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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 25


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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 25, 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 25. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 25, 2012 -

Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Rush Hour: Mozart and La Mer - New York Philharmonic
April 25, 2012 -

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
April 25, 2012 - New York

The new Amateur Night season is underway with a whole new line-up of eager contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 25, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (birth to 2 years) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Wednesdays through June 20.

New Mommy Friendship Circle - JCC Rockland
April 25, 2012 - West Nyack

This monthly friendship circle allows new moms to share their experiences, learn from others, and build amazing friendships along the way. Facilitated by Sabrina Roffman, MS, Just for Women Life Coaching. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Hebrew for Little Ones - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 25, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to four years old are invited to learn Hebrew through immersion stories, songs, music, games, and art. Vocabulary lists provided each week for parents to take home. For more information and registration, call 845-358-3767 or contact

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy - Ages 7-10 - Kid Esteem Monetessori
April 25, 2012 - Lindenhurst

Step by step drawing lessons with Art Teacher Amy. Draw portraits, landscapes and master artist works. Learn how to use chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers. $10 supply fee.

How To Preserve Family Photos, Documents, and Textiles - Suffern Free Library
April 25, 2012 - Suffern

Do you have a box of old family photographs or letters that you don't know what to do with? Kerry Sclafani, Regional Coordinator and Archivist for the Hudson Valley Documentary Heritage Program, will explain how to protect your family's memories. This workshop is part of The Documentary Heritage Program (DHP), a New York State records program designed to locate, organize, and make available the state's historical records that are critical to ensuring the survival of New York's heritage. Pre-registration is requested.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 25, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities.

Forever Families Through Adoption: Art-Themed Socialization Group for Adoptees - Crawford Park Mansion
April 25, 2012 - Rye Brook

A free art-themed socialization group for school age adoptees meeting two times a month through June 6. The group will focus on the expression of emotions through art, and creating an open forum for discussion about the participants' feelings about adoption. Groups will be co-led by FFTA employees Becca Leitman, MSW, adoption counselor, and Megan Ice, EdM. Adoption will be the common thread that holds the group together and will be addressed as it is brought up by the participants.

S.L.E Lupus Foundation New York Bag Ladies Luncheon - 583 Park Ave.
April 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

The annual New York Bag Ladies Luncheon gathers hundreds of women prominent in the city’s philanthropic community for a fundraising event to benefit Lupus science and support services. The program includes a sumptuous luncheon and will a silent (but very lively!) auction of generously donated designer and celebrity handbags.

Playstation - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
April 25, 2012 - East Flatbush

Play the Playstation with your friends.

Ezra Jack Keats: Story and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
April 25, 2012 - Brownsville

Listen to Ezra Jack Keats stories, participate in a story-craft project, and take home a free book!

Richard Goode - Carnegie Hall
April 25, 2012 -

Eminent American pianist Richard Goode guides the audience through music by Schumann and Chopin, two unmistakable voices of 19th-century Romanticism. Kinderszenen and Kreisleriana are definitive examples of Schumann's scintillating and fantastical style, and Chopin's Ballade No. 3 displays a rhapsodic musical language that Goode plays "with perfect diction and understated elegance" (The Washington Post).

April 25, 2012 - New York

"I'm sixty-one years old now, Lord I never thought I'd see 30," Nick Lowe sings on "Checkout Time," a song from his first new studio album in over four years, 'The Old Magic,' set for September release on Yep Roc. The line cuts right to the quick. For though he spent his 20s "busy not fitting into three successive movements: pub rock, punk and new wave" (NY Times), Lowe has mined fertile new creative ground in recent years and the eleven tracks on 'The Old Magic' dig deeper still. As NPR observes, "Few musicians get better with age. Nick Lowe is an exception." Nick Lowe's last album, 2007's 'At My Age,' was hailed as "utterly fantastic" by the Village Voice and tallied his best single-week sales of the Soundscan era. Since then, Yep Roc has reissued Lowe's long-unavailable first two albums 'Jesus of Cool' and 'Labour of Lust,' to great acclaim. In 2009, Lowe gave his first headlining performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Later this month he will play the Meltdown and Glastonbury festivals in the UK, with autumn U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
April 25, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and puzzles. No registration necessary.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
April 25, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades three and up will learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm. The program runs for four weeks.

The Impact of Moods, Anxiety, and Depression on Learning and Attention - Temple Sholom
April 25, 2012 - Greenwich

Dr. Alan Wachtel, psychiatrist, neurologist and author of "The Attention Deficit Answer Book," outlines treatment options and parenting strategies for moods and anxiety issues. Co-Sponsored by Temple Sholom. RSVP to or to 203-226-6703.

A Brain Based Approach for Children Struggling with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autismand Related Disorders - Long Hill Administration Building
April 25, 2012 - Trumbull

Trumbull Parents of Students with Learning Differences (TPSLD) is a town-wide parent support group under Trumbull PTA Council, an affiliate of the National Parent Teacher Association. A PTA member from each school serves as a TPSLD representative to maintain a dialogue among parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders regarding issues that relate to the successful education of students with learning differences. For more information contact

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits - Museum of the Moving Image
April 25, 2012 - Astoria

With the voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, and Jeremy Piven, comes a thrilling combination of Claymation and 3D computer graphics. In this 3D movie event, the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain has only one dream: to defeat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz and win the much coveted Pirate of the Year Award. With a ragtag crew, he travels from exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London, battles a diabolical queen, and teams up with a smitten young scientist along the way.

Knights Of Queens - Queens Library: Queens Village Branch
April 25, 2012 - Queens Village

Chess is a game of logic and skill that anyone can learn. Kids ages 6 to 16 can come to the library to learn the rules, play the game, and improve their critical thinking abilities in a fun way.

Using DIR/Floortime Techniques and Strategies at Home and in School - Norwalk City Hall
April 25, 2012 - Norwalk

Audrey Spellman, M.A., a certified special educator and consultant with advanced training in the DIR/Floortime approach, will discuss how to integrate Floortime in different ways throughout a child's day. Bring examples of difficulties you have had interacting with your child or the child with whom you are working. There will be ample time for discussing situations you have encountered. Co-sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton, Norwalk Public Schools, and Norwalk SPED Partners.

Origami Yoda with Tom Angleberger - Bank Street Bookstore
April 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

The author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back will read, draw, juggle, and guide kids as they fold their own Origami Yoda. Tom's latest book is "Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind." Ages 9-13.

Enlightened Warriors Teen-Adult Glowga Glow in the Dark Yoga Class - Wee Warriors Yoga Playtime at Prism Wellness
April 25, 2012 - St. James

Come get your yoga on and kick some Asana under the Black Light. This program is designed for students ages 17 and up.

ALM Outreach Campaign Pilot Event - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
April 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Autistic like Me: A Father's Perspective, is a feature documentary film that is the centerpiece for an awareness and advocacy campaign, the ALM Outreach Campaign. The campaign is an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of the role that father's play in the lives of children living on the autism spectrum. On Wednesday, April 25th ALM Campaign will host their pilot outreach event, featuring a screening of a special cut of the film and the chance to meet some of the men featured in the documentary. Following the screening is a panel that includes the film's director, Charles Jones, clinical psychologist, Dr. Robert Naseef, and several of the father's in the film. Registration required,

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
April 25, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Fee-Free Days - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
April 25, 2012 - Oyster Bay

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

Advice to Live By: An Evening with Randy Cohen and Emily Yoffe - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 25, 2012 - New York

In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit on the Bintel Brief, join us for a modern take on this classic advice column. Randy Cohen, New York Time’s former columnist of the Ethicist and Emily Yoffe, Slate’s Dear Prudence advice columnist will discuss our culture’s need for advice, the influence of the Bintel Brief on their own work and how our problems have not changed as much as we think. Gabrielle Birkner, Director of Digital Media for The Forward, will moderate.

Shadow Box Theater presents Once Upon a Story - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
April 25, 2012 - Bedford Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater celebrates diverse American cultures with this medley of tall tales and legends set to music and shadow puppetry. The show includes stories such as Johnny Appleseed, Big Annie and more plus a spirited American songfest.

Newsadoozies: A Man-Eating Musical - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
April 25, 2012 - New York

Newsadoozies is a new musical parodying cult movie/Broadway show Newsies. Newsadoozies chronicles the news boys of New York City in their adventures of selling newspapers, finding love, and getting eaten by the members of an ancient evil cannibalistic sex cult.

Family Farm Fridays! - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 25, 2012 - Stamford

Explore the farm and garden and learn what products come from local farms through cooking and creative projects. Visit the website to find this week's theme. Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up, although younger siblings are welcome. Register early at 203-977-6521.

Advice to Live By: An Evening with Randy Cohen and Emily Yoffe - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 25, 2012 - New York

In conjunction with the Museum's exhibit on the Bintel Brief, join us for a modern take on this classic advice column. Randy Cohen, New York Time's former columnist of the Ethicist and Emily Yoffe, Slate's Dear Prudence advice columnist will discuss our culture's need for advice, the influence of the Bintel Brief on their own work and how our problems have not changed as much as we think. Gabrielle Birkner, Director of Digital Media for The Forward, will moderate. Co-sponsored by The Forward

American Museum of Natural History’s 22nd Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon - American Museum of Natural History
April 25, 2012 - New York City

This year's lecture, The Urban Naturalist: The Roosevelt Legacy, will explore the timely and important topic of urban conservation. President Theodore Roosevelt, a New York City native and life-long naturalist and conservationist, inspired a nation to protect and preserve the natural world, from America's wild spaces to its national parks. As the breakneck growth of cities increasingly affects the natural world, we must remember this legacy and galvanize the next generation to become stewards of our environment. This panel will discuss the importance of building public engagement in densely populated areas, such as New York City, to discover, restore, and maintain our natural resources.

The Studio School - Open House - The Studio School
April 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join The Studio School for its spring open house, where the head of school, director of admissions, heads of programs, and current parents will demonstrate and discuss the school's experiential approach to learning. Call 212-678-2416 x106 to reserve a space.

Wendy Kurtzman Album Pre-Release 'Just For A Thrill' - The Metropolitan Room
April 25, 2012 - New York

Long time, top Hollywood casting director, Wendy Kurtzman, will step into the limelight on April 25th when she makes her NYC nightclub debut. Her debut album, Just For A Thrill, weaves a story of her recent life, told mostly with Cy Coleman compositions arranged by the fabulous Rick Jensen. Kurtzman has a great voice, and the material can't be beat! Just for a Thrill will be released in May. Kurtzman stepped away from life in the fast lane a couple of years ago, after a two decade career during which she collaborated with many influential directors and famous actors. She is currently enjoying getting back to her first love, music, while she prepares to re-enter the movie biz in a related field.

Manhattan Free School Open House - Manhattan Free School
April 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

Tour the facility and see democracy in action at this revolutionary paradigm in education. Watch a decision-making meeting in progress as MFS students and staff take responsibility for the effective operation of the school and for the quality of life at our school.

Operation Prom - Free Dress & Tuxedo Giveaway - Yonkers District Office of the Department of Social Services
April 25, 2012 - Yonkers

Prom season is getting nearer - but it's not too late for girls and boys, concerned about the cost of the big event, to get a free dress or tux rental. In partnership with Westchester County, Operation Prom, a non-profit agency, will run this giveaway event. In addition to dresses and tuxedos, there will be hand bags, shawls, jewelry, and other free giveaways from local business that support the effort. Young men in need of a tuxedo rental at no cost should contact Noel D'Allaco at 914-672-3070. The rentals have been donated by Men's Wearhouse.

Wild Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton - Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
April 25, 2012 - White Plains

Spend an evening indulging in Total Entertainment. Play the latest games, try unusual crafts, sample new goodies, and take home some very cool souvenirs. The evening will be packed with Total Entertainment, including a chance to take on your family in Pac Man Battle Royale or experience live breakdancers. Play at the LED Ping Pong table, and sample from the deluxe Candy Sushi Station while enjoying the musical duo, Bleecker Street. Plus, every child who attends will walk away with a new "Rip It" T-shirt. Meet and hang out with your Emcee and check out our hot dancers and boutique musical acts. Our entire team of entertainers will be there to greet your family.You owe it to yourself to spend a little time researching the latest developments in the event entertainment world. And you owe it to your family to have a little fun. See the best in the business and be totally entertained!

Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik - Highline Ballroom
Through April 26, 2012 -

Suzanne Vega - Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as "a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper" and as "plaintive but disarmingly powerful." Duncan Sheik - Duncan Sheik broke through in the late '90s with his Top 20 single "Barely Breathing," off his Gold-certified eponymous debut album (1996). After this runaway success, he spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer-songwriter rituals. His focus was on albums that broke with pop music conventions, including Humming (1998), Phantom Moon (2001), Daylight (2002), and White Limousine (2006). Together with Steven Sater, he also penned the music for the Broadway sensation Spring Awakening, which won him two Tony Awards and a Grammy. Tonight, he performs with neo-folk legend Suzanne Vega, with whom he collaborated on the 2011 theater production Carson McCullers Talks About Love.

Free Craft Saturdays - Welcome Spring Banner - Straight A's
Through April 27, 2012 - White Plains

Free drop-in arts & crafts.

Let's Go Fly a Kite - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 27, 2012 - Garden City

Sail into spring as you design a kite decoration to celebrate the new season. Use special dot markers, yarn, and paper to create a one-of-kind kite. The program runs through April 27, 2012.

Wolf Camp for Kids (Grades 2-5) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 27, 2012 - South Salem

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long! The four-day program (April 24-27) will include opportunities for your child to learn all about wolves (Wolf 101), discover the various myths that surround wolves, and to create their own and share, walk with a wolf, play a unique game of hide-and-seek using tracking and telemetry tools that real wolf biologists use in the field, create plaster paw prints from real tracks in the field, do "wolfy" arts and crafts, attend howl-a-thons, and more. Program will run with a minimum of 4 children and a maximum of 10. All children who complete the program will get a special "Junior Wolf Biologist" certificate. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at

David Lyle 'Misbehaving' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 28, 2012 - New York

David Lyle Misbehaving April 5 - 28, 2011 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Misbehaving, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America - not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist. Lyle’s painstakingly reductive painting process is a very crucial element to the evolution of his final images. Each piece is rendered using only black paint and turpentine. Lyle begins his process by priming a panel with white gesso. He then paints a thin, rich, oily black veneer over the primed panel, slowly and systematically developing his images by removing some of the black paint with a cloth. In doing so, Lyle renders layer upon layer of various values of black paint resulting in his signature-style of luminescent works. In Misbehaving, we see how Lyle’s methodology combined with his acerbic wit creates an altered reality rife with cynicism and bursting with mischief. Lyle is impeccably faithful to the vintage photographs that inspire his work – until a point in which he instills a cultural reference so familiar, yet iconoclastic, as to leave the viewer wincing, laughing, or really thinking -- often it is all three. This series presents the most innocuous images of bygone times catalyzed by suggestive, sad, or outright strange anachronisms. An adolescent girl snips pages from a Playboy magazine on her tidy bed (Show and Tell); a deadpan scientist holds a hand to a cage of monkeys, among them Elmo from Sesame Street (Wrongfully Accused); an all American ‘50s family is glued to a TV set in admiration of The Simpsons (Family Time). These are juxtaposed with pieces like The Tin Man's Broken Heart and And Then There Was Light that present subtler dynamics more redolent of the artist's personal history and sense of childhood. In a time when Americans are as nostalgic as they are dependent on technology, such work is bitingly astute. Lyle's art seems to ask, “Were we really so good back then?” and if not, “Are we really so bad now?” David Lyle attended the University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and in Japan and covered in publications such as New York Magazine, Modern Painter, New American Paintings, American Artist, Hi-Fructose, Proximity Magazine and Coast Magazine. This is Lyle’s second solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery.

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2012 -

This exhibition focuses on artists who worked in their native Holland during the fertile period of the seventeenth century known as the Dutch Golden Age.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Norwalk

This temporary exhibit is designed to get kids moving by introducing them to non-competitive activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Developers worked to make the exhibit activities accessible to visitors with varying physical abilities and developmental needs.

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain - Frick Collection
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

The Portico Gallery for Decorative Arts and Sculpture opens in late December with an inaugural exhibition of works drawn from Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131 examples of Meissen porcelain from the early years of this Royal Manufactory's production. On view through April 29, 2012, White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of these objects, presented along with a group of eighteenth-century sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1740–1828). Among the latter works is the full-length terracotta Diana the Huntress, a signature work at the Frick that returns to view having been recently cleaned and treated. It finds a permanent home in the new portico gallery, while the ongoing display of other sculptures and ceramics will rotate periodically.

The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Garden City

Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. The exhibits runs through April 29, 2012.

Through April 29, 2012 - Purchase

From the late 1920s to the early 1940s, many of America's most inventive and important artists, including Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, forged their identities, dramatically transforming conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be. A group linked by friendship and common aspirations, many had shared experiences in the classes of influential Czech Cubist Jan Matulka at the Art Students League and in the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Most significantly, they were all closely associated with John Graham (1887-1961), the enigmatic Russian-born artist, connoisseur, and theorist. They, along with others such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, all drawn together by their common commitment to modernism and their eagerness to exchange ideas, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. This exhibition showcases more than sixty works of art from these vital years by Graham and the members of his circle, providing compelling testimony to the dialogue and cross-fertilization that existed during this period in the history of American art. The high level of the work these artists made not only points ahead to their future accomplishments, but also demonstrates that the decade of the thirties, far from being solely a period of depression and retrenchment, was a time of exciting and important innovation. The exhibition sheds new light on the New York School, abstract Expressionism and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars, providing a long overdue examination of an important and little-studied period in American art. Through April 29.

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 29, 2012 -

Ballet Hispanico pays tribute to the richness and range of its Latino roots—and the diverse talents of the company's dancers—with a Joyce season that features African and indigenous influences. Highlights include the world premiere of Espiritu Vivo, created especially for Ballet Hispanico by Ronald K. Brown and set to music by Afro-Peruvian singing sensation Susana Baca; and the Joyce premiere of Asuka, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's first work for the company, an exuberant homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz.

Making Books Sing's THE BUTTERFLY - The Mint Theater
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

Every Saturday & Sunday, 2pm & 4pm. A one-hour family musical about the friendship between two adolescent girls, one French Catholic and one Jewish, set in WWII in France. Based on the book by Patricia Polacco. Best for ages 7 and up! The Mint Theater 311 West 43rd Street (bet. 8-9th Avenue) 3rd Floor Tickets: $10 -15 Tickets on now sale at:

Through April 29, 2012 - New york

Led by one of the dance world's most deeply admired figures in her final season as Artistic Director, Ailey II's 12 rising stars will take the stage in their home theater April 18- 29 for 14 exciting performances of new works and repertory favorites. For almost four decades, Artistic Director Sylvia Waters has groomed and nurtured the world's most talented young dancers as members of Ailey II. To lead the company forward, Ms. Waters named Troy Powell, the veteran Ailey dancer, teacher, choreographer and Ailey II Associate Artistic Director since 2003, as her successor. Sylvia Waters will retire June 30, 2012. Ailey II is at the peak of its popularity, winning rave reviews and regularly selling out performances all over the world. The Company's New York season will feature two diverse programs: Modern Moves & Contemporary Choices. Premieres include Artistic Director Designate Troy Powell's Reference Point, Mina Yoo's Boulevard and Stephanie Batten Bland's The Legacy of Inheritance. The Company's two-week New York season will also feature three repertory favorites: Shards by Donald Byrd, Echoes by Thang Dao and The Corner by Kyle Abraham. For more information and for tickets, visit or or call 866-811-4111.

'Legally Blonde' - The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on the hit movie, "Legally Blonde" is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun. When Sorority girl, Elle Woods gets dumped, she decides to get "serious" to win her boyfriend back. But once at Harvard Law, she discovers the true power behind being legally blonde. This seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical is an all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy that proves being true to yourself never goes out of style. Show runs March 29 through April 29. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Galli Theater's 'Cinderella' - National Comedy Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - Midtown West

Galli's "Cinderella" is an uplifting remake of the original Grimm story about a pure-hearted girl who loses her mother but finds her prince. Underlying this story of overcoming hardships and finding love is the concept of bullying. Cinderella is constantly ridiculed and bullied, just as many children are today. But in the world of theater and the Galli method of acting, this may not be such a horrible thing.

Empanada For A Dream - TBG Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

Downtown on Allen Street -- Everybody’s blasting – Bacchata. Merengue. Salsa. Everybody’s cooking – Plantains. Paella. Empanadas. Boys play Baseball, Football, Skully, Johnny on the Pony. And this girl – the most beautiful girl – watches from a window. EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a poignant and entertaining portrait of family and neighborhood – set against the secret that destroys it all. It’s a story about growing up. It’s a story about getting out. And coming back -- to one boy’s Lower East Side. Founded in 2012, Ballybeg is a new non-profit theatre company committed to working in spaces where the barriers between the show and the audience can be eliminated. By presenting new plays (and American classics) in intimate venues, it’s Ballybeg’s goal to make the deepest possible connection with its audience. Regarding this project, Producer John Adams says: “This extraordinary piece is in development – in fact, it’s going on to a major Latino Theatre Festival in Chicago this summer. It was Juan who graciously offered to provide us with this, our first show. Ballybeg is proud to be part of the journey of the play and to share it with our audience.” Tickets for EMPANADA FOR A DREAM are $18 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 212-868-4444. For more information, visit Performances for EMPANADA FOR A DREAM will be held at TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues, NYC 10018. Performances dates are: Saturday, April 21st @ 8pm; Sunday, April 22nd @ 3pm; Friday, April 27th @ 8pm; Saturday, April 28th @ 8pm;Sunday, April 29th @ 3pm; Sunday, April 29th @ 7pm. The runtime is approximately 85 minutes with no intermission. EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is presented by Ballybeg. Artistic Director: Alex Levy; Managing Director: John Adams; Associate Director: Paul Deines; Sound & Lighting Design: Greg Goff; Publicist:Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Juan Francisco Villa (Playwright/Performer) grew up on the Lower East Side the son of first generation immigrants from Columbia. He is a recovering Catholic after 8 years at Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary, 4 years at the Jesuit All Boys High School La Salle Academy, and 4 ½ years at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY (that’s 8 years of Jesuits). Juan made his acting debut in 4th grade, when recess was rained out, performing his solo staged reading of The Emperor’s New Clothes in the school cafeteria. Later on, he was hoodwinked into choosing Pippin over Varsity Baseball, and he hasn’t looked back since. Like a good native New Yorker, at age 25, he left town -- for Chicago -- where he honed his skills at Improv Olympic, Second City, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Lookingglass Theater and American Theater Company. He has had the honor of working with esteemed playwrights Laura Eason and Ifa Bayeza and has acted in El Grito del Bronx by Migdalia Cruz and Massacre or Sing to Your Children by Jose Rivera, both for the Goodman Theatre. His Chicago Steppenwolf credits include Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegria-Hudes and Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg. Juan moved back to NYC and graduated from Maggie Flanigan’s Meisner Conservatory. He has performed Off and Off Off Broadway at Rattlestick, Mabou Mines/SUITE, INTAR, Monarch, HERO Theater, Lark Play Development, Collaberaction Town, BAX and 59E59. Juan has worked as a Teaching Artist with Manhattan Theater Club, and in Chicago, Pegasus Players, Salsation and Teatro Vista. Through the Peoples Theater Project, he currently teaches English skills through Acting Shakespeare to Harbor Heights 8th graders in Washington Heights. He has been an ensemble member of SALSATION, Chicago's first Latino Sketch/Improv Group and is a current ensemble member of InViolet Theater Company in NYC and Teatro Vista, Chicago’s largest, non–profit–equity, Latino theater company producing full scale, Latino oriented, theatrical productions in English. He will be doing a full production of Empanada for a Dream this summer in Chicago as a co-production with Teatro Vista and Collaberaction. Juan is a proud member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA. Alex Levy (Director) Alex’s work has been seen throughout the United States and around the world. He recently developed and mounted the national tour of America Amerique for The JENA Company. In Los Angeles he has directed the premiere of In the Red for the ARK Theatre and Copenhagen, Home Frontand Dead Man’s Cell Phone for UCLA. Alex served as Artistic Director of Pegasus Players in Chicago for five years. His directing credits there include Continental Divide, Golda’s Balcony (Joseph Jefferson Award for “Outstanding Solo Performance”), The Upper Room (Joseph Jefferson Citation for “Best New Work”), Black Caesar (Three Black Excellence Nominations), Still Life, and Broadway Bound (Joseph Jefferson nominated for four citations including “Best Production” and winner of the After Dark Award for “Best Ensemble”) and The One-Eyed Man is King, as well as nine productions for the Chicago Young Playwrights Festival. His production of My Soul is a Witness was featured in the Hindu Metro-Plus International Theatre Festival in Chennai, India and toured several cities throughout India. Alex twice led international tours through the Middle East sponsored by The United States State Department. In 2010, Alex was selected to participate in Dah Theatre’s International Research Center for Actors and Directors in Belgrade, Serbia. He has also worked with the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Red Twist Theatre, Smoke and Mirrors, Serendipity Theatre Collective, Chicago Dramatists, Theatre Building Chicago, Oakton College, Loyola University, The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. and Geva Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. Alex holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester. Earlier this year, he directed an ensemble created piece called Dark Sun at the University of California Los Angeles. A member of their graduate theatre program since 2009, Alex will receive his Masters in Directing this June. John Adams (Managing Director) for four decades has been a director, producer and/or manager for national tour productions serving performing arts centers and universities nationwide. For his own company, Daedalus Productions, he produced, managed, and/or directed 35 productions including Homeby Samm-Art Williams, The Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and for colored girls…Other highlights include the Royal Shakespeare Company program Sylvia Plath and the first Equity National ofFrom the Mississippi Delta. For Encore Attractions, John served as Associate Producer and Director of Marketing for ten national tours, with credits ranging Master Class starring Charlotte Cornwall from the Royal National Theatre and Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story to two tours of Mahalia, A Gospel Musical. For the past ten years, John has been the producer and managing director for The JENA Company, which he also founded. His productions have included Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from The Titanic, and Black Broadway. More recently JENA mounted Rejoice Dear Hearts, An Evening With Brother Dave Gardner, and My Soul Is A Witness and Jackie, Vi & Lena, two chronicles of the Civil Rights Movement by award- winning Chicago playwright, David Barr III. For Winter/Spring 2010, the company offered America Amerique. Highlighting stories of American Immigrants, 1845 to the present, this new piece was written by John in collaboration with historian Thomas Jessen Adams. The production was developed and directed by John’s partner in Ballybeg, Alex Levy.

Puss in Boots - Puppetworks
Through April 30, 2012 - Park Slope

Puppetworks presents Perrault's 1697 French fantasy Puss in Boots with an original score and a live ogre.

'Walkin' After Midnight' -Kaleidozone - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City

Using her childhood as inspiration, artist Danielle O'Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2012.

Black History Month Exhibit - Madame Tussauds New York
Through April 30, 2012 - Manhattan

This special interactive exhibit in celebration of Black History Month will feature a new wax likeness of Aretha Franklin (unveiling on February 2 at 10am). The exhibit will also feature some of history's most influential African-American musicians and performers in a special setting, inviting guests to interact with and pose for photos with Billie Holiday; play the harmonica alongside a young Stevie Wonder; stand at the microphone with the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, as be belts out a tune; and join "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in a duet. Visitors can also browse biographical information and historical facts on each performer.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through April 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Sammie and Tudie's Playtime is an interactive class for kids ages 1-3 1/2 years. Each week a new theme is the center of the fun: monkeys, dinosaurs, butterflies, trains, teddy bears, and other age-appropriate options. Sammie and Tudie use the theme to create 45 minutes of fun including music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even a little magic thrown in. This is a 'mommy and me' style class to learn and grow in. Drop in: $25. Discounted 3- and 5-class packages are also available.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Go Fish
Through April 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Sammie and Tudie's Playtime is an interactive class for kids ages 1-3 1/2 years. Each week a new theme is the center of the fun: monkeys, dinosaurs, butterflies, trains, teddy bears, and other age-appropriate options. Sammie and Tudie use the theme to create 45 minutes of fun including music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even a little magic thrown in. This is a 'mommy and me' style class to learn and grow in. Drop in: $25. Discounted 3- and 5-class packages are also available.

Hanami - Cherry Blossom Season - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2012 - Crown Heights

From April 1 to 29, Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of experiencing each moment of the cherry blossom season, from buds to blossoms. Upcoming highlights for the 2012 season include free tours, Japanese food, an opportunity to meet the curator of the event, and Hanami-related goods for purchase.

Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Ongoing Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2012 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration required. April 1, 5, 14, 22 and 29 at 11am.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. April 3, 6, and 21 at 11am; April 29 at 2pm; April 11 at 4pm.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs other endangered wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. April 6, 17 and 21 at 6pm.

Blooming Naturalists - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through April 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spring into action and train to be a naturalist. Learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal.

Spring Sprouts - Lefferts Historic House
Through April 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Check out how our historic kitchen garden is coming along this spring and make your own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil, and seeds.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available April 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, and 30, from 4-6pm.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, April 11, 18, and 25.

TRAILWALKER'S CLUB - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through April 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Slip on your boots and join the new Trailwalker's Club. Trailwalkers aims to get adults of all ages outdoors for 20-30 minute morning walks in the woods. Just show up in front of the Manor House at 8am to check in, make new friends and start the day with fresh air and exercise. Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Free Saturday Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through April 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Free crafts for kids ages 3 and older. April 7 (Fun Bunny Basket), 14 (Cowboy Boot Bag), 21 (Little Gardener Apron for Earth Day), and 28 (Fancy Feathered Bird). Please visit for more information.

Croton-on-Hudson Winter Market (Formerly Briarcliff Indoor) - Van Wyck Shopping Plaza II
Through April 30, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Mamaroneck Indoor Market - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through April 30, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery to view a mixed media exhibition featuring the artwork of elementary school students from Elmont School District. The exhibit runs Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, through April 30, 2012

Chess - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Chess lovers of all ages are welcome to come play. Contact the Reference Department for more information. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Ongoing Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Homework Help - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

A teacher is available in the Children's Room to help children with homework and projects. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, April 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, and 26.

Time for Twos - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Short stories, finger plays, and activities for 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Mother Goose Story Time - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music, for children ages 1 to 2-1/2 years old with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Mondays, Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Baby Laptime - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Finger plays and lap games in a small group setting, for babies who are not yet walking. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and free play with the Library's collection of cars, trucks, and trains for ages 2 older with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Fridays, Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

First Steps at the Library - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

For preschoolers with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Brick Builders - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

A Lego building club for children in grades 1 and up. Ongoing Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Pre-School Pals - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for ages 3-5 years with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for all ages and families (children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Bi-Lingual Story Time at the Ossining Public Library - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Bi-lingual stories and crafts in English and Spanish for all ages (children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Ongoing Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

UniverSoul Circus - Floyd Bennett Field
Through April 30, 2012 - Marine Park

The UniverSoul Circus sets up its tent from April 18-29, bringing a mix of music, artistry, comedy, circus acrobatics, and dance.

Daniel Bottero Art Exhibit: The Love of the Poet - Time Warner Center
Through April 30, 2012 - New York

More than 60 works of art by Argentine painter Daniel Bottero, a favorite of the New York-Palm Beach and Hollywood sets, will be featured in a special month-long exhibition at Time Warner Center. The Works of Daniel Bottero will include the artist’s newest work amongst other abstract paintings created in his Miami studio, which bring his experiences and emotions to canvas using bold colors and dramatic images. Daniel Bottero’s work has been represented in galleries and museums around the world and his paintings can be found among the private collections of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Pacino, Oscar de la Hoya and Gloria Estefan. Visit

April is Book Swap Month - Torly Kid
Through April 30, 2012 - Tribeca

Refresh your library in a sustainable way! April is Book Swap Month at Torly Kid. Bring your “gently used” picture or chapter books in and trade them for other books Torly Kid has collected. At the end of the month, all remaining books will be donated to a charity.

The Cocktail of April - KRISTALBELLI
Through April 30, 2012 - New York

KRISTALBELLI The Cocktail of April Complimentary Crystal Cocktail for the Guests Born in April! * Valid ID Required

Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. - Museum of the Moving Image
Through May 01, 2012 - Astoria

There are daily screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. is a thrilled-filled serial about the iron-jawed crime fighter whose adversary, the Ghost, can turn himself invisible. Families can enjoy fifteen episodes, with new episodes available weekly.

Giant Puppet-Making Workshop - Westbeth Center for the Arts
Through May 02, 2012 - West Village

As featured artists of the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival, PAW leads free drop-in workshops to create giant puppets and other visual elements for mobile performances on NYC's spectacular High Line. In this workshop, staff and students will translate the sensual anatomy of books, bindings, folios, paper, and print into bibliomorphic puppets and performing objects that officially open the Festival with a Parade of Illuminations on April 30 at dusk. On subsequent Festival evenings, roving performances of Ex Libris will inhabit the Highline, leaving behind PEN-authored texts in the hands of a few lucky passers-by. The workshops run April 21-May 2 at the Westbeth Center for the Arts. No experience is necessary and older kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Staff will introduce participants to techniques in large-scale puppetry, illuminated structures, paper-casting, low-tech printmaking, and "altered books," ultimately offering the opportunity to bring the students' creations to life on The High Line. For more information, contact

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace - Hudson River Museum
Through May 05, 2012 - Yonkers

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to this mid-career, self-taught artist. The exhibit shows the dramatic, biographical nature of Rembert's art as it documents the tumultuous moments of civil rights history. More than 50 original works that Rembert created from stretched, stained, and etched leather, historical photographs of his life, and a new documentary of his work, created by noted filmmaker Vivian Ducat, will be on view. In the galleries, traditional gospel music, pivotal for Rembert, will be heard in recordings, and Rembert will both sing gospel songs and discuss his experiences in the galleries on several dates. Rembert, a boy growing up in 1950s rural Georgia, did backbreaking labor in the cotton fields. As a young man, he barely escaped arrest during a 1960's civil rights march, and survived a near lynching. A prisoner serving an unjust seven-year sentence, he learned to make pattern and design on hand tooled leather by watching a fellow inmate create tooled leather wallets. Years later in colorful tableaux on tanned leather, Rembert conjured a world of incredible brutality and close personal ties existing in discomforting proximity. Amazing Grace's riveting themes include the Cotton Field series, where cotton balls snake relentlessly through rows where field hands toiled. Another theme explores the lighter side of Rembert's memories of small town Cuthbert, Georgia. He populates his canvases with the town's characters and scenes of a pool hall, jazz club, cafe, and church meetings. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by Bartholomew F. Bland. Through May 5.

You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover - Gallery North
Through May 05, 2012 - Setauket

A group of children's book illustrators has come together for this presentation. Each artist brings diversity. The exhibition has a range of books spanning cultural and religious heritages. Original artwork from these books will be for sale. April 13-May 5. Closed Mondays.

Tinsley Mortimer Launches 'Southern Charm' Home Curation Event With Joss & Main Read more: Tinsley Mortimer Launches 'Southern Charm' Home Curation Event With Joss & Main - Joss & Main
Through May 05, 2012 - -

Joss & Main is teaming up Tinsley Mortimer to celebrate the launch of her first novel, Southern Charm. In honor of the release of her book, Tinsley will curate a sale for Joss & Main, a premier members-only site offering limited-time sales on the world’s best brands for home and life. Her sale will reflect her self-proclaimed “Southern Belle meets Girly Girl” style. The event along with an exclusive pre-sale of her novel will run on from April 24th through May 2nd.

Storytelling in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 -

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