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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-FEB 9

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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!.

Winter Open House - Gate Hill Day Camp
February 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Gate Hill Day Camp Winter Open House, 11 AM - 3 PM Saturday, February 9th Snow Date: Sun., February 10th Come join us Saturday, February 9th for our Winter Open House. Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of camp! Get colorful with our arts & crafts projects, get moving with a game of GaGa or go on a private family tour with one of Gate Hill's camp directors to see our 33 acre wooded facility and learn more about our programs. Family and friends are welcome and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling our office at (845) 947-3223 or visit us online at www.gatehilldaycamp.com.

School Breaks Open House - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Grow your child's creativity at BAX. Get a chance to see the space, meet the program director, ask questions & REGISTER. 2013 Summer Arts Program Registration opens then too, so make sure to come by and secure your slot! We know you have a creative, curious child at home. Look no further for a fun way for them to spend their time away from school! Our School Breaks Programs offer a host of arts specialties, including Circus, Drama, Tumbling, Dance, Musical Theatre, Visual Arts, and Film, all of which are led by our excellent specialist teaching artists. For more information visit http://youth.bax.org/school-breaks-open-house. President’s Week: February 18 & 19 | Spring Break: March 25-29 & April 1-2. For children currently enrolled in grades K-5. For more information on our President’s Week & Spring Break Arts Program, visit http://youth.bax.org/presidents-week-and-spring-break-arts-program/ Summer Arts Program | July 1-August 16 - For children entering grades K-6 For more information on our Summer Arts Program stay tuned to http://youth.bax.org/summer. For Financial Aid information for all youth programs at BAX, visit http://youth.bax.org/financial-aid.

Business of Pet Writing Conference - Hotel Pennsylvania
February 09, 2013 - New York

The Fifth Annual Business of Pet Writing Conference will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Hotel Pennsylvania. At our conference, pet writing enthusiasts will have the opportunity to rub elbows with the premiere people in publishing, social media, veterinary and animal-related industries. For more information about the pet writing conference, visit: www.petwritingconference.com.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 09, 2013 - Irvington

Presented by The Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. A funny, romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you've got. When sorority star Elle Woods' boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Snow Date: Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2pm.

Lolli-Pops Concert: Who's Got The Beat? - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bang the Lion has lost his beat. How will he find it? The Lolli-Pops gang, guest conductor James Judd, and audiences will help him. Children will join Bang, Buzz the Bee, Toot the Bird and Bow the Panda as they explore New York, finding that the beat is everywhere.

Celebrating Lunar New Year: The Year of the Snake @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Come to the museum to celebrate the Year of the Snake with performances, interactive gallery activities, and art-making workshops for all ages.

Lunar New Year - Asia Society New York
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Asia Society rings in the Year of the Snake with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Don't miss the lion dance and kung fu demonstration.

Ebony Hillbillies - Flushing Town Hall
February 09, 2013 - Flushing

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 09, 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 09, 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.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
February 09, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 09, 2013 -

The Met's hit production of Bizet's Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. "With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role" of the sultry gypsy (New York Times). Rising tenor Yonghoon Lee is Don Jose, whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Kate Royal is the loyal Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts in his Met debut.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
February 09, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites families with young children to this monthly, Saturday morning "tot Shabbat" service. Through interactive songs, games, stories, and other experiences, young children will learn prayers, explore Torah stories and Jewish holidays, and have fun.

Junior Engineer: Dig It - New York Transit Museum
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction. Kids work together to dig up artifacts from our makeshift excavation site.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Indoor Golf Classic - The DoubleTree Hotel
February 09, 2013 - Tarrytown

The Indoor Golf Classic (IGC) has been a unique fundraising event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for over 20 years. The IGC offers our guests the opportunity to play a round of mini golf inside a hotel. After golf, there will be a dinner, followed by a silent auction and raffle. Earlier in the day, The Putt for a Cause Jr. event allows 5-13 year olds (accompanied by a parent) to play indoor golf, then enjoy a lunch and chance auction. Both the junior and adult events are fun experiences that provide a great time for participants while raising money and awareness for LLS. For more information, visit wch.golf.llsevent.org or contact Oliver Wade at oliver.wade@lls.org.

Storytime: Valentines Day - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Barnes & Noble hosts a special event to celebrate the holiday of love. Children are invited to hear The Perfect Hug by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot. This fabulous, feel-good picture book is simply bursting with the cuddliest, snuggliest, most perfect hugs. This special event also includes fresh-baked cookies and a Valentines Day craft.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Last Mimzy' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 09, 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.

Geology Fair - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
February 09, 2013 - Cornwall

Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center for some rockin'fun and facts with the Orange County Mineral Society. Rock and Gem specimens will be on exhibit as well as NY State Fossils. Children can excavate their own rock specimens. Refreshments available for purchase. For adults and children ages 5 and older.

'The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine' - Symphony Space
February 09, 2013 - Upper West 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 09, 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.

VALENTINE'S DAY CARD CREATIONS - Skyscraper Museum
February 09, 2013 - New York

Give that special someone a structural smooch with a homemade skyscraper card. We’ll show you the best way to climb your way to the top of his or her heart! All ages.

How Did They Do That? - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learn hands-on how works of art were created. Back to back 30-minute sessions run all afternoon.

Sleeping Beauty - Studio Theatre
February 09, 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.

Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for the Family - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 09, 2013 - Midtown East

In a combination of games and art projects inspired by the exhibition 'Drawing Surrealism,' artists and educators Nicole Haroutunian and Lisa Libicki will introduce the entire family to the playful side of surrealism. Families will explore automatic drawing, frottage, collage, decalcomania, and collaborative chance drawing, all techniques made famous by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, and many other artists whose works are on view in the exhibition.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 09, 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.

STEPHANIE BLYTHE: WE'LL MEET AGAIN-THE SONGS OF KATE SMITH - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - New York

Stephanie Blythe's captivating mezzo-soprano voice has enthralled audiences in major opera houses around the world, including her appearance in the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera this season. She returns to Songbook with a personal tribute to the American popular music icon Kate Smith.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
February 09, 2013 - Tenafly

Families will get a set of clues to help solve active nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. This program is intended for adults and children 4 and up. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 watch and discuss computer animated creations and sometimes draw their own.

Community Service: Mardi Gras Masks - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 will help little kids make masks to celebrate Mardi Gras. Community Service hours will be awarded. Register at the Children�s Reference Desk, or call 766-6257x6.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 09, 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.

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 09, 2013 -

Gary Puckett & The Union was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and sold more records in 1968 than any other recording act, including The Beatles.

THE ROLLING TONES - Lucille's
February 09, 2013 - New York

Valentine Paper Making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 09, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful Valentine using recycled paper and dried flowers.

Story Songs with Debbie and Friends - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

This full-band performance takes you on a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. This family concert will include Debbie and Friends songs and some classic favorites, delivered by a cast of top-shelf musicians. Get ready for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along fun.

Happy Hearts - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

Come make an enjoyable Valentine's Day craft with your family. Use cupcake liners, fun heart shapes, and colorful ribbons to design a wonderful token for the person you love, and then personalize them with a heartwarming message.

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of this Folk Arts Series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art-making workshop. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 09, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts from 11am-12pm, and make a Unity Quilt Square, too.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 09, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO FEB. 10 DUE TO WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS.

Victorian Valentine Workshop - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Show that you care - not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed "scraps" used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable valentine. A fun workshop for the whole family. Registration required.

White Plains Antique Show - The Westchester County Center
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

60 premium exhibitors, all in formal room setting displays, Features a wide range of quality antiques, art, and decorative accessories, plus an expert glass repair clinic by Paul Nulton. Discount coupons available at jmkshows.com.

MoMA Presents: Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series-1941 - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

In honor of Black History Month, this event will showcase the works by Jacob Lawrence from the Migration Series, depicting the struggles and achievements of African Americans in their massive northern migration from the South during the first half of the 20th century.

Music from the Mind of the Trumpet - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

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.

Queens Winter Train and Toy Show - Queens College
February 09, 2013 - Flushing

All Aboard-calling all train lovers! This show features operating model railroads, dealers selling trains and collectable toys, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. Admission is good for Feb. 10 as well.

First Annual Larchmont LEGO-FEST for Family Fun! - Larchmont Village Center
February 09, 2013 - Larchmont

At LegoFest, discover and explore an entire Lego world created by professional Lego artists. The visually interactive, 300-square-foot display will be bursting with whimsical scenes, hidden surprises, Seek-and-Find Challenges, Lego-Building Events, and a variety of premium Lego sets for raffle. Tickets can only be purchased online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/legofest. LegoFest is a fundraiser for Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, sponsored by BlocStudio Design + Construction, Rolling Stone Masonry Ltd., The Lazy Gardener, Beacon Hill Technology Solutions, and Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty.

St. Paul's Church and the Civil War - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 09, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

Opening of new exhibition, "St. Paul's & the Civil War," and a recognition of President's Day & Black History Month. The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the great national conflict, including a talk about the role of religion in the Civil War by Professor Robert T. Valentine of Lehman College. There will be talks and re-enactments commemorating President's Day and February as Black History Month, including appearances by Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and underground railroad icon, Harriet Tubman. Many activities are suitable for children.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 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.

Amanda McBroom - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Amanda McBroom makes her Cafe Carlyle debut engagement, "A Valentine Rose." She will be joined by distinguished pianist/composer, Michele Brourman, as her music director, and the talented Dan Fabricant on bass. "A Valentine Rose" features an evening of songs to celebrate that endangered species: adult romance! From the great standards of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn, to the passion of Jacques Brel, to Ms. McBroom's own unique view of the dark and bright sides of love, including her own standard, "The Rose." With "The Rose" as the perfect centerpiece, Ms. McBroom sings a bouquet of standards that sets the mood for an evening of romance in all its forms.

Celebrate Black History Month with Javaka Steptoe - Central Library
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy an afternoon with this celebrated children's book author and illustrator, has he shares his work and inspires children of all ages. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1pm on the day of the program, at the Children's Library Discovery Center.

Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting (1991) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

This 60-minute film uses work by Wood, O�Keeffe, Marsh, Hopper, Wyeth and Estes to examine the strong artistic current of American Realism, Regionalism and Social Realism through to contemporary photo-realism. First come, first seated.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
February 09, 2013 - South Salem

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

Danceworks Chicago - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Valhalla

Vibrant and innovative, DanceWorks Chicago shares a diverse repertory featuring who's new and what's next in contemporary dance, as well as exciting works from established choreographers. The company creates an environment conducive to nurturing both artist and audience. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa and CEO Andreas Bottcher, the duo (who founded Hubbard Street 2) has now created an exceptional ensemble of six dancers who bring integrity, passion, and excellence to performances.

The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents: 'Queen Kunka Bunka and The Rotten Royal Rascals' - The Ford Theatre
February 09, 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.

'The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 09, 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: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine's Day cards.

Old-Fashioned Winter's Afternoon - Rye Nature Center
February 09, 2013 - Rye

A traditional favorite event in Rye. Log sawing contests, fire-roasted marshmallows, and fun crafts to warm everyone up.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Valentine's Day Doll Tea Party - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

A special tea-time celebration for Valentine's Day. Kids can get dressed up and bring their favorite doll or teddy bear for an afternoon of refreshments, stories, and crafts. Space is extremely limited; RSVP required and pre-payment required. Call 914-949-4947 for details.

Planet Han Chinese New Year Fun Fair - Planet Han
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate The Year of Snake at the very first Planet Han Chinese Fun Fair. Enjoy many traditional activities and take a photo of your child against a Chinese themed backdrop. RSVP required: info@planethanchinese.com or 212-724-2421.

Cultural Connections: Phyllis Rose Dance Company - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Rose and her troupe bring music, stories, and folktales to the Museum in a performance that celebrates Black culture throughout the world.

Dads (or Moms) and Daughters Ball - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Enjoy being a debutante with mom or dad during this evening of dancing. Includes refreshments, a free corsage, a keepsake photo, and a night to remember.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about the Chinese zodiac and the year of the Snake. Make a craft and discover what this year may bring.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Performers present examples of Chinese performing arts on this day of celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the snake.

Hands-on History: I Love Rufus & Mary - King Manor Museum
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Celebrate love this month and learn about the King family and how much they loved their family and friends. Mary King gave her friend Sarah a very special piece of jewelry to go in her hair. Children can make their own hair clip and valentines for the people they love.

Observe and Collect: Diorama Drama - American Museum of Natural History
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for a behind-the-scenes look at habitat dioramas. Find out more about the Museum's most popular dioramas, which depict real locations from around the world based on meticulous onsite observations by scientists and artists, and make your own replica to take home. Materials are included.

Jazz Concert - Sunnyside Reformed Church
February 09, 2013 - Sunnyside

Lovers of jazz piano can enjoy an evening of American standards, bebop, and more by the Charles Sibirsky Trio.

Asian New Year Celebration - Beardsley Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Snake with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 16.

Binoculars Up! - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Backyard birding begins at the feeder, so you'll also learn who is at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Worth will discuss ways to attract birds to your feeder, what birdseed (or nectar) to use, and where to place feeders. The program will end with a short walk in the Larsen Sanctuary (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around Chinatown Scavenger Hunt - Columbus Park
February 09, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Chinatown and Little Italy! Discover the most unusual and enticing restaurants, cafes, markets and even food carts in Chinatown and neighboring Little Italy. You’ll not only answer our usual array of tricky questions, you’ll also be challenged to acquire and taste such foods as dumplings, roti canai (Malaysian fried bread), popcorn chicken, mini cakes hot off the grill, bubble teas, “Zen butter” ice cream, pizza, cannoli cupcakes, egg custards, banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), rice balls, “stone chocolate” and “yummy bread.” Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet.) Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - 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. 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.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo
February 09, 2013 - NY

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, chocolate-infused scavenger hunt throughout SoHo! The perfect hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Price: $24.50 per person. 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
February 09, 2013 - New York

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. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! An eminent cryptographer has been found shot dead in her office, alongside the body of an unidentified foreigner. The scholar’s husband was also critically wounded. The police have charged him with murder, but he swears that he’s innocent, and that the foreigner was threatening his wife. How? By sending her two messages that contained only a strange image of “dancing nudes,” which left her terrified. But she refused to say anything about them. Is the husband lying? Who is the foreigner? What is the secret of the dancing nudes? The police need your help to solve the mystery that centers on works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See if your team of sleuths can can figure out whodunnit in this mystery based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

The Newlyweds - Oberia D Dempsey
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THE ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY PLAY RETURNS AND HEADS UPTOWN, STARRING BAD BOYS OF COMEDY COMEDIAN ROB STAPLETON! Any idea what happens when two people pretending to be wealthy get together and exchange vows only to find out they are both broke? Well "THE NEWLYWEDS" is a romantic comedy about a couple that meet thinking the other is rich and decide to quickly get married before their covers are blown! You are cordially invited to witness the nuptials in this hip & hilarious comedy!! When Shaun Wilson hits rock bottom he decides the only way for him to reach his goals is to find a Sugar Momma -- that's when he meets Mallory Calderone, a live-in housekeeper for a billionaire, dressed up in her bosses clothes she finally meets the man of her dreams who happens to be a fast talking hustler pretending to be rich! Will The Newlyweds be able to honor their vows through sickness and no wealth? Watch as these two imposters take you on a roller coaster of love. $30 in advance $35 at the door $15 for college students with valid ID $20 for Senior citizens $20 for groups of 10 or more to purchase tickets go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920491 or call 212-352-3101

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE - Fairfield Theatre Company
February 09, 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.

Volunteens - Norwalk Public Library
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

This community service program for kids in middle and high school allows kids to give back by tackling all sorts of tasks, from cleaning and organizing to office work and program planning. Meet in the Teen Room. Drop in anytime during the day; no advance registration is necessary.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Valentine's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to drop in and make a Valentine Craft to take home. No registration needed.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Re-tell high-octane versions of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. Once you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of your 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No registration.

Literacy Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

The Staten Island Reading Association presents "Poopendous" author Artie Bennett, and Sabrina Panfilo, author of "Tomey & the Caterpiller."

Sssecond Sssaturday Sssnakes - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Meet, greet, and touch live exotic snakes.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Make a square to go on the Museum's quilt in honor of Black History Month.

'The Little Moon Theater' - TADA! Theater
February 09, 2013 - Chelsea

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

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Decorate your own cardboard subway car and learn about the art of painter Colleen Browning NA (1918-2003), whose work is featured in the museum's current exhibition, Colleen Browning: The Early Works. The event features drop-off craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time.

The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS: Celebrity Runway Show During NY Fashion Week - The Altman Building
February 09, 2013 - New York

The First Annual "The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS" reality star runway show will take place during New York Fashion Week on February 9th 2013 at The Altman Building. Reality Stars, and celebrities that have appeared on Reality TV, will join forces to walk the runway for a first-of-its-kind philanthropic event. The participating star lineup includes Deena Nicole Cortese of The Jersey Shore, Lil Kim of Dancing with the Stars and The Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious, Draya Michele of Basketball Wives L.A., Sheree Whitfield, Janice Dickinson, Brittany Brower, Keenyah Hill, Ramona Rizzo, Alex McCord, Adrienne Bailon, Aviva Drescher, Ramona Singer, Tiffany "New York" Pollard, Michelle Money, Courtney Robertson, Tracy DiMarco, Jessica Romano, Briella Calafore, Nikki Rae Walker AND MORE! There is an estimated 300,000 people within the U.S., that are infected with HIV/AIDS, and do not know it. With a fundraising goal of $300,000 for the evening, our hope is to raise $1 to represent every single one of those people, increase awareness, and work to end this devastating epidemic. Help raise funds and awareness while attending the amazing celebrity fashion event. Advanced Tickets Required Needed to Attend.

Young Chefs: Valentine Munchies - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 09, 2013 - Douglaston

Enjoy making mouthwatering chocolate-covered strawberries and yummy rice crispy treats. All materials included. Space is limited. Registered is required.

Horn Power Tribute to Tower of Power, Steely Dan and More with Uppercut - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

'Sugar Blues' A Healthy Show & Tell Parent's Nutritional Workshop - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

A great hands-on nutritional workshop with Healthwell Corporate Solutions.

Books and Breakfast Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

Kids get together with books and breakfast for a fun time of reading and eating.

Behind the Scenes with Reptiles - Center for Science, Teaching and Learning
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Do you know what reptiles do? What they eat? Why they shed their skin? Curious kids can find out as they get a behind the scenes look at these creatures.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 09, 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. Program is cancelled do the the blizzard. If you are holding tickets for any of these performances, please contact the box office at 631-261-2900.

Disney's Aladdin, Jr. - Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - Patchogue

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. All of your favorite characters are here in this staged adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides as well as an Academy award-winning score with songs that include "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me".

Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow' s BayWay Arts Cemter
February 09, 2013 - East Islip

In this musical version of the popular books, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles. Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Las Esculturas de John Rogers - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Venga y acompanenos! Families look, discuss, and create in this Spanish-language monthly family program, combining time in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In February families will explore John Rogers: American Stories, the special exhibition on this renowned American sculptor, who sculpted scenes from everyday American life, Shakespearean characters, and political figures. After the conversations in the galleries, families will be inspired to create their own sculptures in the studio. Contact: rosa.tejada@nyhistory.org. RSVP encouraged: familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Family Films Series: 'The Muppet Movie' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "The Muppet Movie" (1979; 95 minutes; rated G) as part of their Family Films Series.

Winterfest - PS/MS 165
February 09, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Winterfest is an indoor, fun-filled school carnival for children and their families. There will be music and magic, carnival games and prizes, arts and crafts, Wii, books and toys, a raffle, food, and more.

Fun for Kids --Suncatchers - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 09, 2013 - Smithtown

Kids 5 and up create a unique craft that will transform the sun's rays into many brilliant colors. Call for reservations.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 09, 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.

Sinister Pop Family Day - Whitney Museum of American Art
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Everyone has their fifteen minutes of fame! Head to the Whitney to be inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, featured in Sinister Pop. Explore what it means to be a celebrity through an exciting lineup of hands-on art making, karaoke, performance, and interactive activities in the galleries. Visit the red carpet and get your picture taken, paparazzi-style. Artists Dave McKenzie and the Bumbys will be on hand for interactive performances with families.

Family Affair: All about You & Me - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Join us for a day all about you and me! Enjoy an afternoon packed with art and food making activities based on artist Joan Semmel's work in the exhibition " The Lucid Eye".

Grand Opening of Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club - Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
February 09, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club's brand new Long Island location. The day will include music, games, prizes, and giveaways. Girls can also indulge in standard walk-in spa services like manicures, pedicures and facials or create their own Ritzy Glitzy glamour concoctions like sparkling lip gloss and shimmering body lotion.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 09, 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).

The Wizard of Oz - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - Smithtown

Dorothy and Toto are over the rainbow and on their way to the land of Oz, hoping to find a way to get back home to Kansas.

Families Recovering from Divorce - Half Hollow Hills Community Library
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

Suffolk County Psychological Association and Nassau County Psychological Association are co-sponsoring this psycho-educational workshop for families that have gone through a divorce. The workshop is family friendly and while parents can attend alone they are encouraged to bring adolescents and children over 6 years old. Part of the morning will include separate activities for parents, adolescents and children. Although the workshop is designed for families, it also may be helpful for one parent, step-parents or an adult child of divorce. Register at FamiliesRecoveringFromDivorce.org. or by telephone at the Library, 631 421-4530.

Winter Beach Walk: Animals in Winter - Smith Point County Park
February 09, 2013 - Fire Island

Have you ever wondered where animals go in winter? Do they hibernate, migrate or tough it out? Join Seatuck's Peter Walsh on a hike through the woods to search for animals and discuss their various strategies for dealing with winter.

From Adoption to Recovery: Trauma Assessment, Interventions & Therapeutic Parenting - The Melville Marriott
February 09, 2013 - Melville

Long Island Families Together is a chapter of Families Together in New York State. LIFT is a parent and youth governed organization providing a strong voice for children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Payment Due by February 1, 2013. Make checks payable to: Long Island Families Together, Inc. Mail:Long Island Families Together, 193A Broadway. Amityville, NY 11701. Fax: 631-264-0762.For more information contact Eileen Kadletz at 631.264.5438 ext. 103.

Boy Scout Day - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
February 09, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate the birthday of scouting in america. In honor of Boy Scout Day, all cub scouts and boy scouts wearing their scouting uniform will receive free admission for the day.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 09, 2013 - Centerport

In this audience participation play, a young puppet struggles to achieve his goal of becoming a real boy.

Heart Special Day - Long Island Science Center
February 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about cardio-vascular wellness, the anatomy of the heart, and the path of circulation with all day activities. The heart dissection will be at 1pm. Come in to witness and participate.

School-Aged Child Adoption Info Meeting - Spence-Chapin Services
February 09, 2013 - Hauppauge

Adopting a school-aged child is becoming more common, yet the details of how kids transition, bond, and attach into their families largely remains a mystery for many families. Join a discussion on who these children are, what their emotional and developmental needs are, and if you could be the right match for a child growing up without a family.

Winter Quest - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
February 09, 2013 - Yaphank

Bundle up and head over to the farm to learn about nature in a winter wonderland. Learn new skills to enjoy your outdoor adventures and embark on a winter scavenger hunt using GPS units. Also, get ready to build a natural winter shelter. After some hard work, enjoy nature stories around a bonfire with warm refreshments. Registration required.

Chocolate-Making Workshop - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
February 09, 2013 - Yaphank

Learn fun facts about this popular confection as you make and sample your own collection of sweet treats. Take your chocolate creations and a collection of easy-to-make recipes home to share with your favorite sweetie.

Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
February 09, 2013 - Westhampton

Children will enjoy decorating their own cupcake with the Princess. For an additonal $5, they'll have the option of mini manicures and makeup by the Princess. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for all children attending. Doors open at 2:30pm. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

HARBORFROST - Bay Street Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Come in from the cold as Bay Street Theatre welcomes all to keep cozy and warm whether it's after the plunge on the Long Wharf or before the big fireworks. In the lobby kids can warm up with hot chocolate and watch cartoons on the big screen .

Asian New Year Celebration - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Snake with special stories, crafts, a children’s parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 16.

Musical Performance: Farah Siraj - Alwan for the Arts
February 09, 2013 - New York

Jordanian virtuoso vocalist Farah Siraj will perform live in concert at Alwan. Joining her on stage will be her ethnically diverse band, with world-class musicians from the Middle East, Europe, the United States and South America. Join us for a night of Arab Flamenco Jazz, where Farah performs Arab classics set to a Flamenco jazz context, as well as her original compositions from her award-winning album “NOMAD.” (*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket) ***** Bio - Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress”, virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, MBC TV in the Middle East and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day. Farah's music often expresses the reality of war and raises awareness for the urgent need for peace. In recognition of her humanitarian efforts, Farah was invited to perform at the 2012 United Nations Humanitarian Awards in New York under the patronage of HE Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. In addition, Farah's music was played before the United Nations Security Council before passing a legislation regarding the genocide in Darfur. ***** Reviews - "Farah Siraj... vivacious Arabic Flamenco Jazz" Rolling Stone Magazine, November 26th, 2012 "The Norah Jones of the Middle East, sweet-voiced Jordanian singer Farah Siraj presents a cross-cultural collab she calls the Arabian Jazz Project" TimeOut, New York, July 26th, 2012 "If the straight-ahead stuff isn’t enough, and you’re up for an act that stretches the boundaries of jazz outside both the genre and the American border, look no further than Farah Siraj" The Villager, July 19th, 2012 Related Links - http://www.farahsiraj.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tOyt_mk0to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Y1E3B6_W0

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 09, 2013 - Times Square

En garde! as the legendary swashbuckler swings his way to justice through the innovative eyes of acclaimed Scottish theater company Visible Fictions. A magnetic trio of actors performs every role in "The Mark Of Zorro," a timeless tale about a mysterious masked avenger, conjuring up all the fast-paced drama, sharp wit, and nail-biting suspense of an action flick. Employing playful props and physical ingenuity, the talented troupe whizzes through a multitude of friends and foes faster than Zorro can swoosh his sword. With high-speed horse chases, rooftop battles and a forbidden romance, this rollicking rendition of a classic story is the perfect adventure for your young heroes.

'Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy' - Canal Park Playhouse
February 09, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

This show stars cubicle dwellers Jen and Michael as they discover a shared love for office pranks that ignites a delightfully silly romp through New York City with juggling, dancing, and physical comedy under a rainstorm of bubbles.

'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is a part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts, and dance for all ages. Michael Rosen's award-winning book "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is brought vividly to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join the intrepid 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. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of hands-on adventure.

Wild at Heart Event - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine’s Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2013. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a tasty food station. For a sweet ending to the night, enjoy chocolate fondue courtesy of The Melting Pot in Darien. NOTE: This is an adults only event. $75 per person. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

FIAF Family Saturdays - FIAF: French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your kids feel French for a day with a charming film screening, an open house and story time, a Valentine's Day-themed cooking class, and a wordless circus show.

Marin Alsop Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 09, 2013 - New York

Celebrating Juilliard faculty composer John Corigliano's 75th birthday. CORIGLIANO Symphony No. 2; CORIGLIANO Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus. The Juilliard Orchestra takes the stage of Carnegie Hall, led by acclaimed American conductor and Juilliard alum Marin Alsop in an all-Corigliano program celebrating the composer's 75th birthday. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2001 and scored for string orchestra, John Corigliano's Symphony No. 2 was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the 100th Anniversary of Symphony Hall. Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus is scored for antiphonally-placed wind ensembles, and will transform Carnegie Hall into the ancient Roman arena of the same name, through which Juilliard faculty member Corigliano strives "both to embody and to comment on this massive and glamorous barbarity". Tickets $30 (parquet, 1st and 2nd tiers) and $15 (dress circle and balcony) available 1/4 at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or purchase tickets online. Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

You’ve Got Hate Mail! - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Bayside

A hilarious broadband comedy of errors, You've Got Hate Mail takes a hysterical look at the world of on-line hook-ups and break-ups. In You've Got Hate Mail, love "bytes" all when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail left sitting on a desktop. The story is told entirely in e-mails from laptop computers, although the play still manages to have an unforgettable chase scene fueled by cell phones and PDAs. Mature audiences.

Build-a-Valentine Family Art Studio - Not Just Art
February 09, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Make a little art with heart. Join Not Just Art to celebrate the Oyster Bay Valentine's Day Fair. Design your own one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a fun and festive buffet of LOVE-ly craft materials. Call to reserve your spot.

HarborFrost 2013 - Sag Harbor Village
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce & The Sag Harbor Express, the festival features ice carving demonstrations, fire dancers, a treasure hunt, and fireworks at the end of the day. On Main Street, t


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