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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!.

First Saturdays for Families - When you travel... - New Museum
February 02, 2013 - New York

Some people send postcards when they travel, some take pictures of landmarks, and others write letters home. Discover how four emerging artists document their epic journeys, such as crossing a continent on foot or floating through the Arctic darkness, in "Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging." Explore the exhibition with New Museum educators and join in discussions about your favorite trips and how you have recorded them. Then, in the Sky Room, create your own collection of documents from your journey to the New Museum. New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
February 02, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
February 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging and interactive "rug concerts" designed for young children include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. Each concert is different.

2nd Annual Mike Chace Memorial Walk - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 02, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Join director, Steve Ricker, for this hike that celebrates the life and legacy of Mike Chace, who served as president of Westmoreland for many years and enjoyed hiking in all seasons. Dress for weather conditions.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 02, 2013 - NY

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
February 02, 2013 - Hempstead

Join in for an instructional series on how to create and publish your own comics and manga. Attendees will learn much more than just drawing: Highlights include organizing art tools, developing characters and storylines, and prepping the final product for publication. This free program is open to adults and high school students. Registration at the Reference Desk is required.

FUN - Radio City Music Hall
February 02, 2013 - Manhattan

Le Comte Ory - Metropolitan Opera
February 02, 2013 -

Reviving his turn in the comic sensation of the 2010-11 season, tenor Juan Diego Florez once again demonstrates his unsurpassed bel canto mastery in this Rossini gem, rediscovered -- and reinvigorated -- in Bartlett Sher's charming and witty production. Maurizio Benini leads the ensemble, which includes Nino Machaidze as Countess Adele, Karine Deshayes in the trouser role of the page Isolier, and Nathan Gunn as the raffish Raimbaud.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
February 02, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min. Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Bartlett Sher, whose previous productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, and Les Contes d'Hoffmann have delighted Met audiences, guides this lively staging, where surface charm will meet with real emotion. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore; Ambrogio Maestri and Erwin Schrott share the role of Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo - The Cooper Union Gallery
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo, a singular exhibition that brings never seen before Maciunas pieces to the United States, sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history. By connecting the countercultural activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s to the moment of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s, the exhibition features over 170 objects, documents, ephemera, personal items, and films. These works were created by a variety of Fluxus artists, specifically focusing on the Fluxus founder and self-appointed "chairman," George Maciunas (1931-1978, graduated from The Cooper Union in 1952). The exhibition will include rarely exhibited early work by Maciunas, such as his self-portraits, as well as the entire Atlas of Russian History (1953), along with Fluxus manifestos, charts, interviews, and Maciunas’ plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo was created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, and The School of Art at The Cooper Union. WHERE: The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery 41 Cooper Square (entrance at 3rd Ave at East 7th Street) Lower Level 1 NY, NY, 10003 Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R) WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8PM, closing February 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays, and winter holiday (Friday, December 21, 2012- Tuesday, January 1, 2013) COST: Free and open to the public INFO: 212.353.4200, or email artschool@cooper.edu Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Last Mimzy' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 02, 2013 - Pleasantville

In this family-friendly, science-fiction adventure, the lives of a brother and sister are transformed by a box of mysterious objects they find. After being around the objects, the kids develop a host of mind-blowing new skills, and ultimately even have to use their new-found powers to do nothing less than prevent the end of the world. 2007. 96 mins. PG.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 02, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.

BOB MARLEY ALL AGES FAMILY BIRTHDAY SHOW - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 02, 2013 - New York

This afternoon's family-friendly Bob Marley Birthday Bash performance will celebrate the life and music of Bob Marley with a performance by the CCB, featuring NYC's hottest reggae artists.

BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY BASH FEATURING CANNABIS CUP - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 02, 2013 - New York

Since emerging in 1996 as the High Times Cannabis Cup house band, the CCB has been tearing up the underground New York reggae scene with sold-out performances at some of the city's hottest venues. The group's ability to play a wide variety of idioms, an inspired group of special guests, and its celebration of herban life and music has earned CCB legions of inspired local fans, headline status at Boston's Freedom Rally, the Seattle Hempfest, Catalpa Fest and gigs backing diverse artists, from Rita Marley to George Clinton.

Celebrate Groundhog Day - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
February 02, 2013 - Cornwall

Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center and join their Master of Ceremonies for a prognostication about the remaining weeks of winter. Learn about groundhogs and enjoy crafts, games, and a guided walk to search for shadows. Suggested for adults and children ages 5 and up. Pre-paid registration is required.

Owl Prowl - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
February 02, 2013 - Cornwall

Stop by the museum's Wildlife Education Center for an evening of facts and fiction about owls, the birds of the night. Meet the Museum's live owls then head out into the woods to call in a wild owl. Attendance is limited; pre-paid registration is required. For adults and children ages 5 and up.

'The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine' - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
February 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

There is nothing like an old-fashioned "Western Welcome" to get a show off to a rousing start. When The Paper Bag Players cowboys and cowgirls gallop onto the stage in the all-new show, "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine," singing and wishing you a great big "Howdy!," you'll be up on your feet clapping and singing along. "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine" combines funny stories, charming characters, lively music, dancing, and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun. Created especially for children 4 though 8 years old, there is enough fun in this show to entertain the entire family. And, Ted, Laura, Amy, Kevin, and John at the electric piano are all back to guarantee every moment is full of theatrical magic.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Bridgeport

Writer and director Maria Vee's comical and modernized version of the classic musical takes place long ago in an unusual and far away land, where a bullying Prince and his entire castle have been put under a magical enchantment. Close by in the French village of Fromagerie-by-the Sea, Beauty - who likes to be called B - is bored with village life but finds unexpected adventures when she becomes a prisoner in the Prince's outlandish castle.

Shop Lucky Finds: Children's Consignment Sale & Vendor Trunk Show - Goddard School
February 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Shop Lucky Finds' children's consignment sale is gearing up for its first shopping event on the Upper West Side at the beautiful new Goddard School for early childhood development. Every Shop Lucky Finds shopping event includes a carefully edited assortment of "like new" children's European and American designer clothing from brands like Bonpoint, Catimini, Crewcuts, Lily Pulitzer, Jacadi, Juicy, Ralph Lauren, Splendid, and more at a fraction of the retail price. Shoppers can also find great deals on the best gently used baby gear and kid's toys, all for newborn up to 10 years. Shop Lucky Finds was founded in 2009 by Candice Lombardi and Nicole Schumann, two New York City moms who wanted a fast and easy way to resell their children's gently used (or never used) clothing, toys, and gear.

Pinkalicious The Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - Oakdale

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 this predicament.

Monster Jam - IZOD Center
February 02, 2013 - East Rutherford

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Freestyle Mania crashes into the IZOD Center this winter, offering monster truck fans a non-stop, all freestyle version of the original Monster Jam. Featuring some of the world's most prestigious trucks, Freestyle Mania also includes a range of mind-blowing freestyle competitions, featuring Monster Jam Freestyle, Wheelie, Compulsories, and Donuts competitions interspersed with Quad-FMX, Freestyle Super Bike, Freestyle Motocross and Freestyle BMX during an action packed two-hour event.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - BayWay Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - East Islip

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters various Wonderland characters on their way to tea with the queen.

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
February 02, 2013 - Port Jefferson

The world's most famous rag dolls come to life in an adventure about friendship, loyalty and love. Setting out from the Tiwilliger Workshop, Raggedy Ann and friends embark on an adventure to bring a special little girl a very special doll.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
February 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging 45-minute concerts designed for children ages 6 and younger include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. No reservations needed, but space is limited.

REBECCA LUKER SINGS JEROME KERN - 54 Below
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Broadway audiences fell in love with Rebecca Luker when she created the role of Lily in The Secret Garden. Since then, she's delighted New York with Tony nominated roles in The Music Man, Showboat, and Mary Poppins, as well as her acclaimed performances in Nine and The Sound of Music. Her solo CD's, Greenwich Time and Leaving Home, are available on PS Classics. A long time champion of new composers, Rebecca has trumpeted new works in her appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on her recordings. This January, 54 Below is thrilled to present Rebecca in a reprise engagement of her brilliant evening of music, all penned by the singular Jerome Kern.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 38th Annual Concert - Theater for the New City
February 02, 2013 - East Village

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will hold their 38th annual Dance Concert and Pow Wow at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, from January 25 to February 3, 2013. The troupe's appearances benefit college funds for needy Native American students. The company's Pow-Wows have been presented annually as a two-week event by TNC since 1976, with the box office donated to these funds. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Between 15 and 20 dancers will assemble for the event. Highlights will include Storytelling, a Hoop Dance, a Caribou Dance (from the Inuit people of Alaska), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance. After matinees, the cast will remain in the theater to personally meet the children attending and be photographed with them. This component of the show was inspired by the troupe's school residencies. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Pageantry is an important component of the event, and all participants are elaborately dressed. Most dances are performed in the traditional Circle, which represents a unity of peoples. There is a wealth of cultural information encoded in the movements of each dance. More than ten distinct tribes will be represented in the performance. Throughout the performance, all elements are explained in depth through detailed introductions by the troupe's Director and Emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). An educator, Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American craft items will be displayed in the TNC lobby. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. The troupe was founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers, who were descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. Some were in school at the time; all were "first generation," meaning that their parents had been born on reservations. They founded the troupe to keep alive the traditions, songs and dances they had learned from their parents, and added to their repertoire from other Native Americans living in New York and some who were passing through. Within three or four years, they were traveling throughout the continental U.S., expanding and sharing their repertoire and gleaning new dances on the reservations. (A number of Thunderbird members are winners of Fancy Dance contests held on reservations, where the standard of competition is unmistakably high.) Members of the Thunderbirds range in professions from teachers to hospital patient advocates, tree surgeons and computer engineers. The Thunderbird-TNC collaboration began in 1975, when Crystal Field directed a play called "The Only Good Indian." For research, Ms. Field lived on a Hopi reservation for three weeks. In preparation for the project, she met Louis Mofsie, and they made plans for a Pow Wow to celebrate the Winter Solstice. The event has continued annually to this day.

Sleeping Beauty - Studio Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Characters such as Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician keep the laughs coming. And there's the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine and the brave Prince Dauntless who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell.

Teen Zone Party - Manhasset Public Library
February 02, 2013 - Manhasset

Calling all teens. Come on out to the opening party for Teen Zone. A place where teens can hang out and have fun. It's going to be a blast.

The Effective Presenter-How to Write and Give a Speech - Floral Park Public Library
February 02, 2013 - Floral Park

Join a free interactive workshop on the skill of public speaking and speech writing given by Bernard FitzGerald, Jr. speaker and coach with more than 25 years of experience. Learn how to organize a clear and concise message resulting in successful presentations for business and education. Register online or at the Reference Desk.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 02, 2013 - Bellmore

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. Meet and greet the cast after the show. Reserve tickets online or by phone.

SOUPer Bowl VI - Port Washington Chamber of Commerce at the United Methodist Church
February 02, 2013 - Port Washington

Port Washington restaurants try to score a touchdown and win the title of SOUPer BOWL Champ. The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce invites you to buy a spoon and sample 2-ounce portions of every soup, then vote for your favorite. Both a People's Choice Award and a Judges' Choice Award will be presented to the restaurants with the best soup. Come for a fun time and a tasty lunch to warm you up the day before Super Bowl Sunday. Take the LIE to exit 36, go north on route 101 for about 5 miles to the United Methodist Church.

Harlem Gospel Choir - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 02, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir will have audiences on their feet, clapping and singing to their universal message of peace, hope, and joy. The choir joins Lincoln Center in marking Black History Month by offering a rare interactive concert experience. These amazing vocalists have performed for (and with) Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, U2, and Sir Elton John. Deeply rooted in American history and African tribal song, gospel music is the heart and soul of the African American church, an expression of faith, and a merging of cultures and musical styles.

CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 02, 2013 -

Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, this young French-American vocalist's expressive, soulful interpretations of jazz and blues standards have won fans at festivals around the world.

Joyful Beginnings - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 02, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents are invited to spend a morning in the school's Early Childhood Program. Activities include baking bread, observing creative play, and talking to teachers.

SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN - The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

World Premiere of Spirits of Exit Eleven January 10 – February 2, 2013 Opening Set for Thursday, January 17th at The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row Justin Reinsilber presents the World Premiere of Michael Puzzo’s Spirits of Exit Eleven from January 10 – February 2, 2013 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The play is directed by Frank Licato and opens on January 17th at 8pm. Tickets are $19.25 (which includes a $1.25 restoration charge) and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250 or in person at Theatre Row Box Office. Spirits of Exit Eleven tells the darkly comic tale of a ragtag crew of outcasts struggling to keep their dignity and their livelihood afloat at a rundown New Jersey Strip club/pizza parlor on Halloween. www.spiritsofexiteleven.com The cast introduces newcomer Nicole Balsam and includes Mike Carlsen (The Wood, Rattlestick; “30 Rock;” “Pan Am;” Wreck it Ralph), Shane Patrick Kearns (“Law & Order SVU”), Stephen Payne (The Empty Ocean, Stella Adler, Sailor's Song by John Patrick Shanley, The Public Theater), and Deborah Rayne (“A Gifted Man,” “All My Children”). Scenic design is by David Meyer, with lighting design by Adam Greene, costume design by Alexis Forte, sound design by Donald Stark, choreography by Marlo Hunter, and fight choreography by David Anzuelo. The playing schedule for Spirits of Exit Eleven is as follows: Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, with added performances on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 at 8PM.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 02, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

The 3rd Annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival - Crosby Street Hotel
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

The third annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals (WCFF) screen some of the finest conservation, natural history and wildlife documentary films in the world. The New York City festival will highlight causes and themes pertinent to the wider public including the ivory trade, homeless captive tigers in America, human-wildlife conflict issues, the disappearance of Asian elephants, and many more. To kick off the New York festival, there will be an opening night reception fundraiser on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at I Tre Merli in Soho, New York benefiting EcoHealth Alliance. This intimate gathering will feature prestigious animal experts, surprise guests and an exclusive silent auction. On Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 8:30 pm, there will be an Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion featuring prominent guests including Bob Simon (CBS Evening News ’60 Minutes’), Dr. Mike Cranfield (Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project), Janet Hess (Series Producer – ‘NATURE’), Dr. William Karesh (Vice President EcoHealth Alliance, President OIE Working Group on Wildlife Diseases, Co-Chair IUCN Species Survival Commission) presented with an award for Outstanding Leadership in Conservation Medicine , Kelvin Alie (International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW) and Bryan Christy(Investigative Reporter – National Geographic). Additionally, Professor E. O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, biologist, researcher, conservationist and author will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Protection of Biodiversity. WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Series 1 – Whales & Sea Turtles – 6:30 – 8:30pm In the Eye of the Whale | Where the Whales Sing | Lolita the Orca | Tortuguero: Epicenter of Sea Turtle Conservation Q&A with Daniel Azarian Series 2 – Big Cats – 9:00 – 11:00pm Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey | Removed | My Pantanal Q&A with Andrea Heydlauff, Vice President – PANTHERA Friday, February 1, 2013 Series 3 – Southeast Asia – 6:30 – 8:30pm Last Elephants in Thailand | North-Eastern Diaries: Kaziranga-Land of the Rhino & Tiger | The Orphaned Orangutan Q&A with Michele Mizner Series 4 – Sharks & Rays – 9:00 – 11:00pm A Lateral Line | Walter and the Tigers | Death of a Deity | White Shark Café | Manta Ray of Hope | Shark Culture | Befriending Giants | Day of the Tiger Saturday, February 2, 2013 Series 5 – Central & South America – 11:00am – 1:00pm Meet the Sloths | Amazon Alive-Part 1: Jungle of the Mind | Cotton Tops Series 6 – Africa Theme – 1:30 – 3:30pm Saving the Arabian Leopard | Lady & Higgins | There’s a Rhino in my House | Elephant in Crisis Special Guest Speaker – National Geographic Investigative Reporter, Bryan Christy Series 7 – Australia Theme – 4:00 – 6:00pm Wombat | Koala Hospital | A Kangaroo Like Alice | Cassowaries Series 8 – American West – 6:30 – 8:30pm The Return | Black Footed Ferrets | The Eagle Has Landed | Death of a Forest Q&A with Jonathan Proctor, Defenders of Wildlife Series 9 – Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion – 9:00 – 10:30pm “Conservation of a Population, One Mountain Gorilla at a Time” – Dr. Mike Cranfield, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project “State of Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century” | Siberian Tiger Quest – Short Film – Janet Hess, Series Producer, NATURE “Man-Made Epidemics” – Dr. William Karesh, Vice President, EcoHealth Alliance; Co-Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission; President, OIE Working Group on Wildlife Diseases; Director, USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats, presented with an Award for Outstanding Leadership in Conservation Medicine “TBA” - Bob Simon, CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes “IFAW and INTERPOL’s Work on the Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking Across the Globe” - Kelvin Alie, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Sharpening the Axe – Short Film “Blood Ivory” – Bryan Christy, Investigative Reporter, National Geographic Elephants in Crisis – Short Film Professor E. O. Wilson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for the Protection of Biodiversity

Storytime: Gregory's Shadow - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 02, 2013 - West Nyack

Gregory is a shy groundhog and having his friend Shadow close by makes him feel brave. But one day Gregory and Shadow go outside to look for food and get separated. Will the two friends find each other in time for Groundhog Day?

THE NIGHT THE MUSIC LIVED: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper-Their Last Concert Recreated Live - Lucille's
February 02, 2013 - New York

Using information gathered from documentaries, news archives, biographers, and the memories of musicians and fans that attended the February 2, 1959 show, this concert will recreate Holly's last show with utmost accuracy and attention to detail.

Film: National Audubon Society's Cardinals Up Close - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 02, 2013 - Glen Cove

A crested flash of fire and a torrent of clear notes announce the cardinal, heart-throb of America's passion for birds. The blazing color, the ringing song - by male and female alike - seem like a tropical dream awakened, even on the coldest day. By any measure, the cardinal is America's most popular bird. We lavish tons of sunflower seed on the Northern Cardinal - state bird of seven states, vicar of countless backyards - yet do we really know this fiery bird? (50 mins.)

Robert Kelly - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

In addition to clubs and colleges nationwide, Kelly has traveled across the country in the "Tourgasm Live" tour with Dane Cook and Gary Gulman and has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival (Montreal 2010) He was recently seen as Louie CK's brother Robbie on FX's "Louie" and will soon be seen on CBS's new drama "The 2-2. His other credits include Comedy Central Special "Comics Anonymous," "Comedy Central Presents Robert Kelly," "Tourgasm" on HBO, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC, "Premium Blend" on Comedy Central, "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" on Comedy Central, "The Carson Daly Show" on NBC, " "Law & Order," "Awesomely Oversexed" on VH1 and "The Jim Breuer Show" on MTV. His movie credits include "Ghost Town," "What Doesn't Kill You," "Children of Invention", "Bachelor No. 2" and "Good Luck Chuck." He also produced and starred in his first short film "Cheat " which debuted at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York. He also has a book coming out based on the movie and a top rated podcast called "You Know What Dude?" that can be found on iTunes or riotcast.com. On Feb. 1, shows at 8pm and 10pm Feb. 2, shows at 8pm, 10pm and 11:45pm

Smelling Safari - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2013 - Garden City

Do mosquitoes love you? Have you noticed that there are some people who get bitten by mosquitoes all the time and others who do not. One theory that scientists have tested is that mosquitoes are attracted to smelly feet. If you were a mosquito, could you identify different smells? Come test your sense of smell by identifying different scents.

Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Broadway
February 02, 2013 - Long Island City

Families can bring their frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to this food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Broadway. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

African-American Works in MoMA's Collection - Central Library
February 02, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy exploring the MoMA Collection's diverse and vital works created by African American artists like Elizabeth Catlett, Kara Walker, Jacob Lawrence among others and discuss the social and political context in which they were made.

Music from the Mind of the Trumpet - Flushing Library
February 02, 2013 - Flushing

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to such legendary trumpeters as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Clifford Brown,Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, and, of course, Eddie Allen himself.

The Art of Flamenco: a Dance and History Workshop - Forest Hills Library
February 02, 2013 - Forest Hills

Enjoy this interactive workshop where participants will learn about the origin of flamenco; its culture, history, and technique; and some basic flamenco steps. Children ages 7-12 are invited but must be accompanied by an adult or other caregiver. Space is limited. Preregistration is suggested.

Local Artists' Exhibit - Cambria Heights Library
February 02, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Enjoy an afternoon of creative art. New-to-the-scene local Queens artists display some of their most creative works.

Take Your Child to the Library Day - The Field Library
February 02, 2013 - Peekskill

A nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children to the library. There will be a family storytime and craft at 12pm, plus a free book for every child! Check the website for more information.

Groundhog Day - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 02, 2013 - Ossining

Take a hike in search of these elusive mammals and discover a bit about their habits and behavior.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2013 - 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.

Art In and About New York: Laura Cottingham - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 02, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Laura Cottingham, an artist, critic, writer and curator, discusses the rich lode of scenes of New York in the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, among them an Impressionist�s view of Union Square, a home scene on Manhattan�s 57th Street, an en plein air depiction of a creek near Kingston, and a Long Island domestic scene. Cottingham has taught art criticism at Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts and Columbia University. Well-known on the international art scene, she has appeared before art audiences in London, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Maastricht, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and elsewhere. She has served as a guest curator at major art museums in Europe; most recently, she juried the Swedish contemporary art annual. Her writings on art have been translated into several languages, including Russian and Chinese.

The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents: 'Queen Kunka Bunka and The Rotten Royal Rascals' - The Ford Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Peekskill

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company (CTC) of Peekskill presents an original musical treat, appropriate for children and adults. The story is set in the land of Kunka Bunka, which is ruled by a kind and benevolent Queen, who is consumed with worry as she discovers that none of her children have the leadership qualities suited to govern the land. Tickets can be purchased prior to each performance at The Ford Theatre. For information, call 914-930-6600 or 914-325-1053. For more information about CTC, visit ctcpeekskill.org.

'Legally Blonde The Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 02, 2013 - Tarrytown

Sorority Girl Elle Woods chases her ex-boyfriend all the way to Harvard Law School. Presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater. The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

'The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - White Plains

A soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, "The Color Purple" is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri.

Family Art Project: March Out the Mardi Gras - Wave Hill
February 02, 2013 - Bronx

Join visiting native New Orleans artist and instructor Paul Deo to make a colorful parasol, hat, nature mask, or funky bead necklace. Then join an imaginative indoor parade to create the sights, colors, and sounds of the Mardi Gras.

Daddy & Me Animal Show - Rye Nature Center
February 02, 2013 - Rye

Fathers can drop-in with their kids to this fun-filled animal adventure.

Transit Time Travel - New York Transit Museum
February 02, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids learn about life back in 1913, the year Grand Central Station opened.

Blooming Babies: Tales of Winter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 02, 2013 - Crown Heights

Babies and toddlers hear cherished stories about winter and make a snowy craft to take home.

Groundhog Fun-Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 02, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children, ages 5 and under, celebrate the groundhog's winter prediction while learning about these animals and what makes them different.

The Night Sky (Astronomy) - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 02, 2013 - Staten Island

The Urban Park Rangers lead an astronomy program for all ages. Did you know that winter is the best season for viewing meteor showers, phases of the moon, and the planets of the milky way?

We're Goin' on a Bear Hunt - Ridgefield Playhouse
February 02, 2013 - Ridgefield

The musical based on the popular book follows a family of adventurers on their quest to find a bear as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud.

Sherk The Third - Museum of the Moving Image
February 02, 2013 - Astoria

With the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews. After King Harold's sudden death, Shrek (Myers) is designated the heir to the throne of Far Far Away, against his will.

Soul Steps - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 02, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The NYC-based Soul Steps revel in step dancing, examining the style's early roots in South African mines up to its present style, which includes high-impact choreography and exciting call and response interludes that has the audience being active participants.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band - Symphony Space
February 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

A hip-shaking, head-bopping morning of music for the cool family crowd from award-winning singer and songwriter Lucky Diaz. With an audience base growing by the second, Lucky and crew are known for inspiring dance parties all around the country. Visit luckydiazmusic.com for song samples and more information.

Cake Decorating with Fondant- ages 14 and up - CakeSuite
February 02, 2013 - Westport

Learn how to ice a cake with buttercream and finish it with fondant. You'll also use pastry bags and applique techniques to create a beautiful finished cake to share with family and friends.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
February 02, 2013 - Norwalk

These cruises seek out the harbor seals, gray seals and even harp seals that have been coming down into the Sound in growing numbers each winter. Educators on board the research vessel Oceanic point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They'll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers and Old Squaws. Bring binoculars and plenty of warm clothes. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. The cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium's IMAX movie theater. For reservations or more details, call ext. 2206.

Highlights, Sit Down, Your're Rockin The Boat! - Norwalk Concert Hall
February 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy a selection of Broadway melodies from a number of musicals, including The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, and Guys & Dolls.

BAMKids Film Festival - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
February 02, 2013 - Fort Greene

76 short and feature-length movies from 24 countries, tailor-made for kids ages 2-10. Program includes comedy, animation, and thought-provoking productions that kids will truly enjoy.

Black Bird White Sky - Pianos
February 02, 2013 - New York

An electronica-rock duo that combines driving glitchy dance beats and soaring vocal melodies with the dark, complex backdrop of catchy synth hooks and guitar riffs. Their latest release, The Remixes EP consists of four original songs, three of which are remixes from the band’s preceding debut self-titled album that was written, sung, and co-produced by band creator Ronnie Shingelo.

Nintendo Wii Dance Night - The Moxie Spot
February 02, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids play Just Dance, that video game dance in which they stomp around like beheaded chickens to robust dance music.

Shadow Box Theater presents The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
February 02, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

A mainstay production of the Shadow Box Theater, using shadow puppetry to convey African folktales with accompaniment from drums and a guitar.

Groundhog Day Celebration - Staten Island Zoo
February 02, 2013 - Staten Island

Be there when Staten Island Chuck, New York City's only weather forecasting groundhog, will make his grand prediction. Join us for music and fun and greet the hog himself. The Ceremony is a free event. Stay afterwards for a special breakfast with Chuck ($10 adults; $5 children under 5.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 02, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Price includes museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ Wax Attacks Scavenger Hunt - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
February 02, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Go on our campiest, most pop-culture-filled hunt for adults as you tackle questions at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum. Starring Gandhi, Madonna, Napoleon, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Dylan, Usher, George Washington, Elle MacPherson and many more. Bring a digital camera for the Team Paparazzi Challenges—with bonus points awarded to the most creative photo ops with the stars. Space is limited! Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
February 02, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murderous scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some thing, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE - Fairfield Theatre Company
February 02, 2013 - Fairfield

At Creekwood Elementary, the day of the big race is approaching. Harvey Hare has always ruled the roost but this year there is a new competitor: Tommy Tortoise. Based on Aesop's fable, the classic story gets a new and comic spin in this contemporary musical tale of bullying and self-acceptance. For tickets, go to nctcompany.org.

TEEN MAKER SPACE SPECIAL: SketchUp Workshop - Westport Library
February 02, 2013 - Westport

Learn how to use SketchUp for 3D printing and see a demonstration of the Library's 3D printer. Bring your own laptop. For middle school and up. Register online.

NORWALK HAS HEART DAY! - Norwalk Public Library
February 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Stop in during the day to make handprints on a canvas that will hang in the library, have treats and make sure your library card is up-to-date.

Fiesta! Celebrate Hispanic Holidays and Cultures! El Dia de Amor y Amistad - South Norwalk Library
February 02, 2013 - South Norwalk

Celebrate Valentine's Day with love songs and dances like the Tango and Salsa. Children will learn Spanish phrases of love and friendship, and use them to make valentines cards for their loved ones. At the end of the program, a special prize will be raffled off. This family program will take place in Spanish with some English translation. Registration required by calling 15903.

Around the World Creative Kids: Egypt - Stepping Stones Museum
February 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Build a pyramid replica, one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt. Tickets required. Limited space. For ages 2 and older.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 02, 2013 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program to sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too. Registration suggested.

Take Your Child to the Library Day - Pirates Ahoy! - Wilton Library
February 02, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by Wilton Library for a variety of events and giveaways. The theme of the day is Pirates - children are welcome to come in costume. Be prepared for photo opportunities. The first forty children to stop by the Children's Reference desk will receive a free copy of Treasure Island.

Take Your Child to the Library Day - Beardsley ZooMobile - Wilton Library
February 02, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 4 and up are invited to this educational program with the Beardsley Zoo's ZooMobile. The Zoo will bring many interesting animals including a pirate favorite – the Macaw. Kids can learn facts about the Macaw and other endangered animals. Caregivers must remain in the building. Registration required.

Shiver Me Timbers! Pirate Tales - Wilton Library
February 02, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join Jonathan Kruk and his pirate pal Rich Bala, who will be dressed as pirates, for this fun, interactive show. Kids learn about pirates through interactive shanties, and hear tales of pirates and buccaneers such as Captain Kidd and Black Bird. Registration required.

Meet the Firefighters - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2013 - Staten Island

Meet some of Staten Island's volunteer firefighters and learn about fire safety.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2013 - Staten Island

Create a quilt square in honor of Black History Month.

'The Little Moon Theater' - TADA! Theater
February 02, 2013 - Chelsea

A travelling troupe of actors grants wishes through performances. They meet an odd assortment of characters including an endearing fairy god-mother.

Target First Saturdays - Brooklyn Museum
February 02, 2013 - Prospect Heights

A chance to enjoy music, the Museum's galleries, food, beer and wine, and a featured theme, all for free. It's a family friendly event, too.

Teen Service Saturday - Fairfield Public Library
February 02, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or whatever? Drop in to the Teen Room on the first Saturday of each month to help out in the Library.

Cycle For Survival 2013 - Equinox Roslyn
February 02, 2013 - Roslyn

Make a difference in the fight against cancer by registering to ride with your friends and family in Cycle for Survival, a nationwide indoor team cycling event that is driving much needed research into rare cancers, including pancreatic cancer, brain cancer and pediatric cancers, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Teams register to ride for a four-hour shift, with a maximum of 8 riders per bike. Teams may register multiple bikes. The event also features complimentary yoga classes, massage therapy, and children’s activities. The nation’s oldest and largest, private cancer research and treatment institution, Memorial Sloan-Kettering treats more than 400 different types of cancer, and is leading advances in cancer research and treatments, particularly into the rarest forms of the disease, benefitting patients worldwide. Visit www.cycleforsurvival.org to register your team or make a donation.

The Belly Ache Opera - Teatro SEA
February 02, 2013 - New York

What do you get when you combine Opera and Plena (an Afro-Caribbean music from Puerto Rico)? A fun-filled farce sung with popular lyrics, which narrates the story of a gluttonous boy and the experience that changed his life. Furthermore, La Plenópera educates audiences on the cultural origins of historical and musical expressions of Puerto Rico, while making them laugh out load. A young boy has an immense problem: his gluttony! He eats everything! But, what's even worse, his mother Doña Suncha, ignores his behavior. One day, the boy suffers a severe bellyache, and in turn, his mother calls the Doctor. Once at the Hospital, the Doctor takes care of the boy and realizes it is necessary to reprimand Doña Suncha for letting him eat whatever he wants. He also says it is necessary to "operate" on the boy in order to treat his condition. Hearing this, Doña Suncha, now desperate, visits Josefina, a woman from the neighborhood who specializes in finding cures for all kinds of sicknesses through non-traditional forms of medicine. Josefina joins the Doctor and the towns people in a joint effort to fool Doña Suncha into thinking that all of the items (sewing machine, a pair of shoes, a whole pig and chicken, etc.) taken out of her son are the actual items he ate. At the end of the story, everyone lets Doña Suncha in on why they fooled her. Both Doña Suncha and the boy learn their lessons, and thus "Plenópera" ends on a happy note!

Mostly Moptop in 'Two of Us: The Ballad of John & Paul' - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 02, 2013 - Dix Hills

Mostly Moptop returns to the Center with a shared commemoration of Paul McCartney's 70th birthday and the annual February anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America in 1964. The show will perform the greatest of Lennon & McCartney's Beatles-era music, while also taking the audience through each icon's music.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 02, 2013 - Northport

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 this predicament.

Prenatal 101 Presented By Citibabes and Mama Glow - Citibabes
February 02, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Citibabes and Mama Glow host their annual prenatal wellness event: Prenatal 101, with experts, products, and demonstrations under one roof. RSVP required to soho@citibabes.com or 212-334-5440. Speakers include: Jada Shapiro, Owner of Birth Day Presence Dr. Laurie Brodsky, N.D. Naturopathic Doctor Angela Le, Acupuncturist Kimberly Seals All ers, Breastfeeding Advocate Grace Lee, Founder of Nine Naturals Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow All who attend will receive a gift bag and can enter into drawings to win prizes from Giggle, HATCH collection, Soho Sanctuary, Dermologica, and more. Citibabes is the only family membership club offering best-in-class education, amenities, information, and fun for both children and adults. The SoHo club offers a 1,500 sq. foot indoor playspace, a full array of classes, preschool, a tumbling playroom, an adult gym and fitness classes, birthday parties, childcare, ongoing family events,workshops, seminars, Junior’s Fresh family friendly cafe and juice bar, and more. Mama Glow is a holistic lifestyle company that inspires women to explore their creative edge through optimal wellness. MamaGlow was founded by Latham Thomas, author of "A Hip Guide To Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy." We offer a variety of health related services for women along the childbearing spectrum. Mama Glow is committed to creating sustainable change in the lives of mothers and holding their hands along their journey.

FREE Violence Prevention Class - Modern Warrior
February 02, 2013 - Lindenhurst

Give your daughter, and yourself, the tools needed to prevent and/or ward-off an attack. Open to females 12 and older. Advance registration is required; early registration is strongly recommended. A refundable deposit of $25 per person is required to hold your spot, and will be returned to you the night of the event. Call to register.

Metropolis (1927) - Bay Street Theatre
February 02, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. A very different society lives underground working to run the machinery which keeps the above ground Utopian world functioning. Directed by Fritz Lang.

Westchester Chinese New Year Celebration 2013 - New Rochelle High School
February 02, 2013 - New Rochelle

Every year Asian-Americans celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Westchester together with families and friends. The Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in Westchester is a 23-year tradition. Fun activities for kids and all ages, displays, buffet dinner, and professional performances. Organized by the Westchester Association of Chinese Americans. Supporting Organizations: Organization of Chinese Americans, Chinese School of Southern Westchester, Huaxia Chinese School of Greater New York, Huaxia New York Central Chinese School, New York Chinese School, Northern Westchester Chinese School. To purchase tickets (and get an early bird discount), go to http://cny2013.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit wacany or call 761-4338.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 38th Annual Dance Concert and Pow-wow - Theater for the New City
February 02, 2013 - East Village

It's the 50th anniversary of the founding of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and the troupe will hold its 38th annual Dance Concert and Pow Wow at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, from January 25 to February 3, 2013. The troupe's appearances benefit college funds for needy Native American students. The company's Pow-Wows have been presented annually as a two-week event by TNC since 1976, with the box office donated to these funds. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Between 15 and 20 dancers will assemble for the event. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Michael Taylor (Choctaw), a Caribou Dance (from the Inuit people of Alaska), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Watson Adventures' Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A killer is on the loose at the museum, and it's up to you to stop him. The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try to solve it. The police need your help. You'll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you'll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunit? No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Price includes museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but do not contact the museum directly.

Family Adventures: Feeling Ducky - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 02, 2013 - Oakdale

Activities start indoors learning about ducks then trek outside to observe them on the main pond. Call for reservations.

Igudesman & Joo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 02, 2013 - Greenvale

Think Mozart hijacked by Monty Python and you have some idea of the mayhem created at the highest level of musicianship on worldwide stages - and immortalized on videos with more than 30 million views - by violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo, classically-trained artists who bring an uproarious, sidesplitting approach to the concert performance.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 02, 2013 - Riverhead

Get a kiss and a keepsake photo from Java the sea lion. Visit the ticketing desk to sign up and for more information. There are limited photos for each session. Those age 7 and older can be photographed by themselves; under 7 must be accompanied by adult (with adult receiving kiss).

LOST IN YONKERS - Theatre Three
February 02, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Neil Simon's nostalgic WWII comical coming-of-age story won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Two brothers are left to fend for themselves in a feuding household with their formidable immigrant grandmother, sweet but simple-minded aunt, and a hoodlum of an uncle.


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