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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on December 12

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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, December 12, 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 December 12. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Games and Puzzles - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
December 12, 2012 - Williamsburg

Tweens gather for games and puzzles.

Frank Sinatra 97th Birthday Celebration - Patsy's Italian Restaurant
December 12, 2012 -

Patsy's Italian Restaurant, known for years as Frank Sinatra's favorite, will pay tribute to their number one customer by offering his favorite dishes on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 pm for his 97th birthday. They will serve Old Blue Eyes's favorite dishes including: Frank's Clams Posillipo, Frank's Veal Milanese, Frank's Fusilli with Fileto di Pomodoro, and Sinatra's favorite desserts including Ricotta Torte and a glass of wine. The meal is $75/person plus tax and tip.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
December 12, 2012 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

TUCKAHOE PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTENNIAL KICK-OFF - Generoso Pope Foundation Building
December 12, 2012 - Tuckahoe

Help the library celebrate its 100th year with an evening of entertainment, food, and a Chinese auction. At the Generoso Pope Foundation Buildng, the original site of the Tuckahoe Public Library. Please call the library to RSVP at 914-961-2121.

Family Fun Story Times - Fairfield Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Fairfield

Story time class for ages 0-5 and parent/caregiver with themes of friendship, peace, holidays and family.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
December 12, 2012 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 12, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers can join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Class meets every Wednesday through December 19.

HypnoBirthing Class - BirthingWisdom
December 12, 2012 - Blauvelt

HypnoBirthing(R) is a comprehensive childbirth education class that teaches an expectant mother how to access her innate knowledge and allows her to birth more comfortably and gently.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
December 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Music and Merriment - Yonkers Public Library - Crestwood Branch
December 12, 2012 - Yonkers

Interactive stories and songs for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years. No registration required.

Made with Love - Floral Park Library
December 12, 2012 - Floral Park

Join this group of knitters to help share the warmth of wool with those in need. Bring your own needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Manhasset's Got Talent - Manhasset Library
December 12, 2012 - Manhasset

Be the audience or be the star when critically-acclaimed singer Linda Ciofalo, accompanied by piano, leads a host of local talent in song. Each month twelve new STARS will be chosen by Linda to take center stage with an enthusiastic audience of well-wishers to cheer them on. Dreams are not just for the very young, but also for the young at heart. Whether you aspire to wow them at the karaoke party, or have always waited for your moment of fame, this showcase is for you. Bring along sheet music with your favorite song.

The Music and Images Show - Port Washington Library
December 12, 2012 - Port Washington

The Photography Club of Long Island created an hour-long show of scenes of Port Washington, past and present, and set it to music. They are showing it to the community as a "Holiday Gift." Coffee, tea, cake, and cookies will be served.

Homework Help on Databases - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Libary
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Students in grades 3-6, with their parents, can pick up some great tips on using the databases available on the Library's website.

Treasure Party - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for glittery, sparkling, and treasure-filled crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

United Hospice of Rockland¹s (UHR) Trees of Life Lighting Ceremony - Palisades Center
December 12, 2012 - West Nyack

United Hospice of Rockland once again hosts this touching holiday tribute and fundraiser on level one, near Banana Republic. From November 30-December 24, between the hours of 10am and 8:30pm, UHR volunteers will staff the Tree of Life table to accept purchases of stars in honor or memory of a loved one. Trees will be lit on December 12 (snow date December 13) at a special ceremony featuring musical entertainment by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus. Members of the group come from Rockland and Westchester Counties, New Jersey, and upstate New York. Light refreshments will be served.

The Frog Prince and Other Tales - Stepping Stones Museum
December 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Four enchanting tales of fantasy and imagination come alive with handcrafted puppets and detailed scenery in this very holiday treat for the whole family.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Elf Workshop Activities: Create your own mini-marshmallow snowman - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
December 12, 2012 - Danbury

Children will create snowmen out of mini-marshmallows. Customers must sign their children up in advance at the customer service desk. All events will be held in the Danbury store's conference room, located on the store's second floor.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
December 12, 2012 - Mapleton

Teens create art.

Toddler Story Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
December 12, 2012 - Bushwick

Toddlers hear stories and play.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Sacred Circle Dance: Celebrate the Solstice - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

Circle dancing is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions and strengthening community. Warm and brighten your December by joining in an evening of simple but inspiring dance led by Jean Ando. No dance experience or special clothes required. In partnership with the Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Group.

Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting - The Ritz-Carlton Westchester
December 12, 2012 - White Plains

Celebrate Hanukkah in the lobby with songs by the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester Lower School Choir. Enjoy potato latkes, jelly doughnuts, and chocolate gelt.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 12, 2012 - Garden City

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

TEEN CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
December 12, 2012 - Westport

All levels welcome as long as you names of the pieces, direction in which each moves, and how to set up the board. Grades K-12.

'The Knickerbocker Suite' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
December 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

"The Knickerbocker Suite," a new holiday classic, has been brought to the stage by Rose Caiola with the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Based on the jocular story by artist Elliott Arkin, this original ballet is a timely tale of American values and folklore with New York City at the center of attention.

NYC Puppet Theatre's 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' Holiday Musical - Theodore Roosevelt High School Auditorium
December 12, 2012 - Bronx

Starring puppets Santa Claus and his Elves, children will enjoy such musical and dramatic holiday standards as "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells," "Feliz Navidad," "Happy Hanukkah," "Happy Kwanzaa," and "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Geared towards elementary schoolers.

Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
December 12, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Kids ages 4-7 can enjoy the author Michael Buckley when he reads from this book that encourages kids to laugh at their fears and celebrates the bravery it takes to try new things no matter how ordinary. The story unfolds as a performance in which readers themselves become part of the audience, encouraging Kel to get dressed all by himself(without a net), eat new foods like broccoli(eww), and take a bath(gasp).

Picture Book and Storytelling Hour - Rosedale Library
December 12, 2012 - Rosedale

Children and their parents or other caregivers enjoy looking at picture books, listening to stories, interlaced with singing, fingerplays, and dancing.

Arts and Crafts - Auburndale Library
December 12, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 5-12 will create seasonal decorations in time for the holidays.

SIMPLY BARBRA: A VERY BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS - 54 Below
December 12, 2012 - New York

It's true... The legendary Barbra Streisand (or, as she's sometimes known, Steven Brinberg) has returned to her nightclub roots! Join Barbra for two very special, very intimate performances as she celebrates the season as only she can with her dulcet tones, hot tea and perfectly manicured fingernails. It's back to Brooklyn for the Funny Girl in this brand new show from Brinberg, an award-winning performer who travels the world with his spot-on impersonation of the living legend that is Barbra Streisand

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

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

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Art Adventures - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 will learn about an artist or artistic movement, then create their own art project inspired by it. Children should wear appropriate clothing that may get dirty. Registration required.

One Voice: World Record Attempt for Caroling - Compo Beach in Westport
December 12, 2012 - Westport

All are welcome to participate in “One Voice,” an attempt by Fairfield County residents to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people singing Christmas carols at the same time, door to door. Caroling begins at Compo Beach in Westport, CT and follows a predetermined, non-strenuous half-mile route. Over 250 people are needed to sing and complete the route if a new record is to be set. Participants must register online at carolingworldrecord.org no later than December 10. The event will benefit the Lily Sarah Grace Fund which supports the arts in underfunded elementary schools across America. Lily, Sarah and Grace are three young sisters who lost their lives when their Stamford home burnt to the ground on December 25, 2011. The Lily Sarah Grace Fund was established by their father, Matthew Badger, in their memory. For more information on the charity, please lilysarahgracefund.org.

Mythology Book Club for Kids - Wilton Library
December 12, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 will discuss the book Akhenaten Adventure by Philip Kerr. Caregivers must remain in the building. Registration required.

Holiday PJ Story Time - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
December 12, 2012 - Fairfield

Families are invited to join a holiday celebration of books, bells and The Polar Express.

Juilliard New Dances: Edition 2012 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
December 12, 2012 - New York

New Dances: Edition 2012 brings together four of today's notable choreographers, assigned to create world-premiere commissions for each class in The Juilliard School's Dance Division Choreographers: Camille A. Brown: Freshmen Emery LeCrone: Sophomores Susan Shields: Juniors Jarek Cemerek: Seniors Queens native Camille A. Brown is the artistic director of her own company, and was chosen by Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph students in their training program last season. Choreographer Emery LeCrone was recently honored by an inaugural New York City Center fellowship for choreographic research. Susan Shields is a principal dancer from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and current professor at George Mason University. Up-and-coming Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek currently teaches at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany, and his work with the BalletBoyz in London last season was praised by The Arts Desk as "a pulsing, driving, compellingly theatrical event, lit with noir-ish style and ferocity" FREE tickets available 11/28

Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Conductors and Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
December 12, 2012 - New York

Juilliard students share their talent with the community in these free hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season FREE; no tickets required

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
December 12, 2012 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Holiday Concert - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
December 12, 2012 - Dix Hills

Enjoy a holiday performance by the Five Town College chamber orchestra, choir and vocal jazz ensemble.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 12, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Drop-In for Parents of Preschoolers - InParentis
December 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn how to help your child expand horizons with confidence and joy while developing the ability to control impulses, share, and take turns. Topics may include setting limits tactfully, gaining your child's cooperation, responding to your child's work, instilling pride, and building self-esteem. In this more informal meeting, you'll get practical advice and guidance from InParentis experts and an opportunity to meet and talk with other parents. RSVP needed the prior Friday.

The Guss Hayes Band - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 12, 2012 - Yonkers

Noon & 2pm.

Chanukah deLIGHT! - Jewish Children's Museum
December 12, 2012 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the holiday as you participate in a "Soil to Oil" interactive olive-pressing workshop (1:30pm), watch a Chanukah Game Show (2:30pm), and customize your own donut (12:30-3:30pm).

Catherine Wagner & Joel Lewis - Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
December 12, 2012 - New York

Catherine Wagner & Joel Lewis Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:00pm New York, NY Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003 http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/joel-lewis-catherine-wagner.html Joel Lewis is the author of Surrender When Leaving Coach (Hanging Loose, 2012) and the forthcoming North River Rundown (Accent Editions 2013). He has edited the selected talks of Ted Berrigan, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels and an anthology of contemporary New Jersey poets. And, for better or worse, he originated the now-abolished NJ Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka. Catherine Wagner is the author of Nervous Device (City Lights, 2012) and three books from Fence, My New Job (2009), Macular Hole (2004) and Miss America (2001). As of January, she will be writing a new column on poetry at Los Angeles Review of Books.

THE CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF - Madison Square Garden
December 12, 2012 - Midtown

On the bill: Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more TBA! Tickets go on sale Dec. 3 at noon.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
December 12, 2012 -

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radam�s, played by Marco Berti and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through December 12, 2012 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. December's program will focus on animals in winter. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563.

Jazz Wednesdays At Brooklyn Terrace: Holiday Coat Drive - Brooklyn Terrace
December 12, 2012 - Brooklyn

LegendFactory Presents Jazz Wednesdays At Brooklyn Terrace: Holiday Coat Drive Featuring the Renee Manning Quintet Sponsored by SESAC, New York Cares and LegendFactory Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 7-10pm 21+ FREE ADMISSION!! Warm Coat Donation Suggested Last show of the year! Don't Miss It! Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge 216 Duffield Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Renee Manning- Vocals Earl McIntyre- Trombone Ron Jackson- Guitar Trifon Dimitrov -Bass Kirk Driscoll- Drums ***SAGITTARIUS!! Come celebrate with us! Affordable birthday packages available***

Holiday Shopping Evening to Benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation - Beretta Gallery
December 12, 2012 - New York

Beretta Gallery pays tribute to the dedicated men & women of US Special Operation Forces as they partner with Promenade Magazine to launch their winter issue and help raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Enjoy special savings on selected merchandise, with food and drink courtesy of Trattoria Dopo Teatro, as 20% of the evenings purchases will be donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation. RSVP: rsvpny@berettausa.com.

Autism Expert Dr. Fred Volkmar of the Yale Child Study Center - Pleasantville High School
December 12, 2012 - Pleasantville

Presentation will include important facts about the new DSM-V and transition from Adolescence. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance online by Dec. 10 or at the door for $10 each. Hosted by Pleasantville SEPTA.

American Express Holiday Gift Card Pop-Up Shop - Grand Central Terminal: Graybar Passage
December 12, 2012 - Midtown

For every American Express Gift Card purchased at the pop-up store this weekend, American Express will make a $10 donation to Toys for Tots (up to $10,000). American Express Gift Cards for everyone on shoppers' holiday lists are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. Each gift card comes with a complimentary holiday gift box. In addition, shoppers that visit the pop-up can have a free, fun holiday photo taken that when shared generates a $5 donation to Toys for Tots by American Express Gift Cards.

Live Music Wednesdays - Dragones at China Latina
December 12, 2012 - New York

Dragones, China Latina restaurant’s year-round rooftop bar that boasts incredible views of downtown Manhattan, is one of the only spots in the city for enjoying live music high in the sky. Up and coming bands will perform every week. Plus, enjoy signature cocktails like Lychee Margaritas and platters of China Latina's signature Latin American meets Asian cuisine.

Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
Through December 13, 2012 - Ardsley

A Chanukah gift shop and family fun house with Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Featuring a clay bar, giving menorah, Chanukah art and edible crafts, a Tot Zone, a giant holiday piano mat, Lego menorah competition, glow-in-the-dark room, and Dreidel Movie House, plus special events all month long.

Managing Homework and School for Kids with ADHD - Hampton Inn
Through December 13, 2012 - Jericho

Understand what is really making homework and schoolwork so challenging. Learn how Executive Functions impact your child’s motivation, retention and self-confidence. Reduce the homework battles, explore the true difference between supporting and enabling, and learn organizational strategies your child might actually use. Full of helpful tips, tools, strategies and resources. 2-Session Workshop Dates and Times Tues. Dec. 4th and Dec. 11th 10am-12pm Thurs. Dec. 6th and Dec. 13th 7pm-9pm Cost: $180/person or $270/ couple. Register on our website: http://www.ptscoaching.com Email: cindy@ptscoaching.com Phone: 516-802-0593

SPECIAL EVENT: Political Subversities - Ars Nova
Through December 13, 2012 - New York

Hosted by Matt Dellapina Episode #4 Guest Lineup: Donnetta Lavinia Grays, John Behlmann, Eric Clem, Britannie Bond, Phil Pickens, Vichet Chum, Ashley Grombol, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Knight, Erin Felgar & Rachel Bonds Join us for episode 4 of Slant Theatre Project's live-theatrical podcast, a night of New York City-inspired storytelling all Created & Performed by Political Subversities Directed by Andrew Neisler & Annie Tippe This team of sketch/musical dynamos is back to take Ars Nova by storm following their summer ANT Fest sell-out! Kick back as they highlight the best of 2012's humorous, foolish and downright absurd happenings in the social and political landscape, in this darkly comic cabaret featuring side-splitting sketches, fast and funny monologues, Broadway-worthy songs and a full, live band!

Public Viewing of MARKUS + INDRANI’s ICONS Art Exhibition - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Through December 13, 2012 - New York

MARKUS + INDRANI, globally esteemed celebrity and fashion photography and director duo who have captured many of today’s most provocative pop culture legends, will celebrate the international release of their first full photography book, ICONS, with a public art exhibition at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on December 12th and 13th. The two-day public exhibition features their most iconic images printed and mounted on 4 x 7 ft frames that will be available for pre-sale at the event. The 30-piece exhibition include: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, David Bowie, Iman, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Eva Mendes amongst others. Ten percent of proceeds from print sales during the event will go to New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY), a non-profit organization founded to commemorate the love and ongoing support given to New Yorkers by Americans following 9/11.

SibShops - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 14, 2012 - Pleasantville

Sibshops provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-741-0333 for group day/time and more information.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Fall 2012: Children's Dance Classes (Ballet or Flamenco) - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Looking for an active and diverse creative opportunity for your child? Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their Midtown Manhattan studio. After-school or Saturday classes available. September 20-December 15, 2012 for 12 weeks of classes: Fall 2012 Children's Ballet: Sept 20-Dec 13, 2012: Children's Ballet, Pre-School, 3 to 4 yr: Thurs. 4:00-5:00 pm Children's Ballet, 5-8 yr: Thurs. 5:00-6:00 pm NEW! Children's Ballet, 9-12 yrs: Tues. 5:00-6:00 pm OR Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm and also... Fall 2012 Children's Flamenco: Sept 22-Dec 15 Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Sat 1:00-2:00 pm NEW! Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Tues 4:00-5:00 pm There will be no class on the following Holidays: 9/18, Tues, Rosh Hashanah 11/22-24, Thanksgiving Day Weekend All classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Rates for Children's Ballet and Children's Flamenco Classes: Only $120 for 12-pack! Paid in advance. To pay online go to: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Walk-in Trial Class, $15.00 (by reservation only) Discounts available for enrollment of more than one child from the same family, or for Ballet plus Flamenco classes. Please call 212-399-8519 or email. For more information see: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Contact 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

A Christmas Carol at Boscobel - Boscobel
Through December 15, 2012 - Garrison

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's presentation of Charles Dickens' classic. Performed live in the grand entry hall, this lively reading of excerpts delivers a fresh view of this holiday tale that is funny, moving, charming, and inspiring. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and 14 at 7pm; Dec. 1, 8, and 15 at 4pm and 7pm. Email boxoffice@hvshakespeare.org with any questions.

Discover flamenco for beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class: Mondays from 7:30-8:30 PM OR Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 PM 2012 Fall term: September 17 - December 15, 2012 at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Cost: Fall Term Prices: --12 pack- $204 ($17/class) --4-pack- $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 aurora@flamencolatino.com www.flamencolatino.com

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class for Fall 2012 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover cante at Flamenco Latino this fall! Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners is led by Basilio Georges. Fall Session runs September 17 - December 15,2012 on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or "impostatcion." The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the "letras" will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco w/ Props- this Fall! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM Fall term runs September 17- December 15, 2012. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Annual Have-a-Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive - Westchester Jewish Community Services
Through December 15, 2012 - White Plains

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) kicks off its annual "Have a Heart for the Holidays" Gift Drive. When the project began in 2001, several hundred gifts were contributed for children, ages infant to teen, served by WJCS. Last year, thanks to the generosity of individuals throughout Westchester, more than 1,000 gifts were collected. Most of the children served by are from local families living below the federal poverty level, and in many cases, the gifts they receive are the only presents these children get during the holidays. Sponsors may choose an age or sex of a child to buy a gift for. Often, the older children request gift cards to national chain stores such as Best Buy and Target, so they can pick out their own gifts; gift cards in denominations ranging from $15-25 are some of the more popular requests. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child/children should contact Ms. Lewis at 761-0600 X222 or email mlewis@wjcs.com.

Special Holiday Sale - Chatsworth Auction Rooms & Furniture Studios
Through December 15, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Sales at this venerable, 60-year-old business are rare, so don't miss this enjoy this holiday treat. Save 20% on all items storewide: antique and quality furniture, lamps, chandeliers, decorative objects, china sets and more. Sale dates and times are 8am-6pm Dec. 1-4, Dec. 4-8, and Dec. 11-15.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - Beckett Theatre
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

In the steam-punk world of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING where Clara-Marie lives, she doesn’t fit in, surrounded by cruelty, ugliness, and people who don’t understand her. One Christmas, in a loving gesture, her Godfather Armand, gives her a Nutcracker to protect her. That evening, Clara-Marie travels to the land of Colossus, where toys are larger than life—including her Nutcracker—and humans small. As she journeys through the land, she encounters evil characters including the Mouse King and his cronies who are trying to enslave Colossus’ dolls. At last she meets the Mouse Queen and her children who are trying to thwart the king’s evil plans.

Flamenco Cante Workshop w/ David de los Santos - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino hosts David de los Santos for our final cante workshop of 2012. Join us Dec. 1-Dec. 15, 2012. Sat. 12/1: 3-4 pm Tues. 12/4: 8:30-9:30 pm Sat. 12/8: 3-4 pm Tues. 12/11: 8:30-9:30 pm Sat. 12/15: 3-4 pm at Flamenco Latino Studios 244 West 54 Street, 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Pricing: Advanced (Purchase online at http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/DavidSantos.shtml )- 1 Class: $25 All 5 Classes: $115 Same Day Pricing- 1 Class: $30 Questions or to reserve: 212-399-8519 http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/DavidSantos.shtml Born in Sevilla, David learned from the old gypsies, connoisseurs and artists in Morón de la Frontera, the village of his grandparents. As a boy, his most outstanding qualities were “cante jondo” (song with depth) and ability with rhythmic flamenco songs. At age 15, he began working venues such as Tablao Arenal, Cristina Hoyos Museum, Tokyo Tablao Flamenco, Peña Torres Macarena, La Carboneria, La Perla de Cadiz, and la Peña La Platería in Granada. He has sung for dance in La Unión with Soraya Clavijo (Premio Nacional de baile), and El Nano (lead dancer in company Cristina Hoyo) in 2012; VIII Festival de Jóvenes de Andalucía (Andalusia Youth Festival), XXIII Festival de Arte Flamenco in Extremadura, and has shared the stage with El Oruco, Pili Ortega, Juan Polvillo, Miguel Vargas Company, La Turronera, Sergio Gonzalez, Francis Nunez, Esperanza Fernandez, Eugenio Iglesias, Antonio Moya, Carmen Ledesma and Curro Fernandez.

Frank Dain Reprises 'The Magic of Mathis' - Don't Tell Mama
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Singer Frank Dain will reprise The Magic of Mathis in December with two performances at Don’t Tell Mama, Dec. 8th and 15th at 6pm. This show was recently nominated for a Broadway World Award in Best Tribute Show category. The Magic of Mathis brings fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” “Wild Is the Wind,” “Misty” and “The Twelfth of Never. ” Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's frequent collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis, a popular pianist who is missed by many people at the Cafe Pierre, where she entertained audiences for years. The Magic of Mathis will also include some more obscure songs, as well, such as “99 Miles from L.A.,” “Yellow Roses on Her Gown,” “I’ll Be Easy to Find” and “Photograph,” all part of Mathis’s remarkable 56-year career. The show, which ran very successfully at Metropolitan Room in September, has been directed by the Multi-award winning director/entertainer, Lennie Watts. PLEASE NOTE: Don't Tell Mama is a CASH ONLY room. There is a $20 cover and two beverage minimum. CASH ONLY.

Winter Rhythms - Urban Stages Theater
Through December 15, 2012 - New York City

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2012, beginning on Tuesday, December 4 and running through Friday, December 15, 2012 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $25 per show (both shows in one night, $40). Beer and wine will be available for a $3 donation. Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. WINTER RHYTHMS 2012 marks the fourth year that Urban Stages has brought noted musical artists to its stage during the holiday period. Proceeds from this critically acclaimed musical series helps to fund Urban Stages’ On Tour Outreach Program, bringing over 300 FREE “arts in education” presentations to libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. The celebrated cabaret entertainer and Tony nominee Karen Akers will open WINTER RHYTHMS 2012 at Urban Stages on Tuesday, December 4 with her acclaimed tribute show to the songs of Cole Porter entitled Anything Goes: Karen Akers Sings Cole Porter with musical direction by Don Rebic. This special Patron’s Night Performance will be followed by dinner at Seven Resturant. Tickets are $125. Other performers to present solo/duo shows in the series are Tony nominee Adriane Lennox and Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson with The Barry Levitt Trio, jazz vocalists Mary Foster Conklin and Cleve Douglass, cabaret artists Julie Reyburn, Susan Winter, Marissa Mulder and Erin Cronican, Broadway and television veteran Carole Demas, multi-instrumentalist Sean Hagerty and singer/songwriter Lora-Faye Whelan. Special one night only group performances include musical director/pianist Bill Zeffiro’s “Birthday Tribute to Frank Sinatra” hosted by TV personality Bill Boggs with a cast of cabaret notables including Karen Oberlin, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Ronnie Whyte, Valerie Lemon, Stacy Sullivan and Jenna Esposito, Emmy Award winner Glen Roven’s “Poetric License” with TV/stage actor David Garrison, opera star David Okulitch and others to be announced, musical director/pianist Barry Levitt’s ”Jazz Jam” with vocalists Kat Gang, La Tanya Hall and Gabrielle Stravelli; “Very Special Material,” an evening of the songs of Sean Harkness, Nicholas Levin and Tracy Stark with performers to be announced; and a special closing night concert, “From All of Us to All Of You: Seasonal Songs and Disney, Too” with a cast to be announced. Musical theatre is represented by performances of songbook revues and excerpts from new American musicals including “The Songs of Douglas J. Cohen”, Peter Napolitano’s “Songs From a Wedding, a Penthouse, and a Pinocchio,” featuring Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli; Mary Liz McNamara’s “The Good Girl in Concert”; “Smile On My Face: The Songs of Richard Eisenberg”; and “Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce”. Other Participating Artists From Broadway, film, television, cabaret, classical music and jazz to include Robert Cuccioli, David Garrison, Adriane Lenox, Andrea Frierson, Glen Roven, Daniel Okulitch, Carole Demas, Sarah Rice, Janice Hall, Barry Levitt, Douglas J. Cohen, Bill Zeffiro, Julie Reyburn, Karen Oberlin, Sidney Myer, Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Jenna Esposito, Stacy Sullivan, Valerie Lemon, Ronnie Whyte, Mary Foster Conklin, Lora-Faye Whelan, Cleve Douglass, La Tanya Hall, Kat Gang, Gabrielle Stravelli, Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, Marissa Mulder, Susan Winter, Paula Janis, Sean Harkness, Nicholas Levin, Tracy Stark, Mary Liz McNamara, Ritt Henn, Raissa Katona Bennett, Erin Cronican, Rob Langeder, Adam Shapiro, Stacie Perlman, Marcie Henderson, Miles Phillips, John McLaughlin, Mick Bleyer, Tryone Robinson and more to be announced.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

The Nod - The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

In THE NOD: Tony dealt with the hardships life threw at him with a simple accepting nod. A nod that said "everything's gonna be alright." Even if it wasn't or wouldn't be. Nodding was his way of coping -- coping with the kinds of fears universally shared. As a kid, the nod was a strategy to deal with his ‘crazy mama's’ seductive ways. As a grownup, he nodded to bluff his way in and out of lucrative writing gigs; nodded, as he would veer towards then away from the not quite available woman he loved. Over and over with self-effacing candor and deceit, he pretended to hold it all together, even as he felt it slipping from his grasp. Consumed by mortifying panic, suffocating breathe, and an epic aversion to the feelings he most feared and desired -- intolerable life affirming feelings like joy, serenity, fulfillment -- Tony started springing leaks not even Hans Brinker could plug. With little or no help from family or friends, doctors or shamans, therapists or gurus, he squandered his Hollywood wealth -- emptied his pockets, shelved his career. What happened then? He stumbled upon personal fortune. And now Tony sifts thru, picks up, and rearranges the pieces in this hilariously painful solo-performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. THE NOD plays the following schedule: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 4th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 10th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 11th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 24th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 25th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 1st, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 8th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 9th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 16th, 2012 3pm Tickets are $23; $18 for students/seniors and are now available online at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ prior to performance. Website: www.nuyorican.org or www.thenodlive.com The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (located at 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan) is a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains. For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386 BIOGRAPHIES TONY DRAZAN (Playwright/Actor) has written, directed and produced award-winning film and television for over 20 years. His film credits include ZEBRAHEAD(1992 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy; 30th NYFF), HURLYBURLY (1998 Venice Volpi Winner, Golden Bear Finalist), IMAGINARY CRIMES. For television he has written, directed, produced, or consulted on episodes of THE WEST WING, EDNY, AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE and LARRY SAUNDERS. He is currently writing a film directed by Alexander Payne slated for production in 2013-2014.

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Magical toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, mischievous mice, and all the enchanting inhabitants of E.T.A. Hoffmann's whimsical world return to BAM for the winter holidays in this acclaimed production of The Nutcracker, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre and choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. Performed with a live orchestra, together with extraordinary sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Richard Hudson (The Lion King), The Nutcracker is bound to be a treasured memory for years to come. It is no wonder The New York Times praised, "American Ballet Theatre has a production like no other, made with complete theatrical authority from first to last. The poetry of Alexei Ratmansky's vision is very striking. I'm impatient to see it again."

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - BAM
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

The renowned American Ballet Theatre serve up the toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, and those mischievous mice in this yearly reprisal of winter enchantment. A live orchestra and superb costumery and production make this one of NYC's best Nutcracker performances.

Julliette Tehrani presents 'Impressions Near and Afar' - Stamford Art Association
Through December 16, 2012 - Stamford

London-born of Persian heritage and with extensive travels throughout her life, Juliette brings an international perspective to her paintings. November 11-December 16, 2012.

Speaking in Tongues - Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

Exploring our inability to truly understand each other, this absorbing psychological thriller will leave you breathless as it poses questions about the rights and wrongs of emotional conduct. Are we listening to each other? Are we making ourselves understood? Or are we merely Speaking In Tongues? speakingintongues.brownpapertickets.com

BAX Holiday Photoshoot - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT SUNDAYS | December 2nd & 16th Half-Hour Sessions available in the morning & afternoon Price: $250 Families | Headshots | Bands | Performers | Just Because Get an affordable, creative portrait sitting with photographer Angela Jimenez! Check out some of her work at http://angelajimenez.photoshelter.com/ What are you waiting for? — Make your appointment NOW! HOW IT WORKS Using a combination of natural and studio lighting, these shoots will be a creative collaboration with you. Bring yourself or your small group, a few changes of clothes (solid colors that are not black or white work best!) and your sense of adventure. YOU WILL GET After your half-hour portrait session, a downloadable online gallery (approximately 125-150 photos) will be delivered to you within three days of the shoot. Optional framed & unframed prints and holiday cards are available with fast holiday delivery. (You will get instructions with the link to the online gallery following your session.) Bookings are confirmed only with full payment and are non-refundable. For more information, or to book your appointment contact Vanessa@bax.org or call (718) 832-0018. A benefit event. All proceeds benefit the programs and events at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. BAX | 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | (718)832-0018 | info@bax.org | www.bax.org

Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience - Queens Center Mall
Through December 16, 2012 - Elmhurst

Brighten the holiday season with Nintendo and check out all of the latest games for the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nov.9-Dec. 16. Receive expert gaming tips from the Nintendo Gurus, and get gift ideas for your friends and family. Located in the Nintendo Home Entertainment Area.

Inside the Lion King - Bryant Park
Through December 16, 2012 -

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced THE LION KING, but never like this. In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history. 10am-8pm.

The Drunken City - Workshop Theater Main Stage
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

The Drunken City follows three best friends out on the town for a bachelorette party, and the ways in which all those pink drinks reveal the truth of their desires and the reality of their relationships. When the bride-to-be questions her upcoming wedding, it ripples through her friendships and creates a tectonic shift that they may not all recover from. The Drunken City stars Nicholas Cocchetto; Tyrone Davis, Jr.; Samantha Payne Garland; David Marshall; Jen Ponton and Kelly Strandemo. Direction by Misti B. Wills. The production team includes Maxwell Bowman (lighting design) and Howard Fredrics (sound design), Danica Andler (set coordination). Performances of The Drunken City run November 30 through December 16, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.

The Drunken City - Workshop Theater Main Stage
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger. A wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps.

Four more spots left for the Holiday Photo Shoot! - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Four more spots left for the Holiday Photo Shoot! Sunday, December 16th Half-Hour Sessions available 8:45am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm Price: $250 Families | Headshots | Bands | Performers | Just Because Get an affordable, creative portrait sitting with photographer Angela Jimenez! What are you waiting for? — Make your appointment NOW! HOW IT WORKS Using a combination of natural and studio lighting, these shoots will be a creative collaboration with you. Bring yourself or your small group, a few changes of clothes (solid colors that are not black or white work best!) and your sense of adventure. YOU WILL GET After your half-hour portrait session, a downloadable online gallery (approximately 125-150 photos) will be delivered to you within three days of the shoot, guaranteed. Optional framed & unframed prints and holiday cards are available with fast holiday delivery. (You will get instructions with the link to the online gallery following your session.) Bookings are confirmed only with full payment and are non-refundable. See http://bax.org/holiday-photo-shoot/ for details. For more information, or to book your appointment contact Vanessa@bax.org or call (718) 832-0018. This is a benefit event. All proceeds benefit the programs and events at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. BAX | 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | (718)832-0018 | info@bax.org | www.bax.org

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

SibShops for Preschoolers - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 17, 2012 - Pleasantville

Do you have a typically developing child who is beginning to ask questions or show signs of distress because of a sibling with special needs? This activity-based group will explore the world of "same" and "different" in an age-appropriate manner, and give them their own time to feel special. Takes place on Mondays (10 sessions). Call 914-741-0333 for more information.

Creativity and Compelling Charm in Agora Gallery Collective - Agora Gallery
Through December 18, 2012 - New York

Intriguing, challenging and magical, the works in Unbound Perspectives blend personal vision with individual experience to create a paradoxically universal appeal. Touching on matters of the deepest emotional and practical importance, this is art which refuses to acknowledge the existence of any barriers or boundaries other than those chosen and defined by the artists. In The Persistence of Form, these talented artists turn the fruits of their meticulous observations of life and its complexities into wonderful, stirring works that seem to initiate the viewer into the miraculous secrets of the world. Clever, creative and compelling, these artworks transform what we know and expect into something fresh and transcendent. The exhibitions open on November 27, 2012 and continue until December 18, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 29, 2012, and art enthusiasts are invited to attend, admire and enjoy. Exhibition Dates: November 27, 2012 – December 18, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_29_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Unbound Perspectives nosmaS | Tatiana Davidov Romo | Ping He | Kristina Garon | Mark Tomczak | Caroline Örnstedt | Sarah Otts | Michele Rocca | Charles Nikas | Dan Florén | Flavio Pellegrino | Karin Galler ("KAGA") | Hara Hiroshi The Persistence of Form Won Choi | Harry Russell | Rudolph Mason Jr | Sarah Cousineau | Mina Novian | Margreet Duin | Sophie Scahill | Jeremy Curlee | Eulàlia Borrut Casas | Pierrard Anthony | Judy Talacko | Daniela Dimova | Catherine Raynes About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talent

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