By Directories Editor

Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Dec 29

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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!.

Kwanzaa 2012! First Fruits of the Harvest - American Museum of Natural History
December 29, 2012 - New York

Join the Museum's 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration to experience the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honor the holiday's seven guiding principles. The festival, hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, will include a special interview about Karamu (African Feast) with pioneering restaurateur B. Smith, family-friendly hands-on activities, and an international marketplace. Restoration Dance Theatre Company and Balance Dance Theatre, led by acclaimed choreographer Obediah Wright, will perform in an exciting program that also includes newcomers Soul Steps and Underground System Afrobeat.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Nassau Coliseum
December 29, 2012 - Uniondale

It will be a hot day on ice. Get ready to root for your favorite team as the Isles meet the Penguins.

Kwanzaa & New Year's Crafts - The Field Library
December 29, 2012 - Peekskill

Celebrate Kwanzaa with a special craft, and get ready for 2013 with a New Year's craft. Children of all ages are welcome (with a helping adult). No sign-up required.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
December 29, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Holiday Vacation Mini-Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & Early Childcare Education Center
December 29, 2012 - Syosset

Come out and play during your holiday vacation. Join in on themed fun such as a Hawaiian Holiday, 50's Dance Party and a New Year's Celebration.

Junior Congregation and Tot Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
December 29, 2012 - Orangeburg

Children in grades 3-6 are invited at 10am to learn with the synagogue's Education Director, pray, and have fun with their peers. Tot Shabbat follows at 10:30am.

Concert with Laura Doherty - Warner Library
December 29, 2012 - Tarrytown

Musician Laura Doherty performs acoustic solo shows that will rock your kids' worlds.

Last Hike of the Year - Teatown Lake Reservation
December 29, 2012 - Ossining

Put the old year to rest with a vigorous, but moderate, hike to Teatown Hill. Dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions. Program is for hikers ages 8 and older. Call x110 to reserve.

Needlecrafts - Lefferts Historic House
December 29, 2012 - Flatbush

Try your hand at needlepoint or write your New Year's resolution with a quill.

Rudolph and the Reindeer Games - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
December 29, 2012 - Bridgeport

The 73rd annual Reindeer Games features familiar names, characters along with music and dance. Santa's North Pole Team is hoping the odds are in their favor for the Games. Rudy, the young, new contestant who's a "chip off the old buck," looks like he may "sleigh" the competition, but five-time Champion Donner isn't giving up his title without a fight.

Be an Artist Apprentice - Hudson River Museum
December 29, 2012 - Yonkers

Learn how create picture book stories inspired by the work of Caldecott Award winner Jerry Pinkney with Fashion Institute of Technology students who study with Eric Velasquez. Four days over two weekends; attend one or multiple sessions, and bind your story into a book. Today's program: A Fable or Folktale - a story that shows something true. Work may be selected to be on view at the Museum's Education Center. For ages 9 and older (younger artists are welcome to collage). Art materials supplied.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'The Three Stooges' - Jacob Burns Film Center
December 29, 2012 - Pleasantville

Bring the whole family for a trip back in time and visit with the slap-happy original Stooges. Moe, Larry, Curly, (and even Shemp) star in this collection of shorts showing the team in all their nyuk-nyuk-nyuk glory. "You Nazty Spy!," "Three Little Pigskins," and other favorites. Approx. 90 mins. Not Rated.

The Paperbag Players - Emelin Theatre
December 29, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Paper Bag Players, a beloved favorite, return to the Emelin. Described by Parent Guide as "side splittingly funny and jam-packed with energy and pizzazz," the players are sure to dazzle and entertain everyone ages 2 and older.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
December 29, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
December 29, 2012 - 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.

Western Howls - Bringing Balance Back to Yellowstone - Wolf Conservation Center
December 29, 2012 - South Salem

A special talk about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park, including insights about wolf reintroduction, the beneficial ecological effect wolves have, and the debate that surrounds this controversial predator in the West. Guests will visit the WCC's wolves, and enjoy weather-appropriate treats. Pre-registration is required.

The Handsome Little Devils in Squirm Burpee Circus - Queens Theatre
December 29, 2012 - Queens

A special holiday event for the entire family, an exhilarating, fantastical adventure of classic slapstick comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot straight out of American Melodrama. Expect The Human Cannonball and chainsaw juggling.

Rebirth Brass Band with Indaculture - Gramercy Theatre
December 29, 2012 - New York

New Orleans Natives, Rebirth Brass Band are coming back to NYC for 3 SHOWS! Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=rebirth+brass+band+gramercy&q=rebirth+brass+band+gramercy&search.x=0&search.y=0

Re-Make the Holidays - New York Hall of Science
December 29, 2012 - Flushing

Come and enjoy some post holiday fun. Bend, twist, sculpt and taste a new version of the holiday season.

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - The Museum of The Moving Image
December 29, 2012 - Astoria

Children ages seven and up will engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys), to stop-motion and computer animations, and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more.

Meet the Holiday: Kwanzaa Celebration! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 29, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kwanzaa is celebrated all around the world. Explore this African-inspired holiday and learn about its traditions, culture, and meaning. Create a Kwanzaa-inspired craft.

MAURICE HINES - 54 Below
December 29, 2012 - New York

This holiday season, enjoy the tinsel and the eggnog but beat it down to 54 Below where Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Maurice Hines triumphantly returns with Tap'in Through Life, his original show featuring the all woman, nine player big band, The DIVA Orchestra, which includes a six woman horn section. Expect classic tunes such as Come Fly with Me, All the Way, Luck Be a Lady and Route 66! A childhood sensation with his brother Gregory, the tap dancing duo appeared in New York, Las Vegas and Europe and on television including a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show.

CHARLES BUSCH - 54 Below
Through December 29, 2012 - New York

Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of Mildred Pierce, or the tough but warm hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, illusionist and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergists Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister & Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch makes his 54 Below debut for two very special year end performances, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson.

Blues Clues Live - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
December 29, 2012 - Bellmore

Everyone will enjoy this holiday children's musical. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.

Puss in Boots - Museum Of The Moving Image
December 29, 2012 - Astoria

A spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots follows the adventures of the suave fighter, lover, and outlaw before his scene-stealing appearance in Shrek 2. Featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris.

Miles of Tiles - New York Transit Museum
December 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Children, 4 and older, discover the art of mosaic making that beautifies our subway stations as they create unique patterns and designs with glass tile.

The Silly Dilly Band - Long Island Children's Museum
December 29, 2012 - Garden City

The Silly Dilly Band offers high-energy music for the entire family. Their show is a feast for the eyes and ears and is filled with original songs of bright harmonies and familiar songs with a very special Silly Dilly flair. Be sure to wear you most colorful clothes, the brighter the better, so you can dance andsing along, too.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 29, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Barnaby - Theatre Three
December 29, 2012 - Port Jefferson

S.B. Dombelbury has set out to ruin Christmas for everyone. Barnaby, with the help of his reindeer friend, Franklynne, show everyone that they are not too small to help Santa. As they set off on their journey, they make some very special friends and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season.

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
December 29, 2012 - Smithtown

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
December 29, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
December 29, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 29, 2012 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 29, 2012 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, nudity-infused scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, a medieval codpiece, an incontinent Cupid and a randy reveler who’ll make you exclaim, “I never sausage behavior!” No previous experience with art, or nudity, is required. This hunt is for adults only. If you’ve done Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Hunt, prepare yourself for something completely different—a lighthearted romp featuring new questions, new exhibits and lots of humor. Prices, which include museum admission: Adult $42.50, College Student (w/ valid ID) $32.50. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
December 29, 2012 - Midtown

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you'll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a "ghost" train, and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required.

Magic Toy Shop - CM Performing Arts
December 29, 2012 - Oakdale

In this musical, handmade dolls come to life when The Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on them. They can walk, talk and breathe prompting The Master Toymaker to want to keep them for himself rather than sell them to children who might break them.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - John w. Engeman Theatre
December 29, 2012 - Northport

Come see a staged version of the classic holiday story of a reindeer who turns an obstacle into an opportunity to help Santa deliver presents on Christmas eve.

'Snow White' - Galli Theater
December 29, 2012 - Midtown West

Galli's "Snow White" encourages kids to beware of strangers. In this twist on the familiar story, a man named Mr. 7-Dwarf rescues Snow White not once, but three times. Meanwhile, a king places an ad in the newspaper looking for a beautiful wife. This fairy tale classic reminds audiences about the power of friendship and the danger of envy. Find out why a hunter makes a deal with a boar, why Snow White's stepmother will do anything to be the fairest, and why beauty is not always bliss. In the after-show workshop which takes place at 3pm, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairy tale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

'The Adventures of Maya the Bee' - Culture Project
December 29, 2012 - Greenwich Village

The new revamped production, back after its first successful run at 45 Bleecker, will feature the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. The production will feature a sparkling new set and props by Joe Silovsky and the original dazzling array of puppets from Poland, as well as new staging by Will Pomerantz to the glorious jazz-themed score by Nancy Harrow.

Uncle Rock’s Holiday Show - Symphony Space
December 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Robert Burke Warren has performed the lead in the hit musical "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" in London's West End, but these days he's more likely to bring people all ages together in a singing and dancing. Join America's favorite faux-relative for a performance filled with Beatles-esque hooks, Grimm's Fairy Tales depth, and Woody Guthrie folksiness. Uncle Rock's trio will present a holiday hootenanny featuring songs from the critically-acclaimed CD "Express Your Elf" plus other rocking tunes.

WWII & NYC: December School Vacation Week - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
December 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Families can view the exhibition through the eyes of a fictional young New Yorker. Each day of vacation will feature a special activity including Code Breakers!, Plane Spotting Bingo, and Dance Your Bobby Socks Off!

East Coast - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 29, 2012 - Yonkers

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DEAN EDWARDS - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 29, 2012 - New York

Actor/Comedian Dean Edwards has been making his mark in comedy following two successful seasons as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live." Shows Dec. 28 8:30pm & 10:30pm Dec. 29 8pm, 10pm, 11:45pm

Once Upon a Holiday - Take One Performing Arts
December 29, 2012 - Ronkonkoma

Take One Performing Arts presents an original musical, "Once Upon a Holiday", a celebration of all the holidays of the season. Performances are on December 15th, 22nd, 27th, 29th at 1:00pm. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
Through December 29, 2012 - East Northport

Parent's can leave their children for up to 3 hours on these nights. Tumbling Tunes will provide entertainment for the kids in the form of games, crafts, music, gymnastics and free play. Reservations are required at least 1 day in advance.

'The Who's Tommy' - The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
December 29, 2012 - White Plains

A show for fans of both classic rock and award-winning musicals, "The Who's Tommy" is the original rock opera. The rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff is based on The Who's 1969 double album. It is the tale of a young boy's amazing journey towards acceptance and understanding, and features "Pinball Wizard," "Amazing Journey," "We're Not Gonna Take It," and many more of The Who's famous songs. This musical has mature subject matter and is recommended for ages 16 and older. To purchase tickets, visit the theater box office, purchase online at wppac.com, or call 914-328-1600. Through December 30.

Newsday's Annual Holiday Lights Festival - Newsday Headquarters
December 29, 2012 - Melville

Visitors will enjoy more than 1,200 feet of illuminated holiday light displays including 58 brand new exhibits, as well as carnival games, crafts, photos with Santa, and a full size ice skating rink. Presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Lord & Taylor, the festival is open to the public every weekend in December. For every ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to Newsday's Help-A-Family campaign, which helps Long Island families in need. Visit the website for tickets.

Les Troyens - Metropolitan Opera
December 29, 2012 -

The Met offers a rare opportunity to witness Berlioz's vast epic, last performed at the Met in 2003. Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.

Holiday Return Engagement for 'Tinkerbell Theatre' - West End Theater
December 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lynnea Benson, artistic director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, Dec. 26 - 31 at the West End Theater, 263 W. 86th St. (between Broadway and West End Avenues). The plays, "Cinderella" and "The Tinderbox," had been mounted this fall, playing to growing and appreciative audiences. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. Bring an old sock or purchase an optional puppet kit for $10.

Holiday Return Engagement for 'Tinkerbell Theatre' - West End Theater
December 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lynnea Benson, artistic director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, Dec. 26 - 31 at the West End Theater, 263 W. 86th St. (between Broadway and West End Avenues). The plays, "Cinderella" and "The Tinderbox," had been mounted this fall, playing to growing and appreciative audiences. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. Bring an old sock or purchase an optional puppet kit for $10.

Family Art Project: Create Your Year - Hello 2013! - Wave Hill
December 29, 2012 - Bronx

Envision the year ahead, design your seasons, and capture their delights with beautiful, Wave Hill-inspired images to create a hanging calendar for the new year.

JANE's ADDICTION - Terminal 5
December 29, 2012 -

The Handsome Little Devils in Squirm Burpee Circus - Queens Theatre
December 29, 2012 - Queens

A special holiday event for the entire family, an exhilarating, fantastical adventure of classic slapstick comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot straight out of American Melodrama.

The National September 11 Memorial Extended Holiday Hours - The National September 11 Memorial
December 29, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The National September 11 Memorial has extended holiday hours for ten days at the end of the year. The special holiday operating hours are from 10am-8pm with last entry at 7pm. Visitor passes are required and must be reserved for a specific date and time. Visitor passes are free and available through the memorial's online reservation system. The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Phish After-Party with Rebirth Brass Band - Gramercy Theatre
December 29, 2012 - New York

Come party after Phish with Rebirth Brass Band! Doors are at 11:45pm! Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=rebirth+brass+band+gramercy&q=rebirth+brass+band+gramercy&search.x=0&search.y=0

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings - Bronx Spirits Wines & Liquors
December 29, 2012 - Bronx

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a free tasting of the delicious liqueur at Bronx Spirits Wines & Liquors on December 29th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Cheating Cheaters - Vanderbilt Carriage House
December 29, 2012 - Centerport

In this touching, funny play, two sisters impersonate begging nuns in order to put their niece through art school. All this is complicated by a burglar, who makes off with the nuns' ill-gotten gains and a suspicious policeman, who has followed them home.

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Tastings at Broadway Liquor & Wine on Dec. 29th - Broadway Liquor & Wine
December 29, 2012 - Lynbrook

LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur, a flavorful collection of sparkling liqueurs that infuses premium vodka with white wine and a burst of carbonation to give hip sippers a toast-worthy alternative to champagne. Served straight up or mixed into a cocktail, the four distinctive fruit flavors – Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape are sure to please any palate…what’s your flavor? Find out! LeSUTRA invites you to a tasting of the delicious liqueur at Broadway Liquor & Wine on Dec 29th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. For more information visit www.DrinkLeSutra.com or https://www.facebook.com/DrinkLeSutra/events.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC - December 29th – Families Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
December 29, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC - December 29th – Families Day! WHO: Hebrew Playgroup: Dancing, crafts, games and stories; Adventure Workshop with Randy Kiersnowski: Gymnastics/Tumbling; Community Cinema: The Magnificent Ambersons; Current Events Discussion Group: Schmooze on the News with Emily Rouch; What’s Jewish Got to do with Families, Janet R. Kirchheimer will discuss what Jewish text has to teach us about the family unit; Performing Arts Workshop with Rob Pedini; A Cappella Concert: Lady & the Tramps and much, much, more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org .facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 -

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker - New York City Ballet
Through December 30, 2012 -

Welcome to the world of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. From the moment the lights dim, you will be transported to a magical place filled with adorable children, marching toy soldiers, a glowing one-ton Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, mischievous mice, crystalline waltzing snowflakes, the Land of Sweets and some of the most glorious dancing on earth.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - New York City Center
Through December 30, 2012 -

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies. This season, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company returns with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that challenge Ailey's extraordinary artists in new ways. This season includes a new work commissioned by New York City Center, along with encore performances from Battle's acclaimed first season: modern dance master Paul Taylor's Arden Court, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris' soul-lifting Home, and Ohad Naharin's unique and innovative Minus 16, which features improvisation and audience involvement. A variety of repertory favorites and classic Ailey works will be performed, including the must-see Revelations with live music or an expanded cast of 50 dancers on select programs. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all in a universal celebration of thehuman spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the Americanmodern dance tradition.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 -

You and your loved ones will be immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of the Music Hall into a magical canvas. Expect to be awed vis a vis digital projections coupled with the world's largest flown indoor LED screen. Fan-favorites including "New York at Christmas," where the Rockettes board a real double-decker bus and the high-energy tap number, "Twelve Days of Christmas." Of course, beloved classics like "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" will also be back. Bonus: This 2012 edition is celebrating 85 magical years of the Rockettes with an experiential archive exhibit at Radio City Music Hall commemorating the past, present and future of the legendary precision dancers. Visit website for playing schedule and to reserve tickets.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes Celebration! - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

This year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 years of the Rockettes in New York. The show features dazzling dance numbers, beloved favorites, and breathtaking special effects. A new scene will be added this year, in honor of the 85th anniversary: a costume retrospective featuring the most interesting and unique Rockettes costumes throughout the decades. The show is interactive and inspired, and highlights the attributes that have made the Rockettes so engaging for so long.

'Falling' - Minetta Lane Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - West Village

"Falling" boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

ADMIRAL'S GRAND HOLIDAY CRUISE - Hornblower NY
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

Hornblower's ultimate holiday cruise is designed for groups seeking the perfect end to a successful year. Charter a private cruise to show your team how much you appreciate them. Three hour cruise.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.?If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Valerie for more information at vharchencko@cmany.org. Each session accommodates 16 participants.

New York City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. Tschaikovsky's incomparable score is joined by hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement.

'The Sound of Music' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through December 30, 2012 - Millburn

One of the most beloved and inspirations stories of all time, this tale of love and courage is Rogers and Hammerstein's final triumphant collaboration. Based on the true story of the von Trapp family, this musical masterpiece has become a beacon of hope and joy for generations. Don't miss this holiday tradition for the entire family.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 -

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.

Madison Square Garden's 'A Christmas Carol' - CM Performing Arts Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Oakdale

Based on the beloved classic novel by Charles Dickens, this whimsical ghost story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable, old miser, as he is visited by Christmas apparitions and is taken on the ultimate journey of self-redemption.

Girl Scouts' 9th Annual Holiday Light Show - Camp Edey
Through December 30, 2012 - Bayport

Drive through a mile-long wooded trail filled with light displays and holiday vignettes. After the show, warm up at the Holiday Village, where you can meet Santa, visit the Hall of Trees, and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks.(Closed Dec. 24 & 25.) Proceeds benefit Girl Scout programs and outreach services. November 29-December 30, 2012.

'Circus Oz Holiday Show' - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

Shout the loudest "G'DAY!" ever for the awesome Aussies of "Circus Oz" as they return to The New Victory for the fifth time with their bold, bodacious, and brassy brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists, and sassy ringleaders who manage the whole irreverent mob, this all new, saucy show delivers downright Down Under fun. A live rock band propels the already ecstatic energy into the stratosphere, and with one amazing and madcap act topping the next, you and your whole family will hoot, holler and hunger for more this holiday season.

CIRCUS OZ - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

The awesome Aussies of CIRCUS OZ return to The New Victory with their bold, bodacious brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists and sassy ringleaders who manage the madcap mob, this saucy, new show delivers downright Down Under fun perfect for the holidays!

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' - Lyndhurst
Through December 30, 2012 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst is proud to present "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol," a theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale about the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. This spirit is brought to life in this adaptation, which takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Performances are held Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27, and 28.

'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol' at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
Through December 30, 2012 - Tarrytown

Lyndhurst is proud to present "Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol," a theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens' own readings of the classic tale that brings alive the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. This adaptation takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens' actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion "meeting" the different spirits and characters. Performances are held Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances are held at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27, and 28.

Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Week 2012 - Bronx Zoo
Through December 30, 2012 - Bronx

The week-long celebration includes professional ice carving demonstrations, wildlife-themed ice sculpture displays, an interactive play area, and the Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Contest. Zoo-goers are invited to watch the professional ice carvers work on their wildlife creations and check out the array of ice displays including a giant ice throne for photo-ops and an interactive play area featuring a 25-foot ice slide. In addition to ice carving fun, there will be holiday-themed displays and entertainment throughout the zoo, including the Bronx Zoo's 4-D theater playing the new holiday classic, "Polar Express 4-D Experience" through Jan. 6.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Holiday Musicales - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through December 31, 2012 - Katonah

A magnificent way to usher in the holiday season. Each concert of holiday music includes an audience sing-along. In the Music Room. December 1, 6-7, 9, 13-15, 2:30pm.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

Pinkalicious 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 her predicament.

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Bug Out! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about mother nature's little helpers and why bugs are so important.

'The Little Engine That Could' Puppet Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through December 31, 2012 - Bronx

This classic tale is brought to life in a presentation by New York City-based puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Dec. 1: Create a Snow Globe; Dec. 8: Celebrate Hanukah with a Paper Plate Menorah; Dec. 15 Make a Happy Holidays Windsock; Dec. 22 Create a special Christmas Tree Cone or a Kwanzaa Kinara; Dec. 29 Make a New Year Shaker.

Free Adaptive Basketball Fun - Tuckahoe Community Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Tuckahoe

A new Adaptive Basketball program for children with special needs ages 4-12 focusing on fun and motivation. Presented by Fun For Cure, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and wellness in children with chronic illness or special needs through therapeutic recreational endeavors, group support, and quality time. The program meets on Mondays, December 4, 11, and 18, from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments for those with food allergies and restrictions will be available. Online sign-up required at funforcure.com, or call Florence at 914-713-4065.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Westchester Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. Grand opening Dec. 8 at 10am. Exhibit runs December 8-16, weekdays (except Friday, Dec. 14) from 9:30am-4:30pm; weekends: from 10am-4:30pm.

21st Annual Quilt Show: Cool Quilts - Lefferts Historic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

This year's exhibition of quilts at the Lefferts House features quilts that draw inspiration from the word "cool" and often depict cold, wintery scenes.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Play animal charades, pretend to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or join many other fun and active nature games.

Family Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Physical-science demonstrations and projects in the Hudson Riverama gallery that each explore an aspect of the natural world or relate to the Museum's Planetarium shows. Explore rainbows Dec. 2, 16, and 30; explore clouds Dec. 8 and 22.

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