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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Aug 25

August 25, 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!.

Ecofest - Times Square
August 25, 2013 - Times Square

ECOFEST celebrates its 25th anniversary in Times Square, featuring performances by environmental magician, The Amazing Ken, and Pete Seeger's award winning Rivertown Kids. There will be a childern's art exhibit, face painting, a 10 foot snowman, environmental crafts for kids, Tibetan Sand Mandala, and Recycling Olympics. For more information, to exhibit, or to volunteer call 212-496-2030 or visit

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

Don't miss this summer's top pick, Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical! Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Featuring music and lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER! Book by Barbara Zinn Krieger, directed by Adrienne Kapstein. Opens July 13 at the Vineyard's Dimson Theatre. Limited time only. Get tickets by calling 646-601-1406 or visit NYMetro Parents readers: Save $3 on tickets! Use code: NYMETRO

Works In Progress Exhibit - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through August 25, 2013 - SoHo

Works In Progress is an ever-evolving exhibition that turns the CMA gallery into a blank canvas for artistic exploration, as well as a working studio, where guest artists invite visitors to assist them in their art making process. Works in Progress will offer visitors the opportunity to work collaboratively with special guest artists on a range of collaborative workshops, adding work to the walls and corners of the gallery as it is created. Throughout each project, visitors will be encouraged to ask questions about the artistic process, and gain a better understanding of the aesthetic decisions artists make in creating their work.

Insect Orchestra - Teatown Lake Reservation
August 25, 2013 - Ossining

The last lingering days of August bring the insect orchestra to a crescendo. Listen for the music makers on this hunt for the insects that fill our world with sound.

Tomato Contest for Children & Adults - Hicks Nurseries
August 25, 2013 - Westbury

Join in the fun at Hicks Nurseries Annual Tomato Contest. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest tomato, largest circumference, most unusual and tiniest red tomato. Entries will be accepted at 10am on the day of the contest only. Judging begins at 11 am. Each contestant can win one category. Tomatoes must be ripe and not frozen or previously frozen. All children 12 or under are encouraged to bring in their "own-grown" tomatoes. Those who participate receive a Hicks Nurseries Certificate of Achievement.

Comedy of Sorrows - HERE Arts Center
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

Hybrid Theatre Works will present the U.S. Premiere of one of the first pieces of Egyptian theatre to emerge from the Egyptian uprising: Ibrahim El-Husseini's Comedy of Sorrows. Comedy of Sorrows (Commedia Al-Ahzaan) follows a young university-educated Egyptian woman who, through a series of encounters with different members of society, comes to realize that she had been oblivious to the poverty and misery of her fellow Egyptians. The play presents a collective and unsentimental account of a nation’s awakening. Through a unique combination of vivid poetry and colloquial dialogue, it celebrates the uprising of a people, while at the same time anticipating the uncertainty and tumult of a nation struggling to transition to democracy. Comedy of Sorrows will be directed by Egyptian-American Tracy Cameron Francis. The production will feature a multi-ethnic cast including: award winning actress Najla Said* (Palestine /NYTW), 9 Parts of Desire/Seattle Rep), Adi Hanash (Chad Diety/Wooly Mammoth, White Collar), Paul Kelly*, Lily Balsen*, Celeste Muñiz*, Raphael Eilenberg*, Gordon Kupperstein*, Sara Oliva*, Bobbac Kashani, Laura Riveros, Youness Tahiri. Set Design by Yin-Chiao Liao, Music by Ryan Anthony Francis, Sound byJulian Mesri, Lighting by Mike Megliola, choreography by Rebecca Martinez. First performed in July, 2011 at Cairo’s Al-Ghad Theatre, Comedy of Sorrows won accolades from some of Egypt’s most influential critics and scholars. In her review for Al-Ahram newspaper, professor and critic Nehad Seleiha called the play an “emotionally poignant and aesthetically cathartic theatrical experience.” Poet and critic Girgus Shukry wrote in the Journal of Radio and Television that while “we may agree or disagree with [El-Husseini’s] method of treatment, no one will dispute the fact that we are witnessing a major creative work… in which the author chooses to ask questions rather than offer ready-made answers.”

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

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

The Birdland Jazz Party - Birdland
August 25, 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.

Festival de las Flores - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 25, 2013 - Flushing

Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to NY for the Festival de las Flores (August 18 and August 25) as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG from 10-5 on 8/16 and 8/17 before the 10 am 8/18 Queens Parade (which will be on 111th street at Flushing Meadows Park), and again at QBG from 8/20-24 before the 10 am 8/25 Manhattan parade (which will be on Central Park West and 106th street). Both parades are free to the public, and admission to QBG to view the artists beforehand is included with Garden entry fee ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 for students with ID and children 3-12).

August 25, 2013 - Amityville

Celebrate the end of summer with a mini manicure, ice cream pedicure, glitter tattoo and hair style with a flower clip. Party includes pizza, drinks and make-your-own ice cream sundaes. Reservations required.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggeneheim Museum
August 25, 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 summer exhibitions.

Sunday Story Time: Marching Toward Freedom - New-York Historical Society
August 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by reading "We March" by Shane W. Evans and reflecting on what it means to gather and march together for civil rights. Stories featured will be "We March" by Shane W. Evans and "Martin's Big Words" by Doreen Rappaport.

Hot Dog Pig Races - Long Island Game Farm
Through August 25, 2013 - Manorville

There are five races each show. These awkward, but cute and cuddly, racing animals fascinate spectators. These natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind.

Ohr Chadash Open House - Hollis Hills Jewish Center
August 25, 2013 - Hollis Hills

Prospective parents and students are invited to join this open house, a joint venture of 3 local Conservative Synagogues. We are committed to providing an exciting, kid-friendly, high-quality Jewish education to students ages 4-`13 in the Queens community. Teachers, rabbis, and board members will be present to meet you, answer questions, or register your child for the 2013-14 school-year.

Somerset Patriots - Long Island Ducks
August 25, 2013 - Central Islip

Somerset Patriots take on The Long Island Ducks.

Glenview Tours - Hudson River Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - Yonkers

Junior docents greet you at Glenview's front door and provide interpretive experiences as you walk through the 1876 home. Learn what it would be like to visit the Trevors, the family who built and lived in the home over a century ago. See a Victorian dining room, parlor, library, and Great Hall. August 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggeneheim Museum
August 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore highlights of the exhibition New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939.

Dog Daze with Kent Animal Shelter - Stony Brook Village
August 25, 2013 - Stony Brook

Give a loving home to an abandoned or homeless dog.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
August 25, 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. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Woodland Faerie Walk - Muscoot Farm
August 25, 2013 - Katonah

Children are invited to wear a costume and wings for a walk through the enchanted forest to discover the tiny creatures that inhabit the woods.

First Fall Migration Bird Walk - Marshlands Conservancy
August 25, 2013 - Rye

Bring binoculars to view warblers, vireos, and raptors starting to make their way south.

From Cuba to Mexico - Flushing Town Hall
August 25, 2013 - Flushing

Experience the Afro-Cuban and Latin sounds of Rhumba, Mambo, Son and Bolero. Music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, a featured vocalist with Mario Bauza's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O' Farrill. Dance lessons begins at 1pm, concert starts at 2pm.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
August 25, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

6th Annual Allerton Avenue International Food Show and Festival - The Bronx
August 25, 2013 - The Bronx

Featuring cuisines representing all nations of the world, plus live performances hosted by Baron Ambrosia and Michael "Max" Knobbe, hay rides, kids activities and games, clowns, balloon art, free salsa lessons, raffles, giveaways, and more. Rain or shine.

New Power Generation, Vocalists Shelby J and Liv Warfield, and the NPG Hornz - City Winery
August 25, 2013 - New York

Prince has had a big year with a sold out west coast tour with his new band, 3rdeyegirl, he was recently honored with the Billboard Icon award and continues to perform with his "Super Band", New Power Generation. The band not only includes an 11-piece horn section, it also includes powerhouse vocalists Shelby J. and Liv Warfield. Both Shelby J. and Liv Warfield are working on solo projects with support from Prince. Recently, Shelby J. released the first single off of her upcoming album. The single "North Carolina" was produced by Prince, and features Anthony Hamilton. She is expected to release her album later this year. Liv Warfield is set to release two singles this fall off of her sophomore album. Entitled "The Unexpected", it is scheduled for release in January 2014. Both artists are well known for their electrifying live performances. Additional special guests nightly.

Festival de las Flores - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 25, 2013 - Flushing

Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to NY for the Festival de las Flores (August 18 and August 25) as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG from 10-5 on 8/16 and 8/17 before the 10 am 8/18 Queens Parade (which will be on 111th street at Flushing Meadows Park), and again at QBG from 8/20-24 before the 10 am 8/25 Manhattan parade (which will be on Central Park West and 106th street). Both parades are free to the public, and admission to QBG to view the artists beforehand is included with Garden entry fee ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 for students with ID and children 3-12).

Official Comedy Taping w/Louis Katz, Anthony DeVito & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 25, 2013 - New York

Jermaine Fowler, Carmen Lynch, Kevin Barnett & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 25, 2013 - New York

The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam - Governors Island
August 25, 2013 - Governors Island

The Traffic Jam is a spectator-judged vintage Volkswagen car show and picnic. With great views behind a vibrant line-up of nearly 100 Beetles, buses, dune buggies, Things, and other original VW's circa 1950's-1970's, this car show is a one-of-a-kind event for both the casual spectator and classic VW enthusiast. Because show cars ride a ferry to get to the event, registration is mandatory to secure a spot at the show. Registration opens June 30. Registration will be first-come, first-served. Car registration is $20 and spectators attend for free. Visit for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk - John W. Engeman Theater
August 25, 2013 - Northport

In this lively musical tale, Jack sells his beloved cow Suzette for a handful of supposedly magical beans, much to his mother's dismay. But, to their surprise an enormous beanstalk has grown overnight. Jack becomes charmed by the kind, and culinarily gifted, Mrs. O., and steels himself to defeat the monstrous Ogre. In the end Jack takes down the Ogre, and saves the hen that lays golden eggs, a magical harp, and the Ogre's wife.

Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is proud to host this CD Release event, coinciding with Wayne Shorter's 80th birthday. Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter is a twelve-piece band devoted to reimagining and approaching Shorter's music the way he does, as an ever-changing, ever-evolving body of work. The music spans nearly half a century of Shorter's prolific career, says director/arranger David Weiss. "My goal with this band was to present music from every era of Wayne's lengthy, diverse career; from his Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers days, through his stint with Miles Davis, his electric years, and up to his most current quartet [which just earned Shorter Best Artist, Best Group, and Best Album in DownBeat Magazine)."

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Care Bears II: A New Generation' - Jacob Burns Film Center
August 25, 2013 - Pleasantville

The youngest kids will love this story of good winning out over evil. When the dastardly Dark Heart introduces selfishness and jealousy to a group of campers, True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse lead the gang on their first Caring Mission. With the first appearance of the Care Bear Cubs. 1986. 76 mins. Rated G.

Thespis Theater Festival: Ebbie and Mol and the Apocalypse Song - Cabrini Repertory Theater
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

In the not-so-distant future, Ebbie, a recent widow, arrives at the doorstep of her sister-in-law’s bed-and-breakfast in the French Alps. Instantly, they are bound to each other for the rest of their lives as they are the last two specimens of the human race. Monday August 19th: 9 PM; Friday August 23rd: 6 PM; Sunday August 25th: 3 PM.

From Idea to Screenplay - Gotham Comedy Club
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

Contrary to popular belief, comedy is a craft that can be learned. Comedy screenwriting, like all other disciplines of writing, has its own rules, rhythms, and form. In the professional world there are many different career paths for the professional comedy writer, and each of these has its own unique styles and formats. This workshop will teach students how to properly structure a feature length comedy screenplay. Students will come prepared with 5-10 movie ideas. We'll choose the best, most sale-able 'high concept' idea. Then, students will learn (with materials) how to take that kernel of an idea and how to lay out the bones of a feature film. I will also then use scenes from a popular Hollywood comedy to illustrate the concepts that I will teach. The next day students will work on the structural landmarks for their ideas and I will assist help them (with feedback from the class) in crafting an in-depth outline from which to write their film. Workshop Dates: Saturday, August 24th 10:30AM - 3:30PM Sunday, August 25th 10:30AM - 3:30PM

Family Art Project: Landscape Movie Scrolls - Wave Hill
August 25, 2013 - Bronx

Experience and sketch some of the delights of Wave Hill's natural landscape. Then, extend the landscape of your choice onto a paper movie scroll.

The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam - Governors Island
August 25, 2013 - Governors Island

With great views behind a vibrant line-up of nearly 100 Beetles, buses, dune buggies, Things, and other original VW's circa 1950's - 1970's, this car show is a one-of-a-kind event for both the casual spectator and classic VW enthusiast.

Toni Braxton Concert - The Theatre at Westbury
August 25, 2013 - Westbury

Grammy and American Music Award winner Toni Braxton takes the stage to deliver a soulful heart-stirring concert. With hits �You�re Makin� Me High� and �Unbreak My Heart," you�re not going to want to miss this night of incredible music.

House Tour - Thomas Dodge House
August 25, 2013 - Port Washington

The brown-shingled Thomas Dodge House (c. 1721) is probably the oldest extant house in the Port Washington area. It has long been a favorite local landmark. Thomas Dodge I built the house after migrating to Cow Neck from Block Island in 1718. Seven generations of the Dodge family lived in the house. The house has changed little since its construction. There are several other structures on the property including a two horse barn, a vegetable garden, a chicken coop and a vintage outhouse. The adjacent Water Pollution Control District purchased the House, and the property on which it sits, to act as a buffer zone in the early 1990s. Because the District is prevented by law from maintaining a museum, it asked the Society to open the historic house to the public as a museum in 1993. Since that time, the Society has been actively restoring the grounds and the house and developing the Museum's collections.

Fringe Festival - Various
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days, with 1200 incredible performances throughout 20 venues. This year marks its 17th anniversary.

Your Attention Ladies and Gentlemen - NY Transit Museum
August 25, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids will learn the history of the subway's public address announcements surrounded by the vintage cars on our platform level. After, they'll head to the Technology Lab and become the conductor by creating announcements of their own.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 25, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Playing with Fire - 50 Years of Contemporary Glass - Museum of Arts & Design
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

MAD celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the American Studio Glass movement with Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, which will feature more than 100 works of glass from the collection, as well as promised gifts, and additional contemporary works on loan. Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.

Dream Ride/Dream Cruise for Special Olympics featuring the Kid's Fun-Stop Tent - The Farmington Club,
August 25, 2013 - Farmington

Dream Ride/Dream Cruise is an annual event presented by Bozzuto's Inc. and the Hometown Foundation featuring a motorcycle ride and classic and exotic car cruise, a chicken and steak luncheon, food sampling, music, vendors, puppy adoptions and new this year - the Kid's Fun-Stop Tent offering popcorn, air brush tattoos, face painting, bracelet making, nail painting, mini golf, coloring, music and prizes. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

New Acquisition: The Saint John's Bible - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

In 1998 Saint John's University commissioned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a fully illuminated luxury manuscript of the Bible. Jackson and his team of artists completed The Saint John's Bible in May 2011, ensuring that the exquisite art of illumination -- so richly represented in the Morgan's collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts -- lives on into the twenty-first century. To document Jackson's monumental achievement, the University has published several facsimiles of the manuscript, including the lavish seven-volume Apostles Edition, issued in only twelve copies. Dr. William F. Hueg and Mrs. Hella Mears Hueg have presented to the Morgan a set of the Apostles Edition, five volumes of which have appeared to date. The Morgan will celebrate this generous gift with the display of the Prophets volume, as well as one of Jackson's preliminary studies for the Gospel of John frontispiece, on loan from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.

ID POP SHOP 2 Week Summer Fling - Chelsea Market
Through August 25, 2013 - New York City

By popular demand, ID POP SHOP, the independent designer shopping experience, will be returning for a two-week summer fling at Chelsea Market this August! Normally a one-week event, ID POP SHOP but has been extended to two weeks to showcase over two dozen independent New York brands. Curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, ID Pop Shop is beloved by fans of high quality, original jewelry, clothing and art. This August 12-25 ID Pop Shop will feature more art (such as Paintings by Yvoni), new jewelry designers (Daniela Boari, Raul Frisneda and more!) and fan-favorite fashion apparel designers (such as naturevsfuture and BHON).

Bats for Beginners - Tenafly Nature Center
August 25, 2013 - Tenafly

Families with children age 5 and up are invited to learn how bats play a vital role in our environment by eating millions of mosquitoes and other insects each night. Participants will also learn how many of these amazing flying mammals use echolocation to navigate the night sky. After a presentation by an environmental educator, families will take a walk along one of a trail and use a sonar detector to search for signs of bat life. Rain or shine. Registration is required.

2013 MTV VIdeo Music Awards - Barclays Center
August 25, 2013 - Brooklyn

MTV, is set to make history by bringing the 2013 "Video Music Awards" to Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever. Airing LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25, this year's "Video Music Awards" will mark the 30th anniversary of the show and become the first major annual award show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn.

Tours of the 1750 Ogden House and Beautiful Gardens - Ogden House
August 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture from the Fairfield Museum's collections. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid-18th century farmhouse.

Groove Buffet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 25, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 25, 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.

Walk up and Paddle! - Riis Landing
August 25, 2013 - Rockaway

Kayak tryouts for kids ages 6 and up with an adult. Dress to get wet, bring water, sunscreen and a snack. Kayaks or canoes, personal floatation devices, paddles and instruction will be provided. No reservation required.

Land Marks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of nineteen works from the permanent collection surveys the ways in which artists have made marks upon the earth, or made images from humanity's marks upon it. In the late 1960s, with the emergence of Land Art, artists began making works that were inextricably bound to their site. These "Earthworks" artists worked on location and used the earth itself as canvas or sculptural material; they created outdoor gestures in often farflung corners of the world that were both anti-monumental and epic in sweep. Because their art evaded the traditional progression from cloistered studio to rarified gallery and museum, the artists were often dependent on photography and mass media to communicate its very existence.

Tour Guide Talk - Concorde, Plane of the Future? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

We now travel on subsonic airliners which take seven hours to cross the Atlantic, but from 1976 to 2003 it was possible to make the trip in half that time. This talk will touch on how Concorde came to be, the technological advances involved and the aviation records set by these aircraft.

Tour Guide Talk - The Greatest Generation and You - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

America changed on December 7th, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. While 16 million men and women served in uniform in World War II, many more Americans worked to support those serving overseas. This discussion will look into how these events may have affected you and your family.

Tour Guide Talk - Who Was Neil Armstrong? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

This talk offers visitors a look back at the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012. Everyone knows he was the first man on the moon, but what could prepare him for the unknown?

Toni Braxton in Concert - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 25, 2013 - Westbury

Singer Toni Braxton will wow the audience with fabulous vocals and an amazing stage presence.

International Music Nights Concert Series-Pakistani American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
August 25, 2013 - East Meadow

Reflecting on Nassau County's diversity, a broad range of cultural artistry is presented through this popular musical series, sponsored for over three decades by Canon USA Inc.

Dinner and Social - The Nook Restaurant and Bar
August 25, 2013 - Wantagh

Enjoy the summer and make new friends as you join the Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Social hour for gathering and mingling at 4pm. Dinner at 5pm. RSVP by 8/23.

LIC Flea & Food - LIC Flea & Food
Through August 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Flea to LIC! Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in NYC--LIC Flea & Food. Starting June 15, and running every Saturday and Sunday this summer, bring your friends and family to kick off a fun and vibrant weekend on the Long Island City waterfront. The inaugural LIC Flea & Food will feature the best in food vendors in Queens, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and more. Enjoy great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The food and festivities are conveniently located in a 24,000-square-foot lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue in the heart of LIC. Just blocks from the 7, E, M and G trains as well as the East River Ferry and parking across the street. There will be a bus running back and forth from the ferry to the parking lot on Saturday and Sunday. Community partners include TF Cornerstone, The Queens Courier, LIC Partnership, Queens Economic Development Corporation and the East River Ferry.

PINKALICIOUS - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
August 25, 2013 - Smithtown

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.

The Pirates of Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
August 25, 2013 - Centerport

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.

Long Island Puppet Theatre presents �The Little Mermaid: It�s a Whole New World� - Long Island Children's Museum
August 25, 2013 - Garden City

Prince Marino falls in love with Sirena, the beautiful mermaid who takes him to see her wonderful world under the sea! Join us for this magical, colorful marionette production full of unexpected surprises. This 45-minute spectacular extravaganza provides fun for the entire family.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
August 25, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. Everyone will have fun when you join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except for the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Dutchess County Fair - Duchess County Fairgrounds
August 25, 2013 - Rhinebeck

For six days each August, the 144-acres fairground hosts nearly half a million visitors who come to see farm animals on display, pig races, a horse show, milking demonstrations, and a variety of free shows throughout the day. Fair-goers can shop from hundreds of vendors selling crafts, clothes, jewelry, and more. Indulge in a mind-boggling array of fair food including the fair's specialty - milk shakes made by kids in the local 4H. And if you have energy left at the end of the day, there's a carnival with rides and games that light up the summer nights. The bathrooms are always clean. Parking is plentiful. And there's a very accommodating tent for nursing mothers to take a break and get some privacy. Can't get more family-friendly then this event and once you get past the drive up to Rhinebeck, we promise your kids will enjoy themselves.

33rd Annual Free Summer Concerts on the Green - Stony Brook Village Post Office
August 25, 2013 - Stony Brook

Enjoy a summer concert outside on the village green. Tonight enjoy Ragtime and 50's and 60's by Banjo Rascals.

Summer Concert Films: Jay-Z: Fade to Black - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
August 25, 2013 - Greenvale

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post announces a brand-new summer concert film and concert documentary series. The films will be shown on Tilles Center's 40' x 20' mega-screen, with sound coming through the theatre's state of the art Premium JBL Line Array Speaker System. Refreshments are available for purchase throughout the evening, and audiences are encouraged to come early and enjoy the beautiful setting on the LIU Post campus. Picnic on the lawn and the Plaza before heading inside; select evenings throughout the summer feature live music by The Moonshine Band. Post-show, the band and the party move back outside (or to the Atrium in case of rain) to let the movie, the music, and the summer evening resonate before heading home. The film chronicles Jay-Z's legendary sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in November 2003 with guest performers such as Beyonc�, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, Foxy Brown, Pharrell, and Questlove and The Illadelphonics, along with appearances by hip hop icons Damon Dash, Rick Rubin, Slick and many more.

Historic Old Time Baseball Matches- 1864 Rules - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
August 25, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Take them out to the ballgame. Long Island farmers, tradesmen, and shopkeepers would spend leisurely afternoons playing the young and emerging "American Game" - Baseball. Today, Long Island Vintage Baseball Clubs turn out each Sunday at Old Bethpage Village Restoration to play 19th Century rules baseball in the uniforms, style, and rules of the 1860's.

Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso - 54 Below
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

The young Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen celebrates the New York premiere of her Choro Aventuroso band. Anat collaborates with contemporary Brazilian and American musicians to create a passionate, swinging blend of jazz, samba, classic chorinhos and constant surprise.

Summer Discovery Tuesdays - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through August 27, 2013 -

Preschoolers and their families can enjoy a workshop where they'll learn about plants and animals at a hands-on discovery station. There's a story time, a garden hunt, and the chance to take home a plant or make a nature craft. There will be a different theme each week.

Queens Surface - Flushing Queens Library
Through August 28, 2013 - Flushing

“Queens Surface” is a montage of forty photographs that capture the subtle details in the quality of light and architectural forms of the Queens of yesterday and today. Michelle Cheikin depicts a reverence for a borough of New York City that is under-represented in the arts. Over the past ten years, she has taken medium-format, color negative images that trace a layering of forms. With her attention to subdued color, vacant spaces, and reflections, Michelle observes the Queens of yesterday, as it disappears in renovation and development.

A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through August 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, BAMcinématek presents 40 films documenting the period of the civil rights movement leading up to the March and the waves of legislation that passed in the years following it. Culled from 28 private film and television archives, collectors, studios and public libraries, these films create a sweeping portrait of what's often called the heroic era of the civil rights movement in documentary, Hollywood and independent film.

Watermelon Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through August 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to this weekly story and play time with watermelon for all. Wednesdays through August 28 except July 3.

Picnic Perfect Nights - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 28, 2013 - Stamford

Grab your picnic dinner and blanket on Wednesday nights for some late-night outdoor fun. Visitors enjoy a summer evening on the grounds. Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, the Meadow, and nature trails will be available to enjoy. Bendel Mansion and the Museum Galleries will be closed. Weather permitting. Wednesdays, June 12-August 28.

Through August 28, 2013 - Westport

Drop in to write your part of a story about two outer space trailblazers and their Nebula Quest. The stories will be woven into one narrative and printed at summer's end as a book. Go to for more details. Beginning the last week in June.

Farmers Market - Rockefeller Center
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Dozens of farms from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will showcase their specialty products including fresh produce, meat, flowers, baked goods, cheeses, wine and more at Rockefeller Center Plaza, located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan. The Rockefeller Center Farmers Market is sponsored by Ocean Spray and organized by the GrowNYC Greenmarket. Access is free and open to the public.

Life After Divorce For Women - Life Coaching for Women
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Sign up for a free one-hour life coaching session on life after divorce. Who are you now? What positive things have you learned about yourself? What does your future look like? What goals have you set? Learn techniques on how to move forward and enjoy life with the New You! Visit the website, call, or email

Impressionist Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley.

Summer Camp - FastracKids / JEI
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 providing academic as well as fun physical activities. Full or half day programs are available and bus service. Working together with All American Gymnastics, LI Champion Tae Kwon Do, and World of Sports.

Pajama Party - New York Kids Club W. 68th St.
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Held every Friday from 6-8pm, pajama parties are a one-of-a-kind thematic "after hours" celebration for children ages 2 and a half to 8 years old, featuring gym exploration, art, story, cooking, games, relays, and more. All parties culminate in a disco dance party and dinner is provided.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Reinventing Abstraction - Cheim & Read
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Curated by Raphael Rubinstein.

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Photographs from a critical moment in America's history by renowned documentary photographer Bruce Davidson. Charged with the emotion, the powerful images depict the struggle for justice and equality during a time of Freedom Rides, protests, marches, and police violence.

Summer Storywalk: 'The World is Waiting for You' - White Plains Public Library
Through August 30, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will want to dig in and discover that the world is waiting for them to explore as they follow the Summer StoryWalk based on the book entitled "The World is Waiting for You" by Barbara Kerley. Published by National Geographic, this book includes amazing photographs of incredible places. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Monday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 30 (closed July 4). Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Manhattan Youth Ballet 2013 Summer Intensive - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announces Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Summer Intensive at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Manhattan Youth Ballet offers a comprehensive three-week Summer Intensive in August to prepare dancers to return to their year-round programs. With a distinguished faculty from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Ballet, as well as with contemporary classes, Pilates, and pas de deux / partnering, each student will receive an extremely well-rounded experience to improve both their technique and artistry. There will be an end-of-program performance at the state-of-the-art MMAC Theater for family, friends and invited industry guests. Modeled after the great schools of Europe, this pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in this country. Former students of Manhattan Youth Ballet now dance with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Nederland Dans Theatre and Complexion among others. The Manhattan Youth Ballet Summer Intensive is under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Rose Caiola and Artistic Advisor Daniel Ulbricht. Deborah Wingert leads the faculty that includes Head of Classical Repertoire Marina Stavitskaya, Choreographer-in-Residence Brian Reeder, Head of Primary Levels Natalia Boesch, Peter O’Brien, Erin Fogarty, Karen Lacy, Attila Joey Csiki, and Jennifer Damsky. Instruction will also be provided by additional guest faculty from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Ballet School of Stamford, including: Dena Abergel, School of American Ballet; Ashley Bouder, New York City Ballet; Igor Burlak, Boston Ballet School; Herman Cornejo, American Ballet Theatre; Robert Fairchild, New York City Ballet; Nicole Graniero, American Ballet Theatre; Adam Hendrickson, formerly of New York City Ballet; Maria Kowroski, New York City Ballet; Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet; Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet; Michael Vernon, Indiana University and Ballet School of Stamford; Wendy Whelan, New York City Ballet; Roman Zhurbin, American Ballet Theatre. Last year, MYB announced a scholarship program for all boys ages 8-22. The Benny Caiola Men of Merit Scholarship offers the opportunity for motivated young men to train with today's leading male dancers as well as distinguished choreographers. Heading this scholarship program will be NYCB Principal Dancer and MYB Artistic Advisor, Daniel Ulbricht. Featured faculty will include Daniel Ulbricht, Brian Reeder, Peter O'Brien, Michael Vernon, Maxim Beloserkovsky among others. Additional guests include ABT's Herman Cornejo, Daniil Simkin and Craig Salstein as well as NYCB's Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar and Adam Hendrickson. Dedicated Men's technique and variations classes are offered 3 times a week as well as partnering twice a week. MYB's male students will have the unique opportunity to be mentored by these artists. About Manhattan Youth Ballet - Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) offers world-class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry. MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola’s effort for the past seventeen years to create a viable, curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community. Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the The Kirov Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world. Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions. Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education. Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been MYB’s invited guests at full-length performances. For more information, visit About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director. As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance. mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. mmac’s theater, has become a popular off-broadway venue for both sit down and limited run productions. mmac’s studios host a variety of classes including open ballet and fitness, a full mmac kids curriculum, as well as a number of Broadway Workshops and rehearsals with stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, and Alec Baldwin. For more information about mmac, visit

The Puppet Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets have been crafted for thousands of years and used for storytelling around the world. Join in the fun as you design and engineer your own stick and rod puppet. Use exciting materials to build your own character as you learn how to create and operate your new creation. Develop your puppets character and learn how to perform for family and friends. This program runs through August 30.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - American Princess Cruises
Through August 30, 2013 - Breezy Point

Children's rates: 5-12yrs old $25 4 and younger Free Currently discounted rates available through Travel Zoo Please check out website for further information.

Chath pierSath - I'm Here - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

The Cambodian artist's first solo exhibition in NYC, with 17 paintings and multi-media collages, most of them from the last two years.

Farmers Market - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through August 30, 2013 - Midtown

Dozens of farms from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania showcase their specialty products including fresh produce, meat, flowers, baked goods, cheeses, wine, and more at the annual Rockefeller Center Farmers Market from Wednesday, July 24 through Friday, Aug. 30, Wednesday-Friday each week, 8am-4pm, at Rockefeller Center Plaza, located on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The Rockefeller Center Farmers Market is sponsored by Ocean Spray and organized by the GrowNYC Greenmarket. Access is free and open to the public.

inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 - MicroCities - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Curated by CHEN Wei-ching, Joanne and LAI Lih-huei (Josiane). In recent years, social and economic developments in East Asia have produced drastic changes in its urban landscape and introduced architectural diversity in its many cities. While developments in metropolis are inevitable, economic booms also affect small cities evolving into dense, fast-paced, technology-oriented societies. Changes in culture, ideology, social/economic structures, as well as ecological environment accompany this process of reconstruction. Dramatic changes in city landscape are prominent and obvious, but the collapse of the social system and its metamorphosis are not immediately apparent, and necessitates an in-depth examination of the global trends affecting life in the City. "MicroCities" gathers together a group of time-based art, including videos, shorts, animations, kinetic installations, and real-time sound art performances. Coming from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and India, these artists, with varying cultural and social backgrounds, reflect on their life experiences in relation to the world-wide social issues associated with a global culture, and how this affects the dynamics of the rising East Asian cities as a whole.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2013 - Norwalk

Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

Digitally Remastered Seminal 1978 Jack Goldstein Video "The Jump" - Times Square
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Pioneering artist Jack Goldstein’s seminal 1978 film “The Jump” will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors amidst the modern digital frenzy of Times Square in the August “Midnight Moment”, a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Goldstein’s work will premiere just before midnight on August 1st and play every night throughout August from 11:57 p.m. – midnight. The “Midnight Moment” is a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. This month's program coincides with the critically-acclaimed first American retrospective of the artist at The Jewish Museum. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a central and influential figure of the “Pictures Generation” of the 1970s and 1980s and runs through September 29, 2013. Goldstein’s 16mm film, “The Jump,” shows slow-motion footage of a diver performing dives in succession. The diver’s iridescent body floats against a blackened backdrop, disappearing and reappearing with each completed jump. The artist used the innovative animation technique of rotoscoping to show a leaping diver, his form a blur of red and sparkling gold, performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments, introducing a new language of picture making in the 1970’s. Shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square Monthly Program from the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts August 2013, every night from 11:57pm – midnight

Free Art Workshops By the Water’s Edge - Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighting
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Bring the family -- children and teens are welcome -- to participate in art activities that bring us all closer to the river and estuary. Workshops conducted by local artists in partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley will be held from 10:30am-12pm and 12:30-2pm on Saturdays through August 31 in Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighting in Downtown Yonkers.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Every Sunday, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from building take-home hydroponic mini-greenhouses to making Japanese fish sock-kites. And, back by popular demand are Blue Crab Blitz days, with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. Aug. 4: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden and Crabby Creatures Art; Aug. 11: Creating Slithering Eel Puppets; Aug. 18: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden and Blue Crab Blitz; Aug. 25: Blooming Pop-Up Plant Cups. For more info, visit, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Shell Swap - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring a shell, rock, or interesting beach item to swap at an outdoor swap table any time. Have fun making a trade with other shells and beach objects. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

Holy Angles Regional School Registration - Holy Angles Regional School
Through August 31, 2013 - Patchogue,

Enroll at Holy Angels for Fall 2013-2014. Small nurturing classes taught by certified teachers. Registration runs August 1-August 31, 2013.

Croquet in the Courtyard - Hudson River Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Experience this traditional Victorian pastime on the lawn at Glenview, the Hudson River Museum's historic home. Croquet in the Courtyard gets a 21st-century spin with a course designed by Adam Parker Smith, the Hudson River Museum's Teaching Artist-in-Residence. Smith takes the traditional croquet course and turns the game on its head with sand boxes, ramps, jumps, borders, and bridges. Games will be played in the courtyard with up to six players. Weather permitting. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, through Sep. 29.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through August 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. August 3: Make a Summer Rainbow Mosaic; August 10: Craft a Puzzled Smile; August 17, 24, 31: Back to School puzzles and coloring sheets.

A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table - Marcus Garvey Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Harlem

LeAp, or Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. In May, LeAp launched the largest student exhibition in New York City parks' history with a public art exhibition in Union Square titled A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table. The exhibition is on view in Manhattan at Marcus Garvey Park at 121st Street and Madison Avenue and at Central Park at 85th Street at the basketball courts, in Staten Island at Snug Harbor Cultural Center at Richmond Terrace and Tysen Street and at Willowbrook Park at Richmond Avenue at Eton Place, in Brooklyn at Detective Joseph Mayrose Park at 7th Avenue between 17th-18th Streets and at Kaiser Park at Neptune Avenue and West 27th Street, in Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Park South and Review Place and Claremont Park at Teller Avenue and Morrise Avenue, and in Queens at Juniper Valley Park at Juniper Boulevard South and 78th Street and at Forest Park at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. Runs through the end of August.

New York at Night Tour - Bike & Roll New York City
Through August 31, 2013 - Columbus Circle

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down Broadway to New York's most dramatic night time location. Take in the flashing lights, the giant screens, the street artists, the scene. Ride up Eighth Avenue back to Columbus Circle where the statue, the Time-Warner Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design are bathed in light.

Summer Reading Game at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
Through August 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check for details.

Family Studio - Hudson River Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Family Studio offers families ways to participate in the Arts and Science Projects offered on weekends at the Museum. Help populate the Habitat Wall with all the things that call the Hudson Valley home, use microscopes to find river life, design a wall pattern with found objects and natural materials using your own design, or building on others'. These creative activities are inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, and are led by Junior Docents. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, through Sep. 29.

Macy's Fishing Clinics - Prospect Park Wellhouse
Through August 31, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Learn to fish safely and responsibly at these fishing clinics, which Macy's has sponsored for more than 50 years. Participants will learn best practices for fishing and realize how much fun fishing can be. This is a catch and release program.

Rosh Hashanah Buzz - Jewish Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013