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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Fairfield

November 20, 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!.

Dwight-Englewood Open Doors Events - Dwight-Englewood School
November 20, 2013 - Englewood

Parents of prospective students in 1st - 5th grades are invited to visit the school and learn more about the educational opportunities at Dwight-Englewood School. Their fall Open Doors Events will be held in November and early December. Events include a tour of the school's 40+ acre campus today. Space is limited; registration is required.

Casino Night Fundraiser and Holiday Boutique - Casa Mia Manor House
November 21, 2013 - Blauvelt

Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty hosts this special holiday event and fundraiser supported by local vendors and businesses. Money raised from the event will benefit the Children of Promise Stable, Inc., which provides therapeutic horsemanship to kids with special needs. The stable is dedicated to the memory of Tommy Foley, FDNY, a 9/11 first responder. Tickets include a dinner buffet, drinks, coffee, and dessert.

The Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet - Flushing Town Hall
November 22, 2013 - Flushing

Join Harmonica and Vibraharp virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens and his jazz quartet for an evening of Brazilian jazz. He will be playing music from many of the great Brazilian composers including Djavan, Gal Costa, Leny Andrade and more.

Ann's Place Festival of Trees - Matrix Conference & Banquet Center
Through November 24, 2013 - Danbury

Stroll through a wonderland of trees, purchase raffle tickets to win your favorite tree or another great prize, shop the Market Place and Quilter's Corner, catch the joy of a children's tea party and enjoy live entertainment. Do you have a LEGO lover? Enter them into the 6th Annual LEGO Artists Challenge. Vote for your favorite robot in the Robotics Competition. Serving hundreds of people per month, at no cost to them, Ann's Place provides support services to those touched by cancer. The Festival of Trees is an essential part of funding the operating expenses for Ann's Place.

CRAFT-TASTIC: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade - Pelham Art Center
Through January 04, 2013 - Pelham

A collection of the hand-made by local, national and international crafts artists will be for sale in time for the holiday season at Pelham Art Center’s annual exhibition, Craft-Tastic. The exhibition will run from November 22, 2013 through January 4, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, November 22 from 6:30-8:00pm. For one week only, Pelham Art Center members receive a 15% discount on all Craft-Tastic gallery sales during a special Members’ Holiday Sale, December 3 – December 8. Anyone can become a member of Pelham Art Center at any time. This year’s exhibition will feature functional, wearable and decorative crafts, ranging in price, scale and materials by over 20 artists. Crafts from the United States will include beautiful and unique jewelry and metal work from Brooklyn, Chicago and nearby Tarrytown. Felted hats and fascinators will be for sale by a local Pelham milliner. While sculptural and functional, both thrown and slip cast, ceramics will be coming in from as far away as Colorado and as close as New Rochelle. Pelham Art Center will also be exhibiting original glass work, hand sewn and knitted items, furniture, and sculptural objects. Zori slippers, felt flowers, rubber band bracelets and recycled plastic bags purses, all made in Cambodia, will be on sale as a fundraiser for the Somaly Mam Foundation (, a nonprofit organization committed to ending modern slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution. Pelham Art Center is also supporting Fair Trade felted crafts made by women entrepreneurs located in Central Asia. With the help of US-based partnerships, the sale of these hand-felted ornaments, bowls and rugs assist in bringing economic sustainability to their communities. Craft-Tastic exposes viewers to the vibrant world of the hand-made while expanding upon the vocabulary of traditional craft materials and techniques. The exhibition also touches on the idea of how craft continues to be a viable source of income for artists and communities in addition to a method of artistic expression throughout the world. Craft-Tastic is curated by Gail Heidel. Artists: Cheryl Bryant (NJ), Andrew Coombs (SC), Craftspring (Fair Trade), Erin S. Daily (NY), Stephen Eakin (NY), Heather Mae Erickson (CO), Doug Frati (ME), MaryLouise Gladstone (NY), Layne Gregory (ME) , Kathryn Fenstermaker (TN), Mamie Kanfer (NY), Maia Leppo (NY), Leigh Taylor Mickelson (NY), Sana Musasama (NY), Susan Saas (NY), Amy Santoferraro (KS), Leslie Silk-Champagne (NH), Kristi Sword (NY), Judith Weber (NY), Brian Weissman (NY)

An Evening with David Sedaris - Carnegie Hall
November 20, 2013 - New York

After more than 10 years and countless appearances around the globe, David Sedaris returns to Carnegie Hall for an evening of reading and hilarity. His 2002 appearance garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. On the heels of his first non-fiction book in more than five years, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, you won't want to miss this bestselling author in an evening of sardonic quips, incisive social critiques, and insightful diary entries.

Mother Nature's Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 20, 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.

Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 20, 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.

Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
November 20, 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.

Toddler Time-Rosedale - Rosedale Library
November 20, 2013 - Rosedale

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

Concerto Koln: Bach and the Italians - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

When we think of J.S. Bach, we imagine a sui generis creative force. However, Bach was hugely influenced by new music coming out of Italy. The concerto, which originated in Italy as a form of musical argument, became one of Bach's "go-to" musical genres, and the work of pan-national composers such as the Munich-based Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco and Amsterdam-based Pietro Antonio Locatelli would have had resonance throughout Bach's world. In this rare New York performance, Concerto Koln, celebrates the international interplay in Bach's lifetime. $1 tickets for kids are available for this concert. Children must be accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult). Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

New Voices, New Music - Carnegie Hall
November 20, 2013 - New York

David Lang, holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, leads a workshop for young composers and ensembles with Claire Chase and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, focusing on new works commissioned by Carnegie Hall to be premiered in Zankel Hall at this concert.

Nelson Freire, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 20, 2013 - New York

Mr. Freire made his Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 2011 with a performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra led by Louis Langree. The pianist returned for last summer's Festival playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.

Amateur Night - Top Dog - Apollo Theater
November 20, 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?

Farmers' Market - Memorial Park Spring Valley
Through November 20, 2013 - Spring Valley

This weekly market features local fruits and vegetables. Wednesdays through November 20.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 20, 2013 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

Infant Care - Nyack Hospital
November 20, 2013 - Nyack

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

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
November 20, 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 or call 516-607-1153.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
November 20, 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.)

Magnet School Open House - PS 76, Magnet School Of Health And Wellness
November 20, 2013 - Long Island City

The students at the Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, learn how to choose well and live well. Students learn to think critically about choices they make in their lives. Through interdisciplinary projects, students build their knowledge and skills in areas of health, medicine, wellness and the environment. Students at PS 76 learn through units and activities that merge content areas that challenge them to think critically and solve significant problems. The Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, teaches the whole child. Learning how to grow food is linked to core science standards. Learning about balanced nutrition and cooking teaches life skills. Exercise and healthy choices are emphasized. Children understand the body-mind relationship and to critically evaluate their choices in life. Come join us for our first open house on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM. The NYC Department of Education, Magnet Schools are schools of choice offering distinct, innovative, thematic learning opportunities for your child. Each federally funded magnet school offers specialized curriculum aligned to the school theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. The non-testing application is available for all District 30 students grades Kindergarten through 8. To learn more about magnet schools, arrange a tour or receive an application please call 718-759-4977.

Gym Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 20, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Pre-schoolers are invited to exercise and play with a professional occupational therapist. Registration is required.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
November 20, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Stories and playtime for children 18-36 months old.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
November 20, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids explore their creativity with arts and crafts.

Disco Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
November 20, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Join the Kings Bay Y staff for Disco Time and Sing-Alongs. Get Ready to Dance, Shake, Rattle, and Roll!

Bonnie Raitt Live - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
November 20, 2013 - Westbury

More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an instituition in American music.

Mavis Staples - City Winery
November 20, 2013 - New York

With her bold new album, You Are Not Alone, the legendary vocalist adds a remarkable new chapter to an historic career. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Toddler Story Time - Court Square Library
November 20, 2013 - Long Island City

Toddlers can read picture books and sing songs, enjoying 30 minutes of fun, laughter, and learning.

Musical Tots - The Field Library
November 20, 2013 - Peekskill

Children ages 5 and younger who are walking are invited to join Lori Cohen for an interactive program of music and movement. Kids and caregivers, be prepared to sing 'n shake! No sign-up required.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
November 20, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

Learn to Grow - Steinway Library
November 20, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Weekly hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting.

Picture Book Time-Hillcrest - Hillcrest Library
November 20, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts on Mondays or Wednesdays for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents or other caregivers.

Nutrition For Teens: Holiday Edition - White Plains Public Library
November 20, 2013 - White Plains

Teens can learn about nutrition for holiday feasts and make a simple, nutritious dish. Registration is not required but highly recommended at

NOOK Night - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 20, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Welcome to the wonderful world of NOOK! Guest can bring their NOOK to this workshop and learn all they need to know about these award-winning eBook Readers. Attendees can learn how the family of NOOKs will fit in with their family.

Sign, Read and Play - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
November 20, 2013 - Little Neck

Children age three and younger learn basic signing when, storytime meets signing time in this workshop with certified American Sign Language instructor Jackie Ciaramella.

'Why is it easier to be Mad than to feel Sad?' - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
November 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division announces "Why is it easier to be Mad than to feel Sad?" with Leon Hoffman, M.D., a discussion in the second series of "Dialogues on..." events with leading child development experts. "Dialogues on..." discussions 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. Dr. Hoffman, is director of The Pacella Parent Child Center at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. He also maintains a private practice working with parents and children, has written widely for professional and general audiences on common parenting and child rearing issues, and is frequently a quoted expert during media interviews. 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.

Music and Gym for Infants and Toddlers - The Studio School
November 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

Experience the Studio School with this delightful event for you and your child. There'll be complimentary music and tons of tumbling fun for infants and toddlers. Register online to join the fun.

Studio School Tour - The Studio School
November 20, 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.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
November 20, 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.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
November 20, 2013 - Westport

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

MINECRAFT DAY - Westport Library
November 20, 2013 - Westport

Play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's own Minecraft server. Bring your own laptop. Grades 6-12. Register online.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
November 20, 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.

Hearty Thanksgiving Feast - What's Cooking?
November 20, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Join in this Hearty Thanksgiving Feast which includes a craft and delicious meal of Turkey Stuffing Burgers, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Yummy Cranberry Sauce, Corn Muffins and Chocolate Turkey Lollipops.

Maternity Clothing Drive - Prenatal Yoga Center
November 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Prenatal Yoga Center continues its Karma Yoga program by collecting maternity clothing for its 9th annual maternity clothing drive donation to Siena House Shelter. Debra Flashenberg, founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, states, "As a yoga center we help parents and children openly explore the mind, body, and spirit. In that, we also nourish our spirit by giving back to others, even with small actions, such as donating maternity clothing. As the community at Prenatal Yoga Center grows, we are able to band together and offer even more to the charities and organizations that are close to our heart. We choose charities and organizations that directly relate to the pre and postnatal population and that are family-centered." By establishing an ongoing Karma Yoga program, the Prenatal Yoga Center invites students to look beyond their day-to-day lives and be conscious of how their energy and intentions can be expressed. Beginning this Nov. 20, the Prenatal Yoga Center will be collecting gently-used maternity clothing for Sienna House Shelter. The community is invited to drop off maternity clothing at the Prenatal Yoga Center, located at 251 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway and West End Avenue) from Nov. 20-22 between 9-10am and Nov. 23 from 1-3pm.

Health Insurance Assistance - Brentwood Library
November 20, 2013 - Brentwood

Trained, certified navigators from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will be at the library to assist individuals and families in understanding the insurance options offered by the Affordable Care Act.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 7-10 - First United Methodist Church
November 20, 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.

Juilliard Opera : Radamisto - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
November 20, 2013 - New York

Based on Tacitus's Annals of Imperial Rome, Radamisto is a tale of feuding royals in ancient Armenia that examines the themes of political power, and loyalty and devotion prevailing over tyrannical love.

Leaving the Bubble - Healing reDefined - Times Square
Through November 20, 2013 - New York

Shift all your paradigms about healing. "Leaving the Bubble" is a 4-day life-changing seminar by Hannah Pilnick. We all live inside bubbles and see the world through them. Inside the bubbles there are all our life experiences and those of our ancestors. These past experiences color these bubbles and therefore the way we see and experience the world around us. We are affected by these past experiences physically, emotionally, and mentally. Hannah Pilnick, therapist & international speaker, discovered that when we perceive an event that occurred in our lives as negative, the experience is embedded in our body as negative energy. This energy can sit for years in the body and can one day manifest as physical, emotional or mental suffering. Moreover, in studying and treating thousands of cases, Hannah has found that negative energy that has accumulated in a person's body can transfer to that person's children and manifest as suffering in them. “Leaving the Bubble” is a life changing program. Through the “Healing Parents” Knowledge, Hannah leads the participants in awakening their natural, innate healing abilities, so they can release their negative past experiences and live in freedom in every area of their lives. For more information and to register, go to

Kanye West - Barclays Center
Through November 20, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Yeezus Tour comes to Brooklyn for two nights. This is West's first major tour since the Watch the Throne tour with Jay Z in 2011.

Lavay Smith Sings Count Basie - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through November 20, 2013 - New York

Lavay Smith is a classic jazz and blues singer, with a style reminiscent of greats like Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Little Esther Phillips, and Billie Holiday. Due to her vintage flair and musicality, she has become internationally known as the Queen of Classic Jazz and Blues, and this California native has performed in Japan, Mexico, Finland, Canada, and 43 states in the U.S. Though Smith encapsulates the vibe of singers past, her songs speak timelessly to women's strength and independence, which she exemplifies through her role as owner of Fat Note Records. Lavay Smith is a sultry, expressive musician whose fiery presence is sure to light up the stage.

Preludes and Fugues with pianist Margaret Kampmeier - Symphony Space
November 20, 2013 - New York

Pianist Margaret Kampmeier is a founding member of the Naumburg award winning New Millennium Ensemble and has appeared with the Kronos Quartet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Speculum Musicae, and St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. Festivals include Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, June in Buffalo, Tanglewood, and Ravinia. She teaches piano at Princeton University and is a coach in the Contemporary Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music.

Great Choir Performance Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Andrew Carnegie - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
November 20, 2013 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will continue the 2013/14 Great Music in a Great Space concert series with Most Elevating of Voices, celebrating the musical legacy of Andrew Carnegie and his support of organ and choral music, on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. Presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie UK Trust, Most Elevating of Voices pairs the Cathedral with Dunfermline Abbey in Scotland in a dual concert miniseries as part of a bi-continental remembrance of Andrew Carnegie’s generous support of organ and choral music. Carnegie made gifts of more than $6 million to support the purchase of some 7,600 church organs in the United States and United Kingdom. His creation of the Carnegie UK Trust in 1913 made possible the publication of a definitive ten-volume edition of choral works by some of the greatest Tudor composers. The Cathedral’s concert, whose twinned performance took place in Scotland on October 12, will feature music from the pipe organ, which Carnegie called “the most elevating of voices,” as well as choral music particularly associated with the Carnegie UK Trust. The evening will also showcase the Cathedral Choir alongside the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir. The program will include Felix Mendelssohn’s “Thanks be to God” from Elijah; George Frederic Handel’s “Worthy is the Lamb” from Messiah; works by 20th-century composers Herbert Howells and Edgar Leslie Bainton, both of whose work was supported by the Carnegie UK Trust; Tudor anthems by William Byrd, Peter Phillips, Thomas Tallis and Thomas Weelkes; and Organ works by Bach and Mendelssohn performed by Kent Tritle and Raymond Nagem. Great Music in a Great Space reintroduces the legendary concert series held at the Cathedral in the 1980s. The 2013/2014 season includes choral/orchestral concerts, organ recitals and the Cathedral’s signature holiday concerts with repertoire spanning from this celebration of Andrew Carnegie’s musical legacy to Bach’s St. John Passion and more. In addition to the acclaimed Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Orchestra, concerts will feature soloists including singer/songwriter Judy Collins, Metropolitan Opera baritone John Michael Moore, and world-music specialist Nina Stern with instrumental ensemble Rose of the Compass. Tickets start at $25. To purchase tickets or for information on future concerts please visit

Gilda's Club Associate Board Fall Fever - Slate NYC
November 20, 2013 - New York

Open Bar + Light Fare + Raffle Items + Billiards all proceeds to benefit Gilda's Club NYC

EYE TO EYE -pop up photography show - Court Tree Collective
November 20, 2013 - NYC

a group exhibition of photography by Jovana Reljic, Ian Reid, Maxim Mjödov and Stephen Lipuma. Through a shared affinity towards the public space as a site for moments of intimacy, these four photographers from Russia, United States and Serbia present a collective sensibility, a collective eye. Although originating from different parts of the globe the similarities in their work are uncanny. Curated by Court Tree Collective co-founder and photographer Stephen Lipuma, the show was mostly composed by daily viewings of the creative resource Behance. Unintentional at first, Lipuma began to notice other photographers’ work to share very similar projects. It first started with the work of Maxim Mjödov which Lipuma found during his weekly viewings of the Behance updates. The similarities between Mjödov and Lipuma’s work opened up the notion that artists from around the world shoot similar subjects or scenes without having met each other or known about each other’s projects before hand. Next, it was the discovery of a single image that Ian Reid photographed in St. Maarten. In both Lipuma and Reid’s photographs a plane comes in for a landing over a vacation beach setting a stage for humor and irony when viewing these two photographs concurrently. Moreover, it added to the idea that an artistic collective consciousness exists; and this show is about just that.

Kids Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Baking - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 20, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Kids are invited to bake desserts and decorate cookies for Hanukkah and Thanksgiving with Alyssa Holland.

Sarah Silverman in Conversation with Andy Borowitz - 92nd Street Y
November 20, 2013 - New York

She joins us to discuss her career as a stand-up, actor and author with moderator Andy Borowitz. Silverman's first-ever HBO comedy special, We are Miracles, debuts on Saturday, November 23rd.

Blue Note Emerging Artist Series presents Shoshana Bush - The Blue Note
November 20, 2013 - New York

Young jazz vocalist Shoshana Bush will perform on Nov. 20th as part of the Blue Note Emerging Artist Series, designed to give young up and coming musicians the opportunity to perform at the Blue Note as an opening act for jazz legends. Shoshana Bush performs one show on Nov. 20th from 6:30 - 7:30pm as an opening act for Jane Monheit. Accompanying Bush are Isamu McGregor (piano) and Brian Holtz (bass).Attending Bush’s performance will provide access to Jane Monheit's 8:00PM set at no additional cost.

Shelly Markham Sings 'Things I've Learned Along the Way' - Don't Tell Mama
November 20, 2013 - New York

Shelly Markham is a much honored and well-loved musician for his work as a Musical Director and arranger for cabaret and concert artists including Andrea Marcovicci, Elaine Stritch, Lainie Kazan and Michael Feinstein. In addition, Markham is the composer of one of teh most successful children's musicals of all time - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." He's celebrating his own music with one show on Nov. 20th, singing original tunes from his debut CD: "Things I've Learned Along the Way." Don't Tell Mama is a CASH ONLY ROOM! Please make reservations on line.

Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris - The Writers Room
November 20, 2013 - New York

Ideasmyth is thrilled to present its 14th event this year, Franco-Foodie Lit: 3 Women Writers in Paris, a panel of today’s most lively and unpredictable Francophile writers and journalists: Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris, Hilary Reyl, author of Lessons in French: A Novel and Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate). Ideasmyth founder, Victoria C. Rowan, will lead a discussion about the allure of France and the merits of living and working in France as an American. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 same day, RSVP to this event at Ann Mah is a food and travel writer and author of a food memoir, Mastering the Art of French Eating (Viking Penguin) and a novel, Kitchen Chinese (HarperCollins). Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the International Herald Tribune, South China Morning Post, Fodor's guides, and other publications. Born in Orange County, California, Ann began her career in book publishing after graduating from UCLA. In 2005, she was awarded a James Beard Foundation culinary scholarship to study in Bologna, Italy. She currently divides her time between Paris -- where she has lived since 2008 -- and New York City. Hilary Reyl has a PhD in French Literature from NYU with a focus on the 19th Century, and has spent several years working and studying in France. She lives in New York City with her family. Paris, My Sweet is her first novel. Amy Thomas studied at the American University of Paris during her junior year of college, which is when her infatuation with the City of Light blossomed into true love. In 2008, fate or luck came her way with an offer to work on Louis Vuitton's digital advertising in the Paris office of Ogilvy & Mather. With a full-blown éclair addiction and an imaginary closet filled with Marc Jacob's best, Amy eagerly accepted the job and spent 2009 and 2010 eating up Paris. Now back in New York City, Amy is the author of Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate). She continues working in advertising and moonlighting as a food and travel writer. Ideasmyth is a holistic creative communications, coaching and branding consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan whose previous professional lives included founding the multi-million-dollar education division of, artistic programming of the greatest living writers for the 92nd Street Y, writing for dozens of publications, websites and public radio including: Time Out NY, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times and NPR. Through personalized coaching and workshops, Ideasmyth mentors and supports clients in creating and cultivating their endeavors, increasing their brand exposure and achieving their most important personal and professional life goals. Since 2000, her Independent Project workshops and coaching practice have helped nearly 1,000 writers produce many critically acclaimed books, theater, websites and other multimedia projects.

Double Lecture! With Ryan Lavalle & Ashley Pickin - Tricky Business
November 20, 2013 - East Meadow

Double the fun! Ryan Lavallee and Ashley Pickin will be combining forces on Weds Nov 20th to bring you not only one awesome lecture, but two!! Ryan is a talented balloon twister and Ashley is a gifted face painter and together they might be able to bring you our best lecture yet! Watch these dueling artists as they demonstrate complimentary balloon designs and face art that will make your line work a breeze.

Take A Bite - El Museo del Barrio
November 20, 2013 - New York

The Opera, a special live performance, will recreate the multi-layered audio from the video TAKEABITE;elduendealwaystravels…light by artist David Antonio Cruz. The performance will feature three main performers, Elia Alba, Mickalene Thomas and David Antonio Cruz in full costume, backed by orchestra, choir, jazz and soprano singers, fourteen actors, and a special effects sound mixer. Explore gender construction and identity with David and stay after to be apart of performance by LA BIENAL artist Risa Puno. Also special guest DJ Nicole Albino, one-half of musical duo.

Twilight star Peter Facinelli with Rob DeFranco - Midtown Comics - Downtown
November 20, 2013 - New York

Midtown Comics in New York City is excited to welcome actor Peter Facinelli along with his producing partner Rob Defranco for a special book signing of their new comic book, Protocol: Orphans #1 from BOOM! Studios, on Wednesday, November 20th, at 7:30pm at the Midtown Comics Downtown location. Purchase of Protocol: Orphans #1 is required to attend the signing and one additional personal item may be signed. Actor Peter Facinelli (Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie) and producing partner Rob DeFranco (A7sle Films) are the creators of Protocol: Orphans. Written by Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men, Supergirl) and drawn by Mariano Navarro, Protocol: Orphans is an action-packed espionage series with a compelling cast of young characters struggling with their transition into adulthood. Adopted by the government. Trained as deadly spies. Abandoned by everybody but each other. Protocol: Orphans is a tense thriller perfect for fans of fun spy fiction like TV's Alias or Mission: Impossible. "I love a good espionage story," says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "Protocol: Orphans delivers; it's a smart, stylish, and fast-paced thriller. If you miss shows like Alias, you're in for a treat."

November 20, 2013 - Long Island City

Come celebrate, don't miss the party. QWFF curated 6 hours of Alumni films for the Queens International 2013, the Queens Museum’s signature biannual celebration of artists in Queens. Come meet the filmmakers, free admittance with a Cash Wine Bar, impromptu performances, raffle items including: Connective Tissue Healing Session with Shelley Horsley Miller photographs from Greg M Stowell, Don Preston Cato Art Work from local artists QWFF SWAG 2 Tix to the Chain's Harvest Festival, 2 tix to QWFF Opening Night, 2014 and more...list is added to daily/hourly. All proceeds are in support of QWFF programs including our Young Filmmakers Program, Old Spice Programs (lunchtime screenings for Seniors) and our Encore Screenings.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 21, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Influences and Disciples of the Golden Age - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
November 21, 2013 - New York

Swede Per Tengstrand performs piano music by one of the most prominent composers of the Golden Age, Hans Christian Lumbye, as well as music by Carl Nielsen and Edvard Grieg, two of his disciples. Also on the program will be music that inspired the composers of the Golden Age.

The Year of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power - New-York Historical Society
November 21, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed historian and writer Robert A. Caro, addressing "The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power" at the Harold and Ruth Newman Lecture in American History.

2013 Museum Gala - American Museum of Natural History
November 21, 2013 - New York

Over 500 guests are expected to attend this year's dazzling gala. The evening begins with cocktails in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, followed by dinner and a live performance by Florence + the Machine in the Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life as well as a fabulous live auction of extraordinary items.

Drop-In Crafts for Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
November 21, 2013 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (5-10 yr olds) - Calliope Fitness & Arts
November 21, 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.

Timeflies - Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 21, 2013 -

Timeflies is an American music duo formed in October 2010 consisting of the group's producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro.

Decoupage Bracelets for Teens - South Ozone Park Library
November 21, 2013 - South Ozone Park

Create beautiful and unique Art Deco-styled bracelets using decoupage techniques. Materials will be provided.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 21, 2013 - White Plains

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

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Carnegie Hall
November 21, 2013 - New York

Ivan Fischer conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Leo Weiner's Serenade, Op. 3; Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 featuring Jonathan Biss; Bartok's Hungarian Sketches; and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter."

Guiding Eyes' Pet First Aid Course - Guiding Eyes for the Blind
November 21, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Presented by Guiding Eyes for the Blind's veterinary staff, this course will cover the most common problems and presentations of animal emergencies and how to address them. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of pet first aid and will receive a step-by-step guide on creating their own first aid kit. $50. RSVP required. Email

K-2 Club - A Native American Story - White Plains Public Library
November 21, 2013 - White Plains

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

Theo Bleckmann - Cafe Sabarsky
November 21, 2013 - New York

Berlin native Theo Bleckmann is joined by pianist and arranger extraordinaire Uri Caine to re-interpret Schumann's Dichterliebe (Poet's Love). A Grammy-nominated singer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, Mr. Bleckmann has toured world-wide. His latest release is on vinyl: a collection of George Gerswhin with Uri Caine's ensemble.

Easy Star All Stars-Dub Side of the Moon 10th Anniversary Tour - Highline Ballroom
November 21, 2013 - New York

Combining musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best-selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), and Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), the remix album Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), as well as original releases Until That Day EP (2008) and First Light (2011), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. The band has toured in over 30 countries on 6 continents, playing over 100 shows per year for the past 5 years. They've played loads of major festivals throughout the world, including an unprecedented three-day, three-stage stand at Glastonbury in 2009, which earned them a UK Festy Award Nomination that year.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
November 21, 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.

Joe Caro & The Met Band - 'Live in New York City' (Record Release Event) - Drom, NYC
November 21, 2013 - New York

The new album entitled "Joe Caro & The Met Band - "Live in New York City" features Randy Brecker, Clifford Carter, Anton Fig, Conrad Korsch, Lou Marini and Lew Soloff. Joe Caro is well known for his work in the New York underground scene fronting an allstar band which included Trumpeter Chris Botti, Saxman Lenny Pickett, and Late show Drummer Anton Fig performing every Tuesday night at the NYC club, The Metropolitan Café. What started out as a 2 week gig, went on for 8 years and became the home base for many New York City session musicians at a time when New York music clubs were far and few. Joe Caro has recorded with many diverse artists such as Bette Midler, Blue Öyster Cult, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Michael Franks, Bobby McFerrin, Gato Barbieri, Michael McDonald, Fania Allstars, Chaka Khan, Irene Cara, Candido, Randy Brecker, Elements and many more. He has also toured extensively with notables such as Dr. John, Herbie Mann, Carly Simon /James Taylor, Gato Barbieri, Michael Franks, Akiko Yano, played live and or TV for Jon Bon Jovi, Clint Black, Ashford and Simpson, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Roberta Flack,The Eagles, Brookes and Dunn, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton-John, James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Aretha Franklin, Willie Dixon, KD Lang, Stanley Clarke, Johnny Mathis, Luther Vandross. Additionally, Joe has appeared with various artists and in the house bands on TV shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman,” "Saturday Night Live" and "The Grammy Awards" and participated in countless recording sessions for TV commercials and movies. > Special guest opener Chris Bergson with MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of 2008, 'Fall Changes' and #2 Blues Album of 2011, 'Imitate the Sun' - New York guitarist/singer Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (Richard Skelly, "All Music Guide"), creating his own blend of blues, roots and soul. Chris Bergson has performed and/or shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Norah Jones, John Hammond, Etta James, and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few. Click here to read Kay Cordtz's in-depth profile of Chris Bergson in ROLL Magazine:

Magnet School Open House - PS 151
November 21, 2013 - Woodside

The Magnet School of Global Communication and Foreign Language, PS 151, has initiated the three year process to be accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) - Primary Year Program (PYP). This prestigious and rigorous method of instruction is accepted world-wide as a standard in academic excellence. The goal of the IB program is to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills of our students to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The PYP program is the start of a continuum that guides students through their academic career. The NYC Department of Education, Magnet Schools are schools of choice offering distinct, innovative, thematic learning opportunities for your child. Each federally funded magnet school offers specialized curriculum aligned to the school theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. The non-testing application is available for all District 30 students grades Kindergarten through 8. To learn more about magnet schools, arrange a tour or receive an application please call 718-759-4977.

Yoga for Kids - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 21, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to participate in this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Registration is required.

Thanksgiving Crafts @ The Field - Field Library
November 21, 2013 - Peekskill

Love to dabble in art? Then you'll be thankful for Thanksgiving Day crafts. All ages welcome.

Chess with Oscar - Brooklyn Public Library, Gravesend branch
November 21, 2013 - Gravesend

Expert chess teacher Oscar Garcia leads this learning/playing session for young players.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
November 21, 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.)

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
November 21, 2013 - Marine Park

Flatlands brach librarian Avrum teaches chess to kids.

Alive Inside: Special Screening - Landmark on Main Street
November 21, 2013 - Port Washington

Alive Inside, is a moving documentary showing the power of music to awaken deeply locked memories for those suffering with Alzheimer's and dementia. Be sure to reserve a spot.

Thomas & Friends Night - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 21, 2013 - Crown Heights

Bring your young train enthusiasts to the Museum for a fun evening of Thomas & Friends-themed hands-on activities and crafts. There will be giveaways for all.

Nature Kids at Astoria - Astoria Library
November 21, 2013 - Long Island City

Come to the Shakespeare Garden for an afternoon of fun, nature-oriented activities that teach children about worms, mushrooms, soil, seeds, plants, insects and rainwater.

Fiesta de los Cuentos-Bilingual Storytime - Greenwich Library
November 21, 2013 - Greenwich

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

Kitchen Science Class: Unique Cooking Class for ages 3-5 - The Studio School
November 21, 2013 - Upper West Side

Experience the Studio School with this delightful event for you and your child. There'll be complimentary snacks and crazy cooking fun for toddlers and early elementary aged kids. Register online to join the fun.

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate! - Prudential Center
November 21, 2013 - Newark

Hitch a ride with Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they travel the world for this sensational celebration of holidays around the world. Join in the revelry as Alice and the Mad Hatter, Woody, Jessie and Buzz, Princess Tiana, Ariel, Cinderella and all your favorite characters take to the ice to share their favorite festivals in a magical medley of music and movement. Tickets are available for purchase at and Prudential Center box office.

Maternity Clothing Drive - Prenatal Yoga Center
November 21, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Prenatal Yoga Center continues its Karma Yoga program by collecting maternity clothing for its 9th annual maternity clothing drive donation to Siena House Shelter. Debra Flashenberg, founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, states, "As a yoga center we help parents and children openly explore the mind, body, and spirit. In that, we also nourish our spirit by giving back to others, even with small actions, such as donating maternity clothing. As the community at Prenatal Yoga Center grows, we are able to band together and offer even more to the charities and organizations that are close to our heart. We choose charities and organizations that directly relate to the pre and postnatal population and that are family-centered." By establishing an ongoing Karma Yoga program, the Prenatal Yoga Center invites students to look beyond their day-to-day lives and be conscious of how their energy and intentions can be expressed. Beginning this Nov. 20, the Prenatal Yoga Center will be collecting gently-used maternity clothing for Sienna House Shelter. The community is invited to drop off maternity clothing at the Prenatal Yoga Center, located at 251 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway and West End Avenue) from Nov. 20-22 between 9-10am and Nov. 23 from 1-3pm.

Short Tales 4 Too Tall at the Chappaqua Public Library - Chappaqua Public Library
November 21, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read to a gentle (and non-judgmental) greyhound friend. Registration requested.

Multilingual Mother Goose at the Chappaqua Public Library - Chappaqua Public Library
November 21, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
November 21, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in and try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs ? make a handcrafted gift for someone! This program is designed for kids who are 6 and older.

Action Racket Theatre!! - Macomb's Bridge Public Library
November 21, 2013 - Upper Manhattan

Get your imagination flowing, this is theater?just add you. Kids join veteran performers Joanie and Lois as they teach the motions, gestures, and emotions of theater. For ages 12-18.

Free Women's Prenatal/Postpartum Discussion Group - Hudson Valley Hospital Center
November 21, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Join expert doulas as you venture down the path to parenthood! Topics of discussion include pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, newborn care, emotional adjustments, and more. New babies up to age 3 months are welcome. For more information call Northeast Doulas at 914-736-7700. In the Ground Floor Conference Room. Park in PET scan lot. Room across from cafeteria.

Nursery School Holiday Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
November 21, 2013 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information at x412, or email

Fall Cocktail Party - Slate
November 21, 2013 - New York

The GO Project’s is having their First Annual Fall Cocktail Party on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at SLATE in the Flatiron district, and would love if you could help promote this event that is raising funds to support children in New York City. Over 200 young, New York City professionals will be attending. Tickets include dinner, premium open bar, DJ, and games (foose ball, billiards, and ping-pong). The event will also feature a silent auction with exciting items such as sports tickets, fashion and beauty packages, and vacations. All monies raised will help send 550 students to GO’s free summer program, which provides academic support, social emotional learning, and enrichment activities, such as lacrosse, comedy theatre, soccer, art, and fencing. Tickets are available at GO’s website: About GO Project: Since 1968, the GO Project has provided essential academic intervention and family support services to low-income, under-performing public school children in Lower Manhattan. Today, 550 students rely on the GO Project, not only for the tools necessary to succeed academically, but also to foster the self-confidence necessary to succeed in life. The program begins serving children in the earliest stage of their academic career and continues through the eighth grade. The GO Project has been growing tremendously, tripling our enrollment over the past seven years to serve our largest group of students to date.

What is Peace During Adversity? - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
November 21, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Can you find peace during times of adversity? Come share your opinions and definitions of peace and adversity. Participants will develop a sense of community by sharing beliefs, values and needs of others.

Alejandro Fernandez - Barclays Center
November 21, 2013 - Brooklyn

Latin Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling Mexican superstar Alejandro Fernandez, whose new album CONFIDENCIAS on Universal Music Latino debuted at #1 on the Billboard Latin charts and #19 on the Billboard Top 200, will bring his all new ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ CONFIDENCIAS WORLD TOUR 2013 to the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center.

I Can’t Give You Anything But Songs: The Life and Work of Dorothy Fields - Theatre Row - Studio Theatre
November 21, 2013 - New York

Dorothy Fields wanted to be a songwriter, but unless you were a singer, a woman had little chance of a career in music. The woman who wrote “I’m in the Mood for Love,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and dozens of other great American Standards forged a career for herself as a librettist and lyricist that lasted 50 years, during which she wrote nearly 500 songs. Come hear her great songs and experience her fascinating life as told by an award-winning storyteller. One’s Company presents I Can’t Give You Anything But Songs: The Life and Work of Dorothy Fields, a cabaret in two acts conceived and performed by Pippa White* with musical direction and accompaniment by Vince Learned. The performance will be staged one night only, Thursday, November 21st at 9pm, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association From creator Pippa White: I was inspired to create this piece after hearing a 1972 recording of Dorothy Fields’ Lyrics and Lyricists Evening at the 92nd Street Y. Here was this fascinating, gifted woman talking in such an entertaining way about her career and her craft that I thought, “forty years later a new generation needs to hear this, along with her brilliant songs.” Dorothy Fields built a 50 year career at a time when music was dominated by men. I hope this show will inspire people to do what Miss Fields suggested: to “listen to your own voice, and say what you want to say.” Pippa White turned to solo performing in 1994. Previously she had an extensive career in theatre and television on the West Coast, including five years hosting a daily morning television show at ABC in San Francisco. She calls her One’s Company Productions “part theatre, part storytelling, part history.” Audiences call them unique, captivating, and touching. To date she has crisscrossed the country many times touring to thirty states, including California, New York, Connecticut, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Washington and Alaska. She has performed at universities and colleges, performing arts centers, museums, libraries, and festivals. Conferences often use her unusual performance pieces and feature her as a keynote speaker. Pippa has been featured at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in their Applause Program many times. Other venues and organizations include the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, the University of Nebraska, Iowa State Center, the Connecticut Hospital Association, SUNY Orange, San Diego State University School of Nursing, Metropolitan State University-St. Paul, Miami Children’s Hospital, the Association for Career and Technical Education, Kansas City Young Audiences, and several theatres and storytelling festivals. The Director of Special Projects at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs called Pippa “the highest quality artist,” and the Kansas Storytelling Festival said her performance was “one of the high points in our festival history.” An audience member recently captured the gist of Pippa’s unique presentations when he said, “her performances are entertainment wrapped in history intertwined with inspiration.” Pippa has a BA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to performing, she offers workshops and residencies, and has been a teaching artist with the Nebraska Arts Council for nineteen years. She is actively involved in aesthetic education through the Arts Are Basic Program. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including two Individual Artist Fellowship

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