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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Jan 12

January 12, 2013   |    

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

Spring In January! - My Sweet Pea
January 12, 2013 - New City

Spring in January Join us Saturday, January 12th, when we take it outside to celebrate 66 days until Spring! Selected brands 15% OFF? Andy & Evan for Little Gentleman Isobella & Chloe Nano Winter Coats Toad & Lily Wall Clocks We will also have discounts on all our cruise wear. To keep warm we will be serving Hot Cocoa and doughnuts Join our Baby Registry. Gift Certificates available

Tavern Concert: Harbortown Review - Historic Richmond Town
January 12, 2013 - Staten Island

Bob Wright and his friends perform songs about Staten Island and its harbor environs.

DST3K Presents: “The Black Six” - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
January 12, 2013 - New York

Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! Tickets are $5 and there is no drink minimum. More information at:

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Breakfast with the Birds - For All Ages - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 12, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Enjoy morning refreshments inside the museum while watching the birds enjoy breakfast at the feeding station outdoors. This is also a great opportunity to learn about bird behavior, feeding habits, and using bird feeders to attract birds to your yard. RSVP by Jan. 10.

Jack Hanna's Into The Wild Live! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
January 12, 2013 - Westbury

A delightful show that will capture children's attention as they learn about the protection of endangered animals.

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 12, 2013 - Smithtown

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

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 12, 2013 - New York

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".

The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiments of Scotland and The Band of The Scots Guards - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 12, 2013 - Greenvale

Be mesmerized by the pomp, circumstance, and stirring music from the British Isles.

Art Exhibit and Presentation about Jamaica Bay - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 12, 2013 - Flushing

Ongoing through January 12, 2013, Queens Botanical Garden will exhibit ?Fragile Beauty: Jamaica Bay Landscapes,? a photographic showcase of landscapes by Queens-based artist, Rosalie Frost. In conjunction with the exhibit, QBG will present ?Jamaica Bay: Past, Present and Future,? a free lecture by Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian with the American Littoral Society, on Sunday, December 2 at 2pm. ?Jamaica Bay is home to amazing diversity of wildlife and is perhaps the most important urban estuary in the nation,? explained Mr. Riepe. In his roles with the National Park Service and American Littoral Society, his knowledge of the Bay spans a 30-year time period filled with environmental advocacy and education. His presentation on December 2 will include a briefing on the state of Jamaica Bay in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The tenuous balance of nature is the inspiration for Ms. Frost?s work. ?With a wildlife refuge at its heart, the Bay's seemingly pristine natural habitats of water, beach and uplands are under threat from many sources that threaten its future viability -- but these do not yet diminish the inspiration to be found here, in this place where water and land warily meet," she said. For more information about ?Fragile Beauty? or Queens Botanical Garden, please contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, or

The Little Prince - Bergen PAC
January 12, 2013 - Englewood

In association with Emmy Award Winning puppet designer Michael Schupbach, and Monkey Boys Productions (puppet builders on the West End production of Avenue Q and the most recent Broadway production/tour of Little Shop of Horrors) this beautiful new production uses inventive puppets, live actors, original music, and magnificent design to bring to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter. The Little Prince, by Antione de St. Exupery, is one of the most beloved books of all time. Written in 1943, it has sold over 80 million copies in almost 200 languages.

Family Film: 'The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends' - The Morgan Library & Museum
January 12, 2013 - Midtown East

What if you suddenly saw Peter Rabbit run through Mr. McGregor's lush rows of cabbages, losing his jacket and shoes before making it home safely? In these excerpts from the beautifully animated BBC series inspired by Beatrix Potter's illustrations, favorite characters spring to life. Following the film, children will be invited to share their thoughts with a member of The Beatrix Potter Society.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 12, 2013 - White Plains

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is the award-winning musical sensation brought to the Broadway stage by a top-of-their-class team of producers, including PGT's own Barbara Whitman! This fun and fabulous feel-good musical comedy is a delightful reminder that being yourself never goes out of style. Hop from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with Westchester's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser - who comes from the Broadway production to the PGT stage.) The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal! Tickets are available online at or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove - Nassau Coliseum
January 12, 2013 - Uniondale

Treasure Trove is Disney On Ice's newest skating spectacular. Enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses --Tiana, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land. Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock. Don't be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army Of Cards.

Cinderella - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 12, 2013 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here – ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and “young at heart.”

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
January 12, 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.

Flying Model Competition - Cradle of Aviation Museum
January 12, 2013 - Garden City

Participants will form teams consisting of 3 students and together build a balsa wood airplane. The competition consists of 4 different flying tasks requiring team effort and expertise in flying agility and landing. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Open to 3rd thru 5th grade. Please call Catherine Bingham at 516-572-4028 for more information and to register or email

Maria Stuarda - Metropolitan Opera
January 12, 2013 -

Fresh from her triumph in the Met's The Enchanted Island, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Having scored a major success with his production of Anna Bolena, director David McVicar now turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Story Craft - Franklin Square Public Library
January 12, 2013 - Franklin Square

Children 3-5 years will be entertained with a story and a craft project. Class size limited to 25.

Il Trovatore - Metropolitan Opera
January 12, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 46 min. David McVicar's vivid production keeps the action moving in Verdi's intense melodrama, which includes some of the composer's most memorable music. Carmen Giannattasio, Patricia Racette, Angela Meade, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Marco Berti, Franco Vassallo, and Alexey Markov take on leading roles, with a pair of star mezzos sharing the role of the gypsy Azucena: Stephanie Blythe and Dolora Zajick. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the San Francisco Opera Association

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
January 12, 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.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
January 12, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear Penguin and Pinecone. Afterward they'll make a paper plate penguin to take home.

Backyard Chickens for Beginners - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 12, 2013 - Cornwall

Adults and children ages 7 and up can learn how to raise their own backyard flock of chickens at this introductory program. Pre-paid registration is required.

The Sly Fox - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 12, 2013 - Cornwall

Adults and children ages 5 and up are invited to learn about this clever, handsome, and resourceful animal.

Opossum Debut! - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 12, 2013 - Ossining

Kick off the year by meeting one of Teatown's newest additions to the wildlife ambassador team. Wake her up for a snack, then chat about opossums and how they cope with winter weather.

Creative Writing Workshop - Larchmont Public Library
January 12, 2013 - Larchmont

Young adult authors, Amalie Howard, author of "Bloodspell," and Kristi Cook, author of "Haven" and Mirage," will guide you in creating your own short story. Sign up required in person, online, or by phone.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Cloak and Dagger' - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

Fresh from E.T., Henry Thomas plays a kid with a wild imagination who spends a lot of time with his video games. When one of the games begins to blend with reality and his dad (Dabney Coleman) is too busy to help, where does the boy go for help? His imaginary secret-agent friend is the obvious choice. A fun action thriller. 101 mins. PG.

Exit Stage Left - Emelin Theatre
January 12, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, this fresh, energetic, show packs more entertainment in a single performance than a three-ring circus, featuring tap dance, live music, and slapstick comedy. Be prepared for moments of simple magic for audiences of all ages. A Parallel Exit production for ages 4 and older.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
January 12, 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.

The Bully Plays - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 12, 2013 - Irvington

A collection of plays and songs on the theme of bullying that are powerful, uplifting, and funny. Presented by the Little Village Playhouse. All tickets purchased at the door. Call 914-747-6206 for information.

Saturday Crafts - Field Library
January 12, 2013 - Peekskill

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a simple drop-in craft.

Shakespeare in the Church - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
January 12, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performed by the Red Monkey Theatre Group. Also view the site's feature exhibition, "A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson's Brief Life near St. Paul's Church."

KamiKaze FireFlies - Symphony Space
January 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

The KamiKaze FireFlies are a Los Angeles based two person vaudeville smack-down featuring Rob Williams (formerly of the renowned comedy troupe The Flaming Idiots) and Casey Martin (formerly of the acrobatic show Barely Balanced). Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family. To see the KamiKaze Fireflies perform, visit their website at and watch them on YouTube.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 12, 2013 - Garden City

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

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
January 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Accessibility Day offers free admission for families of children with special needs. Enjoy the museum's engaging exhibits, mingle with other families and learn with your child in a safe, welcoming, ADA-compliant environment. An Open Arms program.

Family Art Project: HIbernator's Den - Wave Hill
January 12, 2013 - Bronx

Get to know the local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical – 2013 BNHM PHONY Awards - Stage 72 (formerly The Triad)
Through January 12, 2013 - New York

The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as “brilliant” and The New York Post called Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “remarkable.” Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be yours!

Be an Artist Apprentice - Hudson River Museum
January 12, 2013 - Yonkers

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

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
January 12, 2013 - Wilton

Minecraft is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children's Library. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. No registration.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
January 12, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Find out as you re-tell your own high-octane version 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. After you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance your literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of the 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. No registration. For children in grades 4-6.

Mama Doni Gets Cooking on Long Island! - Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
January 12, 2013 - East Hills

The inimitable Mama Doni will cook up a musical storm with a family show and book signing celebrating the release of Mama Doni's new book, "Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook & Rockin' Mama Doni Celebration" (Behrman House Publishing, $19.95). The centerpiece of the festivities will be an acoustic Mama Doni concert featuring an array of songs from the 29-track Mama Doni CD that's included with the book. Kids and families should come prepared for some aerobic challenges as they “Synagoguersize,” boogie to the Hamantaschen Dance for Purim, and of course join the famous “Challah Day” conga line. Hip young kids and their even hipper parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are all encouraged to get up and dance at this spirited Jewish rock concert.

Recycled Energy - New York Hall of Science
January 12, 2013 - Flushing

Learn about sustainability with hands-on workshops based on the people and projects featured in the ReGeneration exhibition. Make a USB solar charger that charges everyday electronic devices. Tamara Sabler and Zach Smart will explain how photovoltaic systems have been applied to Biomodd [NYC4], a ReGeneration installation. Space is limited, a small materials fee will be charged.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
January 12, 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 Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ Met Madness Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 12, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Here’s our original, classic hunt. On this unforgettable tour of the best of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you’ll discover some of the most startling and humorous works in galleries you never knew existed. Highlights include the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, a tranquil Chinese garden, ancient animal mummies, a saint’s tooth, an incontinent Cupid and a medieval Mick Jagger. No knowledge of art is required, but you’ll finish the hunt eager to return. Prices, which include museum admission: Adult $42.50, College Student (w/ valid ID) $32.50. Advance purchase is required via Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Young Chefs – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Banana Split Shakes - Douglaston Library
January 12, 2013 - Douglaston

Young Chefs between the ages of 7 and 12 come out of the cold and enjoy the morning by preparing delicious homemade grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh banana split shakes. All materials included. Preregistration is required.

Snowfest - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 12, 2013 - Douglaston

Children between the ages of 3-4 can enjoy a day of fun in the "snow". Even if there is no snow outside, children will enjoy the pretend "snow" inside. Make a silly snowperson, do a craft, and have a snack, and sing songs, as well as do games live animals and a nature walk. Participants must be toilet trained. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Binoculars Up! Introduction to Backyard Birding with Dick Worth - Connecticut Audubon Society
January 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. This program is free but donations are appreciated. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Baking and Decorating for Kids 7-13 - CakeSuite
January 12, 2013 - Westport

This class focuses on baking chemistry and cake decorating with fondant. Kids will master both the art and science of cakes and cookies, and each participant leaves with an assortment of cookies, as well as a finished cake.

Saturday Science Lab - Central Library
January 12, 2013 - Jamaica

Discover the wild and amazing world under the guidance of the Discovery Team. Children in Grades 1-6 will execute awesome experiments, learn something new, and enjoy educational fun at this lab.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
January 12, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Saltwater Stories: Back to the Bay - Long Island Children's Museum
January 12, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the maritime culture of Long Island including fishing, cuisine, industry, history, ecology, arts and crafts. Meet many folk artists that will teach you about the traditional ways of life that help shape the cultural and economic development of Long Island and animals that inhabit our waterways.

Trout Fishing in America - Long Island Children's Museum
January 12, 2013 - Garden City

Blending humor with country and folk music, �Trout Fishing in America,� set the standard for family musical duos. Keith Grimwood (bass) and Ezra Idlet (guitar/banjo) have received critical attention for their family music, including four Grammy Award nominations, National Indie and Parents Choice awards.

Junior Engineer; Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
January 12, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids investigate turbines used to generate electricity and how they will someday power the subways.

Story Book Movie Time - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 12, 2013 - Crown Heights

Tots! Camera! Action! Calling all pint-sized film enthusiasts to enjoy animated films. Watch cherished children stories come to life on the screen.

South Africa Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 12, 2013 - Crown Heights

From Johannesburg to Capetown, kids explore the country that is on the southern tip of the continent of Africa. They'll learn about Nelson Mandela, see artifacts from the Museum's collection, and learn a few words in Zulu before making their own South African-inspired craft to take home.

Options for College - The Rubin Museum of Art
January 12, 2013 - Chelsea

This one-day workshop at the Rubin Museum will provide valuable tools for college-bound students and their families. The college admission process can be life-affirming instead of soul-sucking. Space is limited, so be sure to register. If you can't attend the full day workshop, sign up for the second half. This ticket includes admission to the Rubin, networking with college experts, and an open bar.

Spring Semester Kids & Teens Open House - Dancewave
January 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

The School at Dancewave offers dance classes for all ages. Learn more at this open house.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
January 12, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
January 12, 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.

Super Saturday: Extreme Gizmos - Westport Arts Center
January 12, 2013 - Westport

Get inspiration from video games, illustrations, and science-fiction imagery to build robots and 3D contraptions using a range of mixed media materials.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 12, 2013 - Staten Island

Draw some soccer balls with hexagons and pentagons.

DANCE TIME! Learn the Charleston - Westport Library
January 12, 2013 - Westport

Robin and Ed Poska of The Westport/Weston Cotillion teach the 1920s dance—no partner needed. Grades 2-5. Register online.

Brooklyn Beanstalk French and Spanish Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 12, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Story time in French and Spanish for children ages 12 months to 7 years.

Mulchfest - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 12, 2013 - Park Slope

Put your holiday tree back where it came from--the earth! Bring your holiday tree to Prospect Park, where it will be turned into mulch for healthy ground cover. Plus, you can take some home for your own yard or garden. You can also drop off your tree at the Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave. entrance.

Urban League of Long Island Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards - Uniondale Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
January 12, 2013 - Uniondale

The Urban League of Long Island Young Professionals present the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Awards Breakfast. The group continues to celebrate the "Spirit of the Drum Major" in their communities, churches, corporate board rooms, and hope to leave it as a legacy for their children. Proceeds will benefit youth programs such as the National Achievers Society.

Arctic Animals for Pre-schoolers - Sport Fishing Education Center
January 12, 2013 - Babylon

Pre-schoolers can learn about animals that live in the Arctic. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

How Do They Do That? - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Peek at technique and learn how works of art were created through handling tools and materials. Each afternoon program is divided into thirty-minute sessions, between 1-4pm. Meet in the galleries. This program is for visitors of all ages. This month you'll learn about Fantastic Furnishings. Meet in Gallery 548, 1st floor.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Cheating Cheaters - Vanderbilt Carriage House
January 12, 2013 - Centerport

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

January 12, 2013 - New York

Start the New Year right by making an architectural calendar: a 12-sided rhombic dodecahedron! Kids will learn about geometric shapes used in architecture and then construct a 3-D calendar for 2013 that celebrates skyscrapers and geometry. Ages 7+.

January 12, 2013 - East Islip

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

Elvis Weekend - Bay Street Theatre
Through January 12, 2013 - Sag Harbor

On Friday, the movie is "Speedway." On Saturday, watch "Kid Galahad."

January 12, 2013 - East Islip

For Shirley, the years have gone by too fast, and she is now mired in an "unused life." Unhappy in her doldrums, she jumps at the chance to escape. Shirley commits subtle anarchy and has the adventure of a lifetime, but what does she do when it is time to head home? This is a play that speaks to everyone who has ever wanted more.

LINDA LAVIN - 54 Below
January 12, 2013 - New York

There's a new girl in town this January when Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes to our stage for four encore performances of Now, the show she debuted on our stage in September that had audiences demanding more! New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and many others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series Alice. A veteran of the cabaret stage, Linda began her career playing such NYC nightspots as The Showplace in Greenwich Village and midtown's Downstairs at the Upstairs. Recently, Linda released her very first CD, Possibilities. This January, she'll be joined by Musical Director Billy Stritch, John Hart on guitar, and special guest violinist, Aaron Weinstein.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian An - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north. Join Chris Potts in January for Gudrun of Laxdæla's Saga.

'The Adventures of Maya the Bee' - Culture Project
January 12, 2013 - Greenwich Village

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

At the Kids' Table: How the Kitchen Has Changed - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the museum to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then you'll cook together, making cinnamon toast from scratch--everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand. You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 2013. RSVP at

'I, Malvolio' - The Duke on 42nd Street
January 12, 2013 - Times Square

The puritanical party-pooper of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" finally has his say in British scribe Tim Crouch's poignant one-man show. A hilarious, charged, and often unsettling rant from a complex man full of pride, passion, rage, and humiliation, "I, MALVOLIO" is a compassionate deconstruction of one of classic literature's most misunderstood characters. Through beautiful and sharp-witted language, brilliant acting and fearless improvisation, Tim moves his audience to laughter and tears, while giving voice and vindication to a character who was "notoriously wronged."

National Dance Institute Open House - National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts
January 12, 2013 - Harlem

National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts opens its doors to the community for an afternoon of fun and festive activities. Children and adults are invited to participate in exciting high energy dance classes, enjoy a performance by children of NDI, and explore the new, state-of-the art facilities of the NDI Center.

New Year's Calendar Construction - Skyscraper Museum
January 12, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Start the New Year right by making an architectural calendar: a 12-sided rhombic dodecahedron. Kids will learn about geometric shapes used in architecture and then construct a 3-D calendar for 2013 that celebrates skyscrapers and geometry. Ages 7+.

Family Art Labs - Rubin Museum of Art Education Center
January 12, 2013 - Chelsea

Participants explore intriguing paintings, sculptures, and objects in the museum's exhibitions and then create their own works of art.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Family Overture Series - City Center
January 12, 2013 - Midtown West

This season runs from Jan. 4-Jan. 20 and features three fully-staged productions including "The Mikado," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and "The Yeomen of the Guard." But along with the productions is the Family Overture Series, which is offered on three consecutive Saturdays and comes included with the price of your matinee ticket. Hosted by artistic director Albert Bergeret, the 45 minute sessions aim to immerse children in the worlds of the plays, and incorporate history, plot summary, and musical appreciation.

Open House - Precious Lambs, Inc.
January 12, 2013 - Holbrook

Learn about the programs the pre-school and childcare center has to offer.

'Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

See a free screening of "Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come first served basis. Admission will be closed to ticket holders 15 minutes after the screening begins. Sesame Street's new Claymation series features Bert and Ernie, everyone's favorite best friends. Join them as they search for buried treasure as "Pirates," ride horses in the "Wild West," and swim with fish in the "Deep Sea." The adventures continue as they help out an Arctic friend in "Penguins," run from dinosaurs in "Cavemen," and cook up a mess in "Bakers." 50 minutes, rated G.

Sci-Tech Workshop: Bot Building - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Calling all robot builders: Build your very own working robot! Using motors, screws, and recycled materials you'll learn how to assemble and power-up your very own personalized robot to take home. Reservations of up to four (4) children aged 8 and up can be made by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the event date.

Hands-on Nano Demos - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Just how small is small? Uncover the fascinating world of nanoscience and nanotechnology and participate in hands-on activities that explore the properties, structures, materials and scale of this important field of science. All activities require general admission to the lab. Best suited for ages 7 and up.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
January 12, 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.

ARTIE LANGE - Gotham Comedy Club
January 12, 2013 - New York

Artie Lange: COMEDIAN. ACTOR. WRITER. PRODUCER. ENTREPRENEUR. RADIO PERSONALITY. One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of "The Nick and Artie Show," a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di Paolo. Second show at 10pm.

Saw Mill River Audubon 2nd Saturday Walk - Brinton Brook Sanctuary
January 12, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Monthly walks take place year-round on second Saturdays. No pre-registration necessary. Meet in main parking area off Route 9A. Good for ages 6 and older. Held regardless of weather except in cases of severe storms. For directions, see

An Award-Winning Evening - The Voracious Reader
January 12, 2013 - Larchmont

What makes a book a timeless classic? Join in a discussion with acclaimed author Jerry Spinelli ("Maniac Magee," "Stargirl," "Crash," "Loser," and more) and his editor, Nancy Hinkel, VP, Publishing Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers on January 12th at 6:30pm. Mr. Spinelli will be reading and signing his upcoming novel "Hokey Pokey," available January 8th. Reserve book ($15.99 +tax) and seat.

Moving through the World in Stories - Katonah Library
January 12, 2013 - Katonah

Moving through the World in Stories combines the ancient art of oral storytelling with the healing practice of yoga. Children ages 4-7 are exposed to a new way of enjoying stories and finding ways to connect with their bodies. Pre-register with the Katonah Children's Library at 914-232-1233.

Winter Craft Workshop - Clover Hill School
January 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Take advantage of this winter craft workshop and make a seasonal felted toy. Enjoy a puppet play as well. Winter Craft Workshop and a Puppet Play.

Open House - Mill Basin Day Camp
January 12, 2013 - Mill Basin

Learn about Mill Basin day camp, a program for children of all ages.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – January 12th – Language & Learning Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
January 12, 2013 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – January 12th – Language & Learning Day! WHO: Land Spa Experience: Traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Community Cinema: The Miracle Worker, Adventure Workshop with Randy Kiersnowski; Current Events Discussion Group: Schmooze on the News with Gia Pace, Oran Etkin Timabalooloo Concert & Workshop for Families, What’s Jewish got to do with Learning & Language, SMASH TYPE: A Living Typewriter for All Ages, Join artist Ben Weber to become your favorite letter (English & Hebrew!), number, or punctuation mark and create collaborative messages with big, handmade stamps, Yale University’s Magevet A Capella Concert and much, much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: or join our Facebook page for updated information

Neon Night Saturday at Bryant Park Hotel - Cellar Bar
January 12, 2013 - New York

On Saturday January 12th - Join us at our new weekly Saturday Night party at the Cellar Bar inside the Bryant Park Hotel on West 40th Street - 40th Street btw 5th and 6th ave - the theme will be glow in the dark Take refuge from the streets as you descend into our candlelit subterranean lounge - Dance your night away to the best music and djs and enjoy the most eclectic cocktails in Manhattan served by our leather corset clad staff. For Free entry with no wait in line email - we are also taking reservations for large groups and parties. Dress to impress and come celebrate Cellar Bar Saturday each and every Saturday with us!!!

Sally Mayes & Mark Winkler - 54 Below
January 12, 2013 - New York

The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest singers from Broadway shows who combine elements of funk/pop/gospel/rock and traditional showtunes to redefine the musical theatre sound. At their debut concert at 54 Below, The Boys will perform their new arrangements with an acoustic band, highlighting some of the Great White Way's most exciting young voices. Come by, have brunch, grab a drink, and listen to this "Symphony of Sound!" Cover charge $10-20. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Morgan James - 54 Below
January 12, 2013 - New York

Broadway's Morgan James is delighted to bring to 54 Below her smoky and soulful renditions of songs from her debut CD as well as a sampling of tunes you've not yet heard from her. She's fast becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country. Recently seen in the Broadway revival of Godspell (who could forget her sultry rendition of Turn Back, O Man?), 2013 will see Morgan playing Teena Marie, Doris Day and others in the new Broadway show, Motown: The Musical. Her debut recording on Epic Records, Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone, offers up a selection of songs that show off her extraordinary voice and exquisite gift for merging soul, jazz and R&B in a fresh and thrilling new way. Come see what led Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal to declare Morgan "...the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this century." Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

The Bridges Academy: Open House - The Bridges Adademy
January 12, 2013 - West Islip

Learn about The Bridges Academy, a new independent school offering educational opportunities from toddler (2 year olds) all the way through to the 8th grade. Bridges will open in September as a fully independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, NYS Board of Education accredited and based in a modern, well-equipped school building.

Viva Saturdays with Dj Brinka - Ventanas
January 12, 2013 - New York

Saturday, January 12th, 2013 Viva Saturdays at Ventanas 100 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10010 btw 16th and 17th Streets New York, NY Music by Dj Brinka and Dj FAS spinning Latin, Hip Hop, Top 40, House, Hip Hop, Reggae, Salsa, Merengue Doors Open at 11pm Guestlist Pricing: Ladies free on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Guys $10 til 12am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Birthday Packages available for parties over 10 people: Ladies free all night on the Birthday list. Guys free til 12am, $15 after on the Birthday list Free champagne for Birthdays with Table Reservations For Birthday Packages, Bottle Reservations or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917.664.2686 or email Birthday Packages are available. Inquire Bottle Package: 2 Bottles of Either Greygoose, Ciroc or Hennessy for $500 w/ Tip B4 Midnight Dress Code: Gents must wear shoes and button down shirt - Ladies cannot wear flat shoes. Venue Description: Partying along the High Line you may find yourself intrigued by the Spanish charm of Ventanas, Chelsea's hot new Latin lover. Hiding beneath the hustle and bustle of New Yorkers at play at our west side playground, this dapper nouveau restaurant and bar serves more than delicious tapas and sangria. The decor, unlike any in NYC, is reminiscent of some awe-striking Spanish cathedral, found along the streets of Barcelona. The bar itself adorned with colorful lit stained glass panels, and lacquered wood, gives Ventanas a playful yet sophisticated vibe, found solely below the High Line. Deep velvet couches line the wall, welcoming all within their plush embrace as they down a pitcher of fresh made sangria and tapas tasties like Gazpacho de Ostras and Zarzuela. And the best part? Not only is there a variety of live entertainment during the week (think sauntering belly dancers), on weekends Ventanas turns into a pulsing night club, complete with house DJ.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Focus Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

An exciting week-long celebration, now in its second season, FOCUS Dance is a partnership between Gotham Arts Exchange and The Joyce Theater that promotes American dance to the national and international community. This year's curator, Jodee Nimerichter of the American Dance Festival has assembled four programs featuring some of the most captivating companies performing today. Company website: performance schedule Tue 7:30pm & Sun 2pm Jodi Melnick / Stephen Petronio Company Wed & Sun 7:30pm Camille A. Brown & Dancers / Brian Brooks Moving Company Thu & Sat 8pm Rosie Hererra Dance Theater / Doug Varone & Dancers Fri 8pm & Sat 2pm Eiko & Koma / John Jasperse ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gabriel Orozco's Asterisms, the final project in Deutsche Guggenheim's commissioning program, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus Orozco has gathered at two sites -- a playing field near the artist's home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean. The two related bodies of work provocatively oscillate between the macro and the micro and invoke several of the artist's recurring motifs, including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials, and the ever-present tension between nature and culture. The show also underscores and amplifies Orozco's subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems. The exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Joan Young, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll t