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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.

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

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

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 12, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 12, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Anime Club - Somers Library
December 12, 2011 - Somers

Watch and discuss Japanese Anime. This club is open to all new members.

La Fille du Régiment - Metropolitan Opera
December 12, 2011 -

Nino Machaidze is Donizetti's spunky heroine in Laurent Pelly's witty production. Her Tonio is Lawrence Brownlee, who delivers all nine high Cs of his famous aria with aplomb, and Kiri Te Kanawa is the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Mozart Clarinet Concerto - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
December 12, 2011 -

Composer, conductor, commentator, and author Rob Kapilow makes music appreciation inevitable in the beloved What Makes It Great? series, now in its fifteenth season, which features performances by some of today's leading artists illuminated by Kapilow's lively, insightful discussion.

Discoveries Program: Something's Missing - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 12, 2011 - Manhattan

A program for adults and children with learning and/or developmental disabilities together with friends and family members. Each Discoveries workshop focuses on a theme and includes a gallery tour followed by a related art activity in the studio. Advance reservations required; call 212-650-2010 or email

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
December 12, 2011 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A.

Simple Dinner Menus for Busy Families - The Food Evolution
December 12, 2011 - Bardonia

In this fast-paced world, it often feels like a daunting task to make a healthy meal for our families. Join instructor Diane Hoch for a class that provides options for meals that are both beautiful and health-supportive. Pre-registration is required.

Toddler Art Adventures - Private Picassos at DUMBO Chabad
December 12, 2011 - DUMBO

Budding toddler artists will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme, which all three main activities will focus on. A great introduction to a structured class for young artists and one that will help strengthen their fine motor skills.

Gingerbread House Workshop - Taste Buds
December 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Each parent/child pair will work together to design and decorate their very own gingerbread house. Choose from a variety of decorating options as you listen to cheerful holiday tunes.

Toddler Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
December 12, 2011 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists use their hand prints to design holiday-themed gifts for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, or any other special occasion. Jill's Ceramics offers a wide variety of plaster pieces that can be painted and taken home the same day or glazed with an assortment of finishes. Please call to RSVP.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
December 12, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, birth to 5 years, meet friends, play, and hear stories.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
December 12, 2011 - Crown Heights

Come and learn chess, or improve your game with play and instruction.

Hollywood Squares - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
December 12, 2011 - Coney Island

Kids compete for prizes in this quiz game, based on the famous TV game show.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
December 12, 2011 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, December 5, 12, 19.

Computer Classes - Ossining Public Library
December 12, 2011 - Ossining

Improve your skills, ongoing Mondays, on the 2nd Floor.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 12, 2011 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, and do a craft or nature game. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Mondays, December 5, 12 & 19.

MiG Ayesa - Highline Ballroom
December 12, 2011 -

MiG Ayesa rose to international fame by placing third in the reality vocal competition Rockstar:INXS, scoring him a record deal with Decca/Universal and a legion of fans all around the world. His version of "Baby I Love Your Way" has been on playlists on radio stations worldwide, and the video of his single "She Loved" was on high rotation throughout Asia. However, Ayesa's story started much longer ago, playing stages all over the world from his home country of Australia to London's West End. One of the highlights of his career was playing the lead in Queen's hit musical We Will Rock You for a couple of years in London. He has just recently finished a highly acclaimed run as Stacee Jaxx in Broadway's Rock of Ages and is about to head off back to London to star in Michael Jackson's Thriller:Live! Ayesa's new album, More Than Ever (2011), is a collection of songs written over a number of years and recorded all over the world. The album is ready to be launched in style at New York's Highline Ballroom. Tonight's show will not only be his official album launch but will also be his "Farewell USA" show. It will include a set of songs from his albums as well as selections from his Broadway shows and some of his all-time favorite songs. Special guests will join Ayesa and his band to set the Highline alight with his infectious brand of rock and pop.

No Bake Holiday Cake - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
December 12, 2011 - Long Island City

If the last time you cooked something it either burst into flames or came out of an easy bake oven, this is the class for you. Learn how to make a yummy cake for the holidays, no baking necessary. Eat it yourself or give it to a loved one as an edible holiday gift.

Jingle Bell Swing - Queens Library: Middle Village branch
December 12, 2011 - Middle Village

Bring the family and your holiday spirit and join singer Richard Lanham for an afternoon of your favorite melodies. Enjoy Christmas carol classics from "Winter Wonderland" to "Silent Night" and many more.

From Stress to Success: Helping Your Child Perform Better on State Tests - Sylvan Learning Center
December 12, 2011 - Rego Park

Help move your children stress less in order to ensure their success on standardized state tests. Teach them the smart test-taking strategies that you'll learn at this free seminar. Although the class is cost free, you must RSVP to 718-997-8640 or by Friday December 9th. The strategies are designed to assist kids in 3rd-8th grade.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
December 12, 2011 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Mostly Mother Goose Story Time for 2 Year Olds (24-35 Months) - South Norwalk Library
December 12, 2011 - South Norwalk

This program for two year olds (24 - 35 months) includes movement activities. This is a drop-in program. No registration is required.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
December 12, 2011 - Manhattan

This mommy and me-style class includes a "theme" of the week, which is expressed in songs, stories, magic, and movement play. Call for reservations, class size is limited.

Holiday Magic - What's Cooking?
December 12, 2011 - Oyster Bay

Children will create tasty treats and also decorate their own Gingerbread House. The menu includes Christmas and Hanukah cookies, potato latkes with applesauce, edible dreidels and hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows. Register early.

Bid Whist/Spades - Lakeview Public Library
December 12, 2011 - Rockville Centre

Always wanted to learn how to play bid whist and spades? Here's your chance to learn, watch, and play.

Made With Love Knitting Group - Floral Park Public Library
December 12, 2011 - Floral Park

Share the warmth of wool with local organizations, hospitals, and the military. Bring your needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor.

Teen Cuisine: Gingerbread House - Elmont Memorial Library
December 12, 2011 - Elmont

Teens will put together a gingerbread house and decorate with candy. Then, they will take it home to enjoy or give as a gift. Registration required.

After School Learning Center - The Lakeview Public Library
December 12, 2011 - Rockville Centre

Brush up on your school subjects in this after-school program. Registration is required. Packets are available at the circulation desk.

I CAN DRAW! Art classes for Children - Kid Esteem Monetessori
December 12, 2011 - Lindenhurst

Learn to draw Animals, landscapes and master artist works with Ms. Amy. No experience necessary, everyone can learn to draw.

Desperate Houswives - Prana Pilates and Yoga
December 12, 2011 - Saint James,

Mom and child can take a simultaneous yoga class.

Art Workshop: Drawing Without a Straight Line - Children's Museum of the Arts
December 12, 2011 - SoHo

The artist Hundertwasser believed in the natural influence of line. This project focus is to create composition with organic lines.

Hands-On-Hanukkah Workshop - Bet Torah Nursery School
December 12, 2011 - Mt. Kisco

Hands-on Hannukah Workshops open to the public in the second-floor Youth Lounge. Parents, caregivers, and children are invited to this fun-filled hour of story time, holiday songs, crafts, dreidel games, snacks, and fun. There will be take-home recipes, projects, and holiday happenings. Families may attend one or all Monday programs. For more information or directions, call 914-666-7595, ext. 110.

Free Community Screening: OT, PT and Speech - Connect The Dots OT, PLLC
December 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Connect The Dots OT, PLLC and BBKids Speech Therapy will host free community screenings for children ages newborn to 7. Screenings assess a child's skill level and determine if a full OT/PT/SP evaluation is needed. A screening is approximately 15 minutes in duration with a 10-minute parent consultation. RSVP to by December 7.

Darlene Love Christmas Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through December 12, 2011 - New York

Darlene's first studio Christmas album, "It's Christmas, Of Course" was released December 2007 to national critical praise. In 2010 Darlene began a tour of Australia starring as `Miss Sherman' in "Fame: The Musical". Darlene has also released a CD and DVD of her live concert "The Concert of Love" produced and released by Reel Good Productions.

Juilliard’s AXIOM performs Carter, Babbitt, and Boulez - Alice Tully Hall
December 12, 2011 - New York

AXIOM, conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Milarsky, performs the world premiere of Elliott Carter’s “Three Explorations” with bass-baritone Evan Hughes; Milton Babbitt’s “All Set,” and Pierre Boulez’s “Sur Incises” on Monday, December 12 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. FREE tickets available beginning November 28 at the Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

James Beard Foundation presents Farmer’s Bounty Holiday Dinner with Chef Paul Virant - James Beard House
December 12, 2011 - New York City

Chef Paul Virant has long been ahead of the culinary curve at the critically acclaimed Vie, where he serves exquisitely prepared seasonal fare. At newly founded Perennial Virant, the 2011 JBF nominee for “Best Chef: Great Lakes” channels his obsession with pickling and preserving into a gorgeous celebration of locavore cuisine. The freshly made menu by Virant, Vie Sous-Chef Nathan Sears, and pastry chef of Vie and Perrennial Virant Elisa Narow will be paired with a selection of fine beers by Goose Island Beer Co. A sampling of the multi-course dinner complete with beer pairings from Goose Island Beer Co.: Kentucky Burnt Apple; Salami with Marinated Ricotta, Salt-Cured Olives, Vie Apiary Honey, and Frisee; Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi with Slow-Cooked Mint Creek Farm Goat; Prairie Fruits Farm Goat Cheese with M&M Ranch Kumquat Marmalade and Pumpkin Brioche. This special event is just one of more than 200 dinners open to the public that take place throughout the year. Reservations may be made on the event’s website, or via telephone at 212.627.2308.

Parent Support Group - Shining Mountain Children's Center
Through December 13, 2011 - Monsey

Parents of children ages 3 to 21 years old are invited to this weekly gathering to present reflections and ask questions. Participants will talk about school challenges, homework, boredom, discipline, and other topics. For more info, visit, call 845-425-7243 or email

Parenting Workshops - Be The Best Parent You Can Be - Rolling River Day Camp
Through December 14, 2011 - East Rockaway

Parenting can be a tough job. In these workshops, learn techniques for making the full-time job of being a mom or dad a little easier. Each week includes a discussion topic and open question/answer session. Week 1: Family Relationships – Setting Goals and New Perspectives Week 2: Listening, Communication, and Mutual Respect Week 3: Self-Esteem, Independence, and Responsibility Week 4: Discipline, Behavior, and Consequences Week 5: Outside Influences, Bullying, and Peer Pressure Week 6: Personal Safety, Trust Your Instincts, and Advocate Call to register at 516-889-1994 or email

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or

Homework Help - up to Grade 6 - Ossining Public Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Ossining

A teacher will be on-hand to assist students through 6th Grade with homework assignments. In the Children's Room. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through December 15.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs through December 16, 2011.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve.

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” 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 or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519

Comfort Food Made Easy – Life's Work Cooking Classes - Life's Work
Through December 17, 2011 - East Rockaway

This weekly cooking class is for 13-19 year olds on the Autism Spectrum. The class meets every Saturday to teach teens how to effortlessly prepare their favorite comfort foods.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - Lindenhurst

This heart-warming tale of Annie's adventures, her escape from the orphanage, and the wicked Miss Hannigan to a new life with Daddy Warbucks will delight audiences of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays and run through December 17, 2011.

The Man Who Came to Dinner - The Pecadillo Theatre Company
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

This holiday season, the Peccadillo Theater Company presents Hart & Kaufman’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, starring Drama Desk Winner Jim Brochu and Tony Award® winner Cady Huffman. In this hilarious comedy satire, celebrated critic and radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, slips on an icy doorstep while on a December lecture tour. Confined for several weeks of recovery at the Midwestern home of the utterly conventional Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, he proceeds to turn the family's life inside out with his incessant demands, long-distance phone calls and parade of eccentric celebrity guests. As Whiteside's secretary Maggie says: "He would have his mother burned at a stake if that was the only way he could light his cigarette!" Don’t miss the first New York revival of this classic comedy in over a decade! GET 15% OFF TICKETS! TO ORDER: • Click here ( use code PTCHHC • Call 212-352-3101 and use code PTCHHC RESTRICTIONS: Offer valid for performances 11/25/11 - 12/18/11. Offer subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Online and phone orders subject to applicable fees. Offer expires 12/18/11.

Annual Arts Faculty Exhibit - Rye Arts Center
Through December 17, 2011 - Rye

This annual event offers the public an opportunity to see recent work from The Rye Arts Center's exceptional faculty of teaching artists. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 6:30-8pm. Through December 17.

The National - Beacon Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Brooklyn-based The National will take the stage of The Beacon Theatre for 6 shows, highlighting hits and songs from their most recent album, High Violet.

Holiday Toy and Coat Drive - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Through December 17, 2011 - Yonkers

For the fifth straight year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Catholic Charities will again team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Empire City will host a week-long “Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive” from Dec. 11-17. Patrons are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or new or gently used coats anytime during the week. The items will be delivered to Catholic Charities supported agencies for the Christmas Holidays.

New Approaches in Latin American Art - GAGA Arts Center
Through December 18, 2011 - Garnerville

This group exhibit features works in all media including visual art, multimedia, sound, and landscape. The folks at GAGA tell us that the Latin American artists selected for the show express what it is to be alive today as shifting socio-political, cultural, and technological changes in Latin America influence contemporary life and expression.

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Park Slope

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

Visions of Gingerbread III: The Sweetest Architects - Stamford Museum
Through December 18, 2011 - Stamford

Come and see some creative confections, completely consisting of edible materials from local chefs and caterers. DiMare Pastry Shop and SONO Baking Company are returning to show off their gingerbread skills, along with some new competitors and other returning favorites.

Home for the Holidays: A Designer Showhouse at Orchard Hill - Orchard Hill at Old Westbury Gardens
Through December 18, 2011 - Old Westbury

This charming 1856 farmhouse will be opened to the public for only the third time in its history. The beautiful rooms will be individually decorated by over 20 of the most talented and creative designers in the New York area. Each room will feature a different holiday motif from Chanukah to Swedish Christmas to the Nutcracker. Children under 12 are not permitted in the Showhouse. The house will be on display through December 18, 2011.

"The Sweet Revenge of Hansel and Gretel" - The Drilling Company Theatre for New Plays
Through December 18, 2011 - Upper West Side

The Drilling Company, known for "Bird Brain" and "The Frog Singer," among other family-friendly hits, returns with a witty new adaptation of the classic fairytale, with puppets and live actors. Ideal for kids ages 4 to 9.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Westchester Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. December 10-18.

The Guild Brook Artist Members Theme Show 'Landscape Perspectives' - Marjorie and Norman Alexander Gallery at the JCC of Mid-Westchester
Through December 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

The exhibit will showcase the work of six landscape painters: Elaine Finsilver, Joan Poarch, Janine Robertson, Catherine Caulfield Russell, Melinda Green Tepler, and Victoria Walsh. Their work explores a variety of expressions, reflecting the theme of "Landscape Perspectives." Opening reception Sunday, December 18, 2-4 pm.

'Seven In One Blow,' or 'The Brave Little Kid' - Axis Theatre
Through December 18, 2011 - West Village

Axis Theatre Company presents the 10th anniversary production of its beloved family holiday show, adapted from the classic fairytale by The Brothers Grimm. This is the story of a child living in the city who kills seven flies with a single swat and makes a belt emblazoned with "Seven in One Blow" to commemorate the event. The Kid travels through the snow and meets numerous colorful characters along the way, including the Scarlet Pimpernel, a Pea, December, a Witch, an Ogre, and a Princess. Most people think this belt refers to seven people and assign the Kid all kinds of difficult tasks based on this faulty presumption. Over the course of the take, invaluable lessons are learned: an Ogre finds that you don't always have to show how strong you are to be strong; a girl realizes that when you tease someone, you may be hurting a person who is just like you; and a scary monster understands that because she is loved, she may not be so scary after all. In the end, after a surprise twist, the Kid discovers that a parent's love and care has no limits.

Sex Good; Money Bad - WorkShop Theater Company’s Main Stage Theater
Through December 18, 2011 - New York

Broken Watch Theatre Company (Drew DeCorleto, Artistic Director) will present Sex Good; Money Bad, two one-act’s by Michael Weller, directed by Tony Speciale and Drew DeCorleto. Sex and money are the focus of these premiere comedies; from a small apartment to a small dorm room, the occupants are visited by larger than life characters that throw a wrench into their plans. In Sex Good, Money Bad- some get it and some don't. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting Performance Schedule: Thursday, December 8 at 7PM; Friday, December 9 at 8PM; Saturday, December 10 at 3PM & 8PM; Sunday, December 11 at 2PM; Tuesday, December 13 at 8PM; Wednesday, December 14 at 8PM; Thursday, December 15 at 8PM; Friday, December 16 at 8PM; Saturday, December 17 at 3PM & 8PM; Sunday, December 18 at 2PM.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 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 paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019

Four Fantastic Exhibitions at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through December 20, 2011 - New York City

Brighten up the winter days by visiting Agora Gallery to admire the four new exhibitions that are opening soon. The Pursuit of Excellence: an Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art displays the powerful, passionate creations of talented Russian artists. Labyrinth of Abstraction introduces work which will inspire and enlighten, as artists explore varied techniques and media to express their fascinating ideas and feelings. You will be enthralled by the work in Idiosyncratic Expressions, which represents the personal insights and emotions of dynamic, compelling artists. There is also a delightful and memorable solo exhibition, Quo Vadis?, which presents the work of remarkable artist Z. Todorova who investigates the deep connections between humanity and the world in which we live. The exhibitions will open on November 29, 2011 and continue until December 20, 2011. The gallery is open Tues-Sat 11am-6pm. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly invited to attend. Exhibition Dates: November 29 - December 20, 2011; Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL:

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through December 20, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. December 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, & 19.

Hip N Hop Babies - Manna House Workshop
Through December 20, 2011 - Harlem

This one-of-a-kind 45-minute class brings music to life for babies and toddlers.

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

BounceU Farmingdale Holiday Toy Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
Through December 21, 2011 - Farmingdale

BounceU will be collecting new, unused toys to donate to Toys for Tots. Receive $2 off any Open Bounce Session with your donation! Call (631) 777-5867 or check our online calendar for session times at Participation in an Open Bounce is not required to make a donation.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail

Jingle Jams featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove
Through December 22, 2011 - Larchmont

Jingle all the way to Groove for a festive Jingle Jam in celebration of the coming of Winter, the first snowfall, and everyone's favorite holidays! Jams at Groove are interactive musical experiences for the whole family. The music is live and the vibe is truly original. Each Jam is led by talented musician/educators who really know how to play. Most appropriate for ages 6 months-5 years. 9:30am and 10:30am Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20; Wednesdays December 7, 14, 21; Thursdays December 8, 15, 22; Fridays December 9, 16; Saturdays December 3, 10, 17. Registration required at

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail

Girls Night Out - Piece of My Art
Through December 23, 2011 - Port Washington

Girls ages 8-12 years can enjoy a special tween night every Friday of every month. The evening includes pizza, drink, and 2 pieces of select pottery. Parents drop the kids off and can enjoy a romantic dinner together.

Meet Santa at Bloomingdale's Santaland - Bloomingdale's
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

Put on your holiday best and have your picture taken with Santa amid Bloomingdale's festive holiday decorations.

Home for the Holidays - A Christmas Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through December 23, 2011 - Elmsford

With their soldier son hoping to get be home from Afghanistan for Christmas, daughter who is in college on the West Coast finishing final exams also preparing to come home for Christmas, and younger children preparing for their Christmas pageant, the show follows the journey of a "typical" American family from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, as they surmount the challenges of modern life and, ultimately, rediscover the true meaning of the season. Enjoy favorites like "White Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Carol of the Bells," "Jingle Bells," "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Home for the Holidays," plus old standards such as "Count Your Blessings" and "We Need a Little Christmas."

Reasons to Paint: Nyack High School Students Inspired by Hopper - Hopper House Art Center
Through December 24, 2011 - Nyack

Students from Nyack High School, Edward Hopper's alma mater, look at the artist's work and create new works that reveal his influence on artists of today. Opening reception: Saturday, November 19, 5-7pm. Exhibit runs through December 24.

Christmas Tree Sale - North White Plains Fire Company #1
Through December 24, 2011 - North White Plains

Proceeds of all trees sold will benefit the North White Plains Fire Co. No. 1. Hours: 4-8pm Thursdays & Fridays; 9am-8pm Saturdays & Sundays November 25-December 24. For additional information call 914-949-3575 or e-mail

Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop - McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
Through December 24, 2011 - Greenwich

Get into the holiday spirit.

Santa Is Here - Cherry Hill - Photos with Santa
Through December 24, 2011 - Valley Stream

Santa's waiting for you to take a photo with him. Hurry down to the mall.

Photos with Santa Claus - Broadway Mall
Through December 24, 2011 - Hicksville

Bring the kids for a memorable photo with Santa. Various packages and price range available. Santa will be in the rotunda near IKEA. Photo sessions continue through 5pm on December 24.

Grand Central Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through December 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Located in Grand Central Terminal's historic Vanderbilt Hall, you'll find one of the city's most famed holiday shopping experiences, this year featuring 76 vendors with a wide array of goods at all price levels, including unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, and children's gifts.

Union Square Holiday Market - Union Square Park
Through December 24, 2011 - Manhattan

This famous market features more than 100 merchants selling unique gifts, including hand-blown glass housewares, locally handmade leather belts, bags and accessories made from recycled plastic, a variety of handmade jewelry, and Tibetan crafts. Food vendors will also be selling sweet and savory treats. Visit the Information Booth for help on finding your gifts.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market - Columbus Circle
Through December 24, 2011 - Manhattan

This seventh annual holiday market offers items like handmade wooden puzzles, gingerbread houses and kits, French truffles, mother and daughter apparel, and handcrafted home accessories. Local food vendors sell cider and other treats.

17th annual Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2011 - Rowayton

Stop by the center for unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople. Proceeds support year-round education and other community programs at the Rowayton Arts Center.

'A Christmas Carol' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
Through December 24, 2011 - Lower Manhattan

Modern movement with both traditional and original music brings this well-known holiday tale to life. As the heartless miser Scrooge faces his past, present, and future through the surprise visits of four uninvited spirits, he awakens on Christmas morning with a new heart. This family holiday tradition reminds us all to look within ourselves and renew our spirits of compassion and generosity.

“Reverse Santa” Returns to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square This Holiday Season - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through December 24, 2011 - New York

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square’s “Reverse Santa” returns this holiday season to put an unconventional twist on the customary “sitting on Santa’s lap” family portrait. Ripley’s own “Reverse Santa” will sit on visitor’s laps this December creating an out-of-the-ordinary holiday family photo. “Reverse Santa” photos will be available each Saturday from 12pm to 7pm, December 3 through December 24, as well as December 26 through 29 from 12pm to 7pm. Guests to the Odditorium will have the opportunity to take a variety of fun holiday shots with “Reverse Santa.” Individual prints, key chains and magnets can be purchased on site at Ripley’s Times Square, as well as a CD to create personalized holiday cards or share online with friends. “Reverse Santa photos were a huge hit last holiday season, we couldn’t wait to offer them again this year,” said Michael Hirsch, President/General Manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square. “At Ripley’s Time Square, we love surprising our guests with the unexpected and the look on their faces when Santa sits on their lap…it’s priceless.”

Visit with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 24, 2011 - Yonkers

Visit Santa and receive a free gift at Cross County Center through December 24.

Breakfast with Santa - Rock Center Cafe
Through December 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Children of all ages will have the opportunity to get pre-Christmas face time with Santa himself, followed by skating on the historic Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, alongside the legendary Christmas tree. A beloved NYC holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa includes a delicious family-style breakfast and a Christmas gift from Santa and his elves for each child.

"A Christmas Carol" - Canal Park Playhouse
Through December 24, 2011 - Tribeca

Meet the ghost of Charles Dickens. He's not what you expect. In fact, he's a bit of a clown. Mr. Dickens is spending the festive season at Canal Park Playhouse, bringing the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from dour skinflint to a compassionate embodiment of the holiday spirit to life in the intimate landmark theater. Based on the Dickens' own material from his historic reading tours throughout the U.S., this heart-warming classic tale is given new life with Victorian pratfalls and classic physical comedy, imbued with a little bit of holiday magic. Recommended for ages 7 and older. A pre fixe, pre- or post-show brunch at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe is available on Saturdays for an additional $6.95 in advance or $8.95 at the door.

Jade's ToyBox Holiday Pop-Up Store - Jade's ToyBox
Through December 24, 2011 - Tribeca

Find great deals on gifts and fun holiday events for kids, plus a chance to pick your own discount from the Holiday Advent Calendar Pick-A-Pocket (10 to 40 percent off toys, books, and games through December 28). Products like the WinGreen tents made by a women's cooperative in India, handmade plush fair-trade made by Peruvian artisans, Plan Toys fire trucks and wooden games made of renewable woods, and Green Toys US-made benefit charities like the Speyer Legacy School Scholarship Fund, Children's Storefront School in Harlem, and The Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation, a home and school for orphans and vulnerable children in Wangige, Kenya. December 1-12: Get an automatic 15 percent off when you donate gently used books, toys, games, and children's clothing for newborn through 12-year-olds, for the benefit of the Children's Storefront School in Harlem and The Caroline Wambui Mungai Foundation. Activities for Kids and Parents Santa Letter Writing (ongoing throughout the day): Kids can use eco-friendly materials (provided) to create their letters for Santa and mail them to the North Pole. The 'Not A Box' Contest (ongoing): A childhood idea of transforming a brown box into a TV set was the impetus for the JTB product box and the installation at the JTB Pop-Up Store. Show your ingenuity by transforming a simple brown box into the invention of your choice, then explain it and enter to win a $150 Jade's ToyBox gift card. Saturday, December 3 Holiday Craft Workshop (2pm): Using recycled and found objects, transform simple items into beautiful holiday gifts for family and friends with a little help from in-store staff and visiting artists. Sunday, December 4 and 18 Holiday StoryTime, By Kids, For Kids (2pm): Bring your kiddos in for holiday story time and hear special guest kid 'authors' share an excerpt of their favorite prose. Tuesday, December 6 The P.A.L. Workshops @ Jade's ToyBox presents Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play: A Hands-On, Play-Based Workshop for Parents (6:30pm): This play-based session will help parents support their child's strengths, with games and strategies to help toddlers and preschoolers develop a love for learning and get ready for kindergarten. Register at Saturday, December 10 Holiday Cookie Swap with MiniMunchers & The Healthy Apple (2pm): Join MiniMunchers and The Healthy Apple for an organic twist on cookie making. They'll teach the kiddos how to make healthy, yummy homemade cookies for a holiday cookie swap. Saturday, December 17 Holiday Craft: Musical Instrument Workshop (2pm): Using recycled and found objects, transform simple items into awesome musical instruments that make great holiday gifts for family and friends.

Discount at Lexington luggage - Lexington Luggage
Through December 25, 2011 - New York, NY

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Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

A Christmas Carol - Theatre Three
Through December 27, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas in Dickens' classic tale. Children learn the value of giving while enjoying the performance. Show runs through December 27.

Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
Through December 27, 2011 - Port Washington

Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.

Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
Through December 27, 2011 - Ardsley

A Chanukah gift shop and family fun house with Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Decorate a dreidel, craft a Chanukah candle, visit Chanukah multi-media stations, take a picture with Judah the Maccabee, or join an ancient archeological dig. Open daily from 11am-6pm, December 5-27.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail to register. Class meets each Thursday.

Ladies Night - Stay N Clay
Through December 29, 2011 - Port Washington

Gather the girls every Tuesday and Thursday for some fun and create a beautiful clay piece for the house or someone special. Enjoy pizza, salad, coffee and cake and BYOB. Reserve for any size group. Sessions run through December 29.

IndiVisible--African-Native American Lives in the Americas - Pequot Museum
Through December 30, 2011 - Mashantucket

This Smithsonian traveling exhibition focuses on the lives of people with dual African American and Native American ancestry. The exhibition sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity and addresses the human desires of being and belonging.

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