," City (2010) set to "Sonata for Violin and Piano #6 in G major," and Celestial Tides (2011) set to "Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major." The critically-acclaimed program has toured throughout the United States and France with recorded music, however, the October 9, 2013 performance will mark the New York City premiere of Pascal Rioult's Bach Dances performed to live music in its entirety.

Harold Sanditen Sings 'Shades of Blue' - Metropolitan Room
October 09, 2013 - New York

London-based, Oklahoma-born bon vivant, Harold Sanditen, has been a Wall Street denizen, a successful international theater producer and a music reviewer. But the singing bug bit him just a few short years ago, and he has been working it on both sides of the Atlantic in a series of critically acclaimed shows. Recently, he recorded his second album, "Shades of Blue" (LML), live at The Pheasantry in london, and he returns to the Metropolitan Room in October to celebrate its release! “Shades of Blue” is a smooth mesh of jazz-cabaret, filled with diverse material that allowed Sanditen to explore his fascination with the word “blue” – from music and sound to color… and naughty to nice. Tunes like Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” are comfortable on the disc with companions like Stevie Nicks “Landlside,” Jobim’s “No More Blues,” and “The Waters of March” as well a ditty titled “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me.”

Johanna Warren 'Fates' Record Release Party - The Bowery Electric
October 09, 2013 - New York

Warren, who is currently on tour with Iron & Wine, describes Fates, as "barebones and intimate yet lush and spacious; entirely acoustic yet ambient and spooky." Her album release party with friend and fellow musician Andrea Tomasi will surely not disappoint and will leave you wanting more.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session is entitled "Not So Scary." Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

Tuberculosis: Then and Now - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
October 09, 2013 - New York

Until the early 1900s tuberculosis, or consumption, was the leading cause of death in New York City. Cathey Falvo, MD, MPH, will discuss why it was so deadly then and why the risk of a major recurrence in the U.S. still exists today, despite our knowledge of the nature of the disease. This is the second in the Museum’s public health lecture series.

Comedy Mashup! Hosted by Luis J. Gomez, & Adrienne Iapalucci with Joe Machi, Sam Morrill, Pete Davidson, Paul Virzi, Joe List, Mark Normand and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 09, 2013 - New York

Two comedians, two very different styles, on one stage...at the same time. This is Comedy Mashup!

Official Oktoberfest Keg Tapping - Reichenbach Hall
October 09, 2013 - New York

Grammy nominated trumpeter/accordionist Alex Meixner performs "polka rock n' roll" as the spot known as "Munich in Manhattan" hosts the official keg tapping of the Oktoberfest ceremonial keg.

Studio School Tour - The Studio School
October 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Studio School is focused of creating an atmosphere where children can receive an innovative education for tomorrow's world. Parents are invited to attend a tour and the open house before applying. Registration is required for tours. The open house will be held on Nov. 6 from 6-8pm.

Mommy and Me: Music and Movement Launch Party - Preschool of the Arts
October 09, 2013 - East Village

Come enjoy a morning of moving and making music together in our state-of-the-art children's gym for moms or nannies with babies and toddlers. This launch party is free for all participants, with the option of signing up for six continuing classes from Oct. 16-Nov.20. This special event is presented by NYC Preschool of the Arts, a premier preschool with locations in Chelsea, Flatiron, Cooper Square, and opening a new location in Gramercy Park this winter. Ages 8 months to 3 years 9:15-10AM For more information, or to sign up please email csmommyandme@nycpreschool.org, or call 212-533-1822.

Mandarin Fun Together by Joy Learning Club - Free Trial Class - Joy Learning Club @ Simple Studios
October 09, 2013 - New York City

Mandarin Fun Together by Joy Learning Club makes learning Mandarin fun for you and your little one together. Their learning and teaching techniques focus on full Mandarin immersion through a variety of programs including one outdoor trip accompanied by the caregivers, interactive dramas, experiential and sensory pretend plays and acting, and weekly theme songs and karaoke fun to practice Mandarin RSVP by sending an email to joylearningclub.nyc@gmail.com with:
1) Your full name & mobile phone number

2) Your child's age & name.
After RSVP, please bring: a toothbrush and wash towels for you child (and yourself if possible).

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester: Tastes of Northern Westchester - Mount Kisco Country Club
October 10, 2013 - Mount Kisco

The Mount Kisco Rotary Club will sponsor Tastes of Northern Westchester on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Mount Kisco Country Club. All proceeds generated from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester and other Mount Kisco Rotary philanthropic programs. The event honors the Boys & Girls Club on its 75th Anniversary with a silent auction as well as some of the finest wine and cuisine of Northern Westchester. The Club is currently accepting sponsors, journal ads, and donations for the silent auction. Tickets are available for $125 each, or two tickets for $200. For further information, please contact Lisa Keogh at 914-666-8069 x112 or via email at lkeogh@bgcnw.com.

Malala and Christiane Amanpour - 92nd Street Y
October 10, 2013 - New York

Malala Yousafzai, international advocate for education, has a rare kind of courage. As an 11-year-old girl growing up in the Swat Valley in Pakistan she began blogging about her determination to go to school and the right of other children to do so, despite the Taliban's violent opposition to girls' education. At 15 she was shot in the face at point-blank range because she had the temerity to stand up to the Taliban. That hasn't stopped her. She is now the author of a memoir, I Am Malala, where she tells her remarkable story, the story of millions of children around the world who are denied an education and her plans for the future, including her work with the Malala Fund. How many of us could do what she's done? Find out what this 16-year-old girl and her father, Ziauddin, a former school principal and international educational advocate, can teach us all as they are interviewed by Christiane Amanpour, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning CNN correspondent.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
October 10, 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.

Shelley Burch - 54 Below
October 10, 2013 - New York

Shelly Burch returns to New York (with the David Shenton Trio) in her brand-new one woman entertainment, featuring songs from a range of the Great White Way's most beloved composers. Frank Rich, upon seeing her performance on the opening night of Broadway's Nine, described her as "a Modigliani goddess with a strong voice and an almost unearthly presence." She's also been called "Gracious, giving, tall, gorgeous – with a wide range filled with emotional honesty." Don't miss this beloved star of stage (Annie, Nine, Show Boat) and small screen (One Life to Live) when she makes her first NYC cabaret appearance in many a year.

Robert Hunter - The Town Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

Robert Hunter, the legendary lyricist of the Grateful Dead, returns to the public stage for a rare concert tour. Hunter's lyrics are part of the American musical DNA with credits that include "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," "Friend of the Devil," "Sugar Magnolia," "St. Stephen," "Dark Star," and their most familiar lyric, "What a long, strange trip it's been," in the song "Truckin.'" Hunter presents his own unique slant on songs that have become rock & roll classics.

Learning about LinkedIn-Part 1 - Floral Park Public Library
October 10, 2013 - Floral Park

Now is your opportunity to learn about this professional business networking, job search and career support juggernaut-and what it can do for you. In this 75-minute session, the first of two, ellen o'brien will show you the 10 basic rules for getting and staying LinkedIn and more. Participants are encouraged to bring tablets, iPads, laptops, pen and paper to take notes. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
October 10, 2013 - Yonkers

Tweens and teens are invited to hang out, create arts and crafts, make buttons, decorate cupcakes, play board games, take quizzes, enter a monthly teen raffle, win small prizes at BINGO. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Matthew Good - Highline Ballroom
October 10, 2013 - New York

The Vancouver, Canada, group called the MGB, or the Matthew Good Band, formed in 1995 and quickly began stirring things up in the Canadian world of music. By 2000, they were further set to do a little stirring in the United States. The band walked away with a number of awards and nominations over the years, such as Best Male Vocalist, Best Live Performance, Artists of the Year, Best Group, Best Album, Best Video, Best Single, and more. The group's list of hits is growing just as fast. Members of the MGB are frontman Matthew Good as vocalist and guitarist, Dave Genn on keyboards and guitar, Ian Browne as drummer and percussionist, and Rich Priske as bassist.

Lessons from Lois - 54 Below
October 10, 2013 - New York

Enjoy a delightful musical evening of intimate and irreverent “Lessons from Lois.” In her all-new cabaret act directed by Mark Waldrop (Bea Arthur on Broadway), with musical direction by John Oddo (Cheek to Cheek: Cook and Feinstein), Ms. Robbins passes along some hard won – and often hilarious -- wisdom through personal stories and a wildly eclectic set of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Sammy Cahn, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dave Frishberg, David Friedman, Amanda McBroom, and many more. A native New Yorker, Lois Robbins is no stranger to the stage. She starred in two world premiere musical comedies: My History of Marriage by Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner David Shire and Lee and Samuel Kalcheim and A Time for Love by Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. She also garnered critical acclaim starring as Stephanie Dickinson in Cactus Flower, produced by Daryl Roth. Ms. Robbins has graced the small screen with roles on daytime television including One Life to Live, Loving, Ryan’s Hope and All My Children. Her film work includes Town and Country, The Screamaker, Hudson River Blues and Motherhood. Ms. Robbins will next be seen in the lead role in the upcoming film Blowtorch alongside Billy Baldwin, Kathy Najimy and Armand Assante. Join Lois Robbins for an evening of laughter, witty banter and great song – a wry and insightful take on one woman’s life.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 10, 2013 - Cornwall

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

Heroes of Olympus Party - Finkelstein Memorial Library
October 10, 2013 - Spring Valley

Aspiring Olympians are invited to celebrate the release of House of Hades, Book 3 in Rick Riordan's popular Heroes of Olympus series. This special event included games, ambrosia, and a trivia contest. Registration is required.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 10, 2013 - Garnerville

Children are invited to hear stories in both English and Spanish, along with fun songs, finger plays, and more. Registration is required.

The Dance Romance - Raye Playhouse
October 10, 2013 - New York

In ‘The Dance Romance’ acclaimed dance professionals will perform together with their students interpreting the most romantic songs debuting in passionate routines of partner ballroom dancing, Argentine Tango, Salsa and Hustle in group numbers as well as individual couples.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
October 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

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

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
October 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Teens enjoy music, games, socializing, and more.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
October 10, 2013 - New York

Ages 6 and up. Every Thursday. Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs?make a handcrafted gift for someone!

Teen Movie Night: Ironman 3 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 10, 2013 - Garnerville

Teens are invited to the library for some popcorn and a showing of the latest Ironman DVD release.

Family Storytime - Bay Terrace Library
October 10, 2013 - Bayside

Preschoolers and toddlers ages 18 months to 4 years enjoy fingerplays, music, rhymes and stories with their parents or other adult caregivers.

What Makes a Mammal a Mammal? - Astoria Library
October 10, 2013 - Long Island City

Children age 6 and up can join Animal Educator Eric Roberts and discover the qualities that distinguish mammals from other animals by examining fur, tracks, skulls and even live therapy dogs.

Teen Zone - Queens Village Library
October 10, 2013 - Queens Village

Teens can use a laptop, work on school projects and homework, or just hang out after school and make new friends.

K-2 Club - A Story From Italy - White Plains Public Library
October 10, 2013 - White Plains

Afterschool storytime for grades K-2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance. Location: Story Trove.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
October 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess with help from an instructor.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (5-10 yr olds) - Calliope Fitness & Arts
October 10, 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.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
October 10, 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.

Mint Condition - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 10, 2013 - New York

Once upon a time there were great funk and R&B bands like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, Kool & The Gang, Slave, and numerous others who constantly broke down musical barriers. The musicality of these units was superior - they could rock or funk out as easily as they could move the crowd with a soulful tenor ballad. In the '90s, a dynamic young new band emerged to continue this tradition: Mint Condition, now the greatest self-contained R&B band of our time. Mint Condition does it all - delivering hard-bitten funk with a hip-hop edge, rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush, "baby-making" soul ballads. The much sought-after band, which last year marked its 20th anniversary, has amassed a string of hits and performs hundreds of live shows each year. The members of Mint Condition all grew up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The band's first single "Are You Free" generated some buzz, but it wasn't until Washington D.C.'s WHUR-FM broke the follow-up ballad, 1991's "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)," that the band experienced its first runaway smash. "Breakin'" peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's R&B chart and No. 6 in Pop's Top 10, remaining on the charts for 34 weeks. After that, two other stellar albums - From the Mint Factory (1993) and Definition of a Band (1996) - and a chain of hit singles followed, including "Forever in Your Eyes," "U Send Me Swingin'," "Someone to Love," So Fine," "You Don't Have to Hurt No More" and "What Kind of Man Would I Be." Even when the Perspective label folded and the band moved to Elektra, its fourth CD, Life's Aquarium (1999), spawned the Billboard R&B Top 5 hit, "If You Love Me." The band released its fifth CD, Livin' the Luxury Brown, under its own Cagedbird Regords imprint in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The band's follow-up release, E-Life (2008), garnered critical acclaim as well, featuring the hit "Nothing Left to Say." In 2011, Mint Condition marked the 20th anniversary of its first chart hit with 7..., the group's seventh studio album released in April on Shanachie Entertainment/Caged Bird. The album sounds unlike anything else in the R&B world - or any other world - today, once again demonstrating that Mint Condition is one of those rare groups on the scene with its own unique sound. Boasting tracks like "Unsung," "Not My Daddy," "Walk On," and the hit single "Caught My Eye," the disc has already ascended to classic status - a fitting commemoration of two decades of music from this game-changing outfit.

Rodriguez - Radio City Music Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 10, 2013 - White Plains

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

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
October 10, 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.

Arkadi Zaides and Quatuor Leonis - A response to Dig Deep - New York Live Arts
October 10, 2013 - New York

A response to Dig Deep is Arcadi Zaldes' dance interpretation of Julia Wolfe's composition, Dig Deep. Distinguished by an intense physicality and a relentless power that pushes performers to extremes and demands attention from the audience, Zaides explores a somatic response to his personal experience of immigration, homelessness and a relentless desire to bridge different communities in Israel. The performance will be preceded by a series of short talks on body and music featuring writer and filmmaker Elena Mannes, artist DJ Spooky and music philosopher Peter Szendy.

Carolyn Sampson - Carnegie Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

British soprano Carolyn Sampson gives a recital of works by Purcell, joined by viola da gamba player Beiliang Zhu, lutist Paul O'Dette, and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss.

I'm Not a Bully' Banner Night - Pump It Up Norwalk
October 10, 2013 - Norwalk

Celebrate anti-bullying week by signing and decorating a huge "I'm Not a Bully" banner to go on Facebook.

MouseMuse Productions presents Storytelling on the Green - Fairfield Museum and History Center
October 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Enjoy a spellbinding evening featuring true ten-minute tales told by local storytellers. Ticket price includes complimentary wine and light snacks.

The 3rd Annual 'One Voice' Conference - The Courtyard by Marriott
October 10, 2013 - Cromwell

This conference, for parents raising a child with special needs, features Jill Edelman, author and parent of a child with special needs who will share her family's journey of parenting one day at a time. Cathy Ludlum, self advocate, will discuss the role parents expectations play in their child's future. This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN). Call or go online to pre-register.

Toddler Time - Windsor Park Library
October 10, 2013 - Bayside

Young children ages 2-4, enjoy a morning of stories, songs and coloring. Preregistration is required.

Things That Go Bump In The Night - Queens Village
October 10, 2013 - Queens Village

Storyteller Linda H. Humes offers thrills and chills to children age 6 and up with ghost tales from around the world.

Unacceptable Levels' – About the Chemical Soup We Live In - Audubon Greenwich
October 10, 2013 - Greenwich

Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. Film at 7:00 pm. RSVPs are appreciated to greenwichcenter@audubon.org or by voicemail 203-869-5272 x239.

PREPARE A MEAL FOR OPERATION HOPE'S - COMMUNITY KITCHEN IN FAIRFIELD - Operation Hope
Through October 10, 2013 - Fairfield,

Educate your child on the importance of helping their neighbors. Drop by Operation Hope after school or in between activities and pick up a sample recipe and directions for your child and family to make at home. Stop in, meet Donna Schmidt, the Volunteer Program Manager, and pick up a recipe and schedule a time to drop your meal back off at Operation Hope. Contact Donna Schmidt at dschmidt@operationhopect.org or 203-292-5588.

Empower Gala to benefit Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic - Beach Point Club
October 10, 2013 - Mamaroneckq

Help celebrate PPHP's 80th anniversary at the Empower Gala to benefit Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, featuring keynote speaker Anna Quindlen, and honoring Ruth and Sid Lapidus of Harrison and their family. Bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic, Anna Quindlen will share her perspective on women's issues. There will be a Condom Raffle and Service Auction. Reservations required. Please RSVP by Oct.10 online at pphp.org, to catherine.mason@pphp.org, or by calling 914-467-7342.

LEARN TO DRAW ART CLASS: Ages 6-10 - Methodist Church
October 10, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers. Bring$3 supply fee to cover materials.

WEE Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
October 10, 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.

The US Premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart featuring Kristin Hoffmann - Renee Weiler Concert Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

Ethereal renaissance pop multi-instrumentalist and “talented young singer” (The Village Voice) Kristin Hoffmann will be performing with renowned Italian composer Marco Missinato in the U.S. debut of their symphonic collaboration, Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart, 10/10 at 7:30 PM at Greenwich House Music School – Renee Weiler Concert Hall. The date marks both Kristin & Marco's birthdays, and Kristin will also be performing several original compositions, including some from her latest release, The Human Compass.

Turn Left at the End of the World - Plainview/Old Bethpage Library
October 10, 2013 - Plainview

A charming and sexy comic drama features two Jewish immigrant families, one Indian, the other Moroccan, who become unlikely neighbors in the Israeli desert. As the adults wage cultural warfare, their teenage daughters are caught up in the 1960's sexual revolution. This movie will explore the diversity of Israeli immigrants, as is followed by a facilitated discussion.

Cortelyou at Twilight - Cortelyou Road
October 10, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Walk Cortelyou Road and its Victorian Flatbush surroundings and taste delectable food and drink samplings from nine local restaurants. Shop for extraordinary sales and enjoy special access to the Cortelyou Library and Fire House. All tickets include six food tastes and three drink tastes (Must be 21 years or older for drink tastes).

Rich Vos, Mark Nomand, Dante Nero, Giulia Rozzi, and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 10, 2013 - New York

AIF Seventh Annual Your Voice for the Cause Event - Babylon Soho
October 10, 2013 - New York City

Join us on Thursday, October 10th for our Seventh Annual "Your Voice for the Cause” fall mixer at Babylon Soho from 7PM – 11PM. At this signature event, you will have an opportunity to vote alongside our New York Young Professionals Chapter and select our philanthropic initiative to support this year, while meeting 300 like-minded and engaging young professionals. Purchase your ticket now at http://aifnyypyourvoice.eventbrite.com/ We expect this event to sell out! If you cannot attend, you may also donate. Pricing: Early Bird (until October 1st): $30 Regular Admission (October 2nd – October 9th): $40 At the Door (If available on October 10th): $50

Start the Car: Getting Lost - Galapagos Arts Center
October 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

Start the Car Multimedia Storytelling Series presents Getting Lost on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $8 in advance ($12 at the door) and can be purchased at ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7pm, and stories will begin at 8pm. This event is 21 and over; seasonal drink specials will be available for purchase. Getting Lost features storytelling from Zefrey Throwell (Whitney, MoMa), Hollis Witherspoon (Comedy Central, The PIT, WBAI), Elena Megalos (The Moth), Jenny Zhang (LMCC, Rookie Mag), Chris Stackhouse (Poet, Art in America), Benaifer Bhadha (Narativ), and Nathaniel Sullivan (Flux Factory, This Red Door).

Dress the Table with Alessi and Chilewich - Alessi Soho
October 10, 2013 - New York

Alessi and Chilewich are joining forces for the first time to bring inspiration to your holiday table with a live demonstration by Sandy Chilewich! We would like to invite you to join the Chilewich founder, as she shows how to create diverse and exciting table settings for all of your upcoming special occasions. In addition to the demonstration, there will be a chance to enter for prizes that will help to create the perfect setting for own home! RSVP REQUIRED: Alessi@bdeonline.biz

October NikosKids Concerts - The Moxie Spot
October 10, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nikolai Moderbacher's NikosKids is not only getting ready to release their 3rd family music album at the end of November, but also putting on weekly concerts this month! Every Thursday at The Moxie Spot, 4pm!!

Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box Re-Creates Her Most Iconic Looks At Bloomingdale's 59th Street - Bloomingdale's
October 10, 2013 - New York

Illamasqua invites you to join Creative Director Alex Box in celebrating the launch of the cult British makeup brand at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, hosted by Brand Founder Julian Kynaston. Take part in this rare opportunity and watch Alex Box live at work, recreating some of the most definitive looks from the brand’s history. Experience firsthand how Alex’s work brings to life the fantasy and creativity inherent in everyone, inspiring them to explore and express their alter ego with Illamasqua.

TJ & Dave with Ike Reilly - The Town Hall
October 11, 2013 - New York

Two of the most original theatre artists in America, the long-form improvisers TJ & Dave, will be presented at The Town Hall, for the first time. The unique theatrical event will also incorporate the talents of special musical guest Ike Reilly, the Chicago-based songwriter and solo performer.

Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts AXIOM - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
October 11, 2013 - New York

Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor; Joan La Barbara, vocal soloist. JACOB DRUCKMAN Delizie contente che l'alme beate after Francesco Cavalli (1973); JACOB DRUCKMAN Come Round (1992); MORTON SUBOTNICK Jacob's Room (2013 version) *. * World Premiere. Specializing in the 20th century's "classic" repertoire and conducted by acclaimed American conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, Juilliard's critically-acclaimed contemporary music ensemble AXIOM opens its season with two works by American composer and Juilliard alumnus Jacob Druckman, and the world premiere of the 2013 version of American composer Morton Subotnick's Jacob's Room. FREE tickets available 9/27

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
October 11, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music, and games.

Knightwatch Medieval Children's Slumber Party - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
October 11, 2013 - New York

Knightwatch Medieval offers a blend of education, fun and fantasy under the roof of the world's largest Gothic cathedral. The sleepover transports children and chaperones back in time to the age of storybook kings, princesses and knights. Within the walls of the candle-lit Cathedral, children will engage in a scavenger hunt led by a court jester, celebrate with medieval dancing and singing, and create theme-based art projects including clay gargoyles and brass rubbings. At the close of the evening, a resident storyteller will lull participants to sleep under the arches of the Nave. The experience ends with a continental breakfast ending at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21st.

Scavenger Hunt at the Chappaqua Library! - Chappaqua Public Library
October 11, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 7-12 are invited to hunt the library for clues and end with hot chocolate in the courtyard. Registration requested.

America Reads for ages 5-12 - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
October 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Student volunteers from Sarah Lawrence College read with children, ages 5-12. In the Small People's Place.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
October 11, 2013 - Peekskill

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

LES MISERABLES - Theatre Three
October 11, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Theatre Three opens its 44th season with the epic, stirring, and uplifting story of Jean Valjean, unjustly imprisoned for nineteen years, and his journey to a new life. Winner of the Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical.

Story Time Under the Apple Tree - Museum of Motherhood
October 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

Kids and parents alike can enjoy story time under the apple tree with a few classic songs too at this weekly gathering.

Creative Writing Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 11, 2013 - Kensington

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
October 11, 2013 - Marine Park

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.)

FELIPE GALINDO's 'George Washington Returns to Gotham' - The Interchurch Center
Through October 11, 2013 - New York

Felipe Galindo presents “George Washington Returns to Gotham” an exhibition of humorous artworks featuring an imaginary visit from America’s First President to present-day New York. Influenced by historical imagery, the artist interweaves the past and the present in a series of whimsical images, creating a unique world in which Washington interacts with locals, explores the different neighborhoods, learns about modern customs and enjoys the vibrancy of our contemporary metropolis. Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist and independent animator. His drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Mad Magazine and others worldwide. Currently, his artwork “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout the New York City. Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad and his animations have been featured in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal; United Nations Correspondents Association Award; Greek Ministry of Culture; San Antonio Cine Festival and Omiya Festival, Japan. He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultu

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