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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on December 14


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

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

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

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
December 14, 2011 - 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.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 14, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more with a parent or caregiver. Pre-registration is requested.

AMAZEIN' WEDNSDAY - A Maze in Pottery
December 14, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Kids ages 12 and younger enjoy half-price studio time.

Pizza and Poetry! - White Plains Public Library
December 14, 2011 - White Plains

Come write and share your original poems. Pizza will be provided. Room A. Middle School grades 6-8; High School 9th and 10th grades.

Bilingual Family Night - White Plains Public Library
December 14, 2011 - White Plains

Bilingual storytime in Spanish for children and their families. Includes craft and a cookie snack. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Location: Story Trove.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
December 14, 2011 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

Pink Martini - The Town Hall
Through December 14, 2011 -

These celebratory December concerts will feature songs from our best selling, multi-denominational holiday album, Joy To The World, which we released last year. Alongside a myriad of seasonal songs the show will also highlight signature selections from all of our albums. In the absence of our singer China Forbes, who is currently recovering from throat surgery, band leader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale will feature world renowned guest singers.

Teen Gaming (Playstation) - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
December 14, 2011 - Brooklyn

Tired of the Wii? Bored with the X-Box? Why not try a Playstation at the library!

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
December 14, 2011 - Stratford

Children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component are invited to a private session with siblings. Teachers work with them on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. Space is limited to 15 so reservations are required.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
December 14, 2011 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your toddler has fun at this weekly playgroup hosted by a member of the JCC's parent group. For children up to age 2.

Art Workshop: Artful Instruments - Children's Museum of the Arts
December 14, 2011 - SoHo

Stemming from Picasso's mixed-media instruments, this project lets little ones explore using different materials to create sound.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
December 14, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 14, 2011 - Garden City

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

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
December 14, 2011 - Nyack

This class prepares expectant parents for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Pre-registration is required.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 14, 2011 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to decorate their own yummy cookies.

Holiday Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
December 14, 2011 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for a picture book, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Book Babies - The Field Library
December 14, 2011 - Peekskill

An interactive program of stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies up to age 3 and their caregivers. No sign-up required. December 7 and 14.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 14, 2011 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals and stories. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Wednesdays, 12/7, 14, & 21.

Film Series: Making and Breaking Cities: Flash of Genius - Queens Museum of Art
December 14, 2011 - Corona

Instead of heading to the local movie theater to see another animated film, why not bring your kids to see one of the Making and Breaking Cities film series pieces. After the show, you can explore the museum. The Film Series is created by Mark Ethan, a member of the Actors Studio, who has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession, and Lesser Prophets. He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum of Art since 1998. This week's film, Flash of Genius, directed by Marc Abraham. The movie is based on the true story of Robert Kearns (played by Greg Kinnear), the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper, and his "Don Quixote" legal struggles with the automobile industry.

The High School Years for Special Needs Kids - The Bronx School of Science Inquiry and Investigation
December 14, 2011 - Bronx

What you need to know to make the best of the high school experience and prepare for life after graduation. Child care is not provided.

Cream Tea and Tour - Old Westbury Gardens
December 14, 2011 - Old Westbury

Plan a gracious visit to beautifully decorated Westbury House. Enjoy tea with scones, clotted cream, and jam. A guided tour will follow. Advance registration required.

Afternoon Tea - Old Westbury Gardens
December 14, 2011 - Old Westbury

Enjoy a full afternoon tea with tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts, and a selection of teas specially blended for Old Westbury Gardens. Advance registration required.

Holiday Centerpieces - Voelker Orth Museum
December 14, 2011 - Flushing

Ensure your dinner table remains just as festive as the rest of the house with this workshop at the Voelker Orth Museum. Participants will learn how to create a centerpiece for the holidays as well as discover ways to work with both natural and man-made materials. At the end of the event, you'll have crafted a beautiful centerpiece that will last through the holiday season.

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Jewish Center
December 14, 2011 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents on the second Wednesday of every month. Call Karen Flyer for information.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
December 14, 2011 - Dyker Heights

Chess Master Ian Fleishman will help you hone your chess skills.

Movie and Play Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
December 14, 2011 - Carroll Gardens

Homework? Feh! Come to the library to watch a movie and play with friends.

Raising Competent Children - Parenting Resource Network at Friedberg JCC
December 14, 2011 - Oceanside

This parent education workshop will focus on building character strengths in young children, such as curiosity, creativity and perseverence. By "letting kids be kids" when they are young, parents set the stage for raising competent children.

Connecticut author Sarah Darer Littman - Westport Public Library
December 14, 2011 - Westport

The author speaks about her new young adult novel about a teen whose life changes forever after meeting her dream guy on the internet.

Girls Club - Fairfield Museum and History Center
December 14, 2011 - Fairfield

Learn about the past through the stories and adventures of the American Girl historical dolls. American Girl Rebecca, who lived in New York City in the early 1900s, loved drama and the stage. Celebrate her love of theatre by creating short skits in the Bravo! exhibition. Girls also make edible dreidels. Advanced registration required.

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Public Library
December 14, 2011 - Wilton

Each session is based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a masterpiece from the library's collection. Tickets are passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program each week.

Mythology Club for Kids - Wilton Library
December 14, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 read a book on a mythological theme and discuss it. Snacks are provided and an activity or craft is made. The book for the month of December is Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
December 14, 2011 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

Annie - CM Performing Arts Center
December 14, 2011 - Oakdale

Leapin Lizards. The comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the best-loved musicals. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.,” and “Tomorrow,” Annie is a theatrical experience for the entire family.

A Wonderful Life - John w. Engeman Theatre
December 14, 2011 - Northport

Frank Capra's iconic film comes to the stage. George Bailey desire to see the world is stymied by his loyalty to the family business. Eventually he learns the true meaning of friendship, community and love and that the good guy eventually prevails.

Handel's 'Messiah' - Avery Fisher Hall
December 14, 2011 - Lincoln Center

New York Philharmonic presents this classic oratorio, featuring the stirring "Hallelujah Chorus," performed by four singers accompanied by the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

New Parent Get-Together: Introducing Solids - 92nd Street Y
December 14, 2011 - Upper East Side

Led by 92nd Street Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and some of New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly drop-in discussion group allows parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Babies up to age 1 welcome.

Wee/Mighty Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
December 14, 2011 - Saint James

A Mommy-n-Me Class. Grandparents and caregivers welcome. Games, music and simple yoga poses are used to stimulate the imagination, develop coordination and increase body awareness. Songs, puppets and stories develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Registration required.

Desperate Houswives - Prana Pilates and Yoga
December 14, 2011 - Saint James,

Mom and child can take a simultaneous yoga class.

My Morning Jacket With Special Guests Band of Horses - Madison Square Garden
December 14, 2011 -

Although they first emerged in 1998 as devotees of Neil Young's country-tinged classic rock, My Morning Jacket steadily widened their sound throughout the following decade, embracing everything from neo-psychedelia to Americana, funk, prog, and reggae. By the time Evil Urges arrived in mid-2008, they had successfully molded themselves into Kentucky's answer to Wilco, with unexpected detours and sonic experiments adding complexity to the band's alt-country roots.

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

The Jersey Four - A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 14, 2011 - New York

A few years ago, Anthony Newell and Joseph Cilento decided to put together a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute group. They recruited some of the best musicians and vocalists throughout New Jersey to form the cast of The Jersey Four. ??As friends, handshake partners, and band members for over 25 years, Newell and Cilento have become somewhat of a legend in their hometown. Since the late '70s, they have put together some of New Jersey's most popular shows and tribute groups. Their extensive background includes tribute acts for The Beach Boys, The Blues Brothers, Jay & The Americans, and Huey Lewis and The News. They've also performed as backup musicians for New Jersey's own original Duprees and worked with members of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Village People, and actor and musician Frank Vincent. In addition, they've performed as an opening act for many shows for the late Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge.

My Dad Was Nearly James Bond - Ars Nova Theater
Through December 14, 2011 - New York

Wednesday, December 13 & 14 @ 8:00 PM, $25. Written by Des Bishop & Mike Bishop. Directed by Conall Morrison. Internationally celebrated comedian Des Bishop returns to Ars Nova to hold up the real heroics of fatherhood against the ridiculous macho ideals everyday guys try to live up to. As passionate as it is edgy and hilarious, Bishop offers a touching, snappy—but never sappy—experience that is unforgettable.

Jane Post Sample & Stock Sale - Jane Post
Through December 14, 2011 - New York

Current styles available and amazing deals on Fall & Spring outerwear (Sizes XS - XL) Cash & Credit Cards accepted

"Race To Nowhere" Screening - Manhattan School for Children
December 14, 2011 - Upper West Side

"Race to Nowhere" [PG-13] is an award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system. An eye-opening call to action, the film challenges our deepest-held assumptions about how we can best prepare young people for the future. There will be a Q & A after the film. To purchase advance tickets, go to

It's a Wonderful Life" Live Radio Play - Queens Theatre
December 14, 2011 - Queens

Celebrate the season with the heartwarming classic re-imagined as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Five actors bring George Bailey, Mary, the angel Clarence and the townspeople of Bedford Falls to life, playing dozens of characters and performing all the sound effects, just as they did during the golden age of radio. Don’t miss this fresh new take on the beloved film.

Comedy School Dropout - Beauty Bar
December 14, 2011 - New York

8pm - FREE - FREE PIZZA. Comedy School Dropout is gonna do it one last time like its 2011 and then its taking a break till the new year! Don't worry though, we have a proper send off with some of the best mother&*%$#! comedians in this here New York area. And they will be entertaining, as YOU, the audience, munches on free pizza from our friends at Artichoke. Here's what we got: Sue Funke (I Love TV More Than You); Victor Varnado (Comedy Central); Skinny Bitch (Edinburgh Fringe); Emily Heller (Bridgetown Comedy Fest, 2nd Place Best Bay Area Comic Award); Adam Lowitt (Daily Show producer); Katrin Heir. And as always, you will be dutifully hosted by Negin Farsad (Comedy Central, Nickelodeon), Beth McGregor (Women in Comedy-Boston) and Amy Albert (Edinburgh Fringe)! LINK:

December 14, 2011 -

From 1936-51, the Photo League, a group of photographers including Margaret Bourke-White, focused on NYC and its vibrant streets: a newsboy at work, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island. Though beautiful, the images harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, child labor and opportunity. Hear about the artists' left-leaning roots and their influence on the modern photography that followed. Mason Klein is curator of fine arts at the Jewish Museum and co-curator of The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951, a major exhibition on view Nov 4-Mar 25 at the Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street.

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.

Nutcracker in a Nutshell - Islip town Hall West
Through December 15, 2011 - Islip

A shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic with mice, soldiers, dolls, angels, flowers, snowflakes, and The Sugar Plum Fairy.

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

Handel's Messiah - New York Philharmonic
Through December 17, 2011 -

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.

New Dances: Edition 2011 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through December 18, 2011 - New York

Four newly -choreographed works by choreographers Monica Bill Barnes, Alexander Ekman, Alex Ketley, Pam Tanowitz will be premiered by Juilliard Dance in this year’s “New Dances: Edition 2011” under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Performances, which are FREE and require tickets, take place at 8 PM on Wednesday, December 14 through Saturday, December 17 with a Sunday, December 18 matinee at 3 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. FREE tickets will be available beginning November 30 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th St.). For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

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

Yvonne Meier - The Shining - New York Live Arts
Through December 23, 2011 -

The Shining is a thrilling dance-installation set inside the intricate maze of 350 refrigerator boxes. Originally created and performed in 1993 at Performance Space 122, the Bessie Award winning, The Shining puts audience members and performers together in an extraordinarily crafted, anxiety producing, living, breathing and inimitable environment.

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.

It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play - Queens Theatre
Through December 24, 2011 - Flushing

Give your kids a little history lesson while enjoying a can't-miss seasonal performance. Celebrate the chilly weather with the heartwarming holiday classic re-imagined as a live 1940's radio broadcast. A cast of five actors bring George Bailey and the townspeople of Bedford Falls to life, playing dozens of different characters and performing all the sound effects, just as they did during the golden age of radio.

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

Travelpro MaxLite 22" Expandable Rollaboard - Sale Price: $109.99 - Compared at: $260.00 - You Save: $150.01 - Product ID : 4010922 - Manufacturer: TravelPro Luggage - Weight: Free Shipping - Description: The Travelpro Maxlite 22” Expandable Rollaboard is constructed from nylon fabric with protective DuraGuard coating. Exterior Features: • Lightweight honeycomb frame • Ball-bearing in-line skate wheels • Telescoping pull-handle with two stops 38” and 43” • Large, easy access front zippered pocket • Red zipper pull identifies how to expand luggage Interior features: • Long interior zippered mesh pockets • Roomy main compartment expands 2.5 inches • Fully lined interior Ships in 1-2 business days Size: 22” x 14” x 9”-11.5” Material: Nylon

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 par

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