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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 31

August 31, 2014   |    

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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, August 31, 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 August 31. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Champu the Magician - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
August 31, 2014 - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Champu is the talk of the town! His magical talents and quick wit are married perfectly with his energetic and interactive style. This show is sure to engage guests in a wondrously hilarious experience.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2014 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Long Island City

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Art Inspires Art: How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know? - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Experience poetry, interactive sculptures and festive banners at the Everett Children’s Library at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Featuring two interactive sculptures, “A Tree Lives” and “The Bird of Imagining,” Art Inspires Art helps children explore poetry and art, while learning how one art form can inspire another. Art Inspires Art features works developed by artists from The Touchstone Center for Children. Celebrating 45 years in art education, The Touchstone Center was founded by poet and educator, Richard Lewis, and has resulted in numerous publications. These publications have gone on to inspire visual and theatrical arts education experiences in New York City schools. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit

House on the Hudson - Circle Line Downtown
August 31, 2014 - New York

House on the Hudson is a stylish weekly dance party infused with live DJs, bottle service, and the hottest views of the surrounding city and harbor. Ignite your weekend by experiencing the pulse of New York City's nightlife from the vantage of the Hudson River! The evening includes live DJs (including DJ Chris Bachmann), bottle service by reservation, reduced admission to NYC clubs, and more.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, squid and always a few surprises when you come aboard The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's research vessel for a new season of Marine Life Study Cruises. These outings reveal what is, to many, a surprising diversity of marine life just off the shores of Long Island Sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: tiny wriggly plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a videomicroscope), little crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and an always-unique variety of fish, crabs, squid, lobsters and surprises brought up in the Oceanic's trawl net. Aquarium Study Cruises are good for ages 8 and older. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. April 26-August 31.

Jiggle A Jelly - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2014 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is turning conventional beach wisdom upside down by inviting its visitors to do something they?ve been told not to do all their lives: touch a jellyfish. The ?Jiggle A Jelly? touch tank lets visitors safely touch live moon jellyfish, one of the most common species in Long Island Sound. The special exhibit will be open near the Aquarium's Jellyfish Culture Lab aily in July and August. The exhibit runs through August 31.

Alice's Wonderland: a most curious adventure - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Garden City

Be the first to journey down the rabbit hole as you explore Wonderland in this award-winning traveling exhibit, based on Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibit inspires curiosity, encourages exploration, and helps make the unknown more familiar, maybe even logical, and certainly fun. The exhibit runs through August 31.

Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing - Bruce Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition focuses on two of the world's leading centers of art – New York and Beijing – and offers a visual pairing of five New York-based artists with five Beijing-based artists. The ten artists have been engaged in five different global, cross-cultural, artistic dialogues over the course of two years about issues ranging from political and social upheaval to materials and techniques. May 3-August 31,2014.

MoMA Art Lab: Movement - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2014 - Midtown

At the MoMA Art Lab you families can explore movement in art through a range of activities that are fun and exciting for kids of all ages. visit the website for more information.

Hiking Trails, Discovery Quests, and Grasshopper Grove - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through August 31, 2014 - Cornwall

Families are invited to learn about nature in a fun interactive way. Each guidebook sends participants looking for clues along nature center trails, which range from casual to challenging. Afterward, children ages 2-10 are invited to check out the Grasshopper Grove play area.

in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through August 31, 2014 - Bronx

Over the course of its 40-year history, the Bronx Museum has drawn together a significant collection of prints and graphic-art works, guided by its mission to give visibility to artists of African, Asian, and Latin American descent. For these artists, the print medium has been an invaluable tool for channeling their aesthetic and political concerns. Due to its mass reproducibility, economy, ease of distribution, and collaborative character, printmaking has long been considered a vehicle for social agency and has played a major role in politically mobilizing different communities and constituencies.

Hands-On: Egg Collecting at Stone Barns - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through August 31, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

Step into the shoes of a farmer and pitch in with the all-important job of collecting eggs. Head out to the egg-mobiles (mobile hen houses), learn how the hens enjoy pasture-based lives, and take home a half-dozen farm-fresh eggs. Important: All participants must wear closed-toe shoes for this program. Children ages 2 and older must be accompanied by at least one ticketed adult, and all people attending the program must buy a ticket. Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31. Two sessions: 11-11:45am and 12-12:45pm.

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns Center
Through August 31, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-friendly tour for ages 4 and older, explore the farm and some seasonal highlights. Take a walk around the farm for a closer look at the animals being raised and the vegetables being grown. All children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Aug. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31 from 1:30-2:15pm.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2014 - Garrison

Shakespeare's gleeful, yet provocative, examination of friendship and young love features jealous lovers, a cross-dressing heroine, a hysterical clown, and the best role for a dog ever! Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit Each summer, HVSF presents three plays in repertory under a spectacular open-air theatre tent overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison. HVSF's actors take the starch out of Shakespeare, creating exuberant productions on a spare, earthen stage, with the river and mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Before the show, you can picnic on the manicured lawns, relax at the cafe, or stroll through formal gardens. A truly one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

The World Comes to Queens: Films From the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World's Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939–1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan "the Dawn of a New Day." The 1964–1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by the twelve-story-high stainless steel Unisphere built by U.S. Steel. Sponsored films made for the fairs capture the excitement and ingenuity behind the fairs while also revealing the goals of the companies behind them. Films to be shown continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater, in excerpts or their entirety, include The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair and To New Horizons from 1939, and Sinclair at the World's Fair, World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas, To The Fair, and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth from 1964.

The World Comes to Queens: Films from the World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World's Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939-1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan 'the Dawn of a New Day.' The 1964-1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by the twelve-story-high stainless steel Unisphere built by U.S. Steel. Sponsored films made for the fairs capture the excitement and ingenuity behind the fairs while also revealing the goals of the companies behind them. Films to be shown continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater, in excerpts or their entirety, include The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair and To New Horizons from 1939, and Sinclair at the World's Fair, World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas, To The Fair, and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth from 1964.

The Designing Eye: Exposition Posters from 1893-2000 - Queens Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Flushing

The celebration of the World's Fair continues at this exhibit of 30 World�s Fair posters from a 100-year period and spanning several continents. This exhibit runs through August 31.

Tea at Three - Hudson River Museum
August 31, 2014 - Yonkers

New for young families! Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview "Explainer" - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, who study the inside and outside of this 1876 mansion that is a "National Historic Place." Find out about the Victorian family, the Trevors, who lived here over 100 years ago in a "make believe" tea party. Program is 30 minutes. Appropriate for ages 3 and older. Free with Museum admission.

August Family Studio Art Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Art Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. Saturdays and Sundays in August, make celestial shapes from yarn and add in decor: buttons, sequins, beads, and mirrors. August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31.

Cheerleading/Tumbling Classes - Legacy Gymnastics
Through August 31, 2014 - Rocky Point

Affordable classes in tumbling and gymnastics for children ages 5 and up. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays June 1-August 31,2014.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'Othello' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2014 - Garrison

Othello, newly married to Desdemona, is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the younger Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair, with devastating consequences. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit Each summer, HVSF presents three plays in repertory under a spectacular open-air theatre tent overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison. HVSF's actors take the starch out of Shakespeare, creating exuberant productions on a spare, earthen stage, with the river and mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Before the show, you can picnic on the manicured lawns, relax at the cafe, or stroll through formal gardens. A truly one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Liar' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2014 - Garrison

"The Liar," by David Ives, is adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, and directed by Russell Treyz. Take one young man who cannot tell the truth, and his manservant who cannot tell a lie; add two beautiful young women, and a jealous lover - then sit back to enjoy the hilarious consequences in this brilliantly witty adaptation of this classic comedy. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit Each summer, HVSF presents three plays in repertory under a spectacular open-air theatre tent overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison. HVSF's actors take the starch out of Shakespeare, creating exuberant productions on a spare, earthen stage, with the river and mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Before the show, you can picnic on the manicured lawns, relax at the cafe, or stroll through formal gardens. A truly one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Animal Meet & Greet - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
August 31, 2014 - Stamford

Meet a farm animal up close. From goats to guinea pigs and lambs to leopard geckos, see which animals call the nature center home. The program is approximately 15-20 minutes and will meet at the Outdoor Classroom by the Otter Pond. In inclement weather, meet at Overbrook Nature Center.

August Family Studio Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Science Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. Saturdays in August, visitors are invited to discover the thousands of worlds that exist beyond our solar system, and learn about the astronomy detective work that uncovers them. August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education - Greenburgh Nature Center
August 31, 2014 - Scarsdale

During this guided trail experience through the woodland forest, discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. With support from Con Edison.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk in 3D - New York Hall of Science
Through August 31, 2014 - Flushing

This 3D film combines exhilarating river-rafting action on America's most iconic river and the grandeur of the Grand Canyon to tell an engaging story of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet-one that is running out of clean, fresh water.

KidAround with Hot Peas n' Butter - South Street Seaport
August 31, 2014 - New York

KidAround! at the South Street Seaport is a FREE family event series featuring live music, story-time with your favorite characters, games and more! Happening this Summer at See/Change. Winners of the 2006, 2008, 2009 AND the 2012,"Parent's Choice Awards", Hot Peas 'N Butter is a unique children's musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock.By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas 'N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike. With the appearance of their hit videos, Number 1 and Deep Down, on Nickelodeon and Noggin, Hot Peas 'N Butter is quickly becoming a household name. In fact, they have recently been added as Noggin's Videos On Demand!

Front Row Cinema Skyfall - South Street Seaport
August 31, 2014 - New York

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Mindbender Mansion and The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head - Connecticut Science Center
Through August 31, 2014 - Hartford

Enter a fantastically puzzling world of clues, challenges, games and interactive brain teasers that will challenge and delight puzzlers of all ages. Then, embark on an adventure around the globe on a jungle safari, an archaeological dig, under the sea, and in outer space with Mr. Potato Head. Mindbender Mansion and The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head� are included with a purchase of General Admission. June 8 - August 31.

Coney Island Reggae on the Boardwalk - Coney Island
August 31, 2014 - Coney Island

This free reggae series takes place out on the boardwalk on Coney Island.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 31, 2014 - New York

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

Rockland Boulders Baseball - Provident Bank Park
August 31, 2014 - Pomona

Bring your family to Provident Bank Park as the Rockland Boulders take on the New Jersey Jackals.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
August 31, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

To quote a line from Dr. Seuss..."Oh the places you'll go!" Kids can travel the world through reading, parents can foster the love of reading in their children. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. A wonderful parent-child activity, with something for everyone.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
August 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Reading makes life fun. Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories that are appropriate for all ages, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Old Time Music Festival - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
August 31, 2014 - Old Bethpage

Popular music of the Civil War period will be performed, while visitors can learn traditional 1800s contra dancing and listen to the sounds of a Brass military Band.

Butterfly House - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 31, 2014 - Yaphank

Come see butterfly species up close. July 1-August 31.

See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

For August, the Museum's popular big-screen series focuses on melodrama, a genre defined by outsized passion and grand tales of love and death that are almost operatic. This edition features the finest work of some of the masters of the form: William Dieterle (Portrait of Jennie), Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), Joseph Mankiewicz (Suddenly, Last Summer), Vincente Minnelli (Some Came Running), Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman), Nicholas Ray (Rebel without a Cause), Douglas Sirk (All That Heaven Allows, Imitation of Life, Written on the Wind), Steven Spielberg (The Color Purple), John Stahl (Imitation of Life), and William Wyler (The Letter).

Richmond County Fair - Historic Richmond Town
August 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Enjoy amusements, foods, colonial-inspired goods, entertainment, and much more at this annual event.

Worldfest 2014 Summer Performance Series - Untermyer Park
Through August 31, 2014 - Yonkers

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents a cross-cultural series of music and dance, Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 7:30pm. Arrive early to tour the garden. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or chairs, and enjoy an evening of nature and culture. Rain info: call 914-375-3435 after 2pm on the day of the performance. Visit for the complete schedule.

2014 Summer Concert Series - The Stylistics with Special Guest The Manhattans - Empire City Casino
August 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Concert stage is located outside on the apron, next to the racetrack. Doors open at 6pm. The Sunday summer nights runs for 9 weeks, ending Aug. 31. After its inaugural season in 2012, the Summer Concert Series was expanded, and additional seating capacity was added. Ticket prices start at $20 and can be purchased at or by calling eTIX at 1-800-514-3849. The Stylistics was formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from two groups, "The Percussions" and "The Monarchs". When members from each group were drafted or went on to further their educations, the remaining members, under the guidance of their English teacher, Beverly Hamilton, joined forces and changed the name to "The Stylistics." After working locally for a number of years, the group was approached by Bill Perry, who asked if they would be interested in recording. Their first song, "You're a Big Girl Now," was recorded at Virtue Recording Studio, a local studio in Philadelphia. This song was written by the group guitarist at the time, Robert "Doc" Douglas and Road Manager, Marty Bryant. The sessions cost Bill Perry a little over $500 to produce and was released locally. The song was soon picked up in the tri-state area, and before long, it became a No. 1 hit in Philadelphia and a few other cities. Bill was interested it promoting the record nationally, but didn't have the resources. He decided to contact Avco Records and made a deal. Rumor has it, Bill received over $10,000 from Avc,o of which the group never saw a dime. After the success of "You're A Big Girl Now", Avco wanted to naturally follow up with an album release. Hit veteran producer Tom Bell was contacted, and was hired to produce the group's first album. The album was entitled "The Stylistics" and from it came "Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart," "You Are Everything," and "Betcha By Golly Wow." The success of the first album was phenomenal for that time, along with an unheard-of release of six singles in total. The ball continued to roll with the release of their second album entitled "Round Two." The Stylistics became known as the Philly group with the sweet love songs. Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics. Friends since junior high school, Herb and Airrion have managed to keep their institution of 70's music alive. It was thought to be the end of the Stylistics following the departure of their original lead singer, but as in life "the show must go on!"

LIC Concerts - Gantry Plaza State Park
August 31, 2014 - Long Island City

Families can watch the sun set behind the city while their ears awash in the sounds of great music. There isn't a better way to jazz up your Sundays and end the summer, than a concert at this beautiful, waterfront park. Don't forget to mark the family calendar for a special Kids and Family Day planned for September 14, with children's entertainment and activities.

CMA's Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
August 31, 2014 - Governors Island

Visit the CMA's Island Outpost on historic Governors Island this summer for free hands-on art making workshops! All workshops are led by CMA teaching artists and a feature immersive art experiences in the outdoors. Join the fun amongst the trees, with the crickets and cicadas, dreaming of far away spaces and surreal surroundings! Places with wonderful surprises and strange twists, where not making sense makes the most sense! Be prepared for theater games and film-making; painting, collage, and found object art; costume and prop-making; up-cycling, recycling, and re-purposing! And don't forget: The Flubber Experience!

Mets vs. Phillies - Citi Field
August 31, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Curtis Granderson and the Amazin's when they take on Ryan Howard and their NL East rivals from the City of Brotherly Love.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 31, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Craft Show at Eisenhower Park - Eisenhower Park
August 31, 2014 - East Meadow,

Arts and craft vendors offer a variety of handmade items at great savings. From handblown glass, jewelry, home decor, furniture paintings, toys and more.

CORNucopia - Philipsburg Manor
August 31, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Feast on a bounty of corn-centric delicacies, take part in a bevy of hands-on, corn-related activities, and traverse a kid-sized mini maize maze during the Hudson Valley's corn festival. Play games like Konk-a-Crow and Ring-a-Cob in the CORNival area. Compete in corn shucking races and learn how to make a corn husk doll. Enjoy both historic and modern cooking demonstrations (using corn as the main ingredient, of course), and discover the irresistible charm of English country dancing in the barn. Traverse a kid-sized mini maize maze and design a one-of-a-kind scarecrow. Tour the 18th-century Manor House and Mill, and watch the grinding of corn on a quern stone. Enjoy live bluegrass and folk music all day. All visitors get a free bag popcorn as they enter! Other maize-inspired food selections include cornbread, corn salsa and chips, and corn chili, sweet corn ice cream from the Blue Pig, and draft beers and draft root beer from Captain Lawrence Brewery. Demonstrations of coopering (barrel-making) and milling will also take place all day. Visitors can purchase cornmeal ground on site, which will include recipes for some of the items being prepared at CORNucopia. Tickets are available online at

Feeding Fun - Greenburgh Nature Center
August 31, 2014 - Scarsdale

See what's on the menu during mealtime at the Center's live animal museum. Program is free with admission.

Watson Adventures' Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park (starting point)
August 31, 2014 - New York

A unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannolis, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you've ever had. Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We'll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Advance purchase is required via website.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through August 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Every Sunday from 2-4pm in August, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from building take-home gardens to veggie-stamp printing. Aug. 3: Grow & Go Take-Home Gardens and Crabby Creatures Art; Aug. 10: Feed Your Future and Veggie Stamp Printing; Aug. 17: Grow & Go Take-Home Gardens with Edible Wild Plants; Aug. 24: Totally Tissue Flourishing Flowers; Aug. 31: Create and Launch Japanese Fish Sock Kites. Space and supplies are limited, so please RSVP to Chelsea Garabito at For more info, visit, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Family Art Project: Fishy Fun - Wave Hill
August 31, 2014 - Bronx

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill's Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

Movie: The Marx Brothers in Duck Soup - Jacob Burns Film Center
August 31, 2014 - Pleasantville

It's a free-for-all when the dictator of the country of Fredonia, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho), eager to declare war on neighboring Sylvania, destroys all hopes for diplomacy. Duck Soup is widely considered the Marx Brothers' best work, and not only for its spectacular musical spoofs and brilliantly edited final battle scene...Chico and Harpo are hilarious as spies, and Groucho and Harpo's pantomime as mirror images may be the most graceful portrayal of identity crisis in the history of cinema. Not Rated. 68 mins. 1933.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through August 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each, it's fun! Parents can enjoy a three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids younger than age 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in August from 12pm to 4pm. Visit for details.

Little Makers:Super Hero Science - NY Hall of Science
August 31, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Pow! Zoom! Wham! Discover the science behind superhero powers. Kids design, make and build their own super gadget to ward off villains and help you save the day. Materials Fee: $8 per family For more information, visit:

NYC Unicycle Festival - Governors Island
August 31, 2014 - Governors Island

The NYC Unicycle Festival rolls across New York City this Labor Day weekend. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including unicycle basketball and hockey. World-famous riders will display their skills and members of the public will have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. All ages and abilities welcome.

The Addams Family - Gateway Playhouse
August 31, 2014 - Bellport

In this Broadway-style musical comedy, from the creators of the Jersey Boys, the kooky Addams clan must welcome an 'normal' family to dinner. Sly humor and catchy songs will have you snapping and clapping with this new musical.

Pirates and Mermaids Dance Party - The Whaling Museum & Education Center
August 31, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

At this annual celebration of mermaids, decorate a tiara, explore beautiful shells, and enjoy treats and iced tea. Open to mermaids of all ages. RSVP 631-367-3418 or go to the website.

Family Gallery Talk and Art Workshop - Parrish Art Museum
August 31, 2014 - Water Mill

Discover the museum on these art-filled Sundays for families. Tours begin in the galleries with an exploration of three to five works of art. Families are then invited into the studio to create projects inspired by the works on view. No advanced reservations required.

Play it Again, Sam - Broadhollow Theatre
August 31, 2014 - Elmont

A hilarious comedy by Woody Allen, the play features a film critic who is depressed over his wife's abandonment. He places himself in a film fantasy life where he is coached by his hero, Humphrey Bogart. Nominated for three Tony Awards, the comedy classic ran for 453 performances on Broadway and is representative of Allen's comic style.

Seaford Summer Festival - Seaford Train Station
August 31, 2014 - Seaford

Come out to this fabulous arts and crafts fair. Shop for antiques, see skilled craftspeople and their unique creations. There is something for everyone. Delicious food for purchase. Rain or shine.

Just Salad's Healthy Happy Hour w/ 50% off all Smoothies - Just Salad
Through August 31, 2014 - New York

Summertime just got a lot sweeter, as Just Salad, the NYC-based chain of eco-friendly salad bars, is giving you a reason to get your smoothie on!   Starting August 1st until August 31th it's all about a new kind of Happy Hour for the healthaholics in NYC. Only available in-store, the Just Smoothie Bar Happy Hour offers Just Salad customers half price – 50 % off - on any smoothie or juice from 3-6pm daily.  Customers can cool down in the dog days of summer by choosing from a variety of flavors including Strawberry Banana, Vitamin C Kick, Tropic Spinach Thunder, Peanut Butter Chia Warrior and Orange Kale Power Juice. Jumpstart your afternoon with a Just Salad!

Grift Comedy Presented By Mike Finoia!! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 31, 2014 - New York

Labor Day Caribbean Concert with Kerwin Dubois & Friends - Resorts World Casino
August 31, 2014 - Jamaica

Construct a Clam! - The Maritime Explorium
August 31, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Learn about all of the parts of a clam and build your own to take home. No clams will be harmed in the making of this project!

Art Trek - Metropolitan Museum of Art
August 31, 2014 - New York

Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met. For families with children ages 5–12. This month, explore our theme of People and Places throughout the Museum. Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

Labor Day Sunday Party at Monarch Rooftop Lounge August 31st, 2014 - Monarch Rooftop Lounge
August 31, 2014 - New Yrk

Sunday August 31st, 2014 Labor Day Sunday Party at Monarch Rooftop Lounge at Monarch Rooftop Lounge 71 West 35th Street New York, NY 10018 Music by: Hip Hop, Open Format and House Get Your Advanced Tickets at RSVP for Labor Day Sunday at Monarch Rooftop Lounge by texting 917-300-8976 or email For Table Reservation or general information, text 917-300-8976 or email Dresscode: Dress to Impress. Doors Open at 11pm Labor Day Party at the 5,000 square foot Monarch Rooftop Lounge. Boasting an impressively expansive interior & exterior, this rooftop lounge will provide for a one-of-a-kind Labor Day Weekend experience. We will be celebrating at the enclosed heated penthouse with sounds by Frank Roth and Ric at NYC's hottest rooftop space Monarch Rooftop Lounge. Please note white cocktail attire for all guests is highly suggested and table reservations for large groups are recommended. The event is a guaranteed sell out, get your advanced tickets now. Get Your Advanced Tickets at For all info pleae call 917-300-8976 or email log onto

New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival - New York Hilton Midtown
Through August 31, 2014 - New York

Every Labor Day Weekend, salseros and salseras from around the world come to New York City to participate in the New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival. Enjoy a full schedule of workshops, performances, competitions, live music by Bronx conga king Eddie Montalvo and the Jimmy Bosch Orchestra, DJ sets into the early morning hours.

Rob Schneider - Carolines on Broadway
Through August 31, 2014 - New York

Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition - Working Harbor Committee
August 31, 2014 - Midtown

Get your fill of tugboat fun at the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition. Festivities include a parade of the tugs, nose to nose pushing contests, and of course, the great tugboat race. Visitors can also enjoy free musical entertainment, line toss competitions, and a spinach eating contests!
10am: Parade of tugs from Pier 84 to the start line.
10:30am: Race starts ? From South of 79th Street Boat Basin (near Pier I) to Pier 84.
11am: Nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competition.
12pm: Tugs tie up to Pier 84 for lunch and awards ceremony. Exhibits, amateur line toss, spinach eating contest
1pm: Awards ceremony. Tugs depart at about 2pm.

Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition: Spectator Boat Ride -
August 31, 2014 - Midtown

Get in on the action and enjoy up-close views of the tugboat festivities including the parade of the tugs, the great tugboat race, and nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competitions, when you board a spectator boat courtesy Circle Line 42. Boarding begins at 9am.

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Munich exhibition in 1937.

New and Improved Healthyville - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy updated versions of old favorites such as riding a bike next to a skeleton, shopping for foods in the market and brushing a giant mouth, while new activities allow children to explore even more about fitness and nutrition. Study circulation and digestion, learn about go/slow/whoa foods, play food detective, get an up-close look at a giant nose, row a boat in tandem with a skeleton and create a warm up and cool down routine. Children and adults will have hands-on opportunities to explore topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, understand the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. February 1, 2014-September 1, 2014.

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the north and south mezzanine galleries in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for modern and contemporary art.

Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the last year and a half.

Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.

Lorikeets - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Back by popular demand, the lorikeets return to the Aquarium for the summer. Laugh and a squawk with beautiful tropical birds that will sip food right out of your hands. The exhibit will feature about a dozen varieties of lorikeets, which are colorful medium-sized parrots native to the south Pacific (SE Asia, eastern Australia, Polynesia). They're naturally found in rain forests and woodlands, but also in wooded urban areas, where they primarily feed on the nectars of various blossoms and fruits. Lorikeets are specially adapted to their sweet diet through their specialized tongue. When the tongue is extended, tiny appendages called papillae stand up like bristles, expanding the tongue's surface area and allowing the birds to collect more nectar. May 24-September 1, 2014.

Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring masterpieces of Central and Southern Italian drawing spanning the 15th and 16th centuries. Among the 42 works, Florentine drawings are especially well represented by such celebrated Renaissance masters as Leonardo da Vinci and Antonio Pollaiuolo, while among the Southern Italian examples is a rare sheet attributed to Antonello da Messina.

Through September 01, 2014 - Stamford

Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually live in a tree? Bring the family to this summer exhibition and find out just who and what lives in a tree. This exhibition encourages visitors to get up close and explore the variety of life forms that live in trees. Go inside two interactive, indoor Treehouses and travel across the multi-story Observation Bridge. Complete a scavenger hunt by spotting animals through periscope and stereoscopic viewfinders. Investigators can follow animal tracking clues and those with happy feet can dance-dance to a light-floor forest soundtrack. Future field scientists can "climb" from tree to tree to discover the variety of habitats that trees provide for animals and then scramble up into the Crow's Nest for a closer view. June 20-September 1, 2014.

Living History tours - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Centerport

Living History tours are given every saturday and sunday, beginning on Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day weekend. Historical characters, as well as household staff, are portrayed by Museum staff member-actors, in costume and in character -- in Downton Abbey fashion -- as upstairs guests and downstairs servants. The stories visitors hear are taken from the oral histories of local people who worked on the Vanderbilt household staff. The 45-minute tours are a summer highlight at the Mansion. Visitors step into a time machine where they might meet aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, fashion designer Coco Chanel or the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. They were among Willie and Rosamund Vanderbilt's prominent friends, and were summer house guests of the family. Weekends, May 24-September 1.

Hidden Pond Park Pool - The Rinx
Through September 01, 2014 - Hauppauge

Hidden Pond Park Pool at the Rinx is a great place to cool off in the hot summer months. Swim in anyone of three heated pools including the Kiddy Pool with interactive toys. Open daily, June 28-Sep 1, 2014.

Pekingese Dog Act Featuring Vanna The Baboon - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 01, 2014 - Manorville

David Rosaire and his Pekingese Dog Act is a stimulating and eye-catching circus show with endless tricks and stunts performed by his dogs. The Pekingese pups put on an elaborate show full of jumps, slides, and obeying outrageous commands. Daily, May 23-Sep 1, 2014.

Journey to the South Pacific - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Narrated by Academy Award�-winner Cate Blanchett, "Journey to the South Pacific" will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX� adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he leads a journey of discovery to this magical place where he encounters whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, "Journey to the South Pacific" highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.

Blue Star Program - Bruce Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Greenwich

The museum is participating in the Blue Star Program which provides free admission for the nation's active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families. May 25-September 1.

Fabulous Photo Shoots - The Toddlewood Studio
Through September 01, 2014 - Great Neck

Little ladies and their friends are welcomed to come over for some fun. They'll enjoy music, hair and make-up. photo shoot by professional photographer, juices and snacks. Bring at least 2 outfits. Receive five 5x7 prints. Must have at least 5 in a group. Email or call to reserve spot.

Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club - Rockaway Beach Surf Club
Through September 01, 2014 - Rockaway Beach

This public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival. One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

LEGO FUSION App Launch - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Through September 01, 2014 - Yonkers

LEGO FUSION will be launching in August! It combines the flexibility and fun of app-based games with the awesome activity of creative LEGO building! Build what YOU want with real LEGO: - Bring your creations to life in the FUSION - Use the app on your Smart Phone or Tablet - Play, customize and create in a virtual world that you build

Conservation Quest®Maze - Beardsley Zoo
Through September 01, 2014 - Bridgeport

Thanks to funding from Energize ConnecticutSM, an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo and Stepping Stones Museum for Children are teaming up to bring an exciting educational experience to Connecticut's only zoo's this summer. A temporary addition to the zoo's educational offerings, the museum's Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo and Stepping Stones Museum for Children invite visitors to take a fun, interactive journey through the Conservation QuestMaze. The maze teaches children and families valuable lessons about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how it's used, and why it's so important to use it wisely. The 2,200-square-foot, visually spectacular maze, which is located near the carousel, provides facts and challenges visitors to take responsibility by using less energy. Only by making good choices can visitors find their way out of the maze. They also are encouraged to make personal commitments to conserve energy, protect the planet, and promote healthy living. Enjoying the maze is included in the price of zoo admission. Through September 1, 2014.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 01, 2014 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 1.

The Feast Of Mother Cabrini - Suffolk Community College
Through September 01, 2014 - Brentwood

At the 43rd annual Feast of Mother Cabrini you can eat your way through the ¼ mile lit food promenade, enjoy festive live music, take a ride on one of the 25 thrill rides or show your skills in the midway.Stay for the rides, watch the fireworks on Saturday August 23rd or Sunday August 31st, listen to the music or cheer the participants in the Zeppole Eating Contest.

Summer Storywalk: Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons - White Plains Public Library
Through September 02, 2014 - White Plains

How are human skeletons like and unlike those of other animals? This StoryWalk is based on the book "Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons," written Sara Levine and illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth. The Storywalk is open to families with children in grades 1-6 from July 1 through Sept. 2., during library hours: Mon.-Thu., 10am-9pm; Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun. 1pm-5pm.

Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care - El Museo Del Barrio
Through September 06, 2014 - New York

This exhibition explores the significance of the creation of El Museo by focusing on works of art made by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, as the artist turns 80 this year. Among the works on display by our founder will be his powerful Archaeological Find #21: The Aftermath (1961), a destroyed sofa as sculpture from 1961 that is a signature of the artist's work. Also prominent in this gallery will be his Maya Zemí I and Maya Zemí II, pyramid-shaped cardboard sculptures

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