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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on December 16

December 16, 2013   |    

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

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
December 16, 2013 - Borough Park

Toddlers, 18-36 months, enjoy stories, songs, and playtime.

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie is a "mommy and me" style class for kids ages 1 to 3 years. Each week is a different theme and the fun starts there. Puppets, songs, creative play, colors, counting and even a little circus fun are all a part of the class. First class is only $10. Single classes are $25, 3 classes are $60, and 5 classes are $90.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
December 16, 2013 - Paramus

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to play with age-appropriate toys and meet an "animal of the week" before heading out into the zoo. No registration is required however adults must stay with children during the program.

Stories & Crafts - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 16, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for stories and crafts. Registration is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 16, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers under age three and their favorite adults are invited to the library for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Registration is required for this popular program.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 16, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

DIY: Music Making - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
December 16, 2013 - Kensington

Explore different aspects of music-making, from playing to composing and constructing pieces on a computer. Participants are welcome to bring their own instruments; there will be a few percussion instruments available, for those who need something to play. All skill levels welcome.

Little Kids Yoga (3-5 yr old) - Salutations Yoga
Through December 16, 2013 - Glenwood Landing

This fun, thematic yoga class stimulates the creativity of preschool-aged children - as well as promotes body awareness and helps develop fine and gross motor skills. Preschoolers learn age-appropriate yoga poses, creative mindfulness techniques, calming breathing exercises, child-friendly guided imagery, and relaxation exercises. Children's music, props and picture books with positive messages are also incorporated into the lessons.

Christmas Concert and Party - Freeport United Methodist Church
December 16, 2013 - Freeport

The Singles Association of Long Island will attend the Annual Christmas Concert and Party sponsored by the Freeport Community Band. You may bring children. The party and concert will be held in the Church basement.

Stories and More at the Chappaqua Public Library - Chappaqua Public Library
December 16, 2013 - Chappaqua

Stories and snacks for children in grades K-3.

Nature Bugs Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
December 16, 2013 - Scarsdale

An hour of nature fun for children ages 3-5 years and parents/caregivers. Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft, or play a nature game. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. No pre-registration or pre-payment required.

Mother Goose Rhymes at Night - Rose Memorial Library
December 16, 2013 - Stony Point

Pre-schoolers are invited to the library for fun and pretend with feltboard stories, Mother Goose ryhmes, fingerplays, a sticker craft, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Christmas Concert and Party - Freeport United Methodist Church
December 16, 2013 - Freeport

The Singles Association of Long Island will attend the Annual Freeport Community Band Christmas Concert and Party. The event will occur at the Church basement next to the parking lot. Bring your family, friends, and children to this event. You may also bring a dish if you wish.

Free Grandparenting 101 Class - Hudson Valley Hospital Center
December 16, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Tips for grandparents about supporting the breastfeeding mom, safety, basic baby care, safe sleep, and other real-life skills.

Toddler Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 16, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, socializing, and exploring books.

Peek-a-Boo Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
December 16, 2013 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for pre-walkers and their caregivers.

Sensational Science - Mulberry Street Library
December 16, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Explore how scientists use their senses to better understand the world around them. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. For children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
December 16, 2013 - Floral Park

Made With Love is a service-oriented group of knitters and crocheters who create hats, scarves, blankets, and other items for hospitals, shelters, and the military in a friendly atmosphere. (There is no instructor, but you may get help on your own projects from your peers.)

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
December 16, 2013 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Ages 1-2 years (with caregiver).

The Graff Family Holiday Special - 54 Below
December 16, 2013 - New York

One of Broadway's most beloved musical families conquers our stage! Ilene Graff, Randy Graff, Todd Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone, along with special guests Liz Callaway, Joanna Gleason, Max Von Essen, Julia Murney & others, will perform a host of holiday favorites & tunes from their various forays on the Great White Way. In the tradition of the Andy Williams Christmas specials that warped them as children, expect tight, four-part harmonies, color coordinated hats and mufflers, indoor sleigh rides, audience participation, mistletoe & plenty of high belting. As a bonus, watch in wonder as Nikka dances all the parts to Turkey Lurkey Time in a four by four foot space! It's gonna be terrifying!

Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 16, 2013 - New York

ALICE - 3D Computer Programming - White Plains Public Library
December 16, 2013 - White Plains

Learn how to program 3D animations and video games with ALICE, a computer program developed by Carnegie Mellon. For 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance. Limited space.

Baby Lapsit - New York Public Library, Kips Bay branch
December 16, 2013 - Kips Bay

Babies can enjoy great books, lively sings, rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. For babies 18 months and younger with parents or caregivers.

Notables: Chris Thile and Friends - Carnegie Hall
December 16, 2013 - New York

Carnegie Hall Notables - a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s - hosts Chris Thile and Friends, a special Notables-only performance featuring mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist Chris Thile alongside frequent collaborators Michael Daves and Edgar Meyer and additional artists to be announced. Following the exclusive event, the Notables will gather at the Empire Hotel Rooftop for an after-party beginning at 8:30 p.m. with cocktails generously provided by Hendrick's Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, and The Balvenie, and beer generously provided by Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales.

Tiny Tots - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
December 16, 2013 - Rockville Centre

CSTL's Tiny Tots program is held Mondays throughout the school year. Tiny Tots is a 1 1/2hr workshop for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3. Each week brings with it a new theme, and with each new theme comes new activities that both delight and educate at every turn. Every class is led by one of its friendly staff members who will include at least one story and fun activity. The program allows you to spend time with your toddler in a creative environment; experience new activities together such as arts and crafts; begin to identify objects such as shapes, colors, numbers and letters; and create a positive attitude towards a nursery school environment.

Manga Workshop - Ridgewood Library
December 16, 2013 - Ridgewood

Kids can join professional cartoonist, Ivan Velez and learn how to build their own manga stories in their own manga style.

Toddler Time-Hillcrest - Hillcrest Library
December 16, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 2-3 years and their caregivers meet weekly for stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and lots of fun!

Kids Yoga Class (8-10 yr olds) - Salutations Yoga Studio
December 16, 2013 - Glenwood Landing

Children learn individual yoga poses, as well as alignment, pose sequencing and learn to link the breath with movement. Team-building partner poses, cooperative group poses, collaborative yoga games, calming breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, creative guided imagery, and deep relaxation complete this class. Additional activities also include yoga-related arts and crafts, yoga journals, along with discussions on the how to stay calm, positive and compassionate. Advance registration is required. Please call, text or email to sign-up.

Picture Book Time - Bayside Library
December 16, 2013 - Bayside

This program for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years incorporate stories with songs, rhymes, crafts and creative movement to give preschoolers important skills that will encourage later success and an appreciation of literature. Space is limited.

MAKER MONDAYS - Westport Library
December 16, 2013 - Westport

Each Maker Monday features a different hands-on, creative activity, such as stop-motion animation, tinkering and making cool stuff. Each week's workshop will be announced the week before.For grades 6-9. Register online at for each workshop.

Whodunit? Book Club - Wilton Library
December 16, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 will meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for December is The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base. Snacks will be provided, and there will also be detective activities. Parents and guardians must remain in the library.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Patchogue
December 16, 2013 - Patchogue

Be a guest at this Disney production which features the animated film's much loved characters and the well known academy award-winning score. Join Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and The Beast for an unforgettable journey where everyone lives happily ever after.

Writing Group - Barnes and Noble -Country Glen Center
December 16, 2013 - Carle Place

Join in this monthly Writing Group for tips, inspiration, critique. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

Monday Minnows - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
December 16, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Enjoy open playtime, storytime, and exploratory crafts about the ocean and nature for kids and parents. Each session has a different theme. RSVP 631-367-3418 or online. For ages 2 1/2-5.

Let's Face The Music & Dance: The Films of Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire - Cinema Arts Centre
December 16, 2013 - Huntington

Join film scholar Philip Harwood for a lively exploration of the legendary musical partnership that gave us some of the most magical moments in movie history.

Arthur Darvill & Friends - Highline Ballroom
December 16, 2013 - New York

Join us as we say goodbye to Arthur Darvill from Broadway's ONCE. Arthur will be leaving New York City and the ONCE cast this December. He's celebrating his time in NYC with one last performance, incorporating Broadway performers and musicians he has met during his stay. Arthur is also well known for playing Rory Williams in the BBC series Doctor Who.

Frantic! FREE COMEDY SHOW! w/ Sean Patton, Mark Normand, Jordan Carlos & More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
December 16, 2013 - New York

Family Gingerbread Decorating - LePlay Cafe
December 16, 2013 - Bellmore

Join in for the event of the season - family gingerbread decorating. It's a No Bake, Just Decorate approach. Have all the fun and none of the fuss. Everything is included: Fully Assembled Gingerbread House Icing in Kid-Proof Bags All-You-Can-Eat Candy Buffet! Craft, Music & Snack Register now

Musical Mondays - Chris Norton, Crooner, Balladeer, Trumpeter, Jazz singer - Le Cirque
December 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring live performances by talented musicians and singers in Le Cirque Cafe. Enjoy sophisticated sounds while sipping Billy's famous cocktails or offerings from their extensive beer and wine menu, or make it a complete French/Italian affair with the delicious $38 prix-fixe dinner. Norton is a crooner, balladeer, trumpeter, and standard jazz singer whose repertoire draws from the greatest musical achievements of the 20th century.

Pet Photos with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 16, 2013 - Yonkers

Even our four-legged friends want to meet Santa Claus! Bring your cats and dogs only for Pet Photos on Mondays, December 2, 9, and 16 from 6-8pm! Please keep dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier until photo time. No exotic animals please! Dogs and Cats will receive FREE treats at the event. The Santa Village is located between Gap and Bath & Body Works. The best place to park for a quick walk into the mall is between Gap/Boston Market/Victoria's Secret.

Together for Christmas: A Celtic Collection for the Philippines Concern Worldwide - Arlene's Grocery
December 16, 2013 - New York

Together For Christmas, A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection’ was released last holiday season and features some of the best Irish/Celtic artists currently on the scene including The High Kings, Damien Dempsey, Larry Kirwan, Kyf Brewer, The Elders, The Celtic Tenors and more. These artists perform some brand new Christmas tunes and also cover some of the more traditional holiday songs in their own style. The album received many accolades with the Irish Voice saying, “If you’re thinking this is going to be a predictable album of dozily presented Christmas standards, think again.” Produced by Anita Daly and on Cosmic Trigger Records, the CD was launched in December 2012 at a Fundraiser to give those in the NYC area affected by Super-storm Sandy a merrier Christmas by putting funds raised directly in their hands. This year a few of the artists featured on the album wanted to come together and do a show to benefit the people of the Philippines who were devastated by the typhoon that destroyed so much of that country. After a few spirited phone calls it was decided the best way to do this would be with a fundraiser on December 16th at Arlene’s Grocery, NYC. Daly Communications partnered with Concern Worldwide to bring awareness to the organizations' efforts because they have people working on the ground in the Philippines; directly with families affected by the typhoon. Joe Cahalan CEO of Concern Worldwide US says, “The immensity of Typhoon Haiyan and the tragic loss of life and destruction it caused shocked us all. Concern’s response in times like these is immediate and decisive, and though we had not been operating in the Philippines, our emergency response team was on the ground quickly, and they’ve launched a response in some of the poorest, most remote fishing communities. We’re helping more than 10,000 families rebuild their homes, replenishing essential household supplies lost in the storm, and ensuring that boats can be repaired quickly so that livelihoods are not lost. We could not do this life-saving work without the seemingly bottomless support of the New York Irish community, and the latest manifestation of that support will be set to music at the Together for Christmas concert fundraiser. Both artists and audience that night will be directly touching lives in the Philippines through Concern. You won’t give a better gift this holiday season!” It will be a night of great music. Artists performing include Kyf Brewer (Barleyjuice) , Tara O’Grady, John Munnelly and John Gribbin. As Larry Kirwan says about this album come on out and, “Turn up the volume! Kick out those December jams…!” NOW is the time to come TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS! FUNDRAISER, MONDAY, Dec. 16th, Arlene’s Grocery 95 Stanton St, New York, NY $20 at the Door only and CDs will be for sale with a portion of cd sales going to Concern. If you can’t make the show you can donate to Concern at: and/or buy the cd at: , on iTunes or by calling in the US 1-800-714-3272. Together for Christmas: A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection” is on Cosmic Trigger Records .

Catch Empire Beats feat. Camille Atkinson's Last Performance of 2013! - Parkside Lounge
December 16, 2013 - New York

Performing their last residency burlesque show of the year at the Parkside Lounge, Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson, are a staple in the emerging burlesque scene of New York City. The band has coined their sound as being “rock/ roll and soul,” craftfully blending melodies inspired by both New York and New Orleans. But the most unforgettable part of the show is the experience. Camille’s soulful vocals paired with burlesque dancers from all over the world will surely spice up any Monday Night. For more information check out their website:

Ballets with a Twist Performing Cocktail Hour - Stage 48
December 16, 2013 - New York

Ballets with a Twist, New York City’s next-generation dance company, invites you in from the cold with a sizzling new take on its signature production, Cocktail Hour. Presented in full floorshow format at chic Manhattan nightlife hotspot Stage 48, Cocktail Hour infuses ballet with an irreverent pop sensibility while paying respect to the rich creativity of cocktail culture. You've never seen cocktails like these! Program highlights include live music, top-tier table service and a flavorful menu of Euro-Latin cuisine by Stage 48’s own Z Bar Restaurant and Sky Lounge. Additional details: Doors open at 6:30 pm; Two-drink minimum

Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam signs The Illegitimates #1 with Marc Andreyko - Midtown Comics
December 16, 2013 - New York

Toys for Tots, U.S. Marines Program - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through December 17, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Drop off your new, unwrapped toy or purchase one in the gift shop with 10 percent discount for any toy donated to Toys for Tots.

Baby Massage Workshops - The Temperance Center
Through December 18, 2013 - Eastchester

Fun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself. In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate baby weight gain, and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea, and teething irritability. Classes run every Wednesday from 11am-12pm. Suitable from newborn to crawling babies. $25 per class, $80 for a package of 4. Registration required.

Affordable Care Act Assistance and Registration - Port Chester - Rye Brook Public Library
Through December 18, 2013 - Port Chester

Representatives from Open Door Family Medical Center will be at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Wednesdays from 9:30am-1pm to answer questions and register patrons for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. The library is located at One Haseco Ave. in Port Chester. For more information, call 914-939-6710 x110.

SNAP Science Lab - Shore Parkway Jewish Center
Through December 18, 2013 - Gravesend

Kids can learn about a different science topic each week. Classes are small and are entirely hands-on learning.

Holiday House - Academy Mansion
Through December 18, 2013 - New York

Breast cancer survivors and advocates band together to create this designer showhouse featuring holiday-inspired rooms created by some of today's top interior designers. Holiday House NYC benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (3-4 yr olds) - The Roslyn Theater Company
Through December 19, 2013 - Roslyn

These small group classes provide a consistent sequence of activities that recur in each session, offering predictability and structure. Lessons include a warm-up, calming breathing exercises, adaptive yoga poses with visual support, cooperative yoga games, creative guided imagery, mindfulness techniques, and calming relaxation techniques. The class is limited to four children. Classes are tailored to match the physical abilities and needs of the children. RSVP is required. Please call Maria at 516-413-0882 to register.

Mommy and Loaves of Love - Preschool of the Arts
Through December 19, 2013 - New York

You and your little one can bake your own Challah—the traditional Jewish bread—with wholesome, gourmet ingredients, to bring home and enjoy. Each week there will be a special surprise ingredient—just for fun. This recurring class run every other Thursday Nov. 7-Dec. 19 and is presented by NYC Preschool of the Arts, a premier preschool with locations in Chelsea, Flatiron, Cooper Square, and opening a new location in Gramercy Park this winter. For more information email, or call. To check out other Mommy and Me classes and extra curricular offerings or to register, visit

Snowball Buddies - Long Island Children's Museum
Through December 20, 2013 - Garden City

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Take one large �snowball,� add some buttons and a carrot nose, maybe a hat and scarf as you create your own smiling, non-melting snow buddy. Through December 20.

Long, Long Ago: In A Land of Giants, Jewels, and Jolly Fools - Space 38|39
Through December 20, 2013 - New York

Firebone Theatre presents three new plays drawn from the forgotten fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, The Grimm Brothers, and Charles Perrault. This event promises music, laughter, and homespun goodies including milk, cookies, wine, and beer. Long, Long Ago features a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant by Chris Cragin-Day (The Public EWG Alumna, O’Neill Theater Center Alumna) and Michael Castillejos ( directed by Jaki Bradley (What Every Girl Should Know--FringeNYC Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, SDC Fellow); an adaptation of Charles Perrault’s The Fairies by Pia Wilson (LMCC’s Workspace program, The Public EWG Alumna) directed by Jordana Williams (THE PARTICULARS by Matthew MacKenzie FringeNYC 2012), and an adaptation of The Grimm Brothers’ Hans Dumm by Christin Siems (Morbin Poetry—Incubator Arts Project NYC) directed by Amelia Peterson (Incubator Arts Project, Kennedy Center Page to Stage). The cast features Joshua Alan, Lex Friedman, Erin Frisbie, Drew Jones, Laurel Recsetar, Tessa Slovis, Will Turner, C.L. Weatherstone, and Stephanie Willing. The show also features props and costumes by Sarah Dowling. Long, Long Ago will be presented in the International Arts Movement (IAM) Space 38|39, located on the third floor of 38 West 39th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, December 5 at 7pm; Friday, December 6 at 7pm; Saturday, December 7 at 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, December 8 at 7pm; Tuesday, December 10 at 11am; Thursday, December 12 at 7pm; Friday, December 13 at 7pm; Saturday, December 14 at 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, December 15 at 7pm; Tuesday, December 17 at 11am; Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm; Thursday, December 19 at 7pm; Friday, December 20 at 7pm. Tickets ($15 children/$20 adults) are available now by visiting Children’s tickets include milk and cookies. Refreshments for adults also available for purchase. About Long, Long Ago - This short musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant book and lyrics by Chris Cragin-Day, music and lyrics by Michael Castillejos, directed by Jaki Bradley) tells the story of three children who sneak into the Giant's garden every day after school while the mysterious Giant is away. When the Giant returns to find the children playing in his garden, he explodes in anger and chases them out. He then builds a wall around his castle so that no children will ever get in again. Winter punishes him for his selfishness, refusing to relent even when the rest of the village blooms into spring. Then one day, a special child melts the giant's heart and the garden together, changing both he and the village children forever. Hans Dumm, adapted by Christin Siems and directed by Amelia Peterson, is one of the first collected Grimm Brothers fairy tales. A haughty princess, a rancorous king, and a village idiot tell the story of a good wish gone wrong, when a sudden and unexpected pregnancy turns the kingdom upside down. Sentenced without a trial, the princess and her dimwitted companion travel a long, difficult road of seemingly irreconcilable differences to finally live happily ever after…that is, until her father, the king, accidentally barges in on their wedded bliss. In this adaptation of the tale, Hans Dumm isn’t the only fool and each character must be humbled before they can give and accept forgiveness. THE FAIRIES is Pia Wilson's adaptation of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, Les Fées. Directed by Jordana Williams , THE FAIRIES tells the story of a beautiful, gentle young woman named Izzy. She is practically a servant in her own home. Her mother and sister make her do all the chores around the house and fetch water from a nearby stream. When Izzy makes a trip to the stream, she encounters what she thinks is an old woman. In reality, the old woman is a fairy who bestows a gift of jewels onto Izzy for her kindness. When Izzy's mother learns of the Fairy's gift to Izzy, she instructs her other daughter, Grumpina to go to the stream and treat the old woman kindly to receive the same gift as her sister. Grumpina unhappily goes to the stream where she meets the fairy in disguise. This encounter doesn't go as well for Grumpina as it does for Izzy. The girls' mother blames Izzy for Grumpina's misfortune. Izzy runs away into a nearby forrest. It is there she meets her true love – a prince who can see her worth at first sight, and they lived happily ever after. About Firebone Theatre - Firebone Theatre (Joshua Alan, Artistic Director / Amelia Peterson, Associate Artistic Director) creates theater experiences that confront the timeless questions of human mortality (bone) and divine immortality (fire). The company is committed to cultivating new work and new talent, using both to engage the community in open dialogue about life, death and spirit. Firebone Theatre is also committed to service and educational programs aimed at empowering young people through the theatrical arts. Firebone shows have received two New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations and one win, along with a Drama League Fellowship.

Ancestral Spirits, African-American Portraits - Smart Clothes Gallery
Through December 20, 2013 - New York

The genesis of the “African-American Portraits”is framed by two significant events. In the eighties, Andy Warhol presented Klineman with a pair of his glasses, which she would incorporate into one of her “Fashion Portraits,” marking her first use of the silkscreen technique. Donning the eyewear, she exclaimed that she 'saw the world Andy sees.' Years later, she received an African mask on her birthday. Instinctually, she put it on, repeating the gesture in a silkscreened self-portrait. These gifts and their presentation echo a kind of ceremony, and their performance would give Klineman new perspective on her art. Since then, Klineman has been commissioned to create portraits for some of the most eminent members of the African-American cultural community, including Russell and Danny Simmons, Mary Schmidt Campbell, dance choreographer Bill T. Jones, and actor Malik Yoba. Her choice of masks reflects a sensitivity to the cultural significance of these objects and their innate beauty. Ancestry is reawakened through the masquerade of photographic superimposition. The earlier sister series, “Ancestral Spirits,” is a celebration of indigenous sculpture in the tradition of modern art's fascination with these objects. If these paintings are in the mode of Pop icons, Hedy Klineman's spiritual counter-narrative for the process is entirely her own. Employing an understanding of essence influenced by Eastern philosophy, Klineman's silkscreened paintings hold the presence of their subjects within. Coupled with colorful grounds that relate to Klineman's history as an abstract painter, Ancestral Spirits, African-American Portraits is a celebration of ancestry and community.

Sounds of the Season - East Midtown Partnership
Through December 20, 2013 - Manhattan

The East Midtown Partnership will host Sounds of The Season, a winter concert series, that will begin on Friday, December 13 and run through Friday, December 20. Musical groups will be performing at various locations throughout East Midtown in the early afternoon. Participants include The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School at Lighthouse International, Turtle Bay Music School, Beekman Hill International School PS 59, and The Unforgettables Chorus. 

2013 Next Wave Festival - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 21, 2013 - Fort Greene

BAM's signature fall festival returns for its 31st season, presenting a dynamic lineup of work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters. The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 21, 2013 - Larchmont

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

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 21, 2013 - Ossining

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

'Brighter Days,' an exhibition of paintings by South Salem artist Suzan Waldinger - The Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Through December 21, 2013 - Cross River

"Brighter Days," an exhibition of paintings by South Salem artist Suzan Waldinger, will open on Saturday, September 21, at The Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. Ms. Waldinger, a full-time artist whose favored medium is acrylic, creates vividly colorful images in the contemporary expressionist style using a technique known as impasto, in which the artist squeezes thick paint from the tube onto the canvas and uses various tools to create pleasing effects. Her art is free-wheeling, sometimes whimsical, and illustrates her strong attraction to color and texture. The exhibition will be on view daily, 9am-4pm, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a Westchester County park located at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River. For more information, go to or call 914-864-7317.

Nights of 10,000 Lights - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through December 21, 2013 - Garrison

A sparkling celebration of the season! A series of brilliant evening events featuring thousands of lights and candles, luminous displays, and festive holiday happenings around the gardens and grounds of Boscobel. Take a Twilight Tour, walk the candlelit paths with a hot cup of cocoa, and celebrate the season with family and friends. Enjoy ice-carving demonstrations, live period music, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be in the Sparkle Garden...children can whisper their wishes and pose for a photo. Bring a camera! Dec. 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21. View the full schedule of events at Event takes place snow, rain, or shine.

Kelly Reemtsen: America's Sweetheart - De Buck Gallery
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

Elegant women dressed in vintage finds and armed with tools and common household items, Kelly Reemtsen's paintings create a paradoxically edgy air of nostalgia. There exists a sharp contrast in much of Reemtsen's work between the bright and cheery figures, and the utilitarian and sometimes ominous accessories they carry, such as chainsaws or axes, coupled with a recurring headless anonymity. The titles of these pieces, Forget Me Not, Here Comes Trouble, and On a Short Leash among them, add to the ambiguity between violence and domesticity in these works, though at the same time many of her figures are nothing but ebullient. Reemtsen's accessorizing of her figures, with objects, clothing, titles and even the blank palettes provided by the heavy white impasto of her backgrounds, serve to highlight the coexistence of traditional femininity and strength in the modern identity of women. The paintings in this exhibition are complemented by a series of Reemtsen's pill sculptures. Larger than life, the pastel pills - Xanax, Prozac, Advil, and others - come to resemble candy, but like the women may hold darker hidden meanings despite their cheerful appearances. Reemtsen specifically uses pills that are often taken by women, making medication as much an accessory of a fluid idea of womanhood as hoses, shovels or oven mitts.

The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration - Society of Illustrators
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

The OA is an annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the year's best children's books published in the U.S. Founded in 1980 by Illustrator and Art Director Dilys Evans, this exhibit celebrates its thirty-third anniversary and showcases the original art from the year's best children's books. Selected by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors and editors, this year's show features 125 books.

Battling Boy by Paul Pope - Society of Illustrators
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

Featuring works from Paul Pope's latest book, Battling Boy. In this latest work, Pope tells the story of one kid versus an entire world full of monsters. And the monsters don't stand a chance! A master of gritty sci-fi epics, Pope is known for genre-bending storytelling and frenetic, stylish artwork.

The Collection of Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly - Society of Illustrators
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

The collection of Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly represents the decades-long obsession with works by such cartoon luminaries from The New Yorker Magazine's past as James Thurber, Gluyas Williams, and Helen Hokinson and present: Jack Ziegler, Roz Chast, Bob Mankoff, Mick Stevens, Drew Dernavich, Zachary Kanin, Barbara Smaller.

Christmas Tree Sale - North White Plains Fire Co. 1
Through December 21, 2013 - North White Plains

North White Plains Fire Company is proud to announce their annual Christmas tree sale. Proceeds will benefit the North White Plains Fire Company. Free parking. Thursdays-Sundays only from Nov. 29-Dec. 21. 4-8pm Thursdays and Fridays; 9am-8pm Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information, call 914-949-3575 or email

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Pace Gallery
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

Pace's inaugural exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov featured paintings from several recent series as well as a single installation. This exhibition is part of a constellation of events celebrating the upcoming 80th birthday of Ilya Kabakov.

Dancing Holiday Characters - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 21, 2013 - Norwalk

You never know when you might catch a snowman dancing in the light gallery or a penguin sock skating in the Celebration Courtyard. Keep an eye out for a variety of festive frolicking friends. December 3-December 21, 2013.

David Salle: Ghost Paintings - Skarstedt
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

Featuring 13 works made in 1992, but never exhibited before this year. The Ghost Paintings are made from large photographic images printed on three contiguous linen panels. The "subject" of the photograph is that of a woman creating improvised movements under a large piece of fabric. The three horizontal panels are then painted over with fields of intense color. The series represents the canvas surface of painting at three levels: as a photographic subject (the fabric in the dancer's hands), as a readymade ground (the linen imprinted with photographic emulsion), and as a traditional surface for the application of paint. The Ghost Paintings concretely merge painting, photography, and performance to produce mysteriously imagistic works in the best innovative spirit of postmodernism.

Through December 21, 2013 - LONG ISLAND CITY

RE-GIFT OF THE MAGI, a new play by Janet Hopf, is set to begin performances tonight, December 6th with the Opening Night on Thursday, December 12th at The Chain Theatre. Under the direction of Greg Cicchino, the cast of RE-GIFT OF THE MAGI features Steven Bidwell (“Fatal Encounters,” Urinetown), Kirk Gostkowski (Leave Me Behind, The Shape of Things), Nicholas Alexiy Moran (The Nanny Diaries; Almost, Maine), Patrick Pizzolorusso (“A World of Her PWN,” The Last Cyclist), and Megan Sass (Surrender, “Stop the Bleeding!”) On December 24, 0000, three wise men followed a star to Bethlehem to lay pricey gifts before a baby in a manger. Six years later, said baby was preaching to his elders in the temple, well on his way to becoming an obnoxious slacker know-it-all. 25 years after that, baby Joshua was baptized by his cousin John, and the heavens opened up and the Big Guy Upstairs pronounced himself well-pleased. But how did that obnoxious kid get from point BC to point AD? RE-GIFT OF THE MAGI reveals for the first time why those wise men made their perilous journey and how they helped Joshua, son of Joseph and Mary, take that last step into Son-of-Manhood. Balthazar, the wealthy trader; Melchior, the freedom fighter (and hater of garlic-breath Romans everywhere); and mysterious Gaspar, give Josh an education in the shul of real life. By the time he stumbles into the River Jordan, he’ll have met some familiar characters—a Prodigal Son, a young girl in Cana who would like to be a Bride, and a Pretty Good Shepherd. RE-GIFT OF THE MAGI is appropriate for all ages, offensive only to garlic-breath Romans. Playwright Janet Hopf was also the author of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy, God Bless You, Mr. Scrooge! She is the current chair of the Manhattan Libertarian Party. Director Greg Cicchino is the Managing Director for Variations Theatre Group, where he recently staged productions of Neil LaBute’s Some Girls and Timothy Nolan’s award-winning What’s in a Name. RE-GIFT OF THE MAGI will play a limited engagement through December 21st. The performance schedule is 12/6, 12/7, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21 at 8pm; with matinees 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 at 2pm, and 12/8 & 12/15 at 4pm. Tickets are $10 in advance ($18 at the door) and are available through or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The Chain Theatre is located at 21-28 45 th Road in Long Island City, only 10 minutes from Times Square via the 7, E, G and M trains to Court Square Station. For more information, visit

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 22, 2013 - Fort Greene

Magical toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, mischievous mice, and all the enchanting inhabitants of E.T.A. Hoffmann's whimsical world return to BAM for the winter holidays in this acclaimed production of The Nutcracker, presented by the renowned American Ballet Theatre and choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. Performed with a live orchestra, together with extraordinary sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Richard Hudson (The Lion King), The Nutcracker is bound to be a treasured memory for years to come. It is no wonder The New York Times praised, "American Ballet Theatre has a production like no other, made with complete theatrical authority from first to last. The poetry of Alexei Ratmansky's vision is very striking. I'm impatient to see it again." Recommended for ages 4 & older.

American Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker' - BAM
Through December 22, 2013 - Brooklyn

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

Union Square Holiday Dessert Tour - Sugartooth Tours
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

Learn about Union Square's remarkable history while exploring the holiday market and eating tasty treats. Tickets include at least 6 tastings. Visit website for schedule.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award nominee Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked") that includes the favorites "Magic to Do," "Glory," and "Corner of the Sky," Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston's American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival ("Hair" and The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess"). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 22, 2013 - Astoria

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

Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp - Puppetworks
Through December 22, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks presents an adaptation of the tale "1001 Arabian Nights," featuring a "live" djinni.

Holiday Show & Boutique - Loft Arts Association
Through December 22, 2013 - Stamford

A variety of items from artwork, to cards, bookmarks, ceramics, photography, silkscreened items, clothing and jewelry, will be available to the public over the holiday season. This year’s event features work by member artists from both the Loft Artists Association and Laurel House. “These pieces are beautiful, original, and they make wonderful holiday gifts,” LAA president Ellen Gordon noted. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the work of Laurel House, which provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness, bridging the gap between isolation and community. December 13 - December 22, 2013.

9th Annual WIRED Store - WIRED Store
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

WIRED has set out to place innovative items directly in the hands of consumers as the pioneering pop-up store and live event space returns to New York City for the ninth year. This holiday season WIRED is excited to delight trend-setting consumers with a curated collection comprised of one-of-a-kind items and prototypes, as well as WIRED’s top-rated gadgets of holiday wish list items and partner products. The items range from personal and home electronics to kitchen gadgets, clothing and accessories, home décor, outdoor gear, and beyond. The 2013 social retail experience is all about getting consumers to: • Touch: Consumers are invited to “check out” and try products on display. They will receive items along with an accompanying step by-step demo designed to showcase the benefits of the product. • Try: As influencers check out products, the overall experience is captured. Every product receives an accompanying man-on-the-street style video. • Tout: Captured videos will be widely shared, amplifying the power of the narratives being told and turning each consumer into an authentic ambassador for your brand.

Santa's Southampton Celebration - Southampton Center
Through December 22, 2013 - Southampton

Come meet Santa, his elves, Christmas carolers and musicians. Experience arts and crafts, storytelling and holiday delights for the entire family in Southampton Center. Shop the small indoor Farmers Market. Bring your ice skates or borrow a pair at the new otdoor ice skating rink. December 6-December 22, 2013.

Experience the Miracle - Church at the Gateway
Through December 22, 2013 - Staten Island

Church at the Gateway celebrate the miracle of Christmas every Sunday from December 1st through Christmas eve. that moment of a starry night in Bethlehem remains both the past and the present

African Dance Workshop - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through December 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Registration is requested.

Holiday Book Sale - Wilton Library
Through December 23, 2013 - Wilton

Look for bargains on new or like-new items such as books, unopened CDs and DVDs, children's books and a huge assortment of art books. As items are sold, new ones appear daily. All sales support the library. November 26-December 23, 2013.

Wilton Library Holiday Book Sale - Wilton Library
Through December 23, 2013 - Wilton

The library's holiday book sale in the gallery is a seasonal opportunity to find bargains. Most of the items are new or like-new condition and include books, unopened CDs and DVDs, children's books and a huge assortment of art books. As items are sold, new ones appear daily, thanks to the hard-working book sale volunteers. All sales support the library. Sale is during regular library hours from December 1-December 23, 2013.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bloomingdale's
Through December 23, 2013 - Upper East Side

Meet Kris Kringle and a few of his helpers, share your Christmas wishes, and get a photo with him too. Friday, November 29 - Monday, December 23 *Santa and his helpers take a one hour break to feed the reindeer each day! Break time subject to vary by day. Please see Santa Land shop for exact times.

The 42nd Street Jazz Festival - Theatre Row
Through December 23, 2013 - New York

NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York Foundation for the Arts, Yamaha Pianos, RS Berkeley Horns, presents the 42nd Street Jazz Festival, from December 16-23, 2013 at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC. Performances: Monday- Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm. Tickets are $21.25 and are available at The 42nd Street Jazz Festival features a wide variety of jazz artists from New York City and around the world, with a diversity of styles from Senegal to Prague, and Buenos Aires to Brooklyn. The festival programs are: Monday, December 16 at 8pm: Gabriella Anders - Gabriela Anders, voice; Jim Ridl, piano; Leo Traversa, bass; Cliff Almond, drums; Special guest,Wayne Krantz, guitar. Tuesday, December 17 at 8pm: Rudy Linka Trio - Rudy Linka, guitar; Dan Fabricatore, bass; Norman Edwards, drums. Wednesday December 18 at 8pm: Leni Stern African Trio - Leni Stern, guitar, voice; Mamadou Ba, bass; Alioune Faye, percussion; Special guest, Leo Genovese, piano. Thursday, December 19 at 8pm: Krantz Carlock Lefebvre - Wayne Krantz, guitar; Tim Lefabvre, bass; Keith Carlock, drums. Friday, December 20 at 8pm: Tony Moreno Quintet - Ron Horton, trumpet; Marc Mommaas, saxophone; Jean-Michel Pilc, piano; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Tony Moreno, drums. Saturday, December 21 at 8pm: Combo Nuvo - Dave Schroeder, harmonica, woodwinds; Billy Drewes, woodwinds; Brad Shepik, guitar; Rich Shemaria, piano; Mike Richmond, cello; Tim Keiper, percussion. Sunday, December 22 at 5pm: Alex Brown Trio - Alex Brown, piano; Zach Brown, bass; Eric Doob, drums. Monday, December 23 at 8pm: Jeff Franzel- Mood of the Moment - Jeff Franzel, solo piano.

The Centennial Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2013 - New York

Entering its 14th year, The Grand Central Holiday Fair is a unique New York City holiday shopping experience, and it's the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors! 76 unique vendors with endless gift options.

5th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop - McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
Through December 24, 2013 - Greenwich

Santa and his live reindeer return to Santa?s Workshop at McArdle?s Florist & Garden Center. At approximately 2pm on Friday November 29, Santa will arrive down Greenwich Avenue with Dancer, Dasher, Prancer and Blitzen. Families can visit the reindeer and have their photo taken with Santa at his special workshop. Adults, children, company employees and even pets are welcome. Reindeer feeding times will take place daily at 9am and 4pm. November 29-December 24, 2013.

19th Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2013 - Rowayton

Visit the center for unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople.

THE CENTENNIAL HOLIDAY FAIR - Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2013 - MIdtown

Grand Central Terminal turned 100 this year! To celebrate New York City's only indoor holiday market is pulling out all the stops with 76 vendors offering a wide array of gifts for all of your loved ones.

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Designed in the tradition of Northern European holiday markets, UrbanSpace brings the lively mercantile environments of the public squares and piazzas of cities like Copenhagen and Munich to life in Union Square.

5th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop - McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
Through December 24, 2013 - Greenwich

Families can visit the reindeer and have their photo taken with Santa at his special workshop. Adults, children, company employees and even pets are welcome. November 29-December 24, 2013. Reindeer only available through December 23.

Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Sales - Queens County Farm Museum
Through December 24, 2013 - Floral Park

Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, poinsettia, Amaryllis, and paperwhites will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Farm Museum.

Santa Photos - Queens Center Mall-JC Penny Wing
Through December 24, 2013 - Elmhurst

Santa Claus is coming to town, Nov 17-Dec 24. He's making a list and checking it twice. Enjoy a visit and have a photo taken with Santa and his helpers. See Santa in his winter wonderland house located on the Level 3. Special hours on Dec. 9 12-4pm, and pet photo night 6-8:30pm. See website for photo pricing.

Make Holiday Ornaments - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through December 24, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Make holiday ornaments that you can display on the Hatchery's Christmas tree.

Ripley's Times Square Holiday Giftacular - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through December 24, 2013 - New York

Find something for the person who truly has everything. From November 29th - December 24th, gift-givers lookin

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