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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Jul 24


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!.

East End GreenFest - Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds
July 24, 2010 - Mattituck

This festival features Green Living exhibits, kids' entertainment and exhibits, local wineries, healthy and local food, Green vendors, natural and handmade crafters, and local non profit organizations. Families can enjoy over 14 original bands and performers on Long Island's first solar-powered stage. Performers included hula hoopers, poi arts dancers, street performers, local dance troupes and a contortionist; even solar powered WIFI. Bring non- perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank.

Hummingbirds - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
July 24, 2010 - Cornwall

Learn about hummingbirds through an illustrated presentation. The program concludes with an outdoor walk to observe live hummingbirds in the garden.

Scientist At Work - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - Scarsdale

Assist the "Mad Scientist" curator of Living Collections Travis Brady in performing wacky experiments, and discover some of the weirder wonders of science.

Summer Family Camp Out - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - Stamford

Pitch your tent on the meadow and eat a barbeque dinner. Tour the farm, walk to the Observatory for a planetarium show and a look through the telescope. Pancakes served the next morning by the SM&NC staff. For more information call 203-322-1646 ext.6521. Pre-registrations accepted starting June 1.

Summer Family Day at The Noguchi Museum - The Noguchi Museum
July 24, 2010 - Long Island City

Families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 are invited to explore the museum's galleries, participate in art making activities, and enjoy live music.

Family Fun Day - Mercy Corps' Action Center to End World Hunger
July 24, 2010 - Battery Park City

Learn how to take action against hunger and poverty through interactive exhibits and fun activities. Families will also learn about climate change and how to decrease their carbon footprint through gardening, recycling, and other fun family projects.

History Play Date: Sewing Bee - Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Young boys and girls are invited to take part in a sewing bee, where they can learn or practice their stitching skills, get tips on their stitching projects, and socialize with their peers, just as people did 200 ago. Recommended for children age 5 and up. Reservations required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Canoe the Lullwater - Audubon Center
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Kids ages 8 and up, and their families enjoy a day of canoeing on the beautiful Lullwater to The Lake and back. Get creekside views of wading birds and basking turtles.

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Nastia Liukin Hosts Gymnastics Class, Fashion Presentation, and Signs Autographs - Greely Square Park in front of JCPenney
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Girls ages 4-12 are invited to participate in a stretching and tumbling class given by 2008 Olympic gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin and qualified gymnastic teachers from local gyms (space is limited, and each child must have a parent present to sign a waiver). Liukin will speak to girls and provide styling tips, motivational advice on feeling confident, achieving your goals, and girl empowerment. Liukin will also debut her new collection, "Supergirl by Nastia," in a fashion presentation given by a local dance troupe. Afterwards, there will be a meet-and-greet session with Liukin.

Justin Roberts in Concert - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2010 -

Roberts will play from his collection of hits, including songs from his recently released CD entitled "Jungle Gym."

Form and Function: Stained Glass WIndows - The Skyscraper Museum
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Kids will learn the decorative and functional uses of stained-glass windows, then create their own.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 24, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
July 24, 2010 -

These 2-hour lunch cruises feature a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir. Enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet and good fellowship while sailing around lower Manhattan. From $44.90 per person.

Latin Moonlight Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
July 24, 2010 -

Spirit Cruises and Xceptional Entertainment present Hot Latin nights featuring a 1/2-hour dockside party and two and one-half hour cruise. DJs will play the hottest Latin and R&B tracks while we sail the Hudson in sophisticated style. Cash bar available. Note: 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to board. Try the VIP Package which includes a table on the 3rd deck VIP level, a server for drink orders and a buffet. Boarding: Midnight. Cruising: 12:30am - 3:00am. $29.90 per person*

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 24, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Explore the Stream - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

Children and their parents can learn more about the streams and rivers that run through our towns. Explore Stony Brook to learn how water moves dirt, how animals cope with big rainstorms, who lives in the water, what plants do well in watery soil, and so much more. We’ll get right into the water, so wear sneakers and old clothes. Included with regular admission.

Critters & Crafts - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

A family program with live animal, story & project. There is a different theme each week. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 3-10. Included with regular admission.

Midsummer Night Music with the Ridgefield Symphony - Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
July 24, 2010 - Somers

The Ridgefield Symphony will present a special concert for families. The park opens at 5pm for picnicking; refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Weather permitting.

Night by Moonlight - Marshlands Conservancy
July 24, 2010 - Rye

Explore nighttime and all its sounds, smells, sights and secrets on a walk along the meadow and down to the salt marsh by the light of the moon.

Artist Gallery - Muscoot Farm
July 24, 2010 - Katonah

See the exhibition, "Botanical Insights" which showcasing the drawings and watercolors of students under the instruction of Corinne Lapin-Cohen.

The Bossy Frog Band - Tappan Library
July 24, 2010 - Tappan

Join the entire Bossy Frog Band in the Tappan Memorial Park (located directly behind the Library) for a family music concert featururing Jeffrey on banjo and guitar, Alice the hula hooping fiddler and Joe the singing bass player. Plus, there will be a special appearance by The Bossy Frog himself.

Discovering Wildflower Island - Teatown Lake Reservation
July 24, 2010 - Ossining

Explore Wildflower Island, a unique, 2-acre refuge that is home to over 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers. Reservations are required.

Jack & the Beanstalk - Puppetworks
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

This kid-friendly production features a "live" giant and original musical song score, adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.

The Wizard of Oz (One Hour Abridged Version) - Airport Playhouse
July 24, 2010 - Bohemia

Families can see a one-hour abridged version of the classic story "The WIzard of Oz" live on stage. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Saturdays, through July 24, as well as some weekday performances. See schedule online.

Amazing Animals - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
July 24, 2010 - Norwalk

Visitors from the New Canaan Nature Center present furry, scaly and feathery animals native to the USA.

Central Park Conservancy's Summer Chess Series - Chess & Checkers House
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Learn local Grandmasters' secrets to improve your chess game and then test your new skills against theirs or a friend's.

Saw Mill River Audubon Summer Fliers - Pruyn Sanctuary
July 24, 2010 - Chappaqua

Stroll through the garden, arboretum and woodland trails to learn more about butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and other birds that may be seen at high summer. Pre-registration is required.

The Bossy Frog Band - Tappan Library
July 24, 2010 - Tappan

Join the entire Bossy Frog Band in the Tappan Memorial Park (behind the Library) for a family concert featuring Jeffrey on banjo and guitar, Alice the hula hooping fiddler and Joe the singing bass player. Watch for an appearance by The Bossy Frog himself.

Saturday Night Cruise on the Hudson - Queen of Hearts
July 24, 2010 -

Why party indoors on a beautiful Summer Saturday night, when you can live it up on a lavish cruise boat? On July 24, we present to you a 3-level bash aboard the Queen of Hearts! On the main level - piped up to the gorgeous outdoor deck - DJ Marc Anthony spins hip-hop, house, Top 40 & rock classics. Downstairs, DJ Hollywood plays a mix of latin & reggae. Enjoy an amazing view of the Hudson, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty & Governor's Island while you dance & drink the night away! Boarding is from 8-9, and we sail until 12:30. All tickets permit you to free admission to your choice of after party: Taj, The Imperial, Suzie Wong, Pacha or D'Or. Pier # 40 is located at the corner of West Houston Street & the West Side Highway. Birthday or bachelor(ette) parties of 10+ will receive a free bottle of champagne to help you begin celebrating & 10% off your tickets! Please call 212 600 9297 to arrange.

Night Flyers - Teatown Lake Reservation
July 24, 2010 - Ossining

The animals of the night are among the most mysterious. Learn about owls, bats and other animals that use the cover of darkness to hunt and move around. Pre-registration is required.

Seven Seas Treasure Hunt - Suffern Free Library
July 24, 2010 - Suffern

Ramapo Central School children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to take a monster and safari hunt. Search for adventure in the magical Seven Seas Treasure Hunt through the children's room. Register online beginning July 17th.

Movies for Kids and Their Families: Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 24, 2010 - Pleasantville

Three kids and an amateur witch help stop an invasion in this musical fantasy which features special effects and a combination of live action and cartoon sequences.

"Seussical" - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
July 24, 2010 - Mamaroneck

A charming musical based on the classic tales of Dr. Seuss. The famous characters come to life in this rock and roll musical about believing in yourself.

Family Art Project: Water, Water Everywhere - Wave Hill
July 24, 2010 - Bronx

Sketch the river landscape and the Aquatic Garden, run through sprinklers, and discover that water really is everywhere. Use water with paint, crayons and collage to create liquid landscapes to take home.

The Frog Prince - Emelin Theatre
July 24, 2010 - Mamaroneck

Follow along as a lonely frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. Find out hat happens when the spoiled princess doesn't want to live up to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal Knights on alert. Presented by children in Missoula Children's Theatre's camp.

Bugs Don't Bug Us - New Jersey Children's Museum
July 24, 2010 - Paramus

Learn about bugs, camoflague and metamorphosis. Hunt for bugs during a "bug hunt," hear bug stories and make a bug catcher during craft time.

Bugs Don't Bug Us - New Jersey Children's Museum
July 24, 2010 - Paramus

Learn about bugs, camoflague and metamorphosis. Hunt for bugs during a "bug hunt," hear bug stories and make a bug catcher during craft time.

What Floats Your Boat? A Family Workshop - Nassau County Museum of Art
July 24, 2010 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum's current exhibition, The Sea Around Us, has inspired this family adventure in miniature boat making. In collaboration with the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, the museum offers a fun session that demonstrates easy ways of constructing boats and sails. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will set their boats afloat on the museum’s own pond. Held rain or shine. Advance registration required. Reserve at For information, email

Naturepalooza: Family Concert & Campfire - New Canaan Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - New Canaan

Bring a picnic dinner, blanket for a family concert with Matt Black (the center's long-time summer camp director) and MOBRO, Fairfield County's bluegrass brothers. Concert will be followed by a marshmallow roast around the campfire. Register by July 23.

Wonders of Wildlife - Beardsley Zoo
July 24, 2010 - Bridgeport

Meet some of the world's most diverse animals and learn about the adaptations that allow these animals to call places like deserts, rain forests, wetlands and Connecticut home. Free with admission.

Dr K's Motown Revue - Celebrating 50 Years of Motown! - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 24, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $10 adv, $15 door. Celebrate 50 Years of Motown with Dr. K's Motown Revue. This outstanding band of musicians and singers takes you on a very realistic journey of the Motown sound, and makes you want to sing along on every familiar song they play. They have kept the Motown sound true to its roots and each and every performance they do transports you back to another era . . . what a ride! Their appeal in large part is attributable to the perfect blend of the Motown era costumes worn and the outstanding group of singers who compliment this latter day "Funk Brothers" type band of musicians. Each singer is quite capable of fronting any band as a soloist and the combination of singers is more than enough to deliver authentically the vocal sound of the Motown roster of artists from that time. "Dr. K's Motown Revue is the most authentic Motown band since the original Funk Bros...It is a great treat for me to perform with them." - Alan Slutsky, consummate musician, composer, and author of the hit movie "Standing In The Shadows of Motown."

Critters & Crafts - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

A family program with live animal, story & project. There is a different theme each week. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 3-10. Included with regular admission.

Explore the Stream - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

Learn more about the streams and rivers that run through our towns. Explore Stony Brook to learn how water moves dirt, animals cope with big rainstorms, who lives in the water,and what plants do well in watery soil. Wear sneakers and old clothes and plan to get wet.

Summer Garden Maintenance - Culinary Kids Garden
July 24, 2010 - Queens

This workshop, presented by Culinary Kids Garden and the Olympus Garden Club, will provide instruction on weeding, pest management, mulching, harvesting, and composting.

Guided Tours of Citi Field - Citi Field
July 24, 2010 - Flushing

Visit the clubhouse, field and dugout, production areas, press box, suite levels, and the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.

Kids Workhsop: Socrates World Cup - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 24, 2010 - Long Island City

Using papier-mache, kids design and create their own soccer ball sculpture to represent their native country, favorite league, or an invented team of their own.

"blood pudding" - Springfield Park
July 24, 2010 - Springfield Gardens

An inter-disciplinary theatre piece that celebrates the history of the black community in New Orleans.

Cinderella - Theatre Three
July 24, 2010 - Port Jefferson

Families can enjoy this heartwarming classic live on stage. Watch Cinderella at the Royal Ball, and see what happens when the Fairy Godmother adds a touch of magic.

Whodunnit - Houghton Hall - Trinity Episcopal Church
July 24, 2010 - Northport

Families can enjoy this comic murder mystery written by the great British playwright and screenwriter, Anthony Shaffer, performed by the Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport Village. Through August 1.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park's Imagination Playground
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Kids gather 'round Peter & Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Rooftop Films: Greetings From The Woods - The Old American Can Factory
July 24, 2010 -

NY Premiere! With a mixture of playful precision, humour and melancholy Mikel Cee Karlsson captures the dreams, relationships and everyday life of the denizens of his hometown, a tiny little village deep with the Swedish forest. Presented in partnership with: IFC, New York magazine, Swedish Film Institute & XO Projects THE FILMS GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS (Mikel Cee Karlsson | Sweden | 75 min.) Impeccably composed and entrancing from start to finish, Mikel Cee Karlsson's Greetings from the Woods is a masterful documentary about the town of Varberg, a beautiful little hamlet located deep within the Swedish forest. A former professional skateboarder and now a successful music video director, the filmmaker returned to Varberg to spend three years capturing the lovely charm and the magical and mundane habits of the longtime denizens of his boyhood home. His impressionistic portrait is filled with lovingly captured little moments: an eccentric local dressed as a Viking shops at a local strip mall; a tiny dog faces off against a herd of curious cattle; a seemingly endless parade of mopeds shoot down the road; a local photographer wanders through fairgrounds and local parks, capturing thousands of snapshots of the locals. Even the routine household rituals of Karlsson's parents--his father playing with the cat and salting slugs in the yard, his mother vacuuming the house and falling asleep in the living room--are assembled to create a delicate, intimate, yet exhilaratingly engaging ballet of motion and stillness. Since departing hometown years ago, Karlsson has achieved a great deal of success shooting and directing videos for many of Scandinavia's biggest stars - most notably Fever Ray. His videos show a keen eye and inventive imagination, and have won countless awards across Europe. Nonetheless, Greetings From the Woods shows a breadth of vision and a dedication to the art of verite documentary filmmaking that signals a great leap forward for Karlsson. One unforgettable montage starts in the waiting area of a maternity ward, with an expectant mother sitting, listening patiently--but with an unmistakable look of concern--as she listens to the almost comically pained wailing of another mother giving birth down the hall. We enter the delivery room to see the moment of birth, and the tormented cries of the mother suddenly give way to the quiet--but unmistakably messy--beauty of the mother holding her newborn in her arms for the first time; the infant is still fresh, wet and purple from the womb. A moment later the child is washed and dried by a nurse, and his screams mirror the panic his mother felt just moments earlier. Next we see the swaddled baby in his mother's arms, sleeping peacefully, as his grandfather looks over them with a smile on his face that is at once childlike, gleeful, and serene. This sequence segues into old archival super 8 footage of the town from long ago: runners race off into the hills at a local marathon, a farmer doffs his cap, an elk stares into the camera, a sunflower towers over us, two stories in the air. The sequence ends as we discover that the footage was shot by the local photographer, and we seem him sitting in his dark living room watching these childhood home movies on an old projector. Stretched across his face is a smile that is at once childlike, gleeful, and serene. Sequences such as these make Greetings much more than a series of beautiful images or a sentimental homage to a town. Karlsson's film captures the distinctly Swedish character of the people of Varberg, while simultaneously communicating subtly transcendent truths about love, life, humanity, nature, and, most of all, the passage of time. Karlsson's inspired eye behind the camera and subtly clever touch as an editor are given a perfect showcase in this extraordinary film, and Greetings From the Woods signals the emergence of a unique new talent in world cinema.

Love's Labours Lost - Municipal Parking Lot
Through July 24, 2010 -

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot will open its 2010 season with "Love's Labours Lost," directed by Kathy Curtis, July 8 to 24. The season will also include "Julius Caesar," directed by Hamilton Clancy, July 29 to August 14. This is the 19th consecutive year for Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, a favorite New York summertime cultural treat that is performed free in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan. "Love's Labours Lost" is a seemingly lighthearted battle of the sexes, played out in disguises and hidden agendas. For "Fame's sake," the young King of Navarre and his three closest friends vow to study, fast and see no women for three years, only to have their solemn oaths challenged the very next day by the arrival of the Princess of France and three beautiful companions. Ideals of scholarship and dreams of "Fame" are forgotten in the pursuit of the "ideal" woman. The ensuing courtship becomes a shuffle of suitors as the men, in disguise, woo the ladies who, warned of the charade, have disguised themselves as well. With considerable wit, the ladies beat the gents at their own game and manage to teach them a lesson or two. But before the ruses can get sorted out and love's labors can come to fruition, there's a plot twist which stops all love's "proceedings" and leaves us with...a hell of a cliffhanger.

Noodle Women - Chen Dance Center Theater
Through July 24, 2010 -

An original and insightful look into food, cultural practices and being a girl in a Chinese family, Noodle Women is an exploration of acculturation with live innovative music and ensemble. New music composer Joel Davel weaves a sound score of text and electronic music sampled underneath his live performance on the Mariba Lumina.

Sister City: Beijing - New York Transit Museum
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children, ages 5 and up, learn about the ties between our large cities, and Beijing's subways and buses and then design unique postcards to send to our friends far away.

Jack-in-the-Box - Children's Museum of Manhattan
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Design a character that jumps out of a box using a rotating "cam."

Tour of Central Park Conservancy Soil, Water, and Ecology Lab - Coffey Park
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Families learn about the local ecosystem from experts on this tour of the new Soil, Water, and Ecology Lab in Central Park. Participants leave together from Coffey Park and head by subway to the North Meadow Recreation Center.

Teddy Bear Picnic - Fort Greene Park
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children bring their favorite toy animal to the park where they listen to animal stories and facts.

Children's Hour - Salt Marsh Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children, ages 12 and under, enjoy an afternoon of creative nature crafts. All materials provided.

Celebrate Brooklyn: Field of Dreams (Un Mundo Nuevo) - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

A DIY world's fair of music and art. Grammy-winning producer Andres Levin and The Bruce High Quality Foundation present a Bandshell-wide, all day event fit for all the senses. Musical and theatrical guests include: Cucu Diamantes, Luis Guzman, Pablo Picasso, M1 from Dead Prez, Los Hanky Panky vs. Yerba Buena, Les Nubians, Raven O, Francis And The Lights, Forro In The Dark, John Medeski,and more.

Yo Gabba Gabba Double Feature - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Watch "Birthday" and "Dress Up" episodes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tech in the Plaza: Secrets of the Cell Phone - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Discover the secrets of the cell phone's internal assembly by taking it apart and identifying each piece.

Word for Word Theatre: 'A Grimm Reality' - Bryant Park Reading Room
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Acclaimed environmental theatre troupe "Theatre 4 the People" presents a modern adaptation of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Honeybees - Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
July 24, 2010 - Glen Cove

Kids learn about honeybees in this nature program.

Alice In Wonderland - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
July 24, 2010 - Centerport

Enjoy the adventures of Alice, the white rabbit, and the Mad Hatter in Arena Players' performance of the classic Alice in Wonderland.

Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure - Gateway Playhouse
July 24, 2010 - Bellport

Kids ages 2 and older enjoy a live theatrical performance live on stage featuring this Nick Jr. favorite character.

CMEE 'Under the Sea' Summer Family Fair - Children's Museum of the East End
July 24, 2010 - Bridgehampton

Families can enjoy a day of live performances, bouncy castles, face painters, carnival games, art activities, food, merriment and more in this event that benefits the museum.

Rumplestiltskin - Nicu Spoon Theater
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

A one-hour adaptation performed by live actors. Best suited for ages 4 and up.

Summer Cooking With Dave Martin: Barbequing - The International Culinary Center
July 24, 2010 -

Warm-weather recipes for summer barbecuing. Chef Martin's menu will have you making all-star dishes that will make you that star of any summer barbecue. He will teach you how to cook juicy Asian-inspired pork tenderloin and a quick and easy hanger steak -- no grill required -- along with updates on classic side dishes and a scrumptious dessert to round out the menu. Dave's famous "old school" four-cheese mac 'n' cheese, Caprese salad with basil oil and blue cheese and a mixed berry crumble dressed with a Golden Graham and pecan topping and crème fraîche. By the time you have completed this gourmet mouth-watering meal, relax and enjoy with the rest of the class. Taught by Dave Martin, who after Top Chef has continued to cook and make special appearances around the country and his first book, Flavor Quests, was published in October 2009. Classes are 3 hours long plus 1 hour of dinner.

Where the Sunrise Begins - Playing Mantis
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

NY artist Wendy Popp will read "Where the Sunrise Begins," a picture book inspired by the prose of naturalist Doug Wood, and demonstrate her drawing method in pastel. Refreshments will be served and children will be invited to create their own images of the sunrise. Gifts will be awarded for a few exceptional creations.

Dynasty Handbag as "Detective Bags" in VERTititGO A HOT! Festival Presentation - Dixon Place
Through July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

As part of the Dixon Place 19th Annual HOT! Festival, everyone's favorite schizophrenic nutball Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag returns with sluethful vengeance as "Detective Bags" in the world premiere of VERTititGO. This is Cameron's first commissioned piece with input from theatrical consultant Kate Valk. VERTititGO will run every Friday and Saturday in July, 7:30pm at Dixon Place.

'blood pudding,' a play by Sharon Bridgforth - Springfield Park
Through July 24, 2010 -

blood pudding explores the history of Black people in New Orleans through a magical layering of theater, dance and song. blood pudding is an inter-disciplinary theatre piece that celebrates the history of black people in New Orleans. Set in times/then and now, blood pudding explores a landscape of magic made of spirit and blood. Memory. Prayer. Dreams. The piece is choreographed, text is sung. A sense of the living, dead and unborn co-existing is communicated through many narrators layering languages and polyrhythmic telling. This is ritual theatre. The stage is a living altar, honoring blackness, indigenous people, and revolutions made of love. Catch blood pudding on July 24th (Springfield Park, Queens) and August 6th and 7th (Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan).

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Central Park Mainstage
Through July 24, 2010 -

The world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to SummerStage for a weekend of cutting edge dance performances. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's favorite dance companies, comes to SummerStage to show off the brilliant artistry and passionate energy that bring audiences around the globe to their feet night after night. What makes this phenomenal company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit that the dancers and audiences share. Discover for yourself what millions of fans already know -- you don't just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. This engagement marks the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's return to Central Park, where their first SummerStage performance in 1993 yielded over 30,000 attendees and rave reviews. Alvin Ailey believed that "dance came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people." Join Ailey's acclaimed dancers in a moving celebration of the human spirit in their highly anticipated SummerStage homecoming performances this season.

Summer Flamenco Workshops w/ La Meira - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through July 24, 2010 -

Join La Meira this summer for a study of Tangos! She'll teach letras, remates & escobilla motifs focusing on movement quality. You'll work on technique and material in Tech Classes, letras & marcajes in "Bring your own Tangos", & footwork in the Improv Workshop. The summer session runs SATURDAY JUNE 19TH through Thursday July 24th. No class Saturday July 3rd.

Quilling Workshop - Bartow Pell Mansion
July 24, 2010 - Bronx

The art of paper filigree has been around for centuries. Learn how to curl, bend, and cut strips of fine paper into creative paper artwork. Tools and materials will be provided. Bring lunch. Pre-registration is required; space is limited.

Summer Owl Program with Birding Bob - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
July 24, 2010 - Bronx

Join Dr. Robert DeCandido, Ph.D., better known as "Birding Bob," to learn about owls, their habitats, and how to find them. Then enjoy a walk and try to spot them on the grounds. Registration is requested.

Annual Family Campfire and Kayaking - Beczak Environmental Education Center
July 24, 2010 - Yonkers

Take out a kayak or choose a canoe ride; enjoy Catch of the Day Seining, barbequed hotdogs and hamburgers, roast marshmallows around a campfire, and live music. Make a collaborative craft project using recycled materials with artist Maggie Ens.

Goodfellas 20th Anniversary w/ Henry Hill - Museum of the American Gangster
July 24, 2010 -

Come and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Academy Award winning American masterpiece, Goodfellas, and meet Henry Hill in person. At the Museum of the American Gangster. Movie screening and after party with Henry Hill & special guests. Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 6:00pm. Reservations required. Space is limited so first come first serve. Call 212-388-0388 to purchase tickets $99 General Admission, includes: -Goodfellas movie screening, with live introduction by Henry Hill & special guests -Copy of official Goodfellas 20th Anniversary program, signed by Henry Hill -Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. $250 VIP, includes: -Select VIP seating for Goodfellas movie screening -Copy of official Goodfellas 20th Anniversary program, signed by Henry Hill -Private, intimate after-party with Henry Hill & special guests in an authentic Speakeasy -Refreshments and buffet -Free MOAG membership for one year -21 and over only

James Beard Foundation's Chefs and Champagne NY: Honoring Martha Stewart - Wölffer Estate Vineyard
July 24, 2010 -

The James Beard Foundation will honor multiple James Beard Award-winner Martha Stewart at Chefs & Champagne New York, the Foundation's annual summer fundraiser at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. This sumptuous tasting party features flowing Champagnes, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, beers from Stella Artois and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award-winning restaurants. Funds raised at the event will help to support the James Beard Foundation's mission and programs. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for the non-profit James Beard Foundation.

3rd Annual City of Water Day Festival - Governors Island
July 24, 2010 -

A free day of entertainment, education, and adventure for the whole family, celebrating the potential of our waterfront. The festival will feature activities in Liberty State Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Atlantic Basin. Highlights include narrated boat tours, fishing, races, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, performances by local bands, food, and more.

Grand Opening - School of Rock
July 24, 2010 - Roslyn

Kids ages 7-18 can sign up for this performance-based rock music program. During this program, students learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument with a curriculum combining private lessons and group rehearsals. The Showcase Performance Program includes a weely private lesson as well as weekly 3-hour show rehearsal, culminating in a real concert at one of the area's music venues.

Imagination Playground Pop-Up Tour - Pierrepont Playground
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground offers kids a changing array of elements that allows children to constantly reconfigure their environment and to design their own course of play. Kids play with Imagination Playground's loose parts, such as blue foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric and crates.

Naturepalooza Family Concert & Campfire - New Canaan Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - New Canaan

Bring your own blanket, picnic dinner and be entertained with bluegrass music, acoustic guitar duets and a round of classic campfire songs. Guests of all ages are encouraged to bring an instrument and join in if they wish. The concert will be followed by a marshmallow roast around the campfire.

Film Screening: 'No Impact Man' - Action Center to End World Hunger
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

The film follows the story of Colin Beavan, a man who decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for a year. At the screening, adults will learn from an exclusive Urban Gardening Project demonstration hosted by volunteering students from Stuyvesant High School. Visitors will be shown how to live more greenly – from recycling materials, indoor gardening, the benefits of raised gardening, and the processes of natural composting.

Summer Blockbuster Series: 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' - Symphony Space
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Watch this classic film, complete with special effects, on the big screen.

Lincoln Center Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 25, 2010 -

Featuring ten North American, U.S., and New York premieres, and debuts. The Festival will unfold in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus, including two major theater events on Governors Island -- the North American premiere of Peter Stein's 12-hour marathon production of Dostoyevsky's The Demons (also known as The Possessed) and the North American premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam's production of Pier Paolo Pasolini's searing Teorema, adapted and staged by Ivo van Hove. A Festival highlight will be performances of the complete works of Edgard Varese by Maestro Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), led by Steven Schick, and other musicians and singers. The Festival also boasts the U.S. premiere of Yukio Ninagawa's lavish production, Musashi (which opens the Festival on July 7), based on a legendary samurai story, and the New York premiere of Complicite's Olivier Award-winning A Disappearing Number, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, in the David H. Koch Theater. In all there will be 45 performances by artists and ensembles from 12 countries. Visit website for schedule.

Walking With Dinosaurs - Madison Square Garden
Through July 25, 2010 -

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus-rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes. It's a dazzling 10 million pound arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really have returned! So make sure you have your seat to see the return of the dinosaurs!

Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 25, 2010 -

This exhibition includes a selection of around one hundred works drawn from a recent gift of more than three hundred paintings, sketches and studies, poetry manuscripts, and artist's seals done by or for Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997), one of modern China's leading traditional artists and connoisseurs. Together, these studies illustrate how Chinese artists historically have learned both from earlier masterpieces as well as from nature, and provide unique insights into the artistic process.

31st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow - Queens County Farm Museum
Through July 25, 2010 - Floral Park

New York City's oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. A large selection of Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and foods will also be available.

Wonders of Wildlife - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 -

Come on over and meet some the world's most fascinating animals! Explore exotic places like deserts, rain forests, wetlands and even Connecticut's backyard forests while learning about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to call those places home. Presented at the Zoo's Learning Circle, this event is FREE with Zoo admission.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 -

Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another extraordinary summer at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo by presenting William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." All shows at the Peacock Pavilion; rain location: the Carousel. FREE. For more information, call (203) 393-3213 or visit

Theater for Kids: 'Jack and the Beanstalk: The True Story' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 -

Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents an original musical production, perfect for children in preschool through first grade. Enjoy this traditional fairy tale...with a twist, daily on the New England Farmyard Stage. Performances are FREE with Zoo admission.

Theater for Kids: 'Jack and the Beanstalk: The True Story' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 - Bridgeport

A twist on the traditional fairy tail geared towards children in preschool through first grade.

Street Fair - St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church
Through July 25, 2010 - Astoria

A street fair that offers something for all ages.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 - Bridgeport

Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another summer at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo by presenting William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” All shows at the Peacock Pavilion; rain location: the Carousel.

The Eglevsky Ballet's Summer Workshop 2010 - Hofstra University
Through July 25, 2010 - Hempstead

Come share the dedication of teachers, the passion for dance in all its forms, and the tradition of the Eglevsky Ballet, an established company since 1961. In this 3-week summer workshop, students will learn ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, theater dance, character, and ballroom dance. Intermediate and Advanced Studies (Ages 11 & up), Junior Program (Ages 9 & 10) & Young Dancer Program (Ages 8-10). July 5-25. 516-746-1115

TA KA DI MI DUO - Museum of Natural History
Through July 25, 2010 -

The TA KA DI MI DUO, percussion legend Glen Velez and Rhythm Voice master Lori Cotler, perform in The Silk Road Project performance series. Frame Drum and vocal compositions derived from music of the Mid-East, Central Asia and India; mystical overtone singing and lightning-fast South Indian drum language. July 11, 18 & 25, 2010: 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 PM. The performances will take place in the "Traveling the Silk Road" exhibition at AMNH, Central Park West at 79th Street. Ticket includes Museum admission and timed admission to Silk Road: $24/Adult, $14/child, $18/Sr.

Toddler Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through July 26, 2010 - Manhattan

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and some of New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group allows parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Topics change weekly and include separation, language development, and picky eaters.

Parenting Toddlers - InParentis LLC
Through July 26, 2010 - Manhattan

In this summer drop-in group parents can get expert advice, meet other parents, and check out InParentis. This group will be led by Dr. Kristin Perry, a co-founder of InParentis, doctoral-level expert, and mom who has been helping families for more than 20 years.

Pequot Library 50th Anniversary Book Sale - Pequot Library
Through July 27, 2010 - Southport

Pequot Library’s Book Sale is turning 50 years old this year. The Sale, one of the largest and best in New England has something for all ages. Young Reader’s Day on Sunday July 25 offers a tent that opens that morning containing books for kids, 'Tweens, and Young Adults. Throughout the course of the sale, we’ve got music,food, and over 140,000 books, very collectible and valuable LPs, 45's, CDs, DVDs, comic books, a large selection of audio books, new and antiquarian sheet music. Friday, July 23th 9 AM to 8 PM Saturday, July 24th 9AM to 5:30 PM Sunday, July 25th 9 AM to 5:30 PM Monday, July 26th 9 AM to 8 PM Tuesday, July 27th 9 AM to 2 PM ($5 a Bag Day )

CinémaTuesdays: Edwige Feuillère, Beloved Vedette of French Cinema - Florence Gould Hall
Through July 27, 2010 -

FIAF presents a selection of films providing a glimpse of the talent and beauty of the charming and elegant Edwige Feuillère (1907-1998) -- the "First Lady" of French cinema in the '40s and '50s. These four films capture the gifts and different sides of this mythical actress who worked with some of the most well-regarded directors and actors of her time. Le Monde wrote of the actress: "Edwige Feuillère was our Marlene Dietrich, our Irene Dunne and our Greta Garbo, all in one." Screening Schedule: Screenings occur at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm. July 6: The Flowering Herb; July 13: Love Is My Profession; July 20: The Idiot; July 27: Julie de Carneilhan (screenings in Tinker Auditorium). FIAF members free; $10 general; $7 students w/ ID. For tickets and more information :

Book Buddies - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 27, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Kids in grades 5-12 read to children ages 3-5 years old and receive one hour of community service credit for each session. Registration begins June 29. Register online at using program code LNY115. Through July 27.

Aldrich Buddies Workshop - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Through July 28, 2010 - Ridgefield

Children and their families are introduced to artwork in the museum's galleries through games, questions and stories. Make an art project inspired by the artwork, the storybook, or both. Materials and snacks provided. Register online.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through July 28, 2010 - Manhattan

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and some of New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Topics change weekly and include traveling with your baby, introducing solids, and babies and your marriage.

Music Under the Stars - Waterside Plaza
Through July 28, 2010 -

Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza, a unique outdoor summer concert series along the East River, will feature the sweet sounds of salsa, swing, jazz, funk, and rock every Wednesday night from July 7 through July 28. These family-friendly waterfront concerts run from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., with free dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 28. This year’s line-up of international and local artists includes: Pablo Mayor- Folklore Urbano, The Funky Fritters, Kaissa and George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers. See below for the complete schedule. To kick off this season's Music under the Stars at Waterside Plaza, on July 7, the salsa pros at Step Into Salsa will offer free salsa dance lessons from 6-6:45 p.m., before Pablo Mayor- Folklore Urbano takes the stage at 7 p.m. New Yorkers will also enjoy a special salsa dance performance during the show. On closing night, July 28, swing dance experts will offer a free swing dance class from 6-6:45 p.m. for concertgoers to perfect their moves before George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers performs at 7 p.m. Enter Waterside Plaza via the footbridge on East 25th Street right before the FDR Drive. Waterside Plaza is located on the East River between 25th and 29th streets, east of the FDR Highway. For more information the public can call 212-340-4208 or visit Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza - 2010 Schedule: July 7- PABLO MAYOR FOLKLORE URBANO: This brilliant 12-piece ensemble harnesses the danceable swing of traditional Colombian folkloric rhythms while seducing the listener with the subtleties of jazz orchestration and harmony. A NYC-based collective, they are a fresh, sophisticated, and wildly fun addition to the burgeoning scene of new Colombian music. July 14- THE FUNKY FRITTERS: This powerhouse 11-piece band with full horn section serves up a bowl of funky gumbo and a hearty helpin' of New Orleans Mardi Gras flavored blues, funk, rock, R&B, jazz and gospel music. July 21- KAISSA: This Camaroonian songstress performs a unique blend of African, reggae, jazz, R&B, makossa, and Brazilian fusion. As part of her electrifying performing style, she incorporates elements of traditional African music and dance, mixed with contemporary styles. July 28- GEORGE GEE & THE JUMP, JIVE & WAILERS: Rollickin' roadhouse boogie is the heart and soul of this electrifying 10-piece band. An impressive sibling to the 17-piece George Gee Swing Orchestra, the Jump, Jive & Wailers configuration allows George's world-class cats plenty of room to let loose and really blow - resulting in stunning, high-energy rockin' grooves. And that devilish rhythm section peppers the mix with cutting-edge variations - delighting listeners and dancers from coast to coast.

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical - Theater Row, Samuel Beckett Theater
Through July 28, 2010 -

MOST LIKELY TO sets the Glee's vs. the Goths; the Drama Queens vs. the Jocks, in a Senior Superlative Showdown, presenting the true-to-life musings of high school students labeled "Most likely to..." by classmates! Published and produced New York playwright, composer and drama mentor Michael Tester, an original co-author of Ken Davenport’s long running Off-Broadway hit, The Awesome 80s Prom, employs a senior superlative ceremony as its unifying arc in showcasing the seriocomic musings of students labeled everything from Most Popular to Class Clown. 95 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets are also available in person at the box office one half hour before show time. Performance Schedule: Sunday, July 18 @ 7pm; Monday, July 19 @ 7pm; Wednesday, July 21 @ 2pm; Saturday, July 24 @ 2pm; Wednesday, July 28 @ 8pm.

Drop-In Group for Parents of Elementary-Age Children - InParentis LLC - Central Park West
Through July 28, 2010 - Manhattan

This summer drop-in group is for parents of children entering K-5th grades. Parents can get expert advice, meet other parents, and check out InParentis. This group will be led by Dr. Sonia Orenstein, a co-founder of InParentis, doctoral-level expert, and mom who has been helping families for more than twenty years.

Live Zazz and Indoor Grilling - Whole Foods Market White Plains
Through July 29, 2010 - White Plains

Enjoy live music, food and more for the entire family.

Roots and Shoots - Mamaroneck Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Mamaroneck

Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, the Roots and Shoots program inspires youth of all ages to make a difference by becoming involved in their communities. Each Roots and Shoots group plans and implements service-learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community. Pre-registration is required.

New York Restoration Project's Summer Movie Series - Swindler Cove Park
Through July 29, 2010 - Manhattan

See films from Discovery's Planet Earth series, including "Caves," "Ocean Deep," "Seasonal Forests," and "From Pole to Pole."

On My Own Story Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Toddlers and preschoolers listen to stories, independent of a parent. Finger rhymes and a project too.

Tiny Tots Story Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

An interactive story time for children ages 27 months to 3 1/2 years, accompanied by an adult. Listen to stories and songs and make a project. Through July 29.

Tiny Tots Story Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

An interactive story time for children ages 27 months to 3 1/2 years, accompanied by an adult. Listen to stories and songs and make a project. Through July 29.

Mother Goose Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Rhymes, songs, and finger games for babies from birth to 27 months, accompanied by an adult. No advance registration is necessary. Just check in at the children's librarians desk on arrival. Through July 29.

Mother Goose Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Rhymes, songs, and finger games for babies from birth to 27 months, accompanied by an adult. No advance registration is necessary. Just check in at the children's librarians desk on arrival. Through July 29.

Drop-In Group for Parents of Adolescents - InParentis LLC - Riverside Drive
Through July 29, 2010 - Manhattan

In this summer drop-in group for parents of adolescents, parents can get expert advice, meet other parents, and check out InParentis. The group will be led by Dr. Iris Hellner, a co-founder of InParentis, doctoral-level expert, and mom who has been helping families for more than 20 years.

TERRA INCOGNITA: Map of Imaginary Worlds - SoHo Galery for Digital Art
Through July 29, 2010 -

The Soho Gallery for Digital Arts is offering a video journey through ninety lavishly illustrated maps of imaginary worlds, displayed in pristine quality and seamless motion on its state of the art digital display screens. From the ruined Atlantean continent city to ships' graveyards to a far-future settlement on the planet Venus, these maps depict planets and places torn from the world of imagination. Included in the exhibit are maps based on New York Times bestselling works such as David Eddings' Belgariad series and George RR Martin's Westeros novels. Forty cartographers from around the globe - whose work has appeared in books, magazines, computer-graphics and fantasy games - combine craft and aesthetic to give us glimpses of worlds ripe for adventure. To see low-resolution samples visit Limited edition prints will be available during the run of the show.

Helen Keller: A Daring Adventure - American Foundation for the Blind
Through July 30, 2010 - Manhattan

This exhibit explores Helen Keller's life and her work to transform the world for people with disabilities. Featuring 31 never-before-seen items, including a variety of her prized possessions, the exhibit reveals a new perspective on Keller, who served as an equal rights activist, world-renowned goodwill ambassador, advocate for the blind, and Socialist.

Student All Stars Receive Free Admission and Gelato Upgrade - Madame Tussauds New York
Through July 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Students receive one free All Access Pass (ages 18 and younger) with the purchase of one full price adult All Access Pass when they present a report card with an overall Grade A average (90 or above). They'll also receive a free gelato size upgrade when they present their same-day admission ticket at Madame Tussauds' Screme Gelato.

Dig, Plant, Grow! - Herbal Delights, Naturally - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 30, 2010 -

Go on an herb hike to find some of the many herbs in NYBG's collection. Cool down with an iced herbal tea, sample a healthful herbal snack, and pot up an herb to take home. Tuesdays–Sundays, 12–5:30 p.m. Dig, Plant, Grow! takes place every afternoon in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, a 1 1/2-acre garden where children and families learn about plants and the natural world through hands-on gardening. Children -- with help from their parents, volunteers, and staff -- are encouraged to dig, weed, compost, plant, tend, and harvest in garden plots. These ongoing garden activities are complemented by a changing roster of programs that encourage children to explore seasonally appropriate and garden-related themes.

Last Day of the Myrtle Avenue El: Photographs by Theresa King - New York Transit Museum
Through July 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

A personal exhibition by photographer Theresa King that captures a nostalgic moment in time and the essence of riding on wood-elevated cars.

Drop-In Center - Parents Place, Inc.
Through July 31, 2010 - White Plains

Meet other families in a preschool setting full of toys and activities designed to foster children's development and offer them an experience of playing in a group. The program is facilitated by a staff of early childhood educators and social workers who are available to answer parents' questions about child development and parenting.

Family Workshop: Book Building - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Families will construct, paint, and fill a handmade book - whether it be a scroll, manuscript, or bound book. Kids and grownups are invited to explore the galleries before or after the workshop to find examples of ancient Tibetan and Mongolian manuscripts.

'Hubble' in IMAX - American Museum of Natural History, IMAX Theater
Through July 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this 43-minute film allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images from the heart of the Orion Nebula and our Milky Way to the edge of the observable universe.

World of Jazz - Chelsea Art Museum
Through July 31, 2010 -

World of Jazz III. A summ