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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Apr 7

April 7, 2013   |    

There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Knowledge is Power Parent Conference - Rockland Jewish Community Campus
April 07, 2013 - West Nyack

The conference is designed for parents/guardians and grandparents. It will include sixteen workshops on topics such as advocating for your child, nutrition, exercise, and helping your family cope with divorce and other life events. There will be also sessions for parents of children who have learning disabilities, ADD and autism. The event also features a Resource Fair, where attendees will learn about local organizations and businesses.

The Kist - A Unique Salute to Tartan Day - Brick Presbyterian Church
April 07, 2013 -

A joyous celebration in poetry, prose, and song of all things Scots. Featuring Fiona Kennedy, John Bett, Sarah Collier, James Muldoon, and introducing Ruairidh McDonald with accompaniment from Christopher Bensalem.

- Powerhouse on 8th
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Meet acclaimed children’s book author Artie Bennett, who will read from his new book, Poopendous!

Macy's Flower Show - The Painted Garden - Macy's
Through April 07, 2013 -

The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of the southern regions of Asia. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the work of some of NYC's top floral designers.

2013 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The most extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2013/2014 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2013 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Automakers have lined up dozens of new vehicles to unveil for the first time, along with new fun and informative interactive displays, ride and drives, and eco-experiences that will surprise and amaze visitors to this year's event.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

The Fundamentalist Assault on Public Education - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
April 07, 2013 - Upper West Side

Investigative journalist Katherine Stewart discusses the wide range of actions taken by Far Right conservatives to inject religious fundamentalism into public schools.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

Green Day - Barclays Center
April 07, 2013 -

Reprise Records' multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning Green Day perform.

Sunday Studio @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 07, 2013 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different culture and art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies are provided.

KEIKO MATSUI - BB King Blues Club
April 07, 2013 - NY

Pianist Keiko Matsui is an icon of contemporary jazz. With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. alone and sold-out appearances at concert halls across the world, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Calling All Dawns - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
April 07, 2013 - New York

On Sale Now! Call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or visit www.lincolncenter.org. Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Tin: Calling All Dawns (featured in the acclaimed video game Civilization IV) Eric Johnson and Geoffrey Boers, Conductors Mozart: Regina Coeli, K276 Haydn: Te Deum for Empress Marie Therese Rutter: Gloria

Music for Aardvarks Family Time - JCC Rockland
April 07, 2013 - West Nyack

Families with kids ages 6 months-4 years old are invited to join Luke Montgomery of Music for Aardvarks for this hip, original, and fun music class featuring songs celebrating the lives of children in both an urban and suburban world. Participants can sing, dance, and jump in this interactive musical playground with instruments, bubbles, drums, and more.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 07, 2013 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - The Joyce Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, two special programs focusing on the pleasure of musicians and dancers working together. The Orion String Quartet joins the company. Program A includes D-Man in the Waters, Jones's joyous, award-winning work not seen in New York since 2002; Continuous Replay, with a score composed by Jerome Begin; and Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart's Prussian Quartet No. 23. Program B features new works set to Schubert's string quartet Death and the Maiden and Ravel's String Quartet in F.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York - Park Avenue Armory
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), this fair -- one of the world's most important annual photography events -- is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. More than 70 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. The 33rd edition of the show will commence with an opening night gala on April 3, 2013, to benefit inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women.

Leonard Cohen - Radio City Music Hall
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In response to overwhelming fan demand, Leonard Cohen's acclaimed "Old Ideas World Tour" has just added a second North American leg. After enchanting audiences worldwide, the legendary singer/songwriter/poet culminated the first series of North American dates with a breathtaking engagement at New York's Madison Square Garden, and fans were left wanting more.

MoCCa Arts Fest - 69th Regiment Armory
Through April 07, 2013 - Manhattan

Visit website for a listing of exhibitors.

DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the "New Spirit" of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists. Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question "What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age?" The show will exhibit a core group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding iInternet component of digital works in an online gallery.

Johannes String Quartet - The Town Hall
April 07, 2013 - New York

The Johannes String Quartet brings together the first American to win the Paganini Violin Competition in 24 years, Soovin Kim; a Concert Artists Guild Competition winner, Jessica Lee; the Principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, C.J. Chang; and the Principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Peter Stumpf. Don't miss them in a program of works by Brahms and Dutilleux.

Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Walt Whitman Theater will be transformed into a Simcha Palace when these two internationally acclaimed ensembles hit the stage with their unique interpretations of traditional Eastern European favorites, Yiddish swing and folk tunes, and original compositions.

Guided Spring Nature Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 07, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Join Westmoreland and Marsh Memorial Sanctuary staff for a guided walk on the Westmoreland Sanctuary nature preserve in search of local wildlife and early signs of spring along the sanctuary's trail system. Please dress for spring trail conditions. Meet in Westmoreland's nature center. All ages welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required. Co-sponsored with the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary.

Chris Hardwick - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Chris Hardwick, creator of "The Nerdist," was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after "inappropriate conduct" on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self proclaimed nerd. He hosts "The Soup's" geeky little brother show "Web Soup," and plays with gadgets on "Attack of the Show," both on a channel that awkward teenage boys refer to as "G4." Chris is also a writer for Wired Magazine and a talking cow on Nickelodeon's "Back at the Barnyard."

Starry Sundays - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
April 07, 2013 - Stamford

Enjoy a chance to explore the night sky in the daytime. Discover seasonal constellations and the stories behind them in the planetarium. Shows are approximately 30-45 minutes. Limited seating; doors open 10 minutes before program starts; recommended for ages 4 and up.

Singles Dinner - Hunan Dynasty Restaurant
April 07, 2013 - Levittown

Singles Association of Long Island hosts a dinner where singles can mingle, ages 25 plus. For further information, callthe number listed or Joe at 516-333-2851. RSVP by 4/5.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Jewish Harlem - Joyce Gold History Tours of NY
April 07, 2013 - New York

Harlem was once the third largest Jewish settlement in the world, after Warsaw and the Lower East Side. In the neighborhood more than 150,000 Jews listened to the great Yossele Rosenblatt chant Sabbath services and were terrified when gangsters like Lefty Louie Horowitz and Whitey Lewis fought gun battles on 125th St. They bought at Blumstein's Department Store and saw teen-age singers Walter Winchell and George Jessel begin their careers. The tour considers the following questions — Why did Jewish New Yorkers move to Harlem? What was their reception? How did they keep the children within the fold? Are any synagogues still active in Harlem? Today still visible are Stained-glass Stars of David Ten Commandments tablets Middle Eastern filigree A cornerstone that says built in "5668" Such vestiges of Orthodox Judaism as women's balconies

The World Premiere of Greg Kellers' 'Honky' - Urban Stages Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - Midtown West

When a black sneaker company hires a white CEO, their commercials begin glorifying the “ghetto" and sales triple among white teens. But when violence erupts in a black community, the shoe designer blames the ads and promises revenge. Meanwhile, the writer of the ads is paralyzed by white guilt – which only gets worse when his therapist turns out not to be what he expected. Luckily, there’s a new racism pill on the market advertising, "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!" HONKY takes a comedic look at the symbiotic relationship between racism and commercialism.

Affordable Art Fair New York - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced – almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair’s prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000. “As we celebrate 12 years of hosting the Fair in New York, as well as the Fair’s constant growth and evolution, our 2013 spring edition will offer a fresh, smartly curated selection of work to art collectors, professionals, patrons and visitors alike,” says Cristina Salmastrelli, Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York. “We are excited to welcome both our new and longstanding patrons to the Metropolitan Pavilion by offering new and stimulating art activities for children, as well as engaging programming for adults. We are here to satisfy the needs of both the seasoned art collectors and first time buyers, so we try to make sure there is something for everyone.”

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
April 07, 2013 - Northport

Mixing in a dash of popular culture to the original Lewis Carroll story brings this frolicking journey of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole to a whole new level. Join Alice and all her friends as you become part of the story.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
April 07, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition, "The Panoramic River." An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. The play stars a BOY who travels up the Hudson and meets an EXPLORER, Henry Hudson; an ARTIST, William Guy Wall; a Native American CHARACTER, Pukwudgie; and, a hungry SQUIRREL. Jokes, magic tricks, and audience involvement are all part of the fun. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Family Weekend Workshop - Create a Panoramic Mural - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 07, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Join local artist Dahlia Broul to create a large-scale panoramic mural. Be a set designer and make your own miniature panorama, or pocket size "endless landscape" to take home.

Opening Weekend - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy a weekend filled with fun and learning at QBG! Join us for garden tours, crafts, and meet Flora, QBG's colorful mascot!

Bagels-n-Blox - Temple Beth Torah
April 07, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with children 6 weeks - 3 years are invited for a morning of music with movement, engaging activities, and snacks.

Spring Salamanders - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 07, 2013 - Cornwall

Learn about these fascinating animals then take a guided walk in search of them. For adults and children ages 5 and older.

Dolly Day - Bergen County Zoo
April 07, 2013 - Paramus

Come meet Dolly, Bergen County Zoo's new Belgian Draft Horse. Tour the farmyard with one of of the zoo's knowledgeable docents, learn about Dolly and her new farm friends, sign her "welcome to your new home" card, check out farm artifacts, and make a Dolly button to take home.

Poems from the Platform - New York Transit Museum
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

To celebrate National Poetry Month, let’s share favorite transportation and city-related poems in the greatest place of all: a vintage subway car! Learn to paint words in pictures, and write pictures in words in this fun workshop.

Archery - Willowbrook Park Archery Range
April 07, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids, 8 and older, and grownups learn archery with a trained instructor. A mandatory safety review is part of the session.

The Story Pirates Present: Pseudonymous Bosch?s Write This Book - Symphony Space
April 07, 2013 - Upper West Side

Pseudonymous Bosch, author of The New York Times best-selling and wonderfully mysterious "The Secret" series, has enlisted the help of the Story Pirates to tour the country to bring his newest book, "Write This Book: A Do It Yourself Mystery," to life. At this exclusive New York City event, the wacky and original performance group uses the fun activities and choose-your-own-adventure inspired scenarios in Pseudonymous' new guidebook/novel to bring kids' writing to life on stage. The audience will assist in creating a one-of-a-kind show based on their ideas. Co-presented with the Bank Street Bookstore. Ages 9-12.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Webster Hall
April 07, 2013 - New York

Concert to support release of their new album, Mosquito. Tickets on sale March 1 at www.ticketmaster.com at noon.

Mad Science - Fire & Ice Show - Village Theatre - The Park at East HIlls in Roslyn
April 07, 2013 - East Hills

Children will witness and learn about the amazing properties for fire and then cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice. Great for kids ages 4-12 years old and their families. All are welcome. Doors open at 3:45pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Discounts for residents and advance sales. Questions may be emailed to kipeasthills@gmail.com.

La Boheme - Molloy College Madison Theatre
April 07, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Long Island Opera returns to Madison Theatre in a heart-rending concert version of Giacomo Puccini’s epic romance La Boheme. Long Island Opera performs in a special engagement with Madison Theatre’s Children’s Orchestra Society. Fun for the whole family, whether you are a fan of opera or not.

Jim West's 'Dinosaurs!' - Landmark on Main Street
April 07, 2013 - Port Washington

Nationally acclaimed puppeteer, Jim West, presents his newest production, mixing the latest dinosaur facts with dino-puppet making ideas, classical music, and lots of silliness. Hosted by Jim and Fossil, a puppet dinosaur detective, we take a look at what we now know, used to know, and can never know about these fascinating creatures. Before our eyes, a box turns into a Tyrannosaurus, cardboard becomes a Brachiosaurus, and newspaper transforms into an Apatosaurus. Featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev, Jim's largest show to date offers a fact-filled hour of fun.

Brady Rymer presents 'Jump Up, It's a Good Day!' - Long Island Children's Museum
April 07, 2013 - Garden City

Join Grammy-nominated musical artists Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could as they perform high energy, interactive, and uplifting songs from all of their award winning CD's. Brady Rymer's down-home, foot stomping rootsy tunes resonate through American culture, bringing an honest, joyful spirit to music for all generations. "His music has a rock 'n' roll heart," declares The New York Times.

Open Studio: Collaboration: Building Big - The Noguchi Museum
April 07, 2013 - Long Island City

This arts education program encourages families to explore the galleries and to make art in response to their experiences. No registration is required for this drop-in program.

Drawing Workshop - Flushing Town Hall
April 07, 2013 - Flushing

The whole family can get in touch with their inner artist at this interactive arts workshop! Teaching artist Tina Seligman introduces participants to Andy Warhol's "Multiples" and his use of commercial advertising concepts to produce fine art. After a brief discussion, participants will create a hands-on project with oil pastels while listening to music composed by Steve Reich.

Little Makers: Butter Basics - New York Hall of Science
April 07, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can invent their own yummy flavor when they shake up a batch of homemade butter in this workshop. Materials fee $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. Preregistration is recommended. Note to parents: Allow 30-45 minutes to complete a Little Makers project. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint and ink.

Gym Buddies - Play with the Big Kids! - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
April 07, 2013 - Pleasantville

Children in K-4th get a chance to play with the big kids - tweens and teens who act as role models and engage children with fun games.

Duquesne University Tamburitzans - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
April 07, 2013 - Bayside

Artistically representing the dances, music and songs of East European and neighboring cultures, the Tamburitzans present a wonderful two-hour journey through the towns, back roads and villages of the “Old Country.” This dazzling program is features 36 performers playing fresh, live music performed on authentic instruments with hundreds of colorful costumes. This show will take you on a musical tour traveling through such countries as Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakis, Greece, Russia and many more.

'The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle' - Westport Country Playhouse
April 07, 2013 - Westport

Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? A song-filled adventure, this new musical portrays Watty Piper's timeless tale about hard work, self-confidence, friendship, and believing that anything is possible. Produced by ArtsPower, the story is recommended for ages 4 and older.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 07, 2013 - White Plains

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

10th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO - White Plains High School
April 07, 2013 - White Plains

See and learn how everything is made, from robots to bridges, buildings, cars, and cell phones. Chances are whatever you do today, an engineer had a role in it. Find out how engineering impacts what we eat, how we work, play, learn, travel, communicate, and stay healthy, at the 10th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO on Sunday, April 7th, at White Plains High School. This fun, hands-on learning event is free. Doors open at 11am, and the EXPO runs until 4pm at White Plains High School, 550 North Street in White Plains. Free parking is provided and food/beverages will be available for purchase. Plus, there will be plenty of giveaways and prizes, including Apple iPads. More information is available at beanengineer.org, and on facebook/lowerhudsonvalleyengineeringexpo. More than 100 engineering exhibitors are participating, including representatives from over 40 of the region's leading learning institutions such as Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, Manhattan, RPI, and SUNY. All fields of engineering will be featured: Civil, Structural, Chemical, Electrical, Biomedical, Computer, Mechanical, Petrochemical, Environmental, Materials, and Nuclear. Engineering EXPO founder and organizer Mal McLaren, president and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group of West Nyack, NY says engineering ranks No. 1 in career opportunities for college graduates, and he encourages parents of children as young as middle schoolers to attend Engineering EXPO to expose them to the field. "Engineers play a key role in virtually everything we do," McLaren says. "However, US businesses are experiencing a shortage of engineers, with 89% saying they have difficulty filling engineering positions. Our country and economy needs many more trained engineers, and the EXPO is designed to help meet this demand by encouraging more students to pursue engineering studies." "If you have a child with an aptitude and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), it would be a Sunday very well spent April 7th at the Engineering EXPO," McLaren says.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Five Pennies' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 07, 2013 - Pleasantville

In one of his warmest performances, Danny Kaye plays Loring "Red" Nichols, a real-life 1920s cornet player. At the height of his fame, he must decide whether to quit the music business to care for his daughter. Includes a slew of period favorites, especially "When the Saints Go Marching In" (with the great Louis Armstrong.) 1959. 117 min. Not rated.

Feeding Fun - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

See what's on the menu during mealtime at the center's live animal museum.

Family Art Project - Drawn to Nature - Wave Hill
April 07, 2013 - Bronx

Join guest artist Ander Mikalson as she guides families in creating individual drawing projects. Then, on the Lower Lawn from 12-2pm, join guest artists from the spring exhibition "Drawn to Nature" to form a collective, large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave its way through Wave Hill. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
April 07, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

Early Morning Bird Walk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds - Prospect Park Audubon Center
April 07, 2013 - Flatbush

Bird watchers welcome early migrants and bid farewell to the winter residents.

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
April 07, 2013 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Lobster rolls, kimchee, dumplings, and much more.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: The Harp - Wilton Library
April 07, 2013 - Wilton

Families with children ages 4 and up are invited to this interactive concert. Wendy Kerner Lucas from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra visits for a concert and demonstration with a harp. Now she is principal harpist for the Ridgefield, Bridgeport, and Norwalk Symphonies, and a member of several chamber groups, including The Fontenay Chamber Players, The Glorian Duo, and Themselves, which is dedicated to Irish music. Registration required.

Opening Weekend - Queens Botanical Garden
April 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy garden tours, crafts, and meet Flora, QBG's colorful mascot!

Collective Drawing - Wave Hill
Through April 07, 2013 - Bronx

Join guest artists from the spring exhibition, "Drawn to Nature," in creating a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave through Wave Hill. Artists will be stationed at different areas on the grounds offering guided drawing activities. Guest artists include exhibiting artists and workshop leaders Ellie Irons and Gisela Insuaste on Saturday, and Paul Lambermont, Mia Rosenthal and Charlotte Schultz on Sunday, when this program also takes place.

Collective Drawing - Wave Hill
April 07, 2013 - Bronx

Join guest artists from the spring exhibition," Drawn to Nature," in creating a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave through Wave Hill. Artists will be stationed at different areas on the grounds offering guided drawing activities. Guest artists include exhibiting artists and workshop leaders Ellie Irons and Gisela Insuaste on Saturday, and Paul Lambermont, Mia Rosenthal and Charlotte Schultz on Sunday, when this program also takes place.

Gone Fishing - Staten Island Zoo
April 07, 2013 - Staten Island

Kerry Gallagher of the Zoo's education department will demonstrate techniques on how to fish, where to fish, what equipment to use, while reviewing the the laws on which types of fish are fair game. Participants should be prepared to set aside three more dates to take full advantage of the program: April 21, May 5, and May 19. Equipment will be provided for the class, but not for participants to keep. The program is free with admission to the Zoo, and starts at 11 am. Fishing takes place at nearby Clove Lake Park. Weather conditions may affect the published dates. 718-442-3174 ext. 24 for more information.

Music: For the Heart - Westport Library
April 07, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy the performance of this singing group comprised of ten Westport teens as they perform classic Broadway hits.

Blooming Babies: Adventures in the Jungle - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 07, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover animals that live in the world's jungles. Imagine being one of those animals and crawl, jump, flap, or hop from place to place while letting out your loudest roar! Meet an animal from the Museum's live collection and create a jungle-themed craft to take home.

TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event - People’s Improv Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are open for the TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event, produced by Jaye Maynard and Michelle Slonim, and presented in association with Actors Access, Actors Connection, Modernage/HeadshotRepros.com, People's Improv Theater (The PIT), The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, TheaterMania, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios. Auditions will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 10am-6pm at People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street, NYC. Early bird registration is $50 ($40 for AEA and TRU members) before March 5. From March 6 to registration closing on March 25, the fee is $75 ($65 for AEA and TRU members). Registration is required, and application information can be found at http://www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm. The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event gives actors the opportunity to audition for more than 40 producers, theater companies, casting directors, agents, writers and directors over two days. Each actor prepares a 2 minute time slot with two contrasting monologues for non-singing auditions on Sunday April 7th, or monologue and 16 bars of music on the Saturday April 6th musical audition day. This unique Combined Audition is open to Equity and non-union actors; the venue is handicap-accessible, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to apply and inspire attendees with the possibility of greater diversity in casting. Audition requirements and application are posted on TRU’s website at www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm.

Nrityagram's Surupa Sen & Bijayini Satpathy - NYU Skirball Center
April 07, 2013 - New York

With its sculpturesque forms, sinuous movements, and emotional intensity, Odissi—one of the oldest dance traditions in the world, speaks of love and union with the divine. Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s famed Nrityagram dance troupe, transport us to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with their grace and power. New York debut of Samyoga (Sanskrit: conjunction of two heavenly bodies), a program of solos and duets set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi.

WEBE108 Kids Fest - Wilton High School Field House
April 07, 2013 - Wilton

WEBE108 Kids Fest is a family friendly event. Enjoy mainstage entertainment, demonstrations, activities, exhibits, the Candyville Trail, face painting and more.

Sunday Sing-along - The Moxie Spot
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot invites everybody for a Sunday sing-along. First and 3rd Sundays feature a drum-along. Second and 4th Sundays are without the drums. "Clap, sing, dance, or just stare in amazement," as The Moxie Spot touts on its website.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 07, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make jazz-inspired art while listening to Dave Brubeck.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Family Sunday - Cropsey Community Farm
April 07, 2013 - New City

This family-friendly event includes a tour of the farm, a seasonal activity using natural materials, and a chance to work alongside the farm team in the field. Kids learn the importance of local agriculture and working with the natural environment. Activities are appropriate for kids ages 4 and up with their parents or guardians.

Dora the Explorer Live, The Pirate Adventure - The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies
April 07, 2013 - Bellmore

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, is proud to present Dora The Explorer Live: Dora?s Pirate Adventure. Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!" The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. Birthday parties welcome. For individual and group ticket information and reservations, call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870, or online at plazatheatrical.com.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 07, 2013 - Centerport

See April 6. Follow the adventures of young Jamie who falls heir to a treasure map and soon sails with his masters to Treasure Island with a crew of pirates chosen from the audience. Call to reserve seats. This program has been postponed until July. Please check the website for details.

Sundays at Three | High on Dance: The Next Generation - 92nd Street Y
April 07, 2013 - New York

See tomorrow's choreographers today! 92Y hosts its eighth annual performance of works by promising high school choreographers in the New York area. This year, judges -- tap teacher Arleigh Rothenberg, NYC dance educator Rachel Wurman, Doug Varone dancer Julia Burrer (also the Artistic Director of 92Y's Harkness Repertory Ensemble teen performing group) and John-Mario Sevilla, the Director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center -- chose 12 works to be presented. The students' dances deal with subjects like the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, how music and dance can motivate people to become leaders, teenage girls harming themselves, lynching, learning to have fun even in times of turmoil and "seizing the day."

Jazz Sundays - Symphony Space
April 07, 2013 - New York

Distinctive drinks accompany live jazz combos from the Harlem School of the Arts, featuring the newest talent emerging from Harlem's vibrant music scene.

Ocean Science Sunday: Most EGGS-cellent Celebration! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
April 07, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate spring by learning about egg-laying ocean animals, from sharks to whelks. Touch a scrimshawed ostrich egg and see what you discover on an egg hunt in the museum. Decorate a Faberge Egg and hatch your own real eggs that grow into ancient shrimp from the Triassic age. The museum supplies a little habitat for your tiny, easy pet to grow in (lifespan is 1-2 months). RSVP Required 1 week prior.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - Miles Ahead w/ Dave Liebman - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 07, 2013 - New York

Featuring MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio, Conductor; Dave Liebman, saxophone.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 07, 2013 - Midtown

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. April's theme is "Brush, Pour, Splatter: Looking at Paintings." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
April 07, 2013 - Midtown

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for April is "Face Forward: People." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

The Birdland Jazz Party - Birdland
April 07, 2013 - New York

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics and a special guest vocalist.

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
April 07, 2013 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill leads the ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz.

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 07, 2013 - Oakdale

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

Archery - Marine Park: Lenape Playground
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids, 8 and older, and grownups learn archery with a trained instructor. A mandatory safety review is part of the session.

EMERGING WRITERS SERIES WITH PEI-LING LUE - Pelham Art Center
April 07, 2013 - Pelham

Authors Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel discuss their new book, Still Here Thinking About You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers.

Juilliard Dances Repertory - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Juilliard dancers perform repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Juilliard Orchestra George Stelluto, conductor. Four Brubeck Pieces (1984) - Murray Louis, choreographer - Music by Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Sunset (1983) - Paul Taylor, choreographer - Music by Edward Elgar (and recorded loon calls) - Alex Katz, set and costume designer - Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer. One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) - William Forsythe, choreographer - Music by Thom Willems. The Juilliard Dance Division presents significant repertory works, beginning with Four Brubeck Pieces (1984)--New York choreographer Murray Louis' lively personification of the jazz stylings of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond performed live by Juilliard musicians. Sunset (1983) by Juilliard alum Paul Taylor--an emotional and poetic glimpse into the interactions among soldiers and their sweethearts--precedes the finale of the eclectic and energetic One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) by NY native and Germany-based choreographer William Forsythe Tickets $30 available 2/27 at The Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at The Juilliard Box Office only.

Nrityagram's Surupa Sen & Bijayini Satpathy: Bring a Kid for $5! - NYU Skirball Center
April 07, 2013 - Greenwich Village

With its sculpturesque forms, sinuous movements, and emotional intensity, Odissi, one of the oldest dance traditions in the world, speaks of love and union with the divine. Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India's famed Nrityagram dance troupe, transport the audience to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with their grace and power. New York debut of Samyoga (Sanskrit: conjunction of two heavenly bodies), a program of solos and duets set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi. “I have never been as convinced of the presence of the divine within us as much as I have when watching...the masterful work of Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy.” – Infinite Body “a piece of temple sculpture come alive” – The Hindu NYU SKIRBALL CENTER, 566 LaGuardia Pl. $35, $40 / WMI Friends $30, $35 (212) 545-7536 http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event/nrityagrams/ http://www.facebook.com/events/409722549091320/ Part of Dancing the Gods festival, a weekend festival highlighting classical Indian dance with lec-dems, film, chat & chai with the artists, and more! **Bring a Kid for $5!** Adults may bring children ages 16 & under for just $5. Limit 4 tickets per adult.

Family Tour and Workshop - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 07, 2013 - Upper East Side

Following an interactive gallery tour, families create their own work in our studio. Registration required at guggenheim.org/families.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 07, 2013 - Upper East Side

Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim spring exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground.

Just Drop In - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 07, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore highlights of the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.

A JOURNEY WITH PURPOSE: GAIL BECKER, JOSHUA MILLER, AND FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 07, 2013 - Upper West Side

How can we talk about the toughest parts of our history with our children? To mark Yom haShoah this unique inter-generational family program presents the award winning 2012 short film, "A Journey with Purpose," which documents three generations of the Becker family on their return to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Filmmaker Gail Becker and her son Joshua will be present as well as the organization Facing History and Ourselves.

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts and Design
April 07, 2013 - Upper West Side

On the first Sunday of the month, join a professional artist to explore the galleries followed by a hands on workshop inspired by the objects in the exhibition. This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. At MAD, the goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn through their hands while having a good time together in our galleries and studio.

Rockdoves Performance - Karma Kids Yoga
April 07, 2013 - West Village

Don't miss the RockDoves at Karma Kids Yoga. Their music touches on everything from urban living and nature, to the value of friendship, family, and home. Drawing inspiration from folk, blues and rock 'n roll, they offer an exciting, interactive live performance that delights audiences with its blend of education, comedy, movement, and storytelling. At a Rockdoves concert, children are performers, too, as they transform into animals, dance to fun grooves, sing, shout, and cheer.

Mansions on the Moon w/Carousel - Highline Ballroom
April 07, 2013 - New York

The Fixx - Bell House
April 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

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The Affordable Art Fair - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced - almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair's prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000.

Trailblazer: The Art of Shinoda Toko - Japan Society
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Japan Society honors the centennial birthday of the granddame of Japanese art, Shinoda Toko, with a special display of her works. Hailed as a "trailblazer" by Time magazine, Shinoda broke the boundaries of old and new, word and image, and East and West.

Andrea Brachfeld and Phoenix Rising Jazz - Manna House
April 07, 2013 - New York

Straight Ahead Jazz with Andrea Brachfeld- Flute; Kenwood Dennard- Drums; Andy Eulau-Bass; Bill O' Connell-Piano.

Baseball In The Second World War Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

With the Major League Baseball season set to begin on March 31, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk Baseball in the Second World War that will run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th - 14th, from 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM & 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. World War II affected every American institution including baseball, our national pastime. This interactive talk teaches visitors about how some of our greatest baseball heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the war. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

EMERGING WRITERS SERIES WITH PEI-LING LUE - Pelham Art Center
April 07, 2013 - Pelham

Authors Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel discuss their new book, "Still Here Thinking About You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers."

Guided Tour - Pacific War: USS Intrepid in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The 100-minute tour tells the story of the USS Intrepid and her men during World War II. From 1943 to 1945, the Intrepid participated in the greatest naval campaign in world history. Armed with state of the art planes and crewed by over 3,000 sailors, the "Fighting I" won hard-fought victories against Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater. From the raid on Truk Atoll and the Battle of Leyte Gulf to the invasion of Okinawa, the accomplishments of the ship and the men who served aboard transformed the names of little known Pacific islands into symbols of American courage and sacrifice. Tours are $44 for adults; $33 for youths (ages 7-17). Prices include general admission to the museum. Tours are most appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/The-Intrepid-Experience/Guided-Tours.aspx.

Tour Guide Talk - Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

To mark the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents the free Tour Guide Talk "Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid" that will run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th - 14th. One of the most frequently asked questions about the USS Intrepid is how it compares to one of the most famous ships in history, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic. Join this interactive talk to see how these two historic ships stack up in size, propulsion and survivability. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Lower Westchester Mothers of Multiples 14th Annual Baby & Kids Tag Sale - Tuckahoe Community Center
April 07, 2013 - Tuckahoe

The Lower Westchester Mothers of Multiple Tag sale is a great opportunity to buy new and gently used baby items: baby and kids clothing, gear, furniture, toys, and much more - at great prices!

TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event - People’s Improv Theater (The PIT)
Through April 07, 2013 - NYC

Actors will be seen by over 40 New York theater companies, casting directors, agents and others at Theater Resources Unlimited’s TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event April 6th and 7th - deadline to apply is Sunday, March 31st! Casting directors James Dreisbach from Pat McCorkle Casting, Jamibeth Margolis Casting, Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian and Robin Carus of J&R Casting, Barry Moss of MKA Casting, Helene Galek of HeleneGalekCasting; manager Bob Luke; and agents Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent, Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists and Emily Sclar of Judy Boals Agency are among the more than 40 theater professionals attending the upcoming TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event on April 6 and 7, 2013. Theater companies represented will include New York Theatre Workshop and Ensemble Studio Theatre, and casting opportunities are multiplied by the presence of seven New York festivals, including the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon, Planet Connections Festivity, Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Strawberry Festival, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Estrogenius Festival and The Network One-Act Festival, as well as TRU’s own upcoming New Plays Reading Series. Actors must register for this exceptional opportunity by Sunday, March 31st to ensure an audition slot for this opportunity to be seen at this unique casting event, although late applications will be accepted subject to space availability and may be scheduled as “alternates.” Representatives from both not-for-profit theater companies and commercial producers and production companies will be in attendance, as well as casting directors and agents plus directors and playwrights. The attendees have a wide range of casting needs and produce at all levels, union and nonunion, including off-Broadway and regional. The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event is produced by Jaye Maynard and Michelle Slonim, and presented with generous sponsorship from TRU supporters Actors Access, Actors Connection, AM 1600 WWRL, Modernage-HeadshotRepros.com, People's Improv Theater (The PIT), The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, TheaterMania, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios. Auditions will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 10am-6pm at People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street, NYC. Each actor prepares a two-minute time slot with two contrasting monologues for non-singing auditions on Sunday April 7th, or monologue and song selection on the Saturday April 6th musical audition day. Registration is $75 ($65 for AEA and TRU members). Audition requirements, application and a full list of attending companies can be found at http://www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm. This unique Combined Audition is open to Equity and non-union actors; the venue is handicap-accessible, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to apply and inspire attendees with the possibility of greater diversity in casting. Questions may be sent to TRUActors@gmail.com The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event is now in its eleventh year, and has grown in popularity due to its clockwork efficiency and respectful environment. “We strive to make this a positive, smooth-running experience for everyone – actors and auditors,” says TRU president Bob Ost. Event producer Jaye Maynard adds, “Our motto is: treat the actors like gold!” Agent Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent LLC confirms th

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