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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Jan 13

January 13, 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!.

Celebrate! Party Showcase - Park Ridge Marriot
January 13, 2013 - Park Ridge

Celebrate! Party Showcase, now in its 21st year, offers more than 70 vendors who highlight the newest and hottest ideas for planning a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Sweet 16, or any other important celebration. Visitors can find that special idea or spark to make their engagement party, wedding, anniversary celebration, milestone birthday party, or bar/bat mitzvah unique and different. Vendors, suppliers, and New York tri-state area party venues will be on site to discuss party planning tips, as well as how to choose the ideal event location. Organizations participating this year are from all over the New York metro region, from Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland, Bergen, and Manhattan. Attendees will get fresh ideas on party favors and gifts, entertainment options, new concepts in photography and videography, as well as fun and creative catering ideas. Businesses interested in showcasing their products and services should contact Shari Lapidus at 646-652-7512. Attendees will also be able to pick up a copy of the new Mitzvah Project Planning Guide. The 16-page guide is filled with resources and information for kids preparing for their Mitzvah Project in the year of their bar or bat mitzvah. To register and for more information, visit

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.

Groove Buffet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 13, 2013 - New York

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

'In the Beginning' Gallery Talk - Katonah Museum of Art
January 13, 2013 - Katonah

In conjunction with the exhibit "'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios," hear "Ice Age: Continental Drift" lighting supervisor, Jeeyun Sung, discuss Lighting an Animated Movie.

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.

Broadway Playhouse: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart - Merkin Concert Hall
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Playhouse series introduces kids to the masterpieces of American Musical Theater through mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs and games in which children participate. The 2013 series kicks off with one of the most successful songwriting teams in Broadway history, composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) collaborated for many years and wrote the musicals On Your Toes and Pal Joey. The concert features a mini-version of their 1937 classic hijinks musical Babes in Arms, which includes the songs "My Funny Valentine" and "The Lady Is a Tramp." For ages 4-11.

Open House (18 months-Grade 8) - Whitby School
January 13, 2013 - Greenwich

Learn about programs at The Whitby School. To RSVP, call 203-302-3900 or register online at

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.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 13, 2013 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

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 the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

Through January 13, 2013 - Hartford

Characters from Cars, Toy Story 3, Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid glide across the ice to take the audience from an enchanting undersea kingdom to the mystical world of Pixie Hollow and then on to a daycare center with rambunctious tots. Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Cars perform daring stunts. From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life. Tickets are available at, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

'Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the characters created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig, the Angelina Ballerina The Musical creative team returns with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito.

Summer Camp and Teen Fair - Rye Country Day School
January 13, 2013 - Rye

A great opportunity to learn about summer sleepaway camps, travel, wilderness, language, academic, and community service programs in the United States and abroad. Meet directors and speak with knowledgeable consultants who can help parents select the ideal program for their child.

NYC Audubon EcoCruise: Winter Seals & Waterbirds of NY Harbor - Pier 17, South Street Seaport
January 13, 2013 - New York

Meet at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 and come aboard NY Water Taxi's eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor's Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Hot tea and cocoa will be served. Limited to 100. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or $35 for adults; $25 for children 3-12 (Children under 3 free admission). Recommended for ages 6 and up (but all ages welcome). Directions: The cruise launches from South Street Seaport, at 89 South Street -- a 5-10 minute walk from the A,C,J,Z,2,3 Fulton Street stop. The boarding area for New York Water Taxi is located 20 feet from the bow (front) of the big red "Ambrose" light ship between Pier 16 and Pier 17. For more directions, visit

Raccoons and Rabbits and Deer, Oh My! - For All Ages - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 13, 2013 - Mount Kisco

This hands-on program will explore the world of the highest form of life on Earth - mammals. Learn what makes them so successful by looking at and touching skulls, teeth, bones, and furs, then meet some of the Sanctuary's resident mammals. RSVP by Jan 11.

January 13, 2013 - Manhattan

Originally influenced by Mick Jagger and by Rob Tyner of MC5, David Johansen began his career as the singer of the protopunk band the New York Dolls in the early '70s. Johansen wrote the bulk of the material for the band, along with guitarist Johnny Thunders.

The Little Prince - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
January 13, 2013 - Westbury

This Event Has Been Cancelled.

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 13, 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.

Doktor Kaboom - Bergen PAC
January 13, 2013 - Englewood

Doktor Kaboom is an interactive, one-man science variety show created by actor/comedian David Epley. Epley creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration in a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular, and often successful, experiments and demonstrations.

DANCE GOTHAM - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gotham Arts Exchange presents DANCE GOTHAM January 11-13, 2013 Gotham Arts Exchange presents the seventh annual presentation of FOCUS 2013: DANCE GOTHAM from January 11-13, 2012 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South), NYC. Tickets are $18 ($15 for NYU faculty, staff and alumni) and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or online at DANCE GOTHAM expands to three full programs at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts this year, and continues to present a thrilling range of aesthetics and artistry. From post-modern athleticism to seasoned theatricality, these programs, curated by Martin Wechsler, offer choreographic works that are sophisticated, witty, wonderfully intelligent and revealing. Friday, January 11 at 8pm Keigwin + Company Kate Weare Company Monica Bill Barnes & Company Pam Tanowitz Dance Ballet Memphis Saturday, January 12 at 8pm Armitage Gone! Dance Parsons Dance Complexions Contemporary Ballet Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Alonzo King LINES Ballet Sunday, January 13 at 7pm Aszure Barton & Artists MOMIX Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Lucky Plush Productions BODYTRAFFIC DANCE GOTHAM is a part of FOCUS 2013, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. During the second week in January, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of five curators gathered to shape this year’s edition: FOCUS 2013

Open House - Thornton-Donovan School
January 13, 2013 - New Rochelle

Open house for this international and independent day school, grades K-12.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 13, 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 13, 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.

Of Poetry & Music: Afternoon with George Wallace - Voelker Orth Museum
January 13, 2013 - Flushing

A special afternoon with Poet George Wallace and music provided by the Aaron Copeland School of Music. George Wallace, Suffolk County's First Poet Laureate, is an award winning poet and journalist from New York who has performed his work across America and in the great cities of Europe. Light refreshments will be served.

Munchkins and Mishpacha (Mommy/Daddy and Me) - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 13, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents or caregivers with children up to age 3 are invited to this weekly class with a Jewish Twist.

J-Baby: Media Smarts from the Start - Living in a Media World - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
January 13, 2013 - Pleasantville

Join Aleta Koman in a lively discussion about screen time. Bring your questions: how much is too much? Is there such thing as good screen time? How do we protect our kids from the internet? How can one avoid character merchandise if one wanted to? Is it bad to use TV as a reward? Children will watch a couple of educational shows while adults have a discussion, then Aleta will model an interactive conversation with the children about what they viewed.

The Scoop on Poop - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 13, 2013 - Cornwall

Adults and children ages 5 and up are invited to learn about the animal scat left behind by woodland creatures.

Nature's Clues - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 13, 2013 - Ossining

What clues can be found in nature? What signs do animals leave behind to find? Scout the trails looking for tracks and traces that are nature's clues.

Danceworks - White Plains Public Library
January 13, 2013 - White Plains

Danceworks, the modern dance troupe from Westchester Community College, will teach the basics of modern dance with audience participation. For children and their families.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Cloak and Dagger' - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 13, 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.

Mozart & Friends Recital Series - Steinway Piano Gallery of Westport
January 13, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy an intimate recital of music by Mozart and his friends, enhanced by the intimacy and acoustics of the Steinway Piano Gallery. You'll have the opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Today's performance will be by Elizabeth Mann on the flute.

Exploring the Orchestra:Sparkling Strings - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
January 13, 2013 - Stamford

What makes the string family so special? These 45-minute interactive programs are child-focused, and strive to capture young imaginations in many special ways. Concerts are geared for children ages 4 to 7, and encourage all to get up close-and-personal with the musicians. Concerts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today by calling 203-325-1407 x10. For more information visit Ticket price includes admission.

Yonkers Philharmonic Free Concert - Saunders Trade High School
January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

The Yonkers Philharmonic's second concert of the Gala 50th Anniversary Season. The program features Andy Lin playing Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto, Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture, Brahms Second Symphony, and Engraft composed by Jeeyoung Kim, a concerto for Erhu and strings. The Erhu is a two-stringed, bowed, traditional Chinese instrument. Through the Erhu, composer Jeeyoung Kim expresses the deep and mixed emotions of her Asian roots. The Erhu gives off a timbre almost comparable to a human's, and is as exciting to watch being played as it is unusual in sound. Maestro James Sadewhite will give a brief pre-concert lecture in the Saunders High School auditorium at 2:15 pm. Like us on Facebook and hold the date of March 10th for the Beethoven 9th Gala Concert at SUNY Purchase. Key concert information for January 13, 2013 This season is made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government. Thank you also to the Westchester Community Foundation for supporting our orchestra.

PUPPET SHOW - WINTER IS HERE! - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Dance with Jilly and her silly, fluffy puppets. Play instruments, hear stories, participate in fun games. Online pre-registration suggested as shows usually sell out. See website for details.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 13, 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.

Family Art Project: HIbernator's Den - Wave Hill
January 13, 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.

Open Mic for Poets - Central Library
January 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy and afternoon of slammin poetry and meet Bonafide Rojas, author and 2002 Slam This! Rojas has appeared in Def Poetry Jam Season 4 and Spitting Ink, a Swedish documentary on poetry.

Wade Guyton OS - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Over the past decade, New York-based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a groundbreaking body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Guyton's purposeful misuse of these tools to make paintings and drawings results in beautiful accidents that relate to daily lives now punctuated by misprinted photos and blurred images on our phone and computer screens. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton's first midcareer survey features a dramatic, non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and concludes with two spectacular new canvases, stretching up to fifty feet in length, which Guyton created specifically for the Whitney's Marcel Breuer-designed building. The title, Wade Guyton OS employs the common acronym for a computer's "operating system," linking Guyton's art to the technologies of our time.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity, beginning in October 1843 and ending in time for Christmas publication. He had the manuscript bound in red morocco as a gift for his solicitor, Thomas Mitton. The manuscript then passed through several owners before Pierpont Morgan acquired it in the 1890s.

January Story Circle - Drawing & Storytelling - Hudson River Museum
January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

Circle round to listen as volunteers read folk and fairy tales illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Today, the telling of two Aesop Fables inspired by Pinkney illustrations. Puppeteer: Rolande Duprey.

Be an Artist Apprentice - Hudson River Museum
January 13, 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.

Electronic Waste Recycling Event - Queens Botanical Garden
January 13, 2013 - Flushing

The 10th Annual "After the Holidays" E-waste Event in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, is one way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. The goal is to collect 100 tons this month. Spread the the word to friends and neighbors. See website for a list of acceptable materials.

Adventure Hour: H Is For Home - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 13, 2013 - Douglaston

Parents can bring their little ones between the ages of 18 & 36 months for an opportunity to socialize them and learn about nature in a relaxed environment. Monthly theme related activities include live animals, art projects, outdoor play, trail walks and music. Space is limited, and pre-paid registration is required. No non participating siblings except for infants in infant seats.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
January 13, 2013 - Port Washington

Success begins at Long Island's premier school that addresses the needs of reluctant learners and students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language issues. Parents can meet the Head of School, administrators, teachers, students and parents while they tour the campus and learn more about the program where it is "okay to Learn Differently."

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC. The Park Bench Prophet - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hosts Theatre of the Oppressed NYC in "The Park Bench Prophet: Beggar with a Cause." The story of a homeless prophet ignored by fellow New Yorkers is told through interactive theater, puppetry, and poems. Inspired by real-life struggles for human rights, the troupe, Concrete Justice, presents "forum theater" in which the audience becomes involved as "spectators," offering alternatives to the problems onstage.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Prices include museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Novels In Nature - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 13, 2013 - Douglaston

Children between the ages of 5 and 6 and 7 to 9 can enjoy listening to nature related stories followed by craft/activity time. Enjoy a snack, meet an animal and take a trail walk (weather permitting). Pre-registration required.

Cosmic Nightingale - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
Through January 13, 2013 - South Norwalk

What happens when 3 rogue aliens head for earth after hearing a 1930's radio broadcast? Earth goes nuts! But that's not all—things get even crazier when they announce that they've come for a human singer. Will the aliens succeed? How will the nations of the world respond? A musical comedy featuring eccentric politicians and strange aliens.

Saltwater Stories: Back to the Bay - Long Island Children's Museum
January 13, 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.

Let�s Take A Trip - Long Island Children's Museum
January 13, 2013 - Garden City

View a vintage 1950s children�s travelogue �Let�s Take a Trip� with host Sonny Fox. Joined by children hosts Ginger and Pud, they�ll take you on a visit to Knutson Marine and learn how sail boats are made.

Bring a Dinosaur to Life! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 13, 2013 - Crown Heights

Teaching artists and staff from the New Victory Theater will teach kids how make their own dinosaur puppet inspired by the baby dinos starring in EARTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO at Manhattan's New Victory Theater (January 18 - 27).

Junior Engineer; Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
January 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Junior Engineer; Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
January 13, 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 13, 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.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
January 13, 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.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 13, 2013 - Staten Island

Draw some soccer balls with hexagons and pentagons.

Banjoist Jayme Stone - Westport Library
January 13, 2013 - Westport

Banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world.

Mulchfest - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 13, 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.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre in APAP Showcase - Alvin Ailey
January 13, 2013 - New York

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre joins with other Pentacle Gallery artists for an APAP Showcase of new and touring work on January 13, 2013 at 7pm at Ailey Studio 5B, 405 West 55th Street, New York City. Tickets are free – reservations are always appreciated and may be made at 212-278-8111 x8 or In Pentacle's APAP Showcase, Selwyn will present a duet excerpted from Five Minutes featuring Louie Marin and Jenny Gillan, as well as an excerpt from the developing work, It's A Game, featuring Catherine Coury and Victor Larue. Five Minutes is an evening-length dance theatre work that takes the audience through a series of contrasting emotional and physical paradigms in five-minute intervals. The piece asks: what does it mean to wait for five minutes? To fill five minutes? How is time measured differently by our experiences? The choreography seeks out spontaneous discoveries, raw and uninterrupted, to let movement flow from momentum and physical sensation. In Five Minutes, our experience of time is malleable and the world on-stage renews itself into a different place and time every five minutes. Five Minutes premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in June 2011. "Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production." - Inside New York?? It’s a Game will be an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, the piece will create a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition, and strategy. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch, and balance, she will activate emotional expression and offer many in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves. "Overall, an ideal evening of dance." -Oberon's Grove

How Do They Do That? - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 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.

Stam-Pede - Symphony Space
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Introduce the kids to the world of percussive dance with everything from tap to Irish dance to innovative body percussion, by over half-a-dozen celebrated dance companies.

Big Family Quiz Thing - 92YTribeca
January 13, 2013 - Tribeca

For ten years, The Big Quiz Thing has set the standard for live trivia entertainment in New York and other cities nationwide. Taking the pub quiz concept to a new level, the BQT has entertained thousands with its trademark brand of highly original multimedia trivia. And on Sunday, Jan. 13, the BQT once again breaks new ground with its first ever Big Family Quiz Thing, an afternoon trivia spectacular for kids ages 8 and older (along with the grown-ups who love them). Bring Mom, Dad, Junior, Sis, Grandma, and Second Cousin Lester—everyone gets to play!—as Quizmaster Noah Tarnow presents five rounds of fast and funny multimedia team-trivia goodness for the whole family. From pop culture to history to sports to the indefinable: It all culminates in the buzzertastic Three-Way Finale, to determine who goes home with honor and glory, not to mention fantastic prizes from the BQT’s panoply of A-list sponsors. Along the way, there'll be video and audio puzzles, music, the Lightning Round and more.

BYOK: Princess Katie & Racer Steve: The 'Cool Like That' Concert - 92YTribeca
January 13, 2013 - Tribeca

Popular kiddie rockers Princess Katie & Racer Steve present their "Cool Like That Concert!" A high-energy concert for kids and families where the kids are encouraged to dress cool—sunglasses, jeans, spiked hair, bring signs to hold up. It's all good! Known for their ultra-fun concerts that will have you dancing, laughing and singing your hearts out, Princess Katie & Racer Steve will be playing songs from all their CDs, including their soon-to-be-released Love Cake & Monsters.

Heckscher Family Hour - Heckscher Museum of Art
January 13, 2013 - Huntington

Join museum educator Tami Wood for a family-friendly tour of the Museum's exhibit Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Families experience the exhibition through close-up views, lively conversations, and hands-on gallery projects. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. $5 activity fee per child.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Cheating Cheaters - Vanderbilt Carriage House
January 13, 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 13, 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.

Broadway Playhouse Series - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Playhouse series introduces kids to the masterpieces of American Musical Theater through mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs, and games in which children participate. The 2013 series kicks off with one of the most successful songwriting teams in Broadway history, composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and lyricist Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) collaborated for many years and wrote the musicals "On Your Toes" and "Pal Joey." The concert features a mini-version of their 1937 classic hijinks musical "Babes in Arms," which includes the songs "My Funny Valentine" and "The Lady Is a Tramp."

Happy 307th Birthday, Benjamin Franklin! - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate one of America's Founding Fathers. See up close and hear the beautiful and rare sounds of a glass harmonica – one of the many inventions by Ben Franklin. Or decorate your own Ben Franklin proverb plate to take home. Don't forget to have some cake.

'I, Malvolio' - The Duke on 42nd Street
January 13, 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."

Second Sunday Family Tours: Portraits of People and Places - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Visitors explore the Guggenheim's fall exhibitions through family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. Families investigate different places and people by exploring the exhibitions Picasso Black and White and The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim's winter exhibitions.

Sleeping Beauty - The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Lush visuals, live piano, and rhymed verse bring to life this classic fairy-tale told by master storyteller David Gonzalez.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights.

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Hear tales of New York and learn about the city's history with these stories for young children.

Reception for Cityscapes Student Art Exhibition - Child Mind Institute
January 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

The Child Mind Institute's Student Art Project is a gallery program dedicated to displaying works of art created by children in the New York City community. Four times a year CMI invites schools to prepare an exhibition for our gallery based on a theme chosen by their art teachers. CMI's resident curator works directly with schools to facilitate every aspect of the exhibition process, from providing permission slips to framing art and printing exhibition invitations. Students' final pieces are prominently displayed in the gallery and each show launches with an opening reception where students, parents, and the school community are invited to view the exhibition. The Child Mind Institute believes the arts are critical to child development and academic success, promoting self-esteem and self-expression. Similarly, research has proven that integrating the arts into healthcare settings creates a healing environment, supports the physical, mental, and emotional health of patients, and reduces stress and anxiety. This exhibition is the second part of the final exhibition of the year, Cityscapes. The 51-piece exhibition has been displayed in two parts, with an opening reception in December and a second reception now. The exhibition is on view until mid-February and open by appointment. The inspiration behind the pieces in this exhibition is the sky and the city. Third grade girls created watercolor paintings of the sky at their favorite time of day, drawing from their own imagination for inspiration. For technique they studied artists who painted skies and observed how watercolors can be used to describe the drama and depth of the sky. The paintings they produced became the backdrop for the second part of the project, which focused on contour lines. The girls looked at images of the New York City skyline and noticed the features that make the city unique, including the different shapes and sizes of buildings that make up the city. Using photographs and paintings of New York for inspiration, the girls sketched their own interpretation of the skyline. Finally, they incorporated their skylines into their watercolor skies using black tempera paint and oil pastels.

After the Holidays E-Waste Recycling Event - Queens Botanical Garden
January 13, 2013 - Flushing

We would like to invite you to an Electronic Waste (e-waste) recycling event at Queens Botanical Garden on January 13, 2013 from 10am-4pm. All are invited to bring unwanted or broken electronics, such as old phones, chargers, handheld toys, TVs, cameras, tangles of holiday lights and more, and we will dispose of them free of charge. E-waste contains many toxins that are hazardous to human health and to the environment. Recycling events such as this one keep these materials out of the waste stream and allow them to be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. As a special thanks to recyclers, all participants who attend on January 13 will have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a new 21" iMac and will also receive a "Green Karma" coupon worth anywhere from $5-$500 redeemable at the Tekserve store

FOCAL POINT - The Ailey Citigroup Theater
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gotham Arts Exchange presents the Inaugural FOCAL POINT January 11-13, 2013 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater FOCUS 2013, a celebration of U.S.-based dance presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, introduces a new program and stage to its annual platform, FOCUS 2013: FOCAL POINT, comprised of three programs each curated by a different dance artist. FOCAL POINT will be presented on Friday, January 11 at 8pm; Saturday, January 12 at 4pm; and Sunday, January 13 at 4pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC. Tickets are $15 and are available by phone at 212-279-4200 or online at The goal of FOCAL POINT programming is to provide three dance programs that bring focus to areas in dance that warrant attention. The artists who curate FOCAL POINT decide what is missing from the other FOCUS 2013 programs, and use the FOCAL POINT to complete the overall picture. This year’s programs will be curated by David Parker, Robert Moses and Trajal Harrell. Friday, January 11 at 8pm Darrah Carr Dance Dorrance Dance / New York Nicole Young David Parker/The Bang Group Saturday, January 12 at 4pm Gallim Dance Trajal Harrell Sunday, January 13 at 4pm Keith Johnson/Dancers Northwest Dance Project Robert Moses Kin

Christopher Fischer After Holiday Sale - Christopher Fischer
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

The Christopher Fischer Cashmere After Holiday Sale is on! Up to 50% off men’s and women’s Fall sweaters until Sunday, January 13, 2013. The biggest sale of the season will include select men’s and women’s Fall collection piece - complete your winter wardrobe or pick up a post-holiday gift for yourself. This sale is not to be missed!

January Jazz at Old Town Hall Museum - Old Town Hall Museum
January 13, 2013 - Stamford

Hear The Lee Gordon Trio, jazz ensemble and attend an Open Rehearsal featuring dancers from The Ballet School of Stamford.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
January 13, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Again at 10:30pm.

CASSANDRA WILSON - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 13, 2013 - New York

Cassandra Wilson is a jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work. She began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early 80's, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled "Blue Light `Til Dawn" which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Wilson has continued interpreting in fresh and creative ways vintage blues, country and folk music up until the present day. Her awards include: two Grammys, the Django D'Or, The Edison Music Award, a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and the 2012 Echo Award for Jazz. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis' "Blood on the Fields," the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

Kidrockers Series - Brooklyn Bowl
January 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bowl presents asSunday afternoon concert series featuring some of NYC’s finest new Kindie Rock bands.

Block Party LEGO event - Discovery Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Bridgeport

Discover the science of LEGO® blocks through hands-on activities and workshops. Explore the galleries featuring famed Expert Model Builder Bill Probert's impressive LEGO® block creations, Fairfield teen Julia Lawlor’s intricate block mosaics and the work of dozens more builders.

American Girl Illustrator Christine Kornacki ~ Meet & Greet - Fairfield University Bookstore
January 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Meet American Girl book Illustrator Christine Kornacki who will be on hand to meet with customers and sign copies of her illustrated books-- Cecile and Marie Grace.

Chez Bushwick Presents Myriam Gourfink - CPR - Center for Performance Research
Through January 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

Myriam Gourfink?s unique work blends computer-choreography with yoga techniques, exploring micro-movements while challenging conventional notions of dance. In less than ten years Gourfink has become one of Europe?s leading contemporary choreographers, known for work that requires extreme physical control and results in a strange and boundless beauty.

The Agency Group APAP Showcase featuring The David Johansen Band, The Last Bison, Los Texmaniacs, & Eliana Burki - Highline Ballroom
January 13, 2013 - New York

San Antonio, Laredo, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Seguín, and other Texas towns inspired Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds, the second Smithsonian Folkways Recordings release by the GRAMMY-winning “Conjunto Duro” group Los Texmaniacs. The band expands upon traditional polkas, boleros, ballads, and Western swing, to signal their creative and social relevance as ambassadors of Tex-Mex culture to the world. Bandleader and bajo sexto player Max Baca recently added his nephew, accordion phenom Josh Baca, to the group, replacing David Farias, who recently joined his brothers in the band Los Hermanos Farias. "Nothing is more important than family, so I am very happy that David has reunited with his brothers. That is where he belongs. I wish him the best always,” said Baca. “I am very excited for the future of Los Texmaniacs and the opportunity to introduce the world to my nephew, 20-year-old accordion whiz kid Josh Baca. I’m sure my Dad is looking down proud, as it all started with him. It's in the blood.”

Flap Jacks and Fire Trucks - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
January 13, 2013 - Oakland

The Gerrard Berman Day School-Solomon Schechter of North Jersey hosts a pancake breakfast featuring fire, police, and ambulance staff and equipment. Call to pre-register. Proceeds to benefit the school's eighth grade Israel trip.

A Night of Stars! - 54 Below
January 13, 2013 - New York

54 Below presents a superstar evening featuring some of cabaret's finest. Very limited seats are available for this special event as five premier Broadway and recording artists take to the stage: Jarrod Spector, the longest running Frankie Valli from Broadway's Jersey Boys, Las Vegas superstar, recording artist and nightclub performer; Clint Holmes; a special pairing of Broadway and TV's Faith Prince and Jason Graae; Tony Award Winner and co-star of TBS's comedy hit Sullivan and Son, Christine Ebersole; and international concert and Broadway star Linda Eder. The evening is hosted by Judy Gold (The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom, The View). Act now! Only a few seats are available! Cover charge $30-40. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Laser Tag Special - Active Kidz
January 13, 2013 - Jericho

Come out for this great special where you can enjoy two games of Laser Tag, Lazer Frenzy, and Adventure Maze. You will have a blast.