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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 22


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, April 22, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 22. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

All Kids Fair - Melville Marriott
April 22, 2012 - Melville

The fair will feature more than 80 exhibitors and 24 classes, some for adults and some for kids and their families to share together. There will be free balloon animals, face painting, food samples, ADD screenings, relaxation CDs, and much more. Camps, health and wellness professionals and products, tutoring, after-school activities, and special needs with all be represented. Meet QuackerJack of the LI Ducks, Walkie the Bear from WALK Radio, and Ms. Royal America 2011-2012. Bring your non-perishable food for The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN) in exchange for raffle tickets for great prizes.

Through April 22, 2012 - West Nyack

IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center will give away polar bear puzzles and stickers to children who see the movie during the weekend of April 20th and the theatre will have random prize giveaways of plush stuffed polar bears during the run of the movie. Tickets are expected to go on sale April 2, 2012.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Guest designer for this year's 10th Annual Orchid Show is Patrick Blanc, world-renowned French botanist and artist who will transform the Haupt Conservatory with his spectacular vertical walls of living foliate. Using thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette, Blanc introduces towering spectacles of tropical life to the Conservatory. In an explosion of alluring design and fragrance, exotic plant walls rise high above, creating this season's not-to-be missed exhibition for garden lovers, orchid fans, and those desiring a one-day tropical retreat.

145th Annual International Exhibition - American Watercolor Society
Through April 22, 2012 -

The 145th Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society opens on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, in the galleries of the historic Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays 1-8 PM, Wednesday through Sunday 1-5 PM; closed Mondays. The AWS annual is one of the premier watercolor exhibits in the world. Over 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 12 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS. Of these submissions (one per artist), 114 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show are selected for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year. For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition, and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit While inclusion in this exhibition is itself an honor, participants also compete for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals of Honor, eleven other medals, and over $40,000.00 in prize money. The American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious exhibition societies in the US. Election to the Society as a signature member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world. Membership has included many of the most important names in painting throughout the history of the Society, including American Impressionist Childe Hassam, the great 19th-century innovator Winslow Homer, and the late great Andrew Wyeth. The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, is located in the Chelsea/Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. If you drive, it is recommended you plan to park in one of the off-street parking garages on 12th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place, just around the corner from the Salmagundi Club.

National Grid Earth Day Celebration - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
April 22, 2012 - Flatbush

Brooklyn Center's National Grid Earth Day Celebration educates families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future. Children and adults alike will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this community festival, while interactive family activities and educational displays highlight the need for conserving energy, recycling, and having a heightened awareness of the global issues that we face today.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - An African Tale - Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
April 22, 2012 - Midwood

When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy maidens are invited to meet him. Both of Mufaro's daughers are beautiful, but does either have the inner beauty of a potential queen? Told through African dance, drumming, narration and song, this story, based on the book by John Steptoe, celebrates goodness, generosity, and kindness of heart.

'The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis' - The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Through April 22, 2012 - Washington Heights

In 1831, a hoard of luxury goods - including more than 70 chess pieces and several other objects, all made of carved walrus ivory and dating from the 12th century - was unearthed on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland. More than 30 of the life-sized chess pieces (thereafter known as the Lewis Chessmen), today arguably the most famous chess pieces in the world, will be on display in this exhibit, which takes the form of the endgame of a famous chess match. The fallen pieces, organized by type, are displayed in auxiliary cases along the edges of the room. The Lewis Chessmen are known in popular culture from their appearance in the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic - Bruce Museum
Through April 22, 2012 - Greenwich

Wick is the creator of the Can You See What I See? books and co-creator of the I Spy series for children. His photos are on display through April 22, 2012.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 22, 2012 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door 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.

Munchkins and Mishpacha (Mommy/Daddy and Me) - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 22, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Mother, fathers, grandmas, or grandpas are invited to spend the morning with their favorite toddler.

Vital Theatre Company Presents "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and of course, ballet, for their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS®.

Swinging Sunday Jazz Concert - Scarsdale Public Library
April 22, 2012 - Scarsdale

Laura Hull comes back to Scarsdale for this Earth Day jazz concert.

Enrico David: Head Gas - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

"Head Gas" is the first New York exhibition by Italian-born, Berlin-based artist Enrico David. Over the past twenty years, David has produced a body of work encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage that draws upon a rich variety of sources and expresses a range of complex emotional states. Although his work is highly celebrated throughout Europe--the artist was among the nominees for the 2009 Turner Prize, for example--David's work has rarely been exhibited in the United States. The figures populating David's work convey the struggle of adaptation, both physical and psychological, of the self and of the image. In his art, we see haunting, incomplete, and sometimes grotesque characters fighting against and merging into backgrounds comprising a personal lexicon of forms. These patterns are derived from craft, folk art, and twentieth-century design, as well as advertising, techniques of display, fashion, and art historical moments. Previously, David choreographed his figurative works to imply dramatic narratives, at times using the exhibition space as a stage. His exhibitions function as performances of self-analysis constructed and theatricalized specifically for public display. Through David's highly personalized iconography, the works act as mirrors, reflecting viewers' desires, fears, and vulnerabilities. In David's more recent work, the implications and strands of psychological tension are enacted within a more formalized, image-based corporeality. For his 'Studio 231' exhibition, David has created an entirely new body of work. The paintings and works on paper are part of a series of portraits rendered delicately in pencil and luminescent fields of acrylic paint applied with a sponge or caressing brush. David's imagery suggests bodies at the point of apparition or dissolution-beings that cannot be contained or consumed, perhaps only passed through, and reluctantly present. 'I imagine these images as the product of a conscious, physiological act of will. To exist despite the alienating and antagonizing nature of their surrounding environment-as if a precarious and utterly temporary agreement was struck between them and the molecular components of paint and canvas, lines and colors, even the space itself, threaten to engulf them,' says David. 'These conditions, as ridiculous and unlikely as they may sound, represent for me an experience that feels real, necessary to embrace, even optimistic.' 'Head Gas' also features a new series of hand-painted paravents. These folding screens, originally conceived by the artist for his own apartment, create an architectural intervention within the exhibition space, simultaneously connecting to the images occupying the gallery. Enrico David is the second artist featured in the New Museum's new 'Studio 231' series. The Museum inaugurated the series in October 2011, with a new installation and performances by London-based artist Spartacus Chetwynd. 'Studio 231' is a series of commissioned projects in the museum's adjacent, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. This new initiative will give international, emerging artists the opportunity to realize ambitious new works conceived especially for the space. These projects at 231 Bowery also seek to foster a new relationship between the artists and the public by allowing artists to create work outside the confines of the main museum building and in closer proximity to the energy of the street and to the creative space of the artist's studio.

Winter Family Yoga at Sands Point Preserve - Sands Point Preserve
April 22, 2012 - Port Washington

Artist and yoga expert Victoria Selbach will lead a 45-minute family session in the beautiful setting of historic Hempstead House. Discover the benefits of this ancient form of exercise, including strength building, stretching, and relaxation.

Sampoorna - Natya Anubhava Academy of Classical Dance - Irvington Town Hall Theater
April 22, 2012 - Irvington

Natya Anubhava Academy of Classical Dance presents an afternoon of classical bharata natyam with Dr. Nalini Rau and the dancers of the academy.

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Guest designer for this year's 10th Annual Orchid Show is Patrick Blanc, world-renowned French botanist and artist who will transform the Haupt Conservatory with his spectacular vertical walls of living foliate. Using thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette, Blanc introduces towering spectacles of tropical life to the Conservatory. In an explosion of alluring design and fragrance, exotic plant walls rise high above, creating this season's not-to-be missed exhibition for garden lovers, orchid fans, and those desiring a one-day tropical retreat. Through April 22.

New York Metro Reptile Show - Westchester County Center
April 22, 2012 - White Plains

Thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages, and more. 200+ vendor tables. Sorry, no personal pets allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2012 - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through April 22, 2012 - Huntington

This juried exhibition features works of art created by Long Island high school students in grades 9-12, based on works of art shown in The Heckscher Museum of Art during the 2011-2012 school year. Approximately 80 works of art in various media will be exhibited and prizes are awarded in several categories including Best in Show. The exhibition runs through April 22, 2012.

History and Mystery of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

With over 25,000 species growing on six continents, orchids fascinate and touch the lives of people in every country and culture from the jungles of Brazil to vanilla farms in Mexico. This series of exciting presentations and demonstrations takes you on a journey around the world of orchids and shows you how to grow and care for them at home.

Our Nation's Generations 2012: Sustainable Cities - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 22, 2012 - Fairfield

Eighth grade students from The Unquowa School in Fairfield and 5th grade students from New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport were challenged to design and create proposals for the city of Bridgeport's urban planning initiatives. The result is an exhibit of students' proposals for development of Bridgeport's empty lots and abandoned buildings on upper Main Street using innovative computer models, writing, poetry and photography.

'Stinkykids, The Musical' - Vital Theatre Company
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

A new family show based on the StinkyKids characters, little ones who learn to make the right choices through their childhood mistakes and who live by the motto "Always be a leader of good." The StinkyKids pro-social brand will appeal to parents for the values it represents and appeals to kids because the characters are real kids getting into real mischief.

North Shore Day Camp Open House - North Shore Day Camp
April 22, 2012 - Glen Cove

Kids can engage in arts and crafts, face painting, watch a magician, or enjoy refreshments as they tour the camp facilities and meet the staff.

The Ungovernables - 2012 New Museum Triennial - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives -- totaling over fifty participants -- born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, "The Ungovernables," takes its inspiration from the concept of "ungovernability" and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly "natives" to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. "The Ungovernables" is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation. "The Ungovernables" is an exhibition about the urgencies of a generation who came of age after the independence and revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Through both materials and form, works included in "The Ungovernables" explore impermanence and an engagement with the present and future. Many of the works are provisional, site-specific, and performative reflecting an attitude of possibility and resourcefulness. In the sculpture of Adrian Villar Rojas, monumentality is juxtaposed with transience. Rendered in clay, the works depend on cracks on their surfaces -- the inevitable failure of the object, of meaning, and the guaranteed transformation of all ideas and objects back to dust. But it is dust that is then repurposed, reimagined, and re-formed. When Danh Vo learned that the Statue of Liberty is simply a steel armature covered by a copper skin the thickness of two pennies, he researched the hammering process that gave her shape, then employed craftsmen to replicate the statue's skin for his work WE THE PEOPLE. Julia Dault manipulates materials of modernity such as Formica and Plexiglas in temporal arrangements that can never be repeated. In her works, the artist's labor is dependent on the conditions of a certain space, her strength to execute a work at a particular time, and the uncontrollable accidents her materials determine. House of Natural Fiber, a new media collective and alternative space, has recently combined microbiology and art to teach locals about safe ways to brew homemade fruit wine while amplifying and sampling the sounds of the distillation process to make electronic music. Jonathas de Andrade's Ressaca Tropical (Tropical Hangover) is an installation of over one hundred photographs linked to pages of a romantic diary found in the trash. In isolation, the components of Ressaca are historical documents. However, pieced together, they comprise a larger fiction of what a city is and can be -- how the past can remain alive, not through conservation, but instead through the invisible energy of living. The New Museum has initiated a series of residencies and public programs to support the production of new works for the Triennial to foster artistic investigation, experimentation, and exchange. Residencies began in February 2011, with Public Movement and Adri�n Villar Rojas focusing on research for Triennial projects. In June and July, the New Museum embarked on a concentrated period of activities with Wu Tsang as well as Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran of CAMP. On November 4 and 6, Public Movement presented Positions, a choreographed protest in which political and philosophical positions manifest into physical positions. Wu Tsang continued to develop his work Full Body Quotation with a performance on November 19, which will be the foundation of his installation in "The Ungovernables" exhibition. The Triennial is curated by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
April 22, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Shen Yun Performing Arts - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

After enchanting royals in London; after performing for packed houses across Asia; after wowing a sold-out audience at Lincoln Center this past January, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Lincoln Center April 18-22 for a limited run. A Shen Yun performance features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be?a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance! For tickets and information: 1-800-818-2393 /

Animal Adventures: Hudson Valley - Teatown Lake Reservation
April 22, 2012 - Ossining

Children ages 4 and older will meet a few of Teatown's ambassador animals in this program featuring animals from the Hudson Valley.

Milk 'n' Cookies: Lazer Vauderville - Lafayette Theater
April 22, 2012 - Suffern

This international touring stage show features black light juggling, lasers with magic, acrobatics, slapstick comedy, and dance. The show stars Carter Brown with hoop-rolling and rope-spinning; Cindy Marvell, the first woman ever to win the International Juggling Association Championships; and Jeff Taub, a former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown. Milk and cookies will be served to children after the show.

Party for the Planet and Sheep Shearing - Bergen County Zoological Park
April 22, 2012 - Paramus

Celebrate Earth Day with the animals at the Zoo's Fifth Annual Party for the Planet. Talk to local conservation ambassadors to hear what they're doing to help the environment and learn how you can help, too. The zoo also hosts its annual -- and very popular -- Sheep Shearing. The zoo's sheep get their annual haircut at 11am. Arrive early for a view of this popular event. Related artifacts including a spinning wheel, knitting, and wool-dyeing will be on display in the farmyard.

Go The Distance Walk - Westchester Medical Center Campus
April 22, 2012 - Valhalla

The annual walk and family fun day supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. A one-mile, noncompetitive walk around the Westchester Medical Center campus. Afterwards, there will be live entertainment, games, and activities for all ages.

Kids 'N Comedy's 'When We Were Young Show' - Gotham Comedy Club
April 22, 2012 - Chelsea

Who said you had to wait till you were old to start complaining about change? In this performance nostalgic teenagers long for a simpler time. With Angela Citrola, Joe O'Hare, Zach Rosenfeld, David Thompson and more. Kids 'N Comedy presents monthly shows at Gotham Comedy Club with a turntable of talented teens and 'tweens from the tri-state area. In the company's shows, each comic performs his/her own material, which is screened to be free of profanity and abrasive or cheap "low" humor (like fart jokes). They do, however, venture into edgy comic terrain: politics, getting old, even death.

Jammin Jenn's Music Therapy Workshop - Karma Kids Yoga
April 22, 2012 - West Village

Jenn Pacht-Goodman, founder of Jammin' Jenn Music Therapy for Children, hosts a special Music Therapy Workshop during Autism Awareness Month. The group, for kids ages 7-11, will encourage turn taking skills, increase expressive and receptive language, increase peer awareness, and have a blast. Music Therapy encourages children to comply with on task behaviors in a non-threatening way. Come with your child to participate in a fun filled 30 minute Music Therapy Group. Instruments such as egg shakers, maracas, rhythm sticks, bells and drums will all be explored as your child goes on a musical journey with Jammin Jenn! Parent participation is required. Child must be able to attend in a group for 30 minutes, and remain in a circle without running around unless activity calls for movement.

Jammin Jenn's Music Therapy Workshop - Karma Kids Yoga
April 22, 2012 - West Village

Jenn Pacht-Goodman, founder of Jammin' Jenn Music Therapy for Children, hosts a special Music Therapy Workshop during Autism Awareness Month. The group will encourage turn taking skills, increase expressive and receptive language, increase peer awareness, and have a blast. Music Therapy encourages children to comply with on task behaviors in a non-threatening way. Come with your child to participate in a fun filled 30 minute Music Therapy Group for kids younger than 6. Instruments such as egg shakers, maracas, rhythm sticks, bells and drums will all be explored as your child goes on a musical journey with Jammin Jenn! Parent participation is required. Child must be able to attend in a group for 30 minutes, and remain in a circle without running around unless activity calls for movement.

'The Dragon Child' - NYU's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
April 22, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Directed by Australia's Peter Wilson, director of the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony, this performance blends traditional Chinese art, music, and culture with contemporary puppetry, theater, and animation. Raised by the colorful and lively twelve Chinese zodiac animals, the young Dragon Child enjoys a harmonious and peaceful existence until pollution and diminishing natural resources disrupt her life. Through her eyes and the eyes of her friends, this optimistic story of growth, survival and courage explores the challenges the world faces today and their impact on the future.

New City Street Fair - New City Courthouse Lawn
April 22, 2012 - New City

Fair season has official begun. The New City Chamber of Commerce hosts a seasonal celebration with entertainment, rides, games, food, vendors, live music, a DJ, and inflatables. Rain or shine.

Nyack Community Cleanup - Nyack Center
April 22, 2012 - Nyack

Keep Rockland Beautiful hosts this annual event to help beautify the community. Volunteers will meet at the Nyack Center to register, pick up supplies, and get refreshments. Pre-registration is requested. Rain date April 29.

'Footloose!' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
April 22, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Teen performers take the stage in "Footloose"! Everyone's favorite music from the movie combined with the magic of live theater. Call 914-630-0804 for tickets.

Seed Safari - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 22, 2012 - Crown Heights

Trek through the Museum's Garden looking for seeds that fly, seeds that float, and seeds that catch a ride. Plant the seeds you've gathered to start your own garden at home!

B'Earthday - Prospect Park Audobon Center
April 22, 2012 - Flatbush

Come celebrate Earth Day and the Audubon Center's 10th Anniversary! Enjoy nature games, tours, lakeshore clean-up, educational activities, performances and crafts.

Spring Wash Day - Lefferts Historic House
April 22, 2012 - Flatbush

It's time to get the dirt out of our 19th century reproduction clothing the non-electric way, using tubs, washboards and bar soap. All ages can help.

Animal Embassy Presentation - Maritime Aquarium
April 22, 2012 - Norwalk

In honor of earth day, get the chance to learn about and touch animals from around the globe including a spectacled owl, an African bullfrog, a poison dart frog and a Burmese python.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 22, 2012 - Midwood

The Dallas Children's Theater performs this renowned musical, which celebrates the importance of one's goodness, generosity, and kindness of heart through African dance, drumming, narration and song.

Classical Interludes: Steve Zynszajn - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
April 22, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Violinist Steven Zynszajn and pianist Steven Graff perform works by Mozart, Grieg and Sarasate, Brahms, and Piazolla.

Over the Stone - Avery Fisher Hall
April 22, 2012 - New York City

Over the Stone - Richard W. Weymuth, Guest Conductor; Haydn: St. Nicholas Mass; Kara Shay Thomson, Soprano; Doris Brunatti, Mezzo-soprano; David Guzman, Tenor; Stefan Szkafarowsky, Bass; Martin: The Awakening. Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra International and Distinguished Concerts Singers International. Karl Jenkins Over the Stone (Harp Concerto); Catrin Finch, Harp; Bryn Terfel, Special Guest. Tickets:

'Les Moutons' (The Sheep) - Long Island Children's Museum
April 22, 2012 - Garden City

Reality meets fantasy in this live installation that recreates a country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange and hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behavior. Meet Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette, and Cesar, three healthy ewes and a young ram as you take part in their daily routines, including shearing, feeding, milking and much more. This innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights. Performances will be held in outside, weather permitting.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
April 22, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 22, 2012 - Scarsdale

Help to spruce up the grounds, prepare the garden beds, clear the trails, and more. Plus, learn about sustainability practices from the naturalist staff. A free visit to the animal museum is included.

Family Storytime: 'Hurray for Earth Day!' - White Plains Public Library
April 22, 2012 - White Plains

Celebrate Earth Day with stories, songs, and snack for children ages 3 and older, and their families. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Family Flicks - 'Edward Scissorhands' - The Picture House
April 22, 2012 - Pelham

Incapable of directly touching others with his razor-sharp fingers, Edward is the physical manifestation of spiritual isolation. When a kind Avon lady discovers him and introduces him to suburbia, his ability to shape things - hedges, hair, ice - into wondrous sculptures engenders a brief welcome. But his acceptance is short-lived in this parable of teenage angst and alienation. Rated PG-13. 1990. 105 mins.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 22, 2012 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration recommended.

Chinese Culture Family Day - Katonah Museum of Art
April 22, 2012 - Katonah

A day of fun activities introducing families to fascinating parts of traditional Chinese culture. Includes arts & crafts, calligraphy, a fan dance performance, a virtual studio visit, via Skype, with children's book author/illustrator Grace Lin, a demonstration of the ancient Chinese healing arts of acupuncture and herbal medicine, yummy dumplings and other refreshments.

'Earth Day' Collage Workshop - White Plains Public Library
April 22, 2012 - White Plains

A special drop-in Earth Day Collage Workshop with collage- and pop-artist Michael Albert, who is known for his cubist mosaic cereal-box collages. Families can view Albert's exhibit in the Gallery, then go to The Castle in The Trove where they will read picture books, then make collages of their own to celebrate Earth Day.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): The Sound of Music - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 22, 2012 - Pleasantville

The hills are alive...with the joy and charm of this beloved musical and its many hummable tunes. It's one of everyone's favorite things - especially when seen on the silver screen. Rated "G." 1965; 174 min.

The Bronx Wanderers - Queens Theatre
April 22, 2012 - Corona

Be transported to a street corner in the 1950’s when the soulful, melodic sounds of doo-wop and a new style of music called rock-and-roll ruled the airwaves. Bring your family to spend a toe-tapping, hand-clapping and dancing-in-the-aisles evening with The Bronx Wanderers.

Rex Reed’s The Man That Got Away: Ira Without George - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
April 22, 2012 - Bayside

Internationally renowned critic/author/lecturer Rex Reed hosts this star-studded tribute, which follows the life of lyricist Ira Gershwin, George’s older brother. “The Man That Got Away: Ira Without George” focuses on the songs he wrote without his brother, including collaborations with Vernon Duke, Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen, Harry Warren, and Jerome Kern. This all-star cast performs 27 numbers including classic standards "I Can’t Get Started," "Spring Again," "My Ship," "Long Ago and Far Away," and "The Man That Got Away."

Children's Carnival - Queens County Farm Museum
April 22, 2012 - Floral Park

Join the Queens County Farm Museum for a carnival in the apple orchard. Carnival rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides, and children’s entertainment all await you and your family. Carnival rides included at no additional charge. Height rules apply at all rides.

Family Art Project: Who Will Speak for the Trees? - Wave Hill
April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Listen to guest storyteller Rama Mandel read "The Lorax," by Dr. Seuss, and "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein. Working with your hands, form burlap and mixed papers into a portrait that honors trees. Then fashion a tiny Earth Day gem to wear as a charm or pin. Free with grounds admission.

Earth Day Pond Discovery - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 22, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Explore the aquatic ecosystem of Bechtel Lake and its connection to clean drinking water for thousands of residents in lower Westchester and Fairfield counties. A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! Register by April 20.

Earth Day Celebration - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 22, 2012 - Scarsdale

Volunteers wanted! Join in a fun, earth-friendly afternoon sprucing up the grounds, preparing the garden beds, clearing the trails, and more. Participate in The Children & Nature Network's Let's G.O.! (Get Outside) initiative to get intergenerational groups outside together. SavATree will present a tree planting demonstration and discussion on root collar disorders. Free visit to the Animal Museum for all Earth Day volunteers. Individuals and groups welcome but pre-registration for groups is required. Contact 914-723-3470 to reserve your spot.

Washed Out - Highline Ballroom
April 22, 2012 -

Long adored and critically lauded in the blog world, Atlanta-based songwriter and producer Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, first came to prominence in the summer of 2009 after unassumingly posting a handful of bedroom-recorded tracks to his Myspace page from his family home in the seclusion of the tiny rural city of Perry, Georgia. "I'd been writing music on my own for three or four years previous to that," Greene explains, "mostly as a way to experiment with songwriting processes. Those were just the first I ever shared." 2011 saw Green release his debut full-length album, Within and Without. Featuring standout tracks like "Eyes Be Closed," "Amor Fati," and "You and I," the album garnered a 9 out of 10 rating from Spin Magazine, earned Pitchfork's coveted Best New Music tag, and was profiled by The New York Times. The disc peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart.

April 22, 2012 - New York

Travel Back to The '60s tonight for an evening of bubblegum rock at B.B. King Blues Club. Tonight's show will feature performances by Ron Dante, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, and special guest Joey Levine. Ron Dante is best known as the lead singer for the fictional cartoon band The Archies, as well as the one-hit-wonder group The Cuff Links. "Sugar, Sugar," The Archies' best-loved song, topped the Top 40 charts for weeks and was voted Song of The Year in 1969. "Tracy,". In addition to his vocal work, Dante has also served as a producer for Barry Manilow, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Irene Cara, Ray Charles, John Denver, and other major recording artists. The 1910 Fruitgum Company virtually exploded onto the national music scene in 1968 with its first single "Simon Says." The song quickly ascended the charts, and the album of the same name reached No. 2 in the U.S. and topped charts in the United Kingdom. The band followed up this initial success with another smash hit record, 1-2-3 Red Light (1968). By the time it released the Gold-certified record Indian Giver (1969), The 1910 Fruitgum Company had amassed a treasure trove of prototypical bubblegum rock to its now-legendary name.

Family Weekend Workshop - My Day in Pictures - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 22, 2012 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and current exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Today: "My Day in Pictures."

Thalia Kids' Book Club: Trenton Lee Stewart's Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict - Symphony Space
April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Fans of the author's bestselling The Mysterious Benedict Society will finally learn the story of the genius Nicholas Benedict in the long-awaited prequel to the popular series.

Dance Department Spring Concert - Kumble Theater at Long Island University
April 22, 2012 - Fort Greene

For its annual Spring concert, Long Island University's esteemed dance program presents an exhilarating program of modern dance works choreographed by world-renowned guest artists from the professional modern dance world.

The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor - Stamford Palace Theater
Through April 22, 2012 - Stamford

Hear the Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6-12, takes place one hour before the Sunday concert where Maestro Preu share secrets and stories behind the music.

The Great Subway Search - NY Transit Museum
Through April 22, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Great Subway Search is on, and you're the detective! Discover key signs, symbols and subway parts in this unique "scavenger hunt" through our vintage cars.

The Great Subway Search - NY Transit Museum
April 22, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Great Subway Search is on, and you're the detective! Discover key signs, symbols and subway parts in this unique "scavenger hunt" through our vintage cars.

Corpus Dance presents 'A Flock of Flyers' - Long Island Children's Museum
April 22, 2012 - Garden City

Due to severe budget cutbacks the 217th Canadian Flying Squadron has been left without any planes. Determined to fly at any cost, the five flyers continue their regimented training in an imaginary airfield. Choreographed down to the millimeter, the flyers have paraded their hilarious maneuvers to audiences around the world. Part dance, part theatre, the performance invites audience members to learn the "flight patterns" of the flyers, with exceedingly humorous results.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 22, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a cool design using watercolor resist techniques to celebrate Earth Day.

Movie: "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
April 22, 2012 - Ossining

The final film in the Star Wars Series, "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" will be screened in the Budarz Theater. Rated "PG." 1983; 134 mins.

Making Books Sing's "IF YOU REALLY LOVE POLAR BEARS..." - Railroad Playhouse
April 22, 2012 - Newburgh

Celebrate Earth Day at a special performance of Making Books Sing's "If You Really Love Polar Bears..."IF YOU REALLY LOVE POLAR BEARS…" Meet Patchy…a little boy who loves polar bears and learns about the important role he can play in saving the earth. Told through music, puppetry and physical comedy, this 30-minute performance educates children about climate change and the impact it is having on animals' habitats.

Fifth Annual Rising Stars Concert - Chappaqua Public Library
April 22, 2012 - Chappaqua

A concert of classical and contemporary works from the East and the West starring Asian American Students, ages 8-18, who are selected via audition by a panel of judges. Features a variety of Western and Asian classical and traditional Asian instruments.

Baby Story Time: Jon Samson - Greenlight Booksstore
April 22, 2012 - Fort Greene

On Sunday mornings, children's performers keep babies and toddlers under 3 entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play. Today, Jon Samson brings his guitar and bag of musical tricks.

Earth Day - Staten Island Zoo
April 22, 2012 - Staten Island

Celebrate the Earth with the Staten Island Zoo. Stop by an Education Station and learn about composting and how you can do it in your own home! We will also have crafts, activities, and animal encounters available for children.

Spring Flea Market - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
April 22, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Jewish Center hosts a Spring Flea Market with over 40 vendors selling new and used items, collectibles, hewelry, Mother's Day gifts, and more. Want to sell? We provide the table for $35 each. (No used clothing).

PS 116 Chess Tournament - PS 116: The Mary Lindley Murray School
April 22, 2012 - Murray Hill

NYChessKids attempts to provide a positive chess playing experience for chess players of all ages and levels, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, complete beginner to national champion. Playing at a chess tournament is supposed to be exciting and entertaining for students and NYChessKids strives to provide an environment where our students can have the best chess playing experience possible.

Gingerbread Players Present Annie - St. Lukes Church
April 22, 2012 - Forest Hills

Annie, the classic family musical is this tale of a little orphan girl who wins the love of a hard-bitten tycoon in Depression-era New York. The score, including such unforgettable numbers as ?The Sun?ll Come Out Tomorrow,? ?Easy Street? and ?Hard-Knock Life,? is a toe-tapping delight. Call 718-268-7772 or visit for more information.

Making Books Sing's The Butterfly - The Mint Theater
April 22, 2012 - Times Square

A one-hour family musical about the friendship between two adolescent girls set in WWII in France, based on the book by Patricia Polacco. Best suited for children ages 7 and older.

Little Club Heads Family Dance Party - Broad Street Ballroom
April 22, 2012 - Financial District

Little Club Heads is a once a month afternoon dance party for parents and kids ages 12 months-10 years old. Party with the whole family as top DJs get the party started in one of NYC's hottest venues. Little Club Heads features lots of dancing, fun entertainment, face painting, clowns, a balloon twister, cartoon characters, games, and special performances.

Start with Art at the Met Plus—Writing on the Wall - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Learn about cuneiform writing, used by the mighty cities and empires of the ancient Near East for over five thousand years, then make your own clay cylinder seal to use at home on homemade clay.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Co. - Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts
April 22, 2012 - Flushing

Fast-paced, universally engaging, and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of audiences worldwide. Now your family has the opportunity to see big blow-up shapes shimmer, as well as balloon deflate and bounce in a rainbow of colors.

The Nields - 92YTribeca
April 22, 2012 - Tribeca

The Nields' story begins with two sisters, Nerissa and Katryna, who grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and in the back seat of the family car. They bring that same playful, family spirit to their concerts, whether they are signing about organic farms, superhero soup or caterpillars! As a duo, the sisters have toured nationally for years and have shared the stage with Natalie Merchant, Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLaughlin, Dar Williams, The Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Joan Baez, the Band, 10,000 Maniacs, Billy Bragg, Dan Zanes and countless others, all of whom informed and enhanced their musical repertoire.

Green Festival - Javits Center North
April 22, 2012 - Midtown West

The nation's largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 11th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the city's first ever Green Festival. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists as well as an organic beer and wine pavilion, a sustainable fashion show from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services.

Dog Days - Old Westbury Gardens
April 22, 2012 - Old Westbury

Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers at this amazing venue.

Suzuki on the Island Piano Recitals - Old Westbury Gardens
April 22, 2012 - Old Westbury

Get ready to listen to fantastic piano music by students of the Suzuki method.

'The Lonely Phone Booth' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
April 22, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Based on the book The Lonely Phone Booth by Peter Ackerman, and inspired by one of the last remaining fully enclosed phone booths in Manhattan (at 100th and West End Avenue) this fantasy tale explores the story of an old friend who is forgotten then rediscovered.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - LIVE MUSICAL! - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
April 22, 2012 - Smithtown

Judith Viorst's humorous tale of a day in the life of a fourth grade boy makes its way to the stage.

Jigsaw 4 Mile Run/Walk for Autism - East Islip Marina
April 22, 2012 - East Islip

All ages are welcome to run in this event. Proceeds support programs on Long Island that work with children diagnosed with Autism. Visit the website for more information about the run and about EJ and Jigsaw. Register on line or the day of the race.

Spring Family Yoga at Sands Point Preserve - Sands Point Preserve
April 22, 2012 - Sands Point

Your whole family can experience the benefits of yoga that include stretching, strength building, and relaxation. Bring everyone in the spirit of togetherness and fun. Additional sessions are scheduled for July 8 and November 11, 2012.

Chick-a-pa-looza - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
Through April 22, 2012 - Riverhead

In celebration of Earth Day and spring on the farm, learn how to start your own garden, chicken coop, or bee hive. There are hands-on, do-it-yourself workshops throughout the day, kids games, an egg hunt, and visits with friendly farm animals including lambs, bunny, chickens, turkeys, and a pony.

Live Music with Hart and Soul - Martha Clara Vineyards
April 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Live music at the vineyard.

Long Island Author's Group - Martha Clara Vineyards
April 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Visit with more than 20 of Long Island’s favorite authors whose works include fiction and non-fiction for adult, young adult, and children’s.

Wee Warriors Yoga Playtime Free StoryTime Yoga - Whole Foods Market, Lake Grove
April 22, 2012 - Lake Grove

StoryTime comes alive with the use of puppets, music and animated yoga poses. Children's stories will be read to inspire yoga poses from animals and aspects of nature.

AZUR & ASMAR, ANIMATION - Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
Through April 22, 2012 - Patchogue

Blonde, blue-eyed, white-skinned Azur and black-haired, brown-eyed, dark-skinned Asmar are lovingly cared for by Asmar's gentle mother, who tells them magical stories of her faraway, beautiful homeland and the beautiful Djinn Fairy imprisoned there. When Azur's father provokes a brutal separation, Asmar and his mother are driven away, homeless and penniless. Years later, reunited but now in very different stations in life, the two brothers set off on a dangerous quest to their mother's homeland to find and free the Djinn Fairy.

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School Presents: The Littlest Mermaid - Guild Hall
Through April 22, 2012 - East Hampton

Based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, mermaid princesses, sea horses, sharks, merwitchesand and all types of wondrous sea creatures dance across the stage with the music of Alan Menken providing the orchestral score. To reserve tickets in advance email:

Baby Got Bach: Interactive Concerts for Kids - Le Poisson Rouge
April 22, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Children ages 3-6 will get to know musical instruments such as the violin and French horn, and learn musical concepts like trills and pizzicato in several hands-on activities. They will also get to meet the musicians one-on-one before the concert. Next, kids participate in a jam session, singing familiar songs and playing along on simple instruments. Then it's on to the stage to enjoy a listening tour of great live chamber music with concert pianist Orli Shaham and her friends. Past guests include violinist Gil Shaham, the Escher String Quartet and musicians from the St. Louis Symphony.

'The Book of Everything' - The New Victory Theater
April 22, 2012 - Times Square

Nine-almost-ten-year-old Thomas Klopper imagines tropical fish swimming in Amsterdam's canals, torrential hailstorms raging in midsummer, and Jesus stopping by every now and again for a chat. Thomas chronicles his daydreams in the "Book of Everything," a secret diary that contains his greatest aspiration: "When I grow up, I'm going to be happy." But happiness eludes Thomas, his sister and his Mama as they struggle with a controlling and sometimes violent Papa. Filled with both humor and hope, The Book of Everything is based on the Dutch novel by Guus Kuijer, set in 1951, and directed by Neil Armfield (Exit the King, The Diary of a Madman). It is a gripping story about finding your own voice, struggling with big ideas, and facing fears.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
April 22, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the Stony Brook Grist Mill, c. 1751, offers the experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond.

Affordable Art Fair NYC 2012 Spring Edition - 7 W New York
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair New York City returns to the hustling and bustling art capital of the world to showcase new and emerging artists, galleries, and must-see installations. The uniqueness of the Affordable Art Fair carries over to the programming the Fair offers for its diverse audience. Whether it is a family outing or a night on the town, you will want to take full advantage of the wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions and kids’ activities offered. When and Where Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring edition April 18, 2012: Private Preview 5-9pm April 19 – 22, 2012: General Fair days 7 West 34 Street, NYC April 19-22, 2012 Tickets: $12 Students & Seniors: $10 Children under 12: Free

Earth Day Craft Extravaganza - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
April 22, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Most of the earth is covered with water. Do your part to help keep oceans clean by making recycled crafts made from soda bottles. RSVP.

Ballet Hispanico - The Joyce Theater
April 22, 2012 - Chelsea

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the preeminent Latino dance institution in the United States, returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York Season. This year's program pays tribute to the richness and range of the company's Latino roots?and the diverse talents of the dancers?and features African and Caribbean influences. Take advantage of the Family Matinees, where tickets for children are only $10.

Recycled Bottlenose Dolphin Planter - Vanderbilt Museum
April 22, 2012 - Centerport

Children see a Bottlenose Dolphin in the Hall of Fishes. Using recycled soda bottles, they will make planters that look like Bottlenose Dolphins, add dirt, plant seeds, take their creations home, and watch the seeds grow. Children must be accompanied by one adult.

Earth Day Images - Central Park Zoo
April 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

In this family program, parents and kids will team up and take photos of zoo animal ambassadors in celebration of Earth Day. The zoo's resident wildlife photographer, Judith Wolfe, will take guests on a journey through the zoo to capture the perfect Earth Day images. Digital camera and adult accompaniment required.

Open Studio: Whitney Biennial - Whitney Museum
April 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Families can drop in on select Sunday afternoons to explore Whitney Biennial 2012 and all the Whitney has to offer through hands-on activities with a Museum Educator. Each month explores a different theme; April is Sculpture and Installation.

Fee-Free Days - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
April 22, 2012 - Oyster Bay

The Historic Site will waive its admission fees April 21-29 in observance of National Park Week.

Montauk Lighthouse - Montauk Lighthouse
April 22, 2012 - Montauk

Visit the lighthouse for the view and a little history. Children must be 41" to climb the tower.

Cinderella - John W. Engeman Theater
April 22, 2012 - Northport

See the beloved Disney tale of Cinderella live on stage in a theatrical version for families.

The Wizard of Oz - Arena Players Repertory Theater- Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage Hoouse
April 22, 2012 - Centerport

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey down the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz in this audience participation production of the classic story.

National Grid Earth Day Celebration - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 22, 2012 - Midwood

Brooklyn Center's Earth Day celebration seeks to educate families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future. Interactive family act

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