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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, February 11, 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 February 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

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

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.

You Will Believe a Pig Can Fly: Lynda Carter (Episode 91) / Christopher Reeve (Episode 90) - Museum of the Moving Image
February 11, 2012 - Astoria

Best known for playing superheroes, Lynda Carter and Christopher Reeve turned in their D.C. Comics uniforms to take on The Muppet Show. In Lynda's episode, the Muppets try their hand at the superhero business as Ms. Carter sings. Julliard-trained Reeve revisits his classical roots with a performance from Hamlet and plays doctor in a "Veterinarian's Hospital" sketch.

Concerto Barocco - New York City Ballet
February 11, 2012 -

Balanchine said of this work: "If the dance designer sees in the development of classical dancing a counterpart in the development of music and has studied them both, he will derive continual inspiration from great scores." In the first movement of the concerto, the two ballerinas personify the violins, while a corps of eight women accompany them. In the second movement, a largo, the male dancer joins the leading woman in a pas de deux. In the concluding allegro section, the entire ensemble expresses the syncopation and rhythmic vitality of Bach's music. This work began as an exercise by Balanchine for the School of American Ballet and was performed by American Ballet Caravan on its historic tour of South America and later entered the repertory of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1951 Balanchine permanently eliminated the original costumes and dressed the dancers in practice clothes, probably the first appearance of what has come to be regarded as a signature Balanchine costume for contemporary works. On October 11, 1948, Concerto Barocco was one of three ballets on the program at New York City Ballet's first performance.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
February 11, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Tarantella - New York City Ballet
February 11, 2012 -

The nimble quickness of Tarantella provides a virtuosic showcase. The profusion of steps and the quick changes of direction this brief but explosive pas de deux requires typify the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance. Gottschalk, who lived from 1829 to 1869, was one of the first American composers to be recognized in Europe. His syncopated rhythms and jagged melodic lines incorporating elements of folk dancing foreshadowed the work of other American composers later in the 19th century.

Götterdämmerung - Metropolitan Opera
February 11, 2012 -

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met's new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 11, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

Pre-Valentine's Day Kids Brunch - Toloache 82
February 11, 2012 - Upper East Side

Chef Julian Medina, the chef/owner of six Mexican and Latin-inspired restaurants in New York City, will host a Children's Pre-Valentine's Day party at Toloache 82 on the Upper East Side. On both Saturday and Sunday, kids can enjoy: • Toloache's $15 kids prix-fixe brunch menu • Valentine's Day-themed arts and crafts • Complimentary face painting The restaurant's regular brunch and beverage menus will also be available for adults.

Chocolate Making - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
February 11, 2012 - Yaphank

Make and sample your chocolate treats. Call 631-852-4600 to register.

Family Snowshoeing - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 11, 2012 - Ossining

Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join in a refreshing walk in the woods close to the nature center. Please note: this program is for families with children ages 7 and older.

'Brazil! Brazil!' - The New Victory Theater
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Escape the February freeze and bask in the bright sunshine of this sizzling South American celebration that blends the exhilarating rhythms of Rio Carnaval with acrobatics and soccer-inspired street dance. Brazil's National Freestyle Football Champion, Arturo, joins a team of stunning singers, dancers, and musicians to infuse his superstar brand of athleticism and talent into this euphoric production. Lightning-fast flips and footwork, magnetic capoeira, and infectious, non-stop drumbeats create a happy and highly contagious case of futebol fever.

Free Concert with Brett Band for Kids - Buckley Day Camp
February 11, 2012 - Roslyn

Everyone’s invited to this high-energy interactive concert that's sure to have kids laughing and dancing. Perfect for children ages 1-5 and their families.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 11, 2012 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse blossoms and appreciate their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy and flowerful Valentine's Day cards. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 11, 2012 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Puppy Love Fashion Show - Unleashed by Petco
February 11, 2012 - New York

Did you get a new puppy this holiday? If so, sign them up for our Puppy Love Fashion Show! Bring your dog in and let them walk the catwalk for a chance to win a special prize. Sign up by February 7th to join in all the fashionable fun.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Golden Heart Symphony - Symphony Space
February 11, 2012 - Upper West Side

Morgan Taylor will bring the multimedia magic of his indie-rock Gustafer Yellowgold shows to a whole new level with this premiere, filling the stage with the lush orchestral sounds of The Chelsea Symphony. Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Morgan Taylor developed the Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, in which the music is coordinated with full-color, large screen, gorgeously animated images of Gustafer and his friends. At Symphony Space, Morgan Taylor and The Yellowgold Band will be joined by The Chelsea Symphony for a breathtakingly epic symphonic journey into Gustafer's world. Because The Chelsea Symphony is noted for cutting-edge repertoire that challenges and expands the traditional parameters of a symphonic ensemble, pairing the orchestra with Gustafer Yellowgold is a match made in heaven. With the Gustafer Yellowgold's Golden Heart Symphony show, Morgan Taylor layers the traditional Gustafer Yellowgold experience over the sumptuous and vivid orchestrations of Robert Nelson (who, with librettist Buck Ross, gave E.M. Foster's beloved "A Room With a View" new life as an operatic masterpiece).

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Sinbad and his shipmates encounter the island of Colossa - and the mythic beasts that populate it - while sailing home. They are tricked by a magician into stealing the cyclops' magic lamp and only just manage to escape. Back in Baghdad, Sinbad marries his princess but the evil machinations of the wizard force a return trip to the island...and the adventure continues! (Nathan Juran, U.S./Spain, 1958, Digital; 88 minutes.) Family Film-goers can stop at Indie Food and Wine before or after the film for an afternoon treat like the "indie lunch box," a meal that features a New York State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate ($6).

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present Gluck’s “Armide” - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present a semi-staged concert performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Armide,” the second co-production between the two art institutions, on Wednesday, February 8 and Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets at $30 will be available beginning January 11, 2012 through the Kramer Box Office at Juilliard, through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or online at www.juilliard.edu. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.

Let's Make Gingerbread Cupcakes - Taste Buds
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Bake gingerbread cupcakes from scratch and learn fun and easy decorating techniques.

Let's Make Sweetheart Cupcakes - Taste Buds
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Bake pink cupcakes from scratch and learn fun and easy decorating techniques.

Mini Anime/Comic Con - Somers Library
February 11, 2012 - Somers

Join us for the first ever Mini Anime/Comic Con. There will be a costume contest, skits, a raffle, games, prizes, anime, and more!

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 11, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Wild at Heart Event 2012 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 11, 2012 - Bridgeport

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine’s Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2012. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a pasta station. For a sweet ending to the night, enjoy chocolate fondue courtesy of The Melting Pot in Darien. NOTE: This is an adults only event. $75 per person / $125 per couple. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

Andes Manta - Queens Theatre
February 11, 2012 - Corona

Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

Bateaux New York Valentine Dinner Cruise - Bateaux New York
February 11, 2012 - New York

ROMANTIC. Nothing's more magnificent than a Valentine's Day celebration on the water aboard New York's most sophisticated cruising vessel, Bateaux. Distinctive cuisine. Live entertainment. Dancing cheek to cheek. Breathtaking views. Laughter and intimate conversation. Create a memory that will last as long as your love. Boarding: 6:15pm Cruising: 7:00pm - 10:00pm From $133.90 per person Check our website for other Valentine cruises available! http://www.bateauxnewyork.com/New-York/valentines-day

Spirit of New York Valentine Weekend Dining Cruise - Spirit of New York
February 11, 2012 - New York

Get out on the water this Valentine's Day! Make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit and treat the one you love to a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars. On our warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be everything you dreamed of, and more. Board: 6:30pm Cruise: 7:00pm to 10:00pm From $87.90 per person Check our website for other Valentine cruises available! http://www.spiritofnewyork.com/New-York/valentinesday

"The Festival of the Vegetables" - The Metropoiltan Playhouse
February 11, 2012 - East Village

If you're finished with "Nutcracker" sweets, savor this ballet in which the props are crops and the produce aisle comes to life in a sparkling salad of color, music, and poetry.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Prospect Park Audobon Center
February 11, 2012 - Flatbush

Help audubon naturalists track North American bird populations, including such varieties as winter finches, songbirds, and waterfowl.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
February 11, 2012 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Internship Application Deadline - Beardsley Zoo
February 11, 2012 - Bridgeport

Internships are available for college level students in Animal Care, Education, or Veterinary Care. An application and program details may be found on the Web site under Get Involved; Volunteer; Interns.

Wild at Heart Event 2012 - Beardsley Zoo
February 11, 2012 - Bridgeport

Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and indulge in food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a silent auction. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

Family Flicks - 'Mia and the Migoo' - The Picture House - Family Flicks
February 11, 2012 - Pelham

Created from an astonishing 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, the story is a family adventure that pits plucky, wild-haired young Mia against profit-hungry developers, with the future of life on Earth in the balance. The Migoo are allies that help Mia on her journey. (Recommended for ages 5 and older; 92 minutes; English.)

Presidents Day & African American History Month - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 11, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

Talks and re-enactments commemorating Presidents' Day and February as Black History Month, including appearances by Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman, plus historic activities for children. Program includes a special talk by a Yale historian about emancipation during the Civil War, and a consideration of Presidential leadership across the generations by Professor Andrew Robertson of Lehman College.

"Spring Awakening" Presented by Clocktower Players Teen Troupe - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 11, 2012 - Irvington

Once in a generation a new musical comes along that changes everything. "Spring Awakening," winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll. A group of late 19th-Century German students navigate teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. For mature audiences only - children under age 12 not admitted without adult.

Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk - Brinton Brook Sanctuary
February 11, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Two-hour walk over moderate terrain looking for signs of the season in wildlife and plants. Ages 6 and older. Meet in main parking area off Route 9A north of Croton-on-Hudson. Visit sanctuary web site at www.sawmillriveraudubon.org/Brinton.html for directions and trail maps.

Free Craft Saturdays - Create a Loving Picture & Frame - Straight A's
February 11, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in and make a frame to display their drawing of their favorite thing. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Infant CPR - Nyack Hospital
February 11, 2012 - Nyack

This class teaches CPR techniques for a child from birth to eight year of age. It includes a discussion on choking on objects, accident prevention and safety issues. Pre-registration is required.

Valentine's Day Paper Making - Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
February 11, 2012 - Glen Cove

Love someone? Make a unique Valentine card with recycled paper.

Secret Lives of Venomous Snakes - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
February 11, 2012 - Cornwall

Learn about these fascinating reptiles and observe live animals. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 7 and up. Pre-paid registration is required.

Celebrate Black History Month - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 11, 2012 - Haverstraw

Families are invited to celebrate Black History Month with crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

Valentines Day Storytime: Plant A Kiss - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 11, 2012 - West Nyack

In anticipation of Valentine's Day, the store hosts a special storytime featuring Plant a Kiss, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Children will find out how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. Cookies and hot cocoa will served.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): The Black Hole - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 11, 2012 - Pleasantville

The USS Cygnus is perched precariously at the edge of a black hole. Disney's post-"Star Wars" foray into big-budget science fiction includes a mad scientist set on finding the source of the universe's energy, an unflappable captain, zombie-like drones, robots, and lots of futuristic phenomena. (Rated "PG." 1979, 98 min.)

'The Glass Menagerie' - YCP TheaterWorks
February 11, 2012 - Mohegan Lake

Tennessee Williams' classic drama focuses on the story of outsiders in St. Louis on the eve of World War II.

Ragamala Indian Music & Dance Theater in 'Sacred Earth' - Academic Arts Theatre at Westchester Community College
February 11, 2012 - Valhalla

A loving, spiritual, and aesthetic feast drawing upon two folk-art traditions from India — Warli paintings from western India and Kolam rice flour drawings from the southeast. These ancient Indian traditions are brought into artistic conversation with the classical dance of known as Bharatanatyam from southern India.

'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' - Theatre Three
February 11, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Reminisce as you enjoy the songs of Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are," "Calendar Girl," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Laughter in the Rain," and "Stairway to Heaven," among others. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 11, 2012 - Ossining

Origami projects for children ages 7 and older. Limited to the first 12 children to arrive by 2pm.

Birding: Winter Birds - Silver Lakes Park
February 11, 2012 - Staten Island

Observe and learn about the Winter birds of Staten Island.

Valentine's Day Doll Tea Party - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 11, 2012 - White Plains

A special tea-time celebration of Valentine's Day. Kids can get dressed up and bring their favorite doll or teddy bear for an afternoon of refreshments, stories, and crafts. RSVP required.

Special Valentine's Day Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 11, 2012 - White Plains

A special themed story time full of fun books and activities.

Around the World Performance: Maori Stories and Songs with Ataahua Papa - Stepping Stones Museum
February 11, 2012 - Norwalk

Polynesian culture comes to life through music and storytelling. Papa has toured extensively in New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada. She is part of MATOU, a New York-based music collective that combines Maori music with Native American instruments and performs regularly with First Nation's Women's a capella group, Ulali.

Fred Astaire Studio: Swing, Sway, Jump and Jive - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 11, 2012 - Tarrytown

Celebrate the world of Ballroom Dance at the 10th annual performance of Tarrytown's own Fred Astaire Dance Studio. This year's one-night-only performance is choreographed by renowned ballroom champion and choreographer, Stephen Knight. There's something for everyone, as professional and amateur dancers show their moves in Cha Cha, Swing, Foxtrot and Tango. It's a Tarrytown tradition and a fabulous evening of music and dance that will have you waltzing in the aisles.

Saturday Family Programs: Jazz 4 Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 11, 2012 - Prospect Heights

A great introduction to America's original music, exposing children to jazz legends such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Sonny Rollins while touching on the blues, spirituals and slave songs that gave rise to the form. Lots of participation involved!

Binoculars Up! - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
February 11, 2012 - Fairfield

Join long time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who teaches how to identity Connecticut's winter birds by sight and sound and flight pattern. Learn whose at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. Donations appreciated. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Drop-in Valentine's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
February 11, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Valentine's Day craft to take home. No registration necessary.

Big Box of Distractions - Irondale Center
February 11, 2012 - Fort Greene

Create puppets, learn about clowning and acrobatics, recite Shakespeare, explore yoga and historical events like the Abolitionist movement, and even more at Irondale Center's edu-carnival. This session features the Same River Water project and the Strike Anywhere Ensemble.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
February 11, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

The 70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert - Beacon Theatre
February 11, 2012 - New York

The popular 70's Soul Jam returns with an all new line-up featuring The Stylistics, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, The Delfonics, The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding, & Enchantment.

Dance Theatre of Harlem II - Joyce Theater
Through February 11, 2012 -

Dance Theatre of Harlem II is comprised of sixteen young dance artists trained in the DTH style and developed in the spirit that transformed perceptions about ballet. Carrying on the legacy begun by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook when they founded Dance Theatre of Harlem forty-two years ago, the company, now under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, presents an eclectic and vibrant mix of neoclassical and contemporary ballets. For the Joyce season, the program includes a stirring new ballet by acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd and Glinka Pas de Trois, a rarely seen Balanchine work.

The Emerson String Quartet - Stamford Palace Theater
February 11, 2012 - Stamford

The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an incomparable list of achievements over three decades: nine Grammy® Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and an international reputation for groundbreaking chamber music projects.

Laura Benanti - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 11, 2012 -

Her astonishing beauty is matched by a bell-clear soprano and the ability to inhabit characters with total conviction. In her cabaret shows she lets out an antic sense of humor, and on Broadway in Nine, A Little Night Music, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Benanti was the brightest light on stage. Benanti won a Tony Award for her role in Gypsy, making the transformation from tomboy Louise to the stripper Gypsy Rose Lee completely believable and heart-wrenching.

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 11, 2012 - Crown Heights

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

Storybook Movie Time - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 11, 2012 - Crown Heights

Tots! Camera! Action! We're calling all pint-sized film enthusiasts to enjoy animated films. Watch cherished children's stories come to life on screen.

Romeo - Madison Square Garden
February 11, 2012 -

While most 13 year-old boys were out chasing girls and shooting hoops, Romeo opted to stay home, penning his first songs. It is well known that Romeo's idol in bachata is Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos. However, his fascination with the art of the popular song commenced when he discovered the likes of Camilo Sesto, Manuel Alejandro, Juan Gabriel, Omar Alfano, and, of course, Juan Luis Guerra. Most people focus on the artist, but Romeo always wanted to know who wrote the song. His blossoming love affair with songwriting was only the beginning of a journey he had barely envisioned. As fate would have it, Romeo soon joined his church choir with his cousin Henry. Shortly thereafter, Romeo and Henry would meet their destiny and join Lenny and Mikey to form Aventura. It is well-known to insiders that Romeo will not write songs for just anyone. He has been extremely selective, as he believes there must be a visceral connection between himself and the artist he is writing for. As a matter of fact, a defining factor in Romeo's career is his continuing quest for exclusivity and privacy in general. Today Romeo embarks on his journey as a solo artist with his debut solo album, entitled "Formula," slated to release in fall, 2011. The artist has chosen an eclectic mix of Bachata, R&B, Ballads - up tempo and fusion to delight his fans. With all of the Bachata tracks to be written, arranged and produced by Romeo himself, he has invited selected A-list producer to collaborate in the Anglo tracks - just about anything can be expected. Romeo's wild ride has just begun.

Romeo - Madison Square Garden
February 11, 2012 -

While most 13 year-old boys were out chasing girls and shooting hoops, Romeo opted to stay home, penning his first songs. It is well known that Romeo's idol in bachata is Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos. However, his fascination with the art of the popular song commenced when he discovered the likes of Camilo Sesto, Manuel Alejandro, Juan Gabriel, Omar Alfano, and, of course, Juan Luis Guerra. Most people focus on the artist, but Romeo always wanted to know who wrote the song. His blossoming love affair with songwriting was only the beginning of a journey he had barely envisioned. As fate would have it, Romeo soon joined his church choir with his cousin Henry. Shortly thereafter, Romeo and Henry would meet their destiny and join Lenny and Mikey to form Aventura. It is well-known to insiders that Romeo will not write songs for just anyone. He has been extremely selective, as he believes there must be a visceral connection between himself and the artist he is writing for. As a matter of fact, a defining factor in Romeo's career is his continuing quest for exclusivity and privacy in general. Today Romeo embarks on his journey as a solo artist with his debut solo album, entitled "Formula," slated to release in fall, 2011. The artist has chosen an eclectic mix of Bachata, R&B, Ballads - up tempo and fusion to delight his fans. With all of the Bachata tracks to be written, arranged and produced by Romeo himself, he has invited selected A-list producer to collaborate in the Anglo tracks - just about anything can be expected. Romeo's wild ride has just begun.

Debbie and Friends presents 'Story Songs' - Long Island Children's Museum
February 11, 2012 - Garden City

Debbie and Friends are back to present a fun family concert. You'll become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down and Jack climbing the bean stalk. Fix Rosie's wrong rhymes, test your skills with the "Simon Sez Song" and share a special moment with your loved ones singing "Love Is a Family."

HENNA ART - Westport Public Library
February 11, 2012 - Westport

Henna artist Sejal Soni speaks about the Indian art of henna and creates designs on hands or arms lasting about 7-10 days. Register online at westportlibrary.org.

Owl Moon Night Hike - New Canaan Nature Center
February 11, 2012 - New Canaan

The full moon lights the path as you explore the woods to unravel the mysteries of these nocturnal neighbors. It is the start of the mating season for owls so prepare to hear their nightly calling. Discover how owls use their keen senses to navigate the night and learn how they hunt in the dark. Call to register.

Special Storytime for Valentine's Day - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 11, 2012 - West Nyack

In time for Valentine's Day, the store hosts a special story time with Plant a Kiss, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Children can hear how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 11, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

"A Wrinkle in Time" 50th Anniversary Celebration - Symphony Space
February 11, 2012 - Upper West Side

An all-star cast of writers and actors, including award-winning novelist Rebecca Stead, read from and discuss the 1962 Newbery Medal-winning classic by Madeline L'Engle. The author was born in New York City and wrote more than 60 books during her lifetime. This is planned to be the official national event celebrating the anniversary. Fifty years ago, L'Engle introduced the world to "A Wrinkle in Time" and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time-travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil - a journey that threatens their lives and our universe. "A Wrinkle in Time" is an iconic novel that continues to inspire millions of fans around the world.

Lunar New Year Concert 2012 - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
February 11, 2012 - Flushing

New York Vocal Artists Research Center is a non-profit organization established three years ago in New York. It is comprised of professional singers, pianists and composers from China. At this concert, the group's songs will include Chinese folk songs, Italian opera arias and popular songs.

Dreamgirls Movie Sing-A-Long - Queensborough Peforming Arts Center
February 11, 2012 - Bayside

The spirit of Motown runs through the film adaption of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, which follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called "The Dreams" (The Dreamettes in the movie), who become music superstars. In this movie sing-a-long, the crowd sings along without an ounce of apprehension. Song sheets and other fun props and activities will be supplied. The most enthusiastic participant from the showing will be awarded a $100 cash prize.

Teddy Bear Tea Party - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
February 11, 2012 - Stamford

Dress up your teddy bear in their party best and enjoy a variety of tea time treats, sweets and a tale from Acting Out with Ms Karen. Call to register at 203-977-6521.

An Evening with the Stars- Astronomy Programs with Mark Freilich - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 11, 2012 - Douglaston

Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. See the moon up close and learn about and view the Orion Nebular, the Andrometer Galaxy, the Big Dipper, Saturn, and Sirius. These programs comprise an indoor lecture on basic astronomy and outdoor viewing with a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Experience a different and exciting viewing at each monthly event. Please dress warm.

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Cruise - Pier #40
February 11, 2012 - New York

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Cruise Mix & Mingle with Couples & Singles Live DJ spinning a mix of Top 40, R&B, Salsa & More… Boarding 10pm- 11pm Sailing until 2am Pier #40 West Houston Street & West Side Highway All guests must be 21 & over with photo ID Please note the boat is enclosed & climate controlled. 212-987-9200 www.AffairsAfloat.com $10 discount on Admission Tickets upintl January 20th 2011 Use HEART to get discount here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4162505

Champagne Tasting and Chocolates Event - Burr Homestead
February 11, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy the music of Kristen Graves, champagnes by Harry's Wine and Liquors and chocolate. Proceeds benefit Operation Hope who's mission is to serve hungry, homeless and at risk families and individuals.

Ovations Dance Repertory Company Presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
February 11, 2012 - Patchogue

Travel back in time to the French countryside where Belle must break the curse that has has been cast over the beast and his castle. This production is filled with spectacular costumes and sets and tunes familiar to young and old.

Family Science Saturdays - Long Island Science Center
February 11, 2012 - Riverhead

Make hands-on crafts, create bubbles, solve the pizza mystery, see what glows in the dark, talk and listen with a whisper tube or change your look with concave and convex mirrors.

Valentine's Day Chocolicious Spa Party - Darlings & Divas
February 11, 2012 - Amityville

Divas-in-training are spoiled with mani-pedis, tattoos and heart-shaped sandwiches.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
February 11, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 11, 2012 - Hempstead

This group provides a nurturing environment for a child's self-esteem to flourish. Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Please call to register. Classes run through March 2, 2012.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
February 11, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management and building a support system. This class meets Saturdays. Call to register.

Open House: Church Street School for Music and Art - Church Street School for Music and Art
February 11, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

During this day of free music and art, attendees can sample a group guitar or piano class, create an art project, and experience a live performance.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 11, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management, and building a support system. This class meets on Saturdays. Please call to register.

Student Art Festival Part I, Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
February 11, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

DIY Crafts for Kids - Guild Hall
February 11, 2012 - East Hampton

In conjunction with the Student Art Festival Part I, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts. Materials included.

Valentine's Day Card Kids Workshop - Guild Hall
February 11, 2012 - East Hampton

Create heartfelt cards just in time for Valentine's Day. To register call ext 19 or email michelle@guildhall.org.

Winter Quest - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
February 11, 2012 - Yaphank

Build a natural shelter, enjoy a scavenger hunt using GPS units, warm up by a bonfire with refreshments and stories. Registration required.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
February 11, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Older siblings are dropped off to construct works of art from LEGOs while the rest of the family is playing in the museum. Their creations will be on display until the next club meets. The program is designed to encourage older siblings to continue visiting the museum. To help CMEE develop this new program call (631) 537-8250 or email Daphne@cmee.org to donate LEGOs.

Valentine's Day Storytime - Barnes and Noble at Smith Haven Mall
February 11, 2012 - Lake Grove

Come for a very special Valentine's story time featuring the children's title "Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal."

GAME ON! - Westhampton Free Library
February 11, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Come to the library after it closes to play your favorite computer/video games. No Registration Required.

The Paper Bag Players in "Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!" - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Make friends with a paper-bag dragon and help superhero Amazing Amy save the day. A dancing broom will teach you a lesson about keeping the planet clean, and Kevin will teach you the latest dance craze, the "Shakey Shake."

Dr. K's Motown Review - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 11, 2012 - Dix Hills

This seasoned array of talented musicians delivers a spectacular performance. Audience members will be transported back to the Motown era with the band's seven musicians and four lead vocalists, all telling an exciting story, bringing back memories for generations of fans.

Valentine's Day Card Creations - The Skyscraper Museum
February 11, 2012 - Battery Park City

Give that special someone a structural smooch with a homemade skyscraper card. We will show you the best way to climb your way to the top of his or her heart.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
February 11, 2012 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

New York Islanders vs. LA Kings - Nassau Coliseum
February 11, 2012 - Uniondale

See hockey at its best. Come root for the home team as the New York Islanders take to the ice.

MoMA Family Films: 'Quiet Please! Silent Films' - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Silent films "One Week" (1920; USA), directed by Buster Keaton and F. Edward Klein, and "The Lonedale Operator" (1911; USA), directed by D. W. Griffith, will be accompanied by live music by Ben Model. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids (recommended for kids ages 6 and older). Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, from 10-10:30am and from 11:30am-12pm. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in MoMA's main lobby.

Family Concert: What is Improvisation? - Jazz at Lincoln Center
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Drummer Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts ensemble with special guest Ted Nash will lead audiences through an interactive, hour-long program on the most fundamental and revolutionary component of jazz: improvisation. With infectious exuberance, Wilson, along with Terell Stafford on trumpet, Ted Nash on saxophones, Gary Versace on keyboard, and Martin Wind on bass, will explore how jazz musicians communicate with their instruments and invent music in the moment.

'Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
February 11, 2012 - Tribeca

In honor of the giant labrador's 50th anniversary, celebrate the timeless values of Clifford's big ideas: share, play fair, have respect, work together, be responsible, be truthful, be kind, believe in yourself, be a good friend, and help others. In this all-new musical, see Clifford and his friends from Birdwell Island embark on new adventures that feature memorable songs and choreography.

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin, this musical is the sequel to the barnyard blockbuster "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type." Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. "But," he warns, "keep an eye on Duck. She's trouble." Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly...but is that giggling he hears? Who's REALLY running this farm?

Open House: Church Street School for Music and Art - Church Street School for Music and Art
February 11, 2012 - Tribeca

Learn more about the only nonprofit arts school in Lower Manhattan: Sing and dance with teacher Richard Younger, sample a group guitar or piano class, create an art project, and experience a live performance.

Reel Encounters 2012 - Countee Cullen Library
February 11, 2012 - Harlem

See a selection of award-winning films from around the globe that deal with special needs. Part of the Reel Abilities New York Disabilities Film Festival.

Valentine Victorian Tea: Floral Park Woman's Club - St. Elisabeth's Church
February 11, 2012 - Floral Park

Enjoy a delightful assortment of tea sandwiches, tea breads, and scrumptious desserts. Remember days gone by... Proceeds are in aid of a scholarhip fund for local students. For reservations call Pat at (516)775-8496.

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Presents 'The Merchant of Venice' - The JCC in Manhattan
February 11, 2012 - Upper West Side

The only Off-Broadway theater dedicated to advancing professional actors and writers with disabilities presents a staged reading of one of Shakespeare's most thrilling and controversial plays and reveals the parallel of prejudice based on race, religion, and disability in a multicultural society that's an international trading center. Be it Venice in 1600 or New York City today, it's a place where cultures clash and conflict ensues. Go online or call 646-505-5708 to register. Part of the Reel Abilities New York Disabilities Film Festival.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 11, 2012 - Bellmore

Pinkalicious can't help herself; she loves pink cupcakes and everything pink. When her obsession leads to a condition called pinkititis which renders her pink from head to toe, it's time for some changes.

Family Program: Valentine's Day Card Creations - The Skyscraper Museum
February 11, 2012 - New York

Give that special someone a structural smooch with a homemade skyscraper card. We'll show you the best way to climb your way to the top of his or her heart! All ages.

MUNDANE FANTASY curated by Faye Driscoll - BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through February 11, 2012 - Brooklyn

MUNDANE FANTASY curated by Faye Driscoll as a part of BAX's PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION SERIES featuring works by Dages Juvelier Keates, Parted in the Middle, Sacha Yanow, & No Body Art Works "I was drawn to these artists because of their unique creative perspectives and how they are each in very different ways and through their various mediums illuminating the relationship between the mundane/personal and the mythical/fantastical with a smart, sincere, and queer sensibility." -Faye Driscoll Tickets online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/899015 For more information, visit http://bax.org/performances-events/professional/discussion/#driscoll

Mundane Fantasy curated by Faye Driscoll - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through February 11, 2012 - Park Slope

Part of BAX's Performance and Discussion series featuring works by Dages Juvelier Keates, Parted in the Middle, Sacha Yanow, and No Body Art Works. Curated by Faye Driscoll.

Vocal Production's "Don Giovanni" Encore - Symphony Space
February 11, 2012 - Upper West Side

Vocal Productions proudly returns for the encore performance of Mozart's masterwork "Don Giovanni." See an uncut concert version and some of the best young and emerging talent in New York.

"Perfect Catch A Throwmantic Comedy" - Canal Park Playhouse
February 11, 2012 - Tribeca

Jen and Michael are co-workers who appear to have nothing in common except a love of office pranks. But these two cubicle-dwelling New Yorkers also share a secret that throws them (and other things) together. This common spark ignites a love affair filled with circus, dance, music, juggling, and physical comedy. Office romances have never been so magical. A special Valentine's Day Classic Brunch is available for an additional $15 and includes a decadent dark chocolate waffle with your choice of a mimosa, a strawberry champagne cocktail, wine, or beer. The regular brunch menu (additional $10) is also available. It includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, and smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and traditional Belgian Waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter as well as the house specialty, The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream).

New York Theatre Ballet's 'The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies' - Florence Gould Hall
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) kicks off the New Year with Keith Michael's "The-Alice-in-Wonderland Follies." The hour-long production is part of the family-friendly Once Upon A Ballet series, which is the ideal introduction to ballet for children ages 3-8. The high-spirited show with rapid-fire staging and droll humor features an enchanting set by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and opulent costumes by Sylvia Nolan (resident costume designer for the Metropolitan Opera). "The-Alice-in-Wonderland Follies" recreates a gala at New York City's Palace Theater in 1915 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Set in the electric atmosphere of a vaudeville extravaganza, Keith Michael's choreography incorporates burlesque, soft-shoe, acrobatics, ballroom dance, African juba and, of course, classical on-pointe dancing. The show is sure to enchant your inner child, no matter your age.

eBay and Brad Pitt’s "Make It Right" Exhibition - Chelsea Market
February 11, 2012 - Chelsea

eBay and Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" invite you to a special exhibition of celebrity experiences and memorabilia for auction on eBay Celebrity, benefiting New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The gallery is open to the public February 9-12 at the vibrant Chelsea Market in Manhattan. It will feature creative displays of a variety of items such a signed guitar by Katy Perry, a tennis match with Kevin Spacey, a gown worn by Charlize Theron, and much more.

Cookie Thomas with Special Guest Joan Mitchell Carlo - Darien Arts Center
February 11, 2012 - Darien

Cookie will warm winter’s chills with romantic classics, sultry blues and hot jazz. Reservations required.

Ruben Studdard - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 11, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post will continue its Winter/Spring 2012 season with the New York nightclub debut of Grammy Award-nominated "American Idol" winner RUBEN STUDDARD from February 7 to February 11. In addition to jazz, pop and soul standards, he will perform his new single "June 28th (I'm Single)" from his upcoming CD "Letters From Birmingham," which will be released by Shanachie Entertainment on March 13. This concept album about the ups and downs of modern romance is setting the standard for modern day soul troubadours and boasts stunning performances that range from an angelic falsetto on love songs like "Today" to hard-hitting dance floor grooves like "Turn You Out" that show off a raw vocal edge. The show will run for four nights from February 7 to February 11 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). RUBEN STUDDARD was crowned the winner of Fox Television's "American Idol" talent competition in 2003 after pulling over 24 million votes. Since then, the Velvet Teddy Bear (as Gladys Knight nicknamed him for his smoothly soothing vocal style) has produced a string of gold and platinum albums, received Grammy and American Music Award nominations, won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist, was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards, toured as Fats Waller in a national stage tour of Ain't Misbehavin', appeared on various television shows, toured in the comedy drama "Heaven I Need A Hug" with Robin Givens and played a pastor in the Trace Adkins film, Lifted. His single "Flying Without Wings" debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 while his version of "Superstar" peaked at No. 2 on the R&B chart. In December 2003, his first album, Soulful, had advance orders of over a million copies, automatically qualifying for platinum certification. The record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. A follow-up single, "Sorry 2004," reached No. 9 on the Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart. Ruben's next album was "I Need An Angel," released in November 2004. The sophomore set topped Billboard's gospel chart and was the magazine's No. 1 gospel album of the year. Ruben's third album, "The Return," found him back in the Top 10, on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The first single, "Change Me," spent an impressive eight weeks at No. 1 on the Adult R&B list. In 2004, he won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist. That same year, he was nominated for Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist at the American Music Awards, Best Male R&B Performance at the Grammys, Best New Soul/R&B or Rap Artist at the Soul Train Awards and Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Artist at the BET Awards. The following year Ruben was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards. FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present RUBEN STUDDARD from Tuesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 11. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. All performances have a $60.00 cover with $75.00 premium seats and $95.00 up-front seats available. In addition, there is a $40.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.

3-Session Glass Painting Workshop - Queens Botanical Garden
February 11, 2012 - Flushing

3-Session Glass Painting Workshop with Cristina Cipriani - Saturdays, January 28, February 4 and 11, 2 to 3:30pm - Fee: $90 class fee + $30 materials fee for a complete glass painting kit Bright colors, transparency, and light: this is what glass painting is all about. Create a unique decoration

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